I bill my clients after every 4th mowing which turns out to be monthly for the weekly customers. Is this the "norm"? In the spring this billing cycle kinda stinks because I'm out working my tail off with no $money$ comming in for at least a month. How do you pay your help when you haven't been paid for a single job yet? Of course I have spring clean up $money$ (I make them pay upon finishing the job). Do some of you guys make your clients pre-pay the first month? I personally think that's a good idea but not sure if the customers will think the same?? Maybe a 10% discount for first month pre-pays?? Also, what do you think about uniforms? I mow in jeans and a T-shirt (New Lawn Outdoor Services and the ph#) I don't know if a standard uniform would make me appear more professional or just uncomfortable? One more thing my helper wants to trim with his shirt off "Catch some rays" I said NO WAY! looks too scrubby! Waht do you think am I too stuck on image? I never mow with my shirt off because I have both nipples pierced and wow does it turn on the older ladies!!!