i have a first year client, we contracted for ferts/weed/insect control, as well as aeration, lime. ok, our standard fert program. his 7k property was $400 for the above. i also cut the grass, edge/mulch the beds, and feed the plants. ok, so, he is infested with nutsedge. i told him my fee for nutsedge treatment is $35 per gallon (cash price). this makes $245 for treatment #1, then i told him he needs 2 treatments, for a total of $490. he fell over. so, what he did was, call, you know who, i won't even say it. they refused to treat just for the sedge, they wanted him to buy a full program. listen to this package- pre em/crab control, two broadleaf treatments, merit, 4 fertilizers, aeration, overseeding, AND the nutsedge treatments for a whopping price of $300. well, my client contacted me and told me he felt inclined to sign with them. i said sure, fine, no problemo. so, they started 2 weeks ago. they ferted the crappola out of it (average temps here last 2 weeks were 95+), they sprayed for broadleafs (there was not a single weed in that lawn) and they sprayed for nutsedge. yea, before, there was alot of sedge, but, the lawn was green, it is now brown, with fairy rings, and many dead spots. i just laughed when i pulled up today to a wheat field. the customer came out asking me what the heck happened, what are these circles, why do i have dead spots, why is my lawn straw? i refused to answer any questions, repeatedly telling him, "ask your fert guy, ask your fert guy, this is none of my business." what would you have said?