I just read the lawnsite articles in Turf magazine about the guys who are charging per month instead of per cut. Not to mention the guys who were ok with the price but then decided to cut their bill in half by switching to bi-weekly service, which DEVESTATES my schedules. I would LOVE to do this, but I am scared to death of a trend I have noticed, especially with the bi-weekly lawns. I get a TON of cancellations every year starting in September. For a weekly client who also takes chemical treatments, the annual cost is $1,126.50. If the clients who are always calling to skip cuts would just look at that monthly nut, $93.88/mo, instead of $25.50 every week, they'd probably be fine with the service. The problem is, EVERY fall I get people calling in to cancel because they are cheap. If I flat rated my service to a monthly fee, I can already see the problems. 12 months at $93.88...they will call to b!tch and play dumb that we still charged them full price every month in the winter when we only did 2 chemical treatments. Even worse, they'll cancel in September and October and essentially stiff me on the winter payments. What if they actually did sell their home??? I don't think I want to be involved in that conversation. If I try to charge 8 months at $140.81, (Mar,Apr,May,Jun,Jul,Aug,Sep,Oct) I can aleady see the comparison...Jose in the rusty pick-up truck is only $25 per week = $100/mo. Even still, if I bill it that way, $140.81/mo X 8 months, I've still got to deal with people calling to cancel in mid September, when I was planning to get paid on October 1st. Do you think a market that is geared towards a per-cut charge of $25 would welcome a flat rate service of $140.81 X 8 months???? Later, Can I Mow Your Lawn?