I always get a kick out of people that request quotes for things like shrub pruning and mulching and the famous "clean out my mulch beds" and then when they get your price they whine about how high it is. I usually tell them that this is not as easy as riding around on a mower. It requires some back breaking work. So, time goes by and then you get the call. Hey Mr. LCO I was going to prune the shrubs myself but......"my allergies are bothering me", "my back is causing problems", "my knee is acting up" or whatever excuse they have to come up with to save face. It is a different story when they have to face getting out there themselves. Suddenly, your price doesn't look so high.