hey, i was just thinking about my first few customers as a lawn boy, a long time ago, and some of the dumb stuff i did. here are a few: my first lawn cutting client, i charged $15 per cut, then discounted it 10% for a senior rate. i cut his lawn 12 times for $13.50 each visit, finally i thought it would be a good idea to get paid, he insisted i was only there twice all year, i said screw it, but my wife went over and argued in the street with the guy for half an hour, and still only left with $27. then there was my first landscape job, some goldthreads, a spiral juniper. i fertilized each plant with a cup of lawn fert i had laying around, a month later they were all skeletons. then i thought i would go into the fertilizing business. picked up 8 clients. fertilized each one with a scotts drop spreader. every one of them called and complained about the stripes in thier lawn. but the real disaster happened when i went back and tried to fix it. then there was my first mulch job. i told the client he needed one yard, it would cost $30. i ended up using 4 yards for the job, for a grand total loss of $34. lets hear it boys and girls, how did your first few jobs work out?