I'm in a pickle. I have ran a landscape company for 10 yrs this june. I have always did landscaping installs, hydroseeding, grading, irrigation. This past year ( 09) I stated to mow. I started mowing because the contracts that I installed for required me to have a year maintance contract. So this is what I did, I had a Walk behind JD and then spring 09 I bought a zero turn. I have 5 commerical accounts. I want to add more. I have 3 residentals that I can pick up because of my dads friends. I want to put out a letter that is like a friend & family letter. " since we are serving your friends and Neighbors we would like to offer a savings for your 2010 lawn season" What kind of discounts do you offer on a 1 yr contract? I think that we will cut 32 times. I was thinking about offering a free irrigation start up for people that sign a 1yr.if the have one. Should I offer any other discounts on the mowing? ie, 2 weeks free? What does your spring/fall clean up run? I know irrigation prices,and the other aspects of my business. Just need alittle help.