OK so I went on two bids this week that just frustrated me! These were nice enough people and they live in Sun City Huntley (both of them responded to the same postcard), so they are a little older and live on fixed incomes so I cannot blame them for shopping. What they dont seem to get is that there price is outstanding, they both have the same provider and supplied me with last years contract. (not to mention there property looks really good) The turf areas avg. 5000 - 7000 square feet! Spring cleanup 28 weekly cuts line trim bi-weekly edging of sidewalks all paved surfaces blown off weekly planting beds edged twice per season (approx 200 linear feet each) 5 step fertilizer package 1 fall aeration 1 Fall cleanup For $500 per season! How can these guys do this and stay in business? The only homeowner complaint was in both cases that they have trouble comunicating with the lawn crew due to language barriers. I have thought of adding a tag line to my business, like "ALL AMERICAN LAWN CREW" just to get over this hurdle.. Any thoughts on how to compete with low ball companies with thousands of clients?? Any thoughts?