Even after 20 years in the business, I've still been able to learn a lot from this website. So, hopefully this helpful hint will help some others and repay some of thanks for the tips/knowledge I've gained on Lawnsite over the past 7 months or so. This is the time that a lot of customers switch lawn services. For a variety of reasons people usually change about now. We tend to get a lot of requests for estimates right about now. HINT: Do yourself a big favor: During the estimate, ask the customer why they are leaving their last LCO. It'll not only help you better know any special requests/quirks that may help you better serve that customer BUT it will help you weed out the weirdos. I only say this because, after years of doing this, I've learned that a simple "so why are you changing companies?" ..... can provide you with a wealth of valuable info about that customer. If the customer response seems reasonable (my old company doesn't show up, they chopped down my flowers, scalped my lawn, etc....), you've probably got a good prospect. But, if the response is more like "the go too fast" or "the don't trim right" (when the lawn in fact looks fine), you may want to note that this customer may be a troublesome one in the future and may not be worth the spot on your schedule. Many of you may already do this - and this may be elementary but if it helps anyone, I'm glad to impart my experience here on lawnsite.