I’m not even gonna lie. I need help with bidding this in the worst way, lol. I decided to stop in this housing development after receiving a Request For Bid on another property earlier this evening. I stopped at this house because I noticed the condition of the grass. The garage was open, along with the car door that was parked inside. So I figured someone was home, and not quite ready to settle in for the evening. I introduced myself to the owner and inquired if she was interested in some lawn care services. My main interest was just mowing, trimming, and blowing that small little patch in her front yard, and whatever little bit was in the back. She asked how much would it cost to trim the shrubs that you see that are marked in the photos. The biggest one is waist high. To be honest, it stopped me in my tracks, because trimming shrubs and pruning trees was never on my list of services when I started my company a couple of months ago. But after strolling through on Saturday afternoon,...I reconsidered what services I would actually perform. She then asked me about getting rid of some weeds and grass that she had in her backyard. She showed me her backyard. It consisted of a pool that is surrounded by rocks that cover the rest of the backyard. Just to give you an idea of the property size,...about an 1/8 acre. Her backyard has a very small amount of Bermuda grass that grew up and took off a little bit. She wants it gone, so that there is nothing but rocks throughout her yard. I don’t have a problem with getting rid of that for her. My main concern is the front yard. She told me that she had a guy try to charge her $80 to trim those shrubs in the front. He did a little bit, then said that he was finished trimming, and wanted to be paid. He told her that he was gonna come back out to finish,...but that was a month ago. What do you guys normally charge to trim shrubs like these? I told her that my estimate would include, mowing and trimming “the patch,” trimming the seven shrubs, blowing and removing the leaves from the yard, and trimming and spraying the little bit of Bermuda grass in her backyard. Literally, what you see in the photos is the whole front yard. The lawn care part of it is considered to becoming a recurring account. I say that, because she inquired about a biweekly plan. I end up stopping at two more homes. One declined because they were renting. The other declined because he was gonna do it himself,...but asked for a business card because he wasn’t for sure if he was gonna take care of it himself. I thought it was a good idea to leave and go home. I just kind of felt like I was trying to acquire accounts without knowing my numbers. Here I am,...back to the drawing board, lol. The reason that I’m seeking advice or suggestions on this, is because there are over 250 homes in this development. As I drove through,...I may have spotted 10 homes that have a “maintained” look. The rest were basically like this one, but without grass, and less shrubs. To me, I see it as a great opportunity do a lot of business within this small community. I have all the necessary tools to do the job. I just lack the knowledge on where to set my numbers for these particular jobs. Let me know what you guys think. I don’t mind taking my lumps. But I don’t wanna take too many.