Ok, got a call tuesday to bid a commercial job. Filled out there bid sheet and sent it back in. They called Thursday and asked when I could start and they would send the contract. I told them on Saturday. The Spring cleanup hasn't been done yet but states in the contract that it is to be done by April 30th. The contract start date they put April 1, 2009. I emailed back to them and asked them to reflect the start date to June 11, 2009 and also put in the contract that the spring cleanup is to be done as of now. I also informed them that the pruning of the shrubs shouldn't be done now except at the entry and exit points and that the proper pruning should be done mid september and in spring by mid April. Opinions I don't want to end up losing the contract and on the other hand I don't want to not get paid for work done because of contractual dates.