i do some sub work for a guy that has no license to apply. i signed one of his new customers on march 15th. the lawn was/is a disaster. i explained to him, that he is infested with weeds, and it will be a long process to kill the weeds, and eventually have nice grass. one alternative is to kill everything there, and lay sod @ $$$$. he declined, and opted for a chemical program with the understanding that he needs to be very patient, and the process would probably take more than an entire year. agreed. i got my program, pre paid in full. he called YESTERDAY, april 28th, freaking out, "i have dandelions, my yard looks terrible, bla bla bla bla bla." i reminded him of our initial conversation. he said, "patience? i been patient, it's almost may, and i have the CRAPIEST LAWN on the block." to which i replied, "sir, no, you don't have the crappiest lawn on the block, YOU HAVE THE CRAPPIEST LAWN in the entire city. BUT, it was crappy when i got there a month and a half ago, and, as sure as god made green apples, it will crappy 6 months from now. i told you when we met, it is a long drawn out process to correct a lawn like that." well, he wasn't hearing it, and he wanted his money back . so you see, if i had done the work, and "billed" him, i would never get paid for this. let this be a lesson to you credit giving business owners.