Well it's been a few weeks now and we currently have 17 properties to mow. The most recent flyers I've passed out have a Get your 5th cut free with a one-year agreement. I am typing up a contract right now for a customer, she has two residential properties for me to mow and has agreed on the price. How do I protect myself from the "get the free cut and run" type? For residential contracts, I state that there is no obligation to contunue service, that either party may cancel with a 14-day written notice. For residential mowing and trimming, I believe that trying to lock someone into a contract is a turn-off. I'd rather have them WANT to continue service due to quality work, and if they are not satisfied, they should be free to cancel. Of course, I wouldn't do this for a commercial contract. So I'm thinking about a footnote that, if the customer cancels service before 1 year, they will be billed for the 5th cut which was only free with a 1-year agreement. Does this sound ok? Thanks.