my lawn mowing contracts are currently 3 pages long. just when you think u have covered everything, you find out you're wrong. i imagine by next season, they will be 6-7 pages long. the matter at hand- WATERING. last friday, we had a 10 hr downpour. we got probably 4" of rain. then, during the week, we had a couple of short, but very heavy rains. i have people that still water thier grass when it rains. i also have people who don't follow my watering reccomendations. i just dumped a guy last week, i've told him repeatedly how I WANT IT WATERED. he don't listen. his neighbor told me he waters 3 times a day. this is sick. the lawn is like a sponge, nutsedge and weeds everywhere in the lawn and beds. i'm leaving ruts. gone, no mas, done. it's hard enough to deal with the elements, and now i have customers watering 3 times a day, while i battle thier weeds and nutsedge. nah. todays events- i pulled up at a customers house at 9 am. it was obvious the sprinklers just went off. the yard was soaked. i said screw it, i put the encore in 5th, and went on a sliegh ride. rutted the hell out of the lawn, left a 15 ft skid mark in the back, tore 2 chunks out of the front, and, wiped out the kids swingset. trying to turn easy enough around the swingset, i slid, hit the side of the old wooden swingset, and down it went. the guy came out upset. i aint paying for nothing, and in fact, may send a bill for having to clean the wet grass off my mower. next year this will be adressed in the contract. #1- YOU MUST FOLLOW MY WATERING INSTRUCTIONS. #2- IF YOU DON'T, I PULL UP AND IT'S WET, I STILL GET PAID, but i don't cut, at my discretion.#3-i will not be responsible for damage to your property as the result of improper watering. #4- if i have to cut it twice cus it's wet, you pay double, 3 times=tripple. #5- if i have to clean the mower, cus your grass was wet, you pay extra. i'm sick and tired, of being sick and tired. does anyone have a policy on how thier clients must water?