I am having a bit of trouble trying to think of how to write this so people are not confused, here goes...Please go easy on me. When estimating would you quote a price per week, average 4 weeks in month, or a flat monthly price. If weekly would you consider that there is 4.3 weeks in a month and factor that in to come up with your estimate? If you have customer sign a yearly contract would you adjust the monthly rate to a lower per month price since during the non growing times you would actually be on the lawn less time. I understand that during non growing growing season there is still work to do, but can you honestly justify charging the same monthly rate for picking up sticks, trash and blowing leaves? We will use $50 as example for last question. $50 per week/cut based on 32 cuts per year = $1600, or $133 per month for 12 months. I only see one problem doing it this way and that is if they decide to cancel or defer services during the winter months. I suppose you could have a contract written that would take care of this, but people will still wiggle out of paying. Now throw in 4.3 weeks per month and your monthly rate goes to $215 or $2580 per year total.