Today while at my child's pediatrician (who I am friends with) we spoke about lawn services. He asked me what would I charge for the following: * Weekly mowing (app.. 34 a year on a lawn on a steep hill) * Weekly trimming edging, and blowing (a lot of edging) * 5 step fertilizing program * Aeration, seeding, and fertilizing in the fall and spring.....humm...... * Leaf pick-up and removal * Pre-emergent control * Shrub trimming He is currnetly paying $70 a month for all of the above, boy, what a deal!! He said the guy already aerated and seeded the lawn but did not apply starter fertilizer, he questioned and the guy said he didn't want to "overload" the saw with stuff. After 2 weeks the seeds were not germinating or growing at all and the guy finally fertilized the lawn. Obviously I warned him that this guy has the potential to kill his lawn, anyone that applies pre-m then seeds has no clue as to what he is doing. Just found this funny and shows what some of us compete with.