So what does lawn service have in common with satellite radio service? Basically, the service continues until you cancel. The service is essentially "automatic" or a "pain in the posterior" depending on your viewpoint. The lawn service will run you about $200 for 4 or 5 treatments which includes fertilizer and spot weed killer. Many of the smaller lawn service companies have been absorbed by larger ones so you are left with a "Walmart" service. What other reviewers have mentioned is true, namely that they constantly try to sell you add-on services. Your lawn is not doing that well. How about an alfalfa treatment? You may as well have over-seeding done too. The lawn is looking a little brown. You had better get the insect treatment. We should fertilize your trees also. Don't forget about the aeration. Every additional service will hit you with close to another $100 each. I'm pretty sure they hire summer students put into the field after a short training period. The information on the billing left in your mailbox is routine. "Sorry we missed you." Really? I was at home while you were doing your application in my yard and you didn't knock or ring the bell. If you are looking to avoid the labour of applying different types of fertilizer over the course of the season, you can use this service as a reasonable option. Don't expect any special treatment for your lawn or professional advice. It's all routine with likely almost every customer getting the same "advice". Look to a smaller firm with seasoned professionals. You may pay more but, as always, you get what you pay for. Oh and if you think that you are done with them after the fall, no, they will try and sell you their ice melt.