Thanks for the replies guys, I am encouraged! Garry, I appreciate your concern and you are correct. I do have a solid understanding of agronomy, soil science, plant pathology, etc. and I agree that mgmt. is key.
I think that to make the transition from full maintenance to apps. only I would advertise apps. only services while still doing full maint. until I had enough apps. only clients to fill my shcedule.
David- I hear ya! This year I decided to have no employees. I am able to pick the best 75 out of 110 clients, keep them and service them by myself. I don't want to deal w/ employees this year, but I don't want to mow forever!