Definitely start marketing now. People are looking for landscaping RIGHT NOW. Landscape co's phones (like mine) are ringing with people asking for info, appointments and bids. If you land the work and don't have the eqpt, you can rent it.
As for commercial work, I can't tell if it sounds like you're after maintenance contracts or installation contracts. If it's maint, the folks at the Lawncare forum will be very helpful. If it's commercial install, I can't help much, but if you run a search on the words "hunting elephants", you'll get some answers to some of the questions I asked. Will likely be helpful.
[Edited by Stonehenge on 02-22-2001 at 09:36 AM]