I'm thinking forward to next spring and would like some input/suggestions/ideas... We are and plan on primarily being a mowing outfit. That being said (as I've stated in other threads) my company became a WV licensed pesticide business and I'm now a 4A (ornamental turf outdoor) applicator. A lot of our clients are already serviced by one of two companies in the area. One being a friendly acquaintance, who is probably the largest in the area by far, and the other is a guy with a Scott's franchise. I have picked up 14 of our clients (who were not being currently serviced) and started them on a program this fall. These properties range from approximately 9k sq.ft. to 21k sq.ft. My equipment right now consists of an Earthway 2150, Scotts hand spreader, and a 2 gal Gilmour sprayer. I know eventually I will need some type of spray system. Here's the thing. Being as southern WV and southwest VA is, most of our properties are hilly. They lend themselves more toward walk behinds rather than ZTRs. I don't see us becoming the size to #1 needing a ride on sprayer #2 justifying the cost of one... I have been trying to read some older threads on here but my lack of knowledge of the subject still has me dumbfounded as to what would be best to have. For the number of clients we currently have, and possibly expanding to around 25 total. What would work the best? As I said, we are primarily a mowing outfit, so I can't justify spending $3,000 on a 50 gal skid sprayer. Is there a decent push sprayer out there than can handle everything that I may need to spray (herbicides, wettable powders, etc...), what about a backpack with a boom? It seems like most of the booms I read about are custom made. As I stated above, I need something that would work from approx 9K~21K sq.ft. I know that "good and cheap" don't usually work together, but I would ideally like to spend not over $1,000 on a sprayer as this, for now, is just something to get established and provide a turn key service for those clients who don't want one of the two other companies in the area. Thoughts?