I'm just curious how many people are in your service area. Our county has roughly 21,000 plus people and an area of 400 square miles. Given the cost of fuel we're trying to keep our route 15 miles or less one way and grouped tightly. Without referring to the phone book and just doing a rough guess, I'd say we have 2-3 major full service landscapers, ten smaller up and comers that do major work,35-40 small guys like me that do light work but mostly mowing and uncountable people who mow in addition to other work. Guesses on my part from the amount of trailers going down the road and from glancing at the local papers and yellow pages.