Royal Tree I am going to get in trouble with my next statement. Sorry the truth isn't always nice. The problem in the Green Industry is those who can't hold a real job or run a real business end up in the Green Industry. The reason is limited qualifications and customers who think unlicensed contractors will give them the best price. Also is the attitude that any one can cut grass or do landscape. Add in that most states give away Pesticide Licenses in Crack Jack boxes and the public has a bad out look on the industry in general. LS member Like Gregory who are educated Home owner end up answering questions for """ professional """ Guys with a 100 lawn accounts. Posts with basic business question like this one are a regular occurrence. Those with good business sense and who have taken the time to get a real horticultural Education Like fl-landscape, do get ahead and make a very nice living. But fl-Landscape bought and completed the Georgia certification program. BTW a very good home study course with Mid term and final tests given by a University or County extension office. While I am not sure that course is accredited, it is an excellent education. It is WHAT YOU KNOW that lets you get ahead. .