I came upon Lawnsite.com while in Tanaka website, I thought it would be interesting comparing lawn and garden care in the US compared to Australia. I've been in the industry for 19 years, am self employed and very busy. I do a lot of quality garden work, topiary, hedging etc and lawn mowing. The climate in Perth is great, similar to California I think, winters are mild and summer hot, I don't get a lot of down days due to bad weather, the demand for my services and others like me is strong, I haven't needed to advertise since the initial year I started the business. I have a 26" commercial reel mower, 21'' slasher mower, edger, Kawasaki brushcutter, 2 Tanaka 26'' hedge trimmers and a Tanaka pole trimmer with 60cm extension for high work, Echo blower, Echo vacuum machine, spreaders, sprayers and all of the hand tools etc to help with the jobs at hand. I love the lifestyle of the job, being outdoors and your own boss, if I strike a difficult customer I give them the boot, life's too short to put up with the sort a thing.