I'm 19 and still learning this business...I currently own a lawn mainteance service and am in my 25th month of service. Business has grown very well and I'm making great profits. This winter I'm planning on adding in a full weed control and fertilization program to my contracts. I know many of you are already up and running and I'm looking for some advice. I've already figured I need 400-600 contracts to start up a truck to do just this. I have ~150 people I can get to cancel their current contract and start with me in the spring of 2009-I already have signed contracts with many many people who have this done at their property. I'm looking to get the following questions answered... -What kind of equipment should I purchase? -Should I truck mount it or trailer mount? -How can I get another 400 contracts from October-January? -What kind of insurance or other things should I carry for my employees who will run this? (I plan on not touching these chemicals) Should I just have them sign a safty waver or something?? -What kind of program should I try to sell to my clients? (I live in the Atlanta area...my weekly and bi monthly cutting programs start in April) -How many residential contracts do I need to keep a truck running with a full time employee? (year round??) I have some time to get this figured out, but I want to get everything set up and ready to go for next year...including advertising space that I will purchase and will be published this year. I want to try to put this off as long as I can...but what time of year should I start??? I figured the very beginning of spring... Thanks for your time. I hope you all can help.