I was sitting at my local Cap'n D's last night waiting on their slow @##$$es to catch my wifes fish and noticed a sign on the adjacent building. It was a Progressive Insurance sign. I though to my self, "self" I said, "that sure would be a good name for somebody out there, and a good way to sell yourself to potential customers". If your name was "PROGRESSIVE LAWN MAINTENACE" you could sell your new customers on the idea that their yards would not be fixed overnight, but would get proggressively better over time by your careful, systematic approach to their individual needs. I already have a name and too many accounts to really convert to an all purpose type company, I just mow and go, but for someone starting out with the proper tools and knowledge I think it would be a great selling point. You could actually seek out the lawns that needed to be soil tested, aerated/dethatched, put on a good fertilizer/weed program, and over the course of a couple seasons turn a crappy lawn into a showplace. Before and after pictures from that point on would sell the business and idea for you. This might be a way to maintain a minimum number of accounts vs. too many to keep up with, and still make good money. Your name would then be spread throughout the "scrubby lawn community" and believe me, there would be an abundance of work. I see a lot of people on here that cater to the high end lawns, this leaves the door open in most communities for the "low end" type. There will be some at first that really don't want to shell out the extra bucks but sure as the moon has a man on it your repair work will soon be catching the eyes of the neighbors and passerbys. They will know how the lawn used to look and when they see it turn into a lush field of green they will look at the sign in the yard that says, PROGRESSIVE LAWN MAINTENACE A WORK IN PROGRESS IT WILL ONLY GET BETTER! PHONE 555-1212 You better get a secretary for all the calls you'll be getting! Oh well, there may be some out there doing this now but there is always room for one more class act........with a real good name. You know what, it ain't never too late to convert, I may just give it a try myself! Homer P.S. If you use the name let me know.....I want royalties!