Well,, I've been a one man band for teh past two years. Last week a friend approached me about if I could use his 15 yr old who has not been able to find a summer job. I'm trying it. The kid seems willing and relatively quick to learn. He's not on a mower by any means, but for help to freshen mulch and fine grade and drag hose for me when I'm seeding I think it will work out ok. Couple days a week, he gets some bucks and I don't have to bust a** quite so much.