Hi me and a University buddy of mine are hoping to start a profitable lawn maintenance business this summer and was hoping some of you experienced pros out there could give us some tips. First we live in a city of 80,000 people and theres about 18 lawn maintenance companies some large some small is there still a market in this area for us? We plan on doing about 90% residential and a few smaller commercial accounts, most of the lots we will be doing will be in the neighborhood of 1500sq ft-4000sq.ft. How much equipment do you think we will be needing if were just running our 2 man crew, with an equipment and advertising budget of $3500? The average price in this area for a 1500 sq ft. cut and trim is about $25 what type of services should we try and promote to help drive up our average cost per customer? Also any tips in general would really help us out. Thanks and good luck to everyone this season!