Hello there, My name is Josh and I'm looking into starting my own lawn care company in Madison, Wisconsin and maybe the surrounding areas. I've been mowing lawns for family and friends since I was a kid and I've always loved it. There's something about being outside and looking at the yard you just finished cutting and standing proud. So I know that I will enjoy this when I do it. I started doing something about my dream last summer. I purchased a bunch of smaller stuff: weed eater, blower, hand tools, push mower, hoses, you know, the smaller stuff. I figured that I had to start somewhere and these were the items that I could afford at the time. As far as I can see, I'm just missing the trailer and "mower"; be it a rider, walk behind, whatever. I have a 1999 ford f-250 superduty, so I have the vehicle to accomplish this. I even found a couple of older ladies to mow for last summer. Their lawns were very small(I was able to finish each one in about 20 minutes with a push mower and trim) and they paid me $25 each mowing. For these size lawns, I'll take that anyday as I'm making roughly $50 an hour. I'm curious if anyone in the area has some tips to help me out or if anyone at all has any tips for me? I know I'm still a little ways off but I'm hoping to get into the business soon. Any help would be appreciated. Am I on the right track? What else should I be doing? Thanks for reading and I love this site. It's going onto my favorites. Josh soon to be "Green Grass and More"