I suppose this is la bit overdue. This is my second time around giving lawn care a shot. The first time I had a few apartment complexes but I was more concerned about partying and drinkin beer to really give it a serious go, so it kind of fizzled. That was 2002. Since then I've slowly accumulated small equipment and a couple old trucks and figured I can try to give it a go again, but this time my scope is much bigger than just some partying money. I hope to grow my business into a full time venture and use some of the income to help my fiancee start her own taxi/courier service. In addition to some of my own lawn care experience, I have worked for a municipal parks system for the last 5 years. Working there I gained lots of hands on experience with all sorts of mowing, large area mowing, flower bed care, koi ponds and hardscaping and I also became the hedge trimmer guy because nobody else wanted to do it. I am hoping after this season I can completely be off on my own and have self-sufficient income. I appreciate having this site as a resource and the advice that other LCO's have to offer.