Getting ready to get into the lawncare business and have a few questions........ I've started working on a business plan and need to do some more research...so I come to you guys for help. A few of these questions may be "PERSONAL" so if need be, you can E-MAIL me at XOFMOT@COMCAST.NET with you response. I'm planning on being a solo operator (at least for the get-go), and what..if any income (take home salary) can I expect for the first, second and third years in business? How many properties can ONE person do in a 5 day work week (I know this depends on property size, but a ballpark answer will do based on 1/2 to 1 acre of lawn)? Do any solo operators take time off in the summer? I 'm married with two young children (6&8) and during their SUMMER BREAK time is the only time they can really go on vacation without missing school. HOw many SOLO operators PLOW in the winter? What was your start-up cost for equipment? Insurance......do you have any or do you take all the risk yourself? That's it for now...Thanks in advance for your help!!!