Sorry slightly long winded My Lawn & Garden business will be a part-time venture since I already have another business that provides my anchor income and keeps me busy 2 days out of the week and pays my core bills. I don't see that business growing much and since it involves staring a computer screen for hours on end it really becomes a serious negative for me past 20 hours a week. Remember when you were a kid and you watched too much TV and you felt like you wasted the day indoors? That's how my other business feels - I need to go outside and play now. I had a fairly decent income from spring & fall rototilling and I did mow for a few clients over the summer. Last spring I made the mistake of jumping for the greater income of Rototilling jobs over establishing weekly or bi-weekly mowing clients - live and learn. Anyhow my plan for the spring is to purchase a 6 x 12 single axle enclosed trailer that I can tow with either my 85 Toyota or with my 91 4runner. The 6 x 12 loaded down to roughly 2900 pounds is the max I can reasonably tow with my Toyotas. Both my Toyotas are paid for. My other purchase will be a Quick 36 Samurai and a decent backpack blower and a few more hand tools. I have no intention of buying a riding mower at this time because I would need a bigger trailer and bigger truck etc. For a part time venture it would be a tough sell. I have no intention of buying a different truck unless my business income rockets past $4,000 gross per month working 20 or 30 hours per week. Could happen but not likely at first. I plan on marketing with flyers & door hangers in mid March through April in higher end neighborhoods in my area and a few commercial clients. This will be a solo operation with the possible rare exception of my wife helping me on occasion. No intention of hiring anybody. I am considering adding Christmas lights, power washing, dog poop pick-up and light snow removal to my list of services. I DO NOT plan on EVER offering application of chemical pesticides - makes me physically sick. As I learn what works - I plan to offer organic methods of pest control. I DON'T know squat about sprinkler systems so I can't sell or offer sprinkler turn on and blow out as of yet. SO I figure I will spend $6,500 on equipment and I will carry 0% on the debt due to creative financing and I will have it all paid off buy the end of the season. Any Input?