This is my situation. Last year I did lawn care (mostly maintenance) part time. I think I did OK, I grossed about 13K during the growing season with 1 helper. I had about 30 accounts, mostly bi-weekly, mostly 1/4 acre lots. Most of these lawns were in new subdivisions with very little trees, so the leaf season isn't even worth mentioning. My equipment is 36" Exmark, 37" Toro Proline, 2 Stihl 550 blowers, Stihl FS100 trimmer, FC80 Edger, Stihl 81T hedge trimmers, Stihl Kombie w/ pole saw, and line trimmer attachment, Lesco spreader, Lesco Backpack Sprayer, 6X12 Trailer, and 93 Ford 150XLT. This year I'm leaving my full time job to go into the Green industry full time. The accounts that I have are not very easy to up-sell anything to and just want the basic mowing service and hedge trimming and we all know in these new 120-150K homes the hedges are not very large so there is not much money in that. It was like pulling teeth to get them to refresh their pine straw. This year I'm planning to advertise in the more upscale subdivisions were people want more then just the basics so there neighbors wont complain. The only thing is that these lots are normally 3/4 to 1 acre and mostly sit up on pretty steep hills. Don't get me wrong I'm still going service these small lots too but I need more up-selling potential. I know that there is not much more money in these lots but I'm sure I can up-sell them on extras like fert and squirt, mulch, seasonal flower beds, etc. I'm up in the air about buying new equipment that will make me more efficient or just sticking with I have to service these larger lots. My questions to you'll is from your experience do you think these lots will allow for more profit? What do you think will be the best types of mowers to be efficient on these types of lots? What type of advertising is most affective on these types of client? Can I be efficient on these larger lots with what I have? And any other advice will be greatly appreciated. i don't know if you can tell but I'm very anxious and ready for this challenge but I know I need all the help and advice I can get. Thanks in advance corrie A.