This summer i did about 12-15 lawns a week alone and for the most part only mow, edge, trim/weed eat, and blow. The season has come to a close and I have a wimpy part time job bussin tables at a restaurant. (they only give me 10-15 hours a week so i'm making no money and have a fair amount of free time) i am already thinking about next season and what i might be able to do now. i have a few questions. is the leaf clean up biz easy to find business for or hard to hustle up work? would it be profitable to hustle up leaf work and rent a lawn vac? can leaf clean up be done efficiently with a walk behind mower, rakes, and a hand held vac? as for spring i have had some clients ask me if i weed and/or redo flower beds but do to inexperience in that area i declined. I think i could get a fair number of my clients to allow me to do that kind of work for them. Is this something that you can pick up on easily? also what kind of hourly rate do you charge for weeding, putting in new mulch/flowers things like that? lastly what time of year is best to do that kind of work? Anyway all answers, comments, and suggestions will be much appreciated and considered thanks a lot guys i love this site and enjoy reading and learning from everyone.