Hey guys, I'm thinking of starting up a lawncare business. In the beginning it will probably be strict gardening but I want to evolve it to landscaping. When I have enough accounts I want to eventually stop working it myself and hire "cheap labor" to do the jobs. I would then stick to a marketing and managerial role unless an emergency comes up. Has anyone been successful running a similar type of business? I imagine in working this model the quality of service would go down, so my business would change so that I compete mainly on price and volume. If anyone runs a business like this I'd appreciate some estimates for costs (equipment, labor, and anything else) as well an idea of the time commitment and stress level involved in managing a business like this. Thanks!