Yes Dave I don't plan on buying home equipment to do lawns. Been looking in auto traders they usually have a small section for commercial lawnmowers and I went to H&S on holland-sylvania to look. I probably will go with something used maybe a 48" if I can find a quality one. People say to go with a handheld blower there is no way I will use a handheld when I can put a backpack on and be down in 3 minutes. I just went to a printshop and they will have 8000 doorhangers made up for me next thrus with my logo on it, credentials and services offered. I kind of offer a lot of services like tree/stump removal,powerwashing,snowplowing, hedging/pruning, mulching/bed renovation, gutter cleaning, stone patios and walkways and lawn lighting besides the basic mowing/trimming/edging/spring-fall cleanups. I have done all of that kind of work except the lawn lighting I am reading up on it if I get a call for that I guess they will become my first experiment but I would never leave without the job done it would basically be a learning experience so next time I will do better then sooner or later I will be an expert. Sometimes you have to bullshit your way through something to get the opportunity to learn how it is done. I have a two friends one that I have done a lot of powerwashing with and one I have done a lot of trees with. I spoke to them and they told me to go ahead and add those services and if I get a call for it they will bring their lifts and powerwashers so we can do the work together. And I understand my first 2 years I probably wont gross much I am thinking 20k 1st yr then 30-35K the 2nd. But if you do good quality work and continiously advertise there is work out there that the lazy people of today need done people the main thing is getting off my a$$ and doing the work. I figure in 5 years I will have 150 accounts nearing 100k gross and hopefully a fulltime teaching job by then also. Plus, I can loose the 25 pounds I gained when I went to graduate school from all that . Dave if you ever get too tired to do your lawns and want me to take them off your hands for you let me know my number is 555-BEER.