Hello, I'm 24 years old and am currently working full time as a Network Engineer in Charlotte, NC. I spend long hours hunched over a computer and rarely see the light of day *ugh* (no windows in office). Needless to say I'm ready for a change. I love being outdoors, hot weather, and hard work (call me crazy) and have always had landscape design/lawncare in the back of my mind as one of those dream jobs. I would like some advice from you veterans out there for someone starting out small. What is the best way for someone to transition into this industry? Can you make decent money in a solo operation (not that important, but thought I'd ask)? What brands/models are reliable as far as mowers, weed eaters, etc. are concerned? I realize I'm getting a late start for this year but better late than never. I appreciate any input. Thanks for looking.