I ran a lawn care business in coos bay Oregon for a few years about five years ago but sold my tools and got out of the business to do a slimy sales job with what I perceived at the time to have greater earning potential. well I've decided to go back into the lawn care business again after realizing that I would be in a much better place financially had I just stuck with it but one of the problems was that my credit was not so great at the time and I was unable to finance the equipment required to take on the larger residential and commercial accounts. That said I was still making close to a thousand dollars a week when business was rocking with only 1 part time employee and no tractor. well here is my new delima. my girlfriend and I would like to leave the northwest for several reasons and after a road trip we are considering moving to Texas. possibly San Angelo, Abilene or a Dallas/fort worth suburb. my question is how is running a lawn care business in these areas differ from the north west. do you work all year? can you compete with the illegals? is there any money to be made?