Well, I have been lucky enough to stumble upon these forums while educating myself on the Lawn Care business. I have to say this site has given me the most information by far. Since last year I have been contemplating trying to start mowing lawns but never put anything into action due to my inexperience in the field (besides mowing my own lawn for years). My frist question is about fertilizer/herbicide licenses. I have searched the NYS Agriculture site and have come up with nothing. Does anyone know the specifications that need to be met in Orange County, NY? Second, I have Aerated and Overseeded my lawn in the fall the past couple of years with a commerical machine I have rented. I was just wondering if you guys would think it is possible to find some customers for this service by late september/early october or do you think most people already have Lawn Care providers by now if they wanted services? By the way, I understand the need for insurance and registering my business name with the town and am currently looking into it.