I haven't been on here in a while. I'm pretty busy. Business is really picking up just from referrals from existing customers. I'm at 70% of my goal which I set for year end. I think I'll probably go over my goal by 10/15. My Ford Ranger died from exhaustion so I bought a 93 z71 with a 5.7. Great truck and what a difference in pulling power. I stumbled over someting during my second landscaping job during the month of August. I way underbid the pine straw part of a job. I bid by square yard coverage instead of square feet coverage. (I walked it off and did not multiply by 3. When I put my wheel on it, I really felt stupid). Anyway, I charged the customer $7.50 a bail for straw but I needed 2.5 times more than I bid. I only paid $3 a bail so I broke even on the straw. The customer has asked me to do loads of other work in their golf course yard. Aerating, seeding, front and side yard landscaping, compost bin. I'll surely make up my pine straw mistake on these jobs. Does anybody use the loss leader concept to get more business ? It sure worked on these folks. Thanks. Anybody have any ideas to "clean up" the edges of a large natural area. I'm thinking about using a mini tiller to establish a wide, deep border.