I am 44 years old and I guess I never really thought about this too much until now. Were there many lawn care companies in the 60's and 70's? If so, how do they compare to todays business. We have become so spoiled with the advent of zero turn mowers and high powered equipment that we have pretty much forgotten where it all started. I cannot even imagine what was done in the 50's and earlier. I am not really concerned with smalll postage stamp mowing of the past, anyone with a Craftsman reel mower was able to mow their lawn on Saturday morning. What did the real rich folks do for hiring the job out and who did that work that is still around? I grew up in the city so all lawns were small at no more than 3000 sq ft but the suburban rich folks had to have someone mow. The only thing I remember is that lawn tractors were made but they were relatively expensive and sort of cumbersome. I never used a 60's vintage LT. So what would a lawn care companies trailer look like in 1965? I know what I had as a kid in the late 60's and early 70's and I cannot imagine mowing a 15K lawn with a genuine PUSH mower with a 3.5 briggs that had a top mounted hand crank starter and weighed 175#. I also remember the old string trimmers, they were called hand clippers. Oh yes, technology advanced when they actually put those clippers on an extension handle so you didn't have to get on your hands and knees to trim. Remember the power edger? You powered it with your arms and shoulders. I stilll have one. And who could forget the power blower called a broom or the rake. How about the thatching rake? Do that all day. So remember that we do complain that our job is tough and it is at times but nowhere near as tough as it would be in the 60's. Mayby thats why they had so much experimentation with drugs back then. Anyone around here that has better recollection about the good old days? Someone give us a history lesson.