Hi, my name is Jim and obviously, I'm new to this board, but I've been surfing BBs for years. Anyway, I've tried fertilizing on my own and I'm man enough to admit that my four-year old son could do a better job. I used to have lawn care service at past homes, but now that I'm retired, I would prefer to cut my own grass, trim my own bushes, etc... I would like someone else to fertilize though. My main concern is thistles, since my home sits next to a greenbelt, I get alot of stuff coming in from there. I really don't care if the lawn is greener than my neighbors and while I enjoy mowing, I really don't want a lawn that grows so fast that I spend more time on my lawn tractor than my boat. I just don't want my family to have to wonder if they can walk barefoot in the yard. I've read posts here about Chemlawn and even before reading them, I didn't think very highly of them. I would prefer to have someone do it who knows what they're putting on my lawn and will charge me a fair price. I'm located in Janesville, Wisconsin, so if anyone has any suggestions or referrals, I would really appreciate it. Thanks!