Hello everyone, I started my lawn care business midsummer of 2012, I just mainly worked on getting all my ideas together for the following year. My mom hired me to take care of 3 of her rental properties. 2013 season came around and I advertised with some door hangers, craigslist, a website, adwords, so on so fourth. I grew from just my moms three properties to over 15 weekly customers by mid season. Most came from craiglist, a few from door hangers and adwords actually didn't get me any calls, but hey it was free. At that time I had a 50" toro timecutter, a 5x10 trailer, Chevy 2500hd, stilh fs90 trimmer, stihl hand blower and a cheap craftsman with a couple different attachments. Unfortunately, a lot went wrong in my personal life, and I was forced to drop the majority of my clients and focus on working more hours at my full time job to survive. This really bummed me out. This year I am back, and I am planning on going very strong, I still have my mothers three rental properties. Advertising I have done a lot more, Craigslist, website, flyers, newspaper add, google places, yellow pages, yelp, facebook, and other free internet advertising. I haven't had a lot of business flowing in, but I have already done a mulch job, and given three quotes for mowing. I have had calls for other work, but haven't' had any follow through yet. From being in business last year, I had money saved up, so this year I upgraded to a 2012 snapper pro s150x 48" deck, 21hp kawasaki. Only 70 hours on it. I couldn't be anymore happier with the purchase, and I am ready for the business to start rolling in. I had so advertising ideas for remainder of this year/next year. Flyers door to door Pens left at local businesses for people to take Business cards left at businesses Shirts with my info Truck lettering Direct mailing Here was an interesting idea I had, flyers door to door, with magnetic calenders to hold them to the doors.