I'm just getting started in this business after working on the golf course for several years and in turfgrass research for the past 4 years. I have a BS in turfgrass management and a MS in Horticulture. And, I am working very, very hard to build a customer base. Yesterday I drove about 10 miles to a gated golf club community with about 200 houses. I have had one customer there for about a year, not a weed one. Driving down the main road, I count 15-20 houses in a row with ChemLawn signs. Every single house for several blocks on both sides. I'm jealous. I want those houses. I wouldn't trash anyone for their success, whether it be agronomic success or just financial success. However, it is soooo frustrating to see others with few qualifications succeed when I know how hard it is going to be. just a sob story for the day.