If you are a newcomer to the lawn business I would avoid commercial properties until you gain some experience bidding and servicing residentials. Commercial properties can be very tricky to bid and even tougher to service. Most commercial contracts require you to have a minimum of 2 million dollars of liability insurance here in FL.
If you're set on trying commercial..I would start with a gas station, party store or some small office building with a small lot. That way you'll get the feel for dealing with commercial accounts.
I'd stick with residential customers for a year or two. Commercial properties are very tricky to deal with without doing a lot of research. If you spend a year or so reading posts on lawnsite about commercial properties then you will be ready. (not saying you aren't ready to do the work but you've got to also be able to put up with their s**t).
Hi! I am new in this business too, and the advice I was given was to check with other lawn company's in your area. In cent. FL it is so competitive. I only have a few acct. and when I leave to do them I see 15- 30 other lawn company's. Any other advice as to pricing or marketing?!!