Looking to start my own landscape and mowing business in 2004 as a one man show for now. My location in northern Indiana has rapid growth in homes over 175,000+ range. I have worked for two landscape companies in the area, and learned a great deal. Both of these company were among more reputable companies, however both had management problems. One was running production 60-80hr a week, with crews going AWOL part of the time, and the other had large debt increasing overhead cost. I have conections from one or two relators, and a home theater installation company to refer me to new home owners. I'm confident that I can get 10 to 20 or more accounts during my first season, but I wonder how much landscaping that I can get my first year? Are landscaping jobs hard to get until your name is more well known? Another question, maybe wrong forum, but in Indiana, non-liquid fertilizing doesn't required a certification?