OK, about 5 years ago I operated a lawn business but the wife at the time was taking all the money. She soon afterwards became an Ex. So here I am now working an IT job in a Cube Farm. I look forward to the days that I get out of here and get to go home and do something in the lawn. I get out of here at the end of the day and just go home and sit in the yard. Office jobs suck. So here is the question and the plan. Might be too late to start mowing this late in the year so I want to be ready for next year. When does the mowing season start and end here in upstate, SC? What is the best way to estimate mulch jobs? Is the company name Varsity Lawn and Garden, or something like that to played out? I know what I need as far as equipment goes but would like some suggestions. Currently have a 2000 4x4 expedition, a 16 foot double axle trailer, and an Echo wacker. I have a low budget of about 2500.00 to spend on the rest of the equipment (used). Was thinking maybe a 30"ish walk behind and a 60" and a push mower. I will be starting out Part time after I get off of work @ 5:00 each day. My plan is to take no money from the business until I have a nest egg of at least 20k built up. If I can save 20k and then make what I make currently then I will go full time during the first year, if not I will during the second. Would like to get a few large yards and then swoop in on the smaller lawns that I can knock out quick as the days get shorter.