Hello all! I just joined Lawnsite after many months of reading your posts and thought I'd give you all a brief bio of myself. Being 45 years old, I may very well be the Grandpa of this forum! I've been in landscaping and lawn care for nearly 20 years, but I still have a lot to learn, so I will be asking questions. I've been in business for myself for 15 of those years. In the past 6 years I have gone from a full-fledged landscaper with 20+ employees to a solo operator. A gradual downsizing by choice. A little less income = a lot less headaches!!! I only mow three days a week to protect myself from the unpredictable springs and falls of Northeastern Ohio. The rest of my time is filled, or should I say over-filled, doing other lawn maintenance tasks. I also do quite a bit of mulching, install between 10-15 low-voltage lighting systems a year, about 5 patios or decks a year, a few ponds, and maintain lighting systems, irrigation, and ponds. Did I mention brief at the top of this post? Sorry about that! Thanks to all of you for the knowledge I've gained reading through your posts and I hope I can help some of you in return.