Hi everyone, My name is Derek and I am just getting started in the lawn care business, I have been going for about a month and have only 5 accounts. This is my side job, work for the fire dept. in Jax. FL full time. Right now I have Echo trimmer, and edger, stihl backpack blower, troybuilt hedge trimmer. I have a residential grade toro 42" mower ( yes I know, but it is all I could afford saving for Dixi Chopper), I just got my Quick 36 today and I am very impressed, and a 21" push mower, all on a 5x10 open trailer. I think I have a pretty good starting point with my equipment, my trouble is getting customers being that I am starting in the middle of the season and all. I get plenty of time off with the fire dept. so I dont have to worry about that getting in the way. I guess my question is how to get customers. I walk everyday putting out doorhangers, and I have an ad going out in the mint mag. in the mandarin area starting next month for those who live in the area. Are these good ideas, any tips would go a long way. Anyone who lives around here I would like to discuss business stratagy (beer is on me). Also what do you south east guys do in the winter to make money. Thanks it is greatly appreciated.