Quick Background This past spring and summer I was a groundskeeper at a well manicured and prestigious piece of property in my hometown. Currently I am laid off but, I enjoyed that type of work so much that I have decided to go to school to get a degree in landscape maintenance. I am doing great in school and I am really learning as much as I can about all aspects of this industry. I have been thinking of starting a side business this spring or possibly next spring that would be a one man show with the following services aimed at an upscale market... Shrub and small tree Pruning (textbook) bed edging mulching plantings and possibly fertilization and pest control (I will have my license by Feb) Nothing large but detail oriented and professionally done. I don't want to mow because I really don't enjoy that as much and because it would take a lot more money (that I don't have) to get started. Also I see mowing services as a dime a dozen in my area and maybe this could be a good niche market that I could service. Help me out. Is this a waste of time because no one will just want these services without mowing? Any suggestions would be appreciated.