Hi, I too stumbled on this site after researching for info about starting a Lawn care and landscaping business. Like most of the guys on here I've always made extra money by doing various forms of lawn care and landscaping projects for people. Long story short, I was laid off back in 08 from my job as a product development technician for BMW, yep great job down the drains, like so many millions of others. Well, it left me with plenty of time to do my side job and one after another people started asking for me full time to take care of their lawns and such for them, being unemployed I was like sure why not, I like what I'm doing and why not make some cash at it. Little did I know at the time, this was my future. after about a year of job searching I became frustrated and decided to make a full fledge business out of my side job. I consider myself very much a rookie but am learning by leaps and bounds. I read everything I can get my hands on and this site has been an invaluable resource, I love the folks on here they are as real as they come. I am a daily reader and love to share what little bit of knowledge I have learned. Since starting with two accounts I now have 10 and am looking to get a small business loan so I can grow. I am fully licensed and insured and will get my pesticide license in July. Like anything it's hard but very rewarding in the end.