I just can't get over the number of people starting a lawn buisness with out any experence or knowledge. This is my seventh year and I have learned more from this site in the last three months than I've learned my entire six years. I've heard people say, "Anyone can cut grass." If that were the case I wouldn't have so much trouble finding help. I noticed one guy went out bought a mower with a 72" deck and a echo 650 back pack blower. He has no clients, just got tired of office work and decided he would cut grass. First of all where will you put that 72" deck, secondly what will you use that big blower for. You can throw the money into the business if you want but your headed for failure. This is dirty, hard, hot, back-breaking work to start with. You can't even make a dent without breaking your back a little. If you make it to the point you don't have to break your back, then the real headaches start, scheduling and employee problems. You better gain the experence, and really love the work, I mean really love the work before you jump with both feet. Odds are you will be asked a question by a home owner that you can't answer and if can't you better know where to find it or you will end up looking like a fool and trying to find another client. TO ALL THOSE STARTING OUT GOOD LUCK. AND IF YOU LOVE THE WORK JOIN THE CROWD. Sorry for the long post.