Last week, I was telling someone about another landscaper, who saw me dragging a $2 blue tarp with limbs, 12 years ago. Said I should have a worker so my tarp wouldn't get damaged It's a friend... I'm not into paying an extra $500 per month or more to save my blue tarp that will last 2 months anyway. Same person, when we worked at a university campus landscape dept. together, washed shovels and dipped then in sand soaked with the old motor oil to make the shovels last longer. Ended up getting everyone doing it Well, most shovels broke in 2 years anyway like before, but we lost all that time oiling them, got some oil film on stuff, got sand around the shop, and lost the room for the big can of oily sand. Similarly, I've seen people measuret to rediculous precision, when high-dollar materials were not involved, only to loose much more labor cost than was saved. Some landscapers hurt their business, but being too afraid or cautious of lawsuits. In fact, the trampoline pit thread is what got me to posting this stuff. I'm not saying to avoid concern, but some landscapers get too paranoid about being sued. They take the fear from real legal hazards, and transfer those fears to non-existent hazards. Anyway, for any new guys on the block, be detailed about your work, and think things through, but don't micromanage everything, or let fear direct your growth.