I learned a ton of stuff this past summer, but when I have to think of one thing that helped me the most, striping comes to mind. I am a firm believer in striping, and I know that not everybody feels the same way, but thats what makes America great. With that in mind, I had always heard the comment that 99.9% of customers don't care about striping, rather they just want someone to cut the grass and get the job done. But after my experiences, I don't think thats the case. I think what happened with me is that I striped my clients yards, and they just stood out so much more than other yards around them, and people are going to notice that when its all said and done. I got calls from neighbors and friends wanting me to cut their yards because of it. Bottom line - my customers were happy because of it, and it led to more business. I can't complain one bit about that combination. So I guess the point I'm trying to get out is that striping worked wonderfully for me, and I think its without a doubt the way to go. Like I said, theres probably a ton of people who don't even notice if a yard is striped, but eventually its going to stand out. What do you all think?