I am 59 years old and this is my first post. I have a job but, I would like to work for myself: control my opportunities and work as long as I want (not retire). I only want part time. I have a 95 Ford F150 truck and most of the hand tools I need for doing lawn and yard maintenance. I need a lawn mower and a trimmer. Also a blower (do you use a blower on all jobs) Any suggestions as to what I should get that is not too expensive but good quality. I plan to mow and trim at residential sites. About what too chargethis question is the result of looking at another thread that seemed to have it's last post sometime ago and so I don't know if anybody will see my question) am I right that the average rate for a standard mow and trim would be about $60 a Hour So any job would be a minimum of $30. Anyway, I probably have a lot more questions than that, but, this is all for now. PS I like the idea of charging a professional rate and serving customers that want professional services and perhaps doing some value added stuff to build the relationship. Thanks.