I have been mowing since a child. By trade I am a custom fishing rod builder. My wife said why dont you cut lawns and do landscaping as a business since you like being in the yard so much. Well I bought a old truck,a 3/4 ton 1983 Chevy (a workhorse) and a trailer and a mower. I went door to door and soon had a ton of work. I stay busy now as much if not more than I want. I found out the hard way the mowers and blowers you get cheap are just that,cheap. This is a great business. After a year I have three trailers,tractor,bush hog,few better mowers (Saving for a good Z mower),blowers,weedeaters. I average around seven properties per week now most are 1.5 -2.5 acres. Now it is fall,well almost winter and I am back to rodbuilding and eager for spring. The best thing that has ever happened in my life is when my wife encouraged me to try this. I have much better health and love my job. I still have the old truck and she has served me well. I have found out and the hard way to not leave your blowers,weedeaters out of sight when you take a break. They tend to sprout legs and run.