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Felicitas Cortez, Freelance Reporter
1:26 pm CDT April 2, 2015

The grass is always greener on the side of hard work and gumption — just ask Lockport teenagers Alex Simikoski and Charlie McCulley. Simikoski, 17, and McCulley, 16, once the neighborhood go-to for a quick mow, are now the proprietors of Smart Lawns – a successful Lockport-based lawn care and landscape business. 

The idea to mow lawns was hatched while the boys were still in grade school, and looking to make some quick pocket money.