Fields said her son started mowing yards in May because he was bored and wanted some candy money. When he saw how much money he could make, he threw himself into the business.

They were mowing four or five yards a day before all of the attention, said Fields, who added that Reggie has picked up about 20 new clients in recent days.

“Some people are calling from out of town, saying, ‘Can you come cut my grass?,'” she said.