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desert rose gardening
01-29-2007, 01:24 AM
I was wondering would you guys work all year if you lived where you could work all year mowing. Or would you rather not mow in the winter?:)

MudslinginFX4
01-29-2007, 07:39 AM
we work all year hear and wouldn't have it any other way. Revenue is down usually around 10-15% in the months of January and February so it gives us a little relaxation time. We are only working 40 hours weeks during those two months, so it really leaves me feeling like vacation.

vanguard
01-29-2007, 11:50 AM
If it snows I work, if not I'm on vacation :sleeping:

Sydenstricker Landscaping
01-30-2007, 01:08 PM
I work all season doing the landscape thing. Winter I technically consider the "off" season, but I plow snow, so I still work

Mr Priceless
01-30-2007, 01:24 PM
Sometimes I'm off, sometimes not, depends on the weather here in OK, but one thing's for sure, the grass doesn't grow

lawnpro724
02-03-2007, 05:52 PM
It depends on where you live, if you live in the south or south east then yes you can work all year long. I live in the midwest where its pretty cold most of winter and we never seem to get much snow if any so there is not much to do. I used to do snow removal years ago but then things changed do to global warming I guess and now we never get any snow these day's that amount to much.

CkLandscapingOrlando
02-03-2007, 08:21 PM
gotta love Florida

jinx 88
02-03-2007, 09:14 PM
I have a floor care business also so I work year round, twice as much during mowing season.

parkeeee
02-04-2007, 07:20 AM
Have full time year round job. Spring/summer/fall do lawn maintenance.

bhforty3
03-17-2007, 03:35 PM
Year round ,winter months I stay busy pushing snow for a buddy's ground maintenance co. using his equipment and cutting meat in a local butcher shop.:hammerhead:

General Landscaping
03-17-2007, 09:31 PM
As things slow down, I shift gears and push the concrete curbing. The stable weather and cool temps work well with concrete.

PhillyShells
03-18-2007, 10:18 AM
Taking winters off so far - went down to Myrtle Beach for 2-3 weeks the last two years goofing off and golfing. Thinking about heading down to Florida next year and maybe staying down for at least a month. I dont mind being called a snowbird...ha ha !

ECS
03-18-2007, 11:48 AM
Lawns in the summer.
Snow, painting, refinishing in the winter.
Care taking year round although mostly in the winter.

Evan528
03-18-2007, 04:34 PM
I have winters off exept for a few days of snow removal and wouldnt have it any other way. As tough as this business can be I can not imagine not having those 3 months off to re-energize before the spring time rush. If I had to work 12 months I dont think I would have stayed in this business very long.

RICHIE K
03-21-2007, 08:14 AM
We work all year

prizeprop
03-21-2007, 07:27 PM
I have winters off exept for a few days of snow removal and wouldnt have it any other way. As tough as this business can be I can not imagine not having those 3 months off to re-energize before the spring time rush. If I had to work 12 months I dont think I would have stayed in this business very long. My thoughts exactly!

GLLawns
03-22-2007, 11:13 AM
I stay home during the winter and do daddy day care. I can't see paying $1200 a month for 2 kids in daycare when I can do it myself for free. Plus I get to watch my kids grow and instill my values on them instead of someone elses. I just sub out plowing to a friend who does it, and none of my customers could care less.

topsites
03-22-2007, 11:39 AM
omg it's hard to say, I've done it both ways and I like the neverending money but I also really enjoy those hybernating zzzzzzz's.
When it gets all cold and nasty out, there's not but so many workable days, if it's not at least 40 degrees outside, man I can't deal with it, that's beside the fact that most winters the work just isn't there, with the exception of some nasty brush clearing job or some crazy off the wall stuff combined with a low-low price due to lack of demand, if I can't get paid my keep I'd just as soon stay in bed.

Tim@AcesLCLS
03-26-2007, 01:05 PM
I live in CT and it is harder than hell to mow snow, and I don't have a plow or an interest in shoveling.

Superior L & L
03-27-2007, 09:31 PM
Landscape april - november and plow in the winter. It is nice to roll into the office at 9:30 all winter cos its like a vacation.
Plus i dont have 25 workers to deal with, unless it snows

AbsoluteH&L
03-30-2007, 08:20 PM
I thought winter was "the season" oops wrong site. You have to admit It's really nice to only work 10-20 days in a season. But if it's not snowing, you build a cozy fire and kick back and relax with a nice hot cocoa. MMMM

rodfather
04-12-2007, 07:18 PM
We work all year

doing what?

rodfather
04-12-2007, 07:19 PM
we work all year hear and wouldn't have it any other way. Revenue is down usually around 10-15% in the months of January and February so it gives us a little relaxation time. We are only working 40 hours weeks during those two months, so it really leaves me feeling like vacation.

doing what might I ask?