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C&J landscape
06-17-2004, 04:24 PM
I am just starting to do this full time and was wondering what you guys do to keep the money rolling in when the cold weather comes in? I am in West Tenn., so we do not get much snow to speak of... if at all.

BCSteel
06-17-2004, 09:15 PM
Theres an off season? I keep doing pruning all winter.

MudslinginFX4
06-17-2004, 09:25 PM
Commercial accounts on the 12 month plan helps a bunch. We clean up leaves, start mulch and pinestraw in late winter etc.. There is about a solid month to month and a half that I don't work, I am in Florida on vacation during a lot of that time.

wriken
06-17-2004, 09:37 PM
We did'nt do anything last winter, but have decided to mount a plow this year and do a little plowing, and I do mean alittle. I'm sole sponsor of my race team, and raced snowmobile's on ice ovals, which reminds me, I had better get working on the sled sooon, actually I have been tinkering with it alittle already. Here's a pic of us at Alpena. Lots of snow dust, were 3rd back.

NNJLandman
06-17-2004, 10:40 PM
SNOW PLOWING & ICE MANAGEMENT!

Jeff

Green Pastures
06-17-2004, 11:07 PM
Catch up on my sleep.

:D

C&J landscape
06-18-2004, 09:26 AM
Sounds good...I have 2 commercial accounts (strip malls). This should keep me somewhat busy. I have been trying to get into gutter work on the side with a buddy of mine. Hopefully this will keep me busy enough.
Someday hope to be like ECM and take an extended vacation in Florida as well. Until then I guess I gotta keep the train moving.

wriken
06-20-2004, 09:23 PM
I'm trying out my new scanner out, another pic of racing up at Drummond Island. Getting alittle loose in the corner. This is what we do in the winter.

soccerlawn
06-20-2004, 10:34 PM
nice sled wriken

GreenMonster
06-20-2004, 10:44 PM
Originally posted by wriken
were 3rd back.

Well, yeah. You expect to be 1st with a green sled?!?!:rolleyes:

Yellow up front!:D

Sold my REV 600 last winter. No time to ride, but still like a little friendly brand loyalty banter once in a while :) :) :)

wriken
06-20-2004, 10:46 PM
Lots of 1st w/green, we run in the 500/600 class with a 440, does good against the 600's Thats 2 600's behind the green.:)
Even faster this year, lightened it up abit.

prizeprop
06-22-2004, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by NNJLandman
SNOW PLOWING & ICE MANAGEMENT!

Jeff these winters have been pretty great lately, hope they keep coming!

John Gamba
06-23-2004, 05:37 AM
No more winters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SCAG POWER
06-23-2004, 06:45 AM
I, go north for some of the winter .To Atlanta to watch the Falcons play, wounder if they will be any good this year?? Hope so the game i like to see is Falcons vs. Saints big game,:drinkup: :drinkup: :gunsfirin :gunsfirin

TheGardener
07-07-2004, 09:47 AM
Christmas Lights. They are easy to market to your customers. Marketing starts in Aug. Install starts in Nov. Take down in Jan. You could sell and store the lights or just rent them out. They also get you leads for the growing season. Start mowing again in Feb.

Lombardi
07-08-2004, 11:30 AM
Predator Management with a Bushmaster AR-15 in .223 with the assistance of a digital Foxpro caller.