Originally Posted by yardworkswi
try to get the customers that you have that want snow removal on a yearly contract. When you are not removing snow still visit their property and tend to their shrubs and ornamentals along with a general clean-up on each visit. Figure to visit their property 1 or 2 times a month to do these things and charge accordingly and you will have money coming in every month. If you are good with heights make sure to offer gutter cleaning. Also I have thought about taking taxidermy classes my dad does it as a hobby and you would be surprised how simple it is to do a deer head mount (the only hard part is the fleshing & tanning which you can outsource, just figure those things into your cost) and you can get around $400 each and about half of that would be your cost. Fish and birds are a pain but mammals in general arent too hard.
How do you prune shrubs in Jan., when there may be a foot of snow on the ground? Or what happens if you have record snowfalls, do you still go there twice a month because you are contractually obligated? Too many variables, which is why after Thanksgiving we stay away from grounds care until April 1 unless there is still snow on the ground.