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Old 09-22-2012, 08:06 AM
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I just turned down over 100 section 8 properties. After a lot of thought, the headache would not outweigh the good.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:10 PM
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It would be nice is Residential was a year round prospect for those of us not in Florida. We in Texas do well with 7 months of full service and 2 of partial service. Glad we do not have to plow.

I like me some commercial mixed in.
How is it we're able to do year-round service up here in Oregon where it's much cooler but in Texas there's nothing to do for 3 months? Which months? What happens to the landscapes during those months? Nothing to do at all those months? Here there's always something that needs to be done. Pruning shrubs, weeding beds, winter fertilizer, limestone applications, leaf raking, etc.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:40 PM
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I guess it depends on where you are in texas, but here its busy (with leaves) until christmas, january is slow (but still leaves are out), and then feb/march we start having weeds and such.
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:52 PM
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This is what do when i do some work in da hood by me (camden) Im NOT THRILLED about doing work there but the Companies i work for take care of me...

Get there EARLY!!!!! Makes a world of difference Keep your stuff locked down tight, truck near you, and get, in get out, dont be Perfect, good luck
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:07 AM
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:12 PM
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How is it we're able to do year-round service up here in Oregon where it's much cooler but in Texas there's nothing to do for 3 months? Which months? What happens to the landscapes during those months? Nothing to do at all those months? Here there's always something that needs to be done. Pruning shrubs, weeding beds, winter fertilizer, limestone applications, leaf raking, etc.
There is work to do but it pretty much dries up from Christmas through the middle of March. It is more of a mind set than anything else.
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