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Old 05-18-2003, 09:57 PM
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Location: South Carolina
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making money in winter?

I was just wondering what you guys do to keep making money in the winter when the growth rate on grass slows down. The region I live in (South Carolina) doesnt get enough snow to make a lot of money off of snow plowing. This is my first year going at it as a real full-time business, and I'm afraid that when the winter gets here I wont be able to support my family... Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-18-2003, 10:45 PM
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Where I'm at mowing season never really ends. It does slow down in Dec. and Jan. though. Invest in some good leaf removal gear and that should make you some $ in the slow season. Also, try and put your customers on monthly payments. You can pro-rate it over the course of 12 months. That's what I do. In the winter I only work 1/3 as much as I do in the summer but I make the same money. I can't wait for winter to get here!
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Old 05-18-2003, 11:16 PM
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leaf removal
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Old 05-20-2003, 01:53 AM
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This is what we do:

Jan-April: Snow Removal
March-April: Spring Clean ups, tree pruning, first application of fertilizer, start mowing
April-November- The season begins: Mowing, and other LCO stuff
October-December-Fall Clean up
December- very little snow removal
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