Finally done for the year (2006)! Anyone still working (not incl deep south).

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnguyland, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Not that anyone cares, but I finally finished for the year and now have 7 weeks at least until spring clean-ups start!

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO freakin' RAY ! Unless it snows, then it's go time.

    Anyone in the colder states still working? I know y'all in the south and west work all year.

    I was done with the fall clean-ups before Christmas, but still had a few gutters to clean and during the holidays I didn't work too much so it took a little while. I love not having the feeling that I still have stuff to do!!! Sweeeeet. The rest of the bills can go out. I can clean my truck and take off the sides. All good stuff.

    I haven't seen any landscapers around really, but is anyone still out doing clean-ups or gutters?

    I may do a little winter tree work when I get bored, the files are immaculate, the taxes are done, the DEC reports filed, the equipment winterized and maintained, all blades sharpened, house is cleaned, yada yada........wait a minute, I still have a lot to do. Never ends does it? I'm still excited though that I don't have to get up early or work outside (unless it snows which it won't since we are all going to burn!).
     
  2. DeereHauler

    DeereHauler LawnSite Senior Member
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    yep still working, only a few days left.
     
  3. ED'S LAWNCARE

    ED'S LAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
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    I thought I would have enough to carry me a little longer but looks like Friday will be it.
     
  4. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    when do you guys in south carolina start up again? mid feb?
     
  5. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am a little surprised that you guys up north don't have any commericial accounts that get year round service. Surely the big hotel and resturants need cleanup weekly?
     
  6. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    I dunno... I just didn't press it at the end of the 2006 season.

    I bowed out gracefully on my regular contracts... as I do not get paid by the cut... and I was sorta focused more on leaves earlier... particularly the addition of plain leaf blowing services. I didn't push my marketing efforts for every service in the world... NOT SURE IF THAT'S GOOD OR BAD.

    Blew a bunch of leaves at the end, handled a bunch of administrative stuff, did all the renewals I could early and took a BUNCH OF TIME OFF. I think 6 weeks of no physical labor and counting... and 3 weeks of being totally shut down.

    I have a lot of stuff that my eye sees the need for a 'touch-up' but I haven't gotten a single request. So I'm happily in day two of working out all of my winter 'back-office' stuff.
     
  7. HOOLIE

    HOOLIE LawnSite Gold Member
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    I still have some odd-type jobs to finish up. Maybe 3-4 days worth of work. Hard to say what constitutes a 'day' this time of year :laugh: Like leave the house at noon and return by 4pm??? :laugh:

    Today...drawing up a new service agreement for '07 so worked on that. I always have plenty of great ideas in my head, then I sit down at the computer and can't get the first sentence out :dizzy:

    I'll probably actually work outside on Thursday then my wife is gone for the weekend :)cool2: ) so the rest will get done next week. Maybe.
     
  8. lawnguyland

    lawnguyland LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Now I sit and wiat for the snow.
     

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