How to stay busy during winter months

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by greenchoppers, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. greenchoppers

    greenchoppers LawnSite Member
    Posts: 162

    Hello group,

    I have been thinking about ways to keep busy during the winter months when mowing is at a minimum. I know, most of you will say service your equipment. However, there is only so much servicing of equipment to be done and then I still have 2 1/2 months left to find something to do.

    Any suggestions?
  2. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    The first few years is really tuff. Most people find another job to keep the incoming going. Once you have been in business long enough you will be able to save during the summer months and easily have enough money so you can vacation during the winter. Sounds unbelievable but it is the truth.
  3. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,220

    We always go on vacation. useually another country where it's warm. taking the crew so that they stay healthy, last year we went and hiked Machu Picchu
  4. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    pinestraw and mulch. leaf removal. tree trimming. hedge trimming,
  5. mowerbrad

    mowerbrad LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,273

    Hanging christmas lights (sorry, HOLIDAY light, I don't want to offend anyone) seems to be a big business for some. You can charge to hang the lights and then charge to take them down a few weeks later.

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