Late Season Question for the Pro's

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by E.G.G., Aug 14, 2008.

  1. E.G.G.

    E.G.G. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    It is very late into the season so what are some jobs to pick up in the fall and winter months? What are some ideas to pick up new customers during fall and winter months?
    The winters around here in Fayetteville are are not bad and not long. Very little snow if any at all. Average temps are 40 during winter months.

    Thanks for any advise!
     
  2. stevenf

    stevenf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,612

    This is my first Winter to try and find work and I think im going to go the real estate route. I know a few agents and Im going to try and get landscape cleanup and painting jobs
     
  3. NINER

    NINER LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Leaf Clean-up Is Pretty Plentiful Around Here Til Jan. Take Classes In The Off Months Maybe Get Certified In Fert And Go From There. Oh Yeah Get The Equipment Ready And I Mean Go Through Everything Before The Madness Begins.
     
  4. david shumaker

    david shumaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 721

    Leaves. Cleanup work like overgrown properties. Winter is the best time to do nasty cleanup work because it's not so hot. Of course, people usually want you to do it in Aug. when it's 100 or more. I read and studied for my turf chemical application test last winter. This winter I am going to take the "Right of Way" test.
     
  5. Lawnut101

    Lawnut101 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,254

    Like everyone said, leaf cleanup is your best bet. Advertise heavily and see what you get.
     
  6. AzLawnMan

    AzLawnMan LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 409

    In AZ we stay in the mid 70's so there is always work. But I have friends in the industry here in AZ that slow down in the winter months and they offer xmas light install and take down. Fairly low investment and easy to do. I have been fortunate enough to stay busy during those months, but clean-ups and extra jobs dont come around until the rains come in january. Thats if they come!!
     

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