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what do you do during the winter?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by ncnurseryman, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 826

    Yeah, even if you could, doesn't seem very ethical to me.
  2. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    This year a friend of mine bought a house to flip. It needed a lot of work and I was busy for 7 weeks.
  3. tat900

    tat900 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    Deer Hunting only reason I mow is so I can hunt in winter time
  4. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    Leaf removal. I hate it but it's more to keep my guys employed than anything else. Just cant really get the rates I need in our area to really make any decent profit. And the only dump site around the area doubled their dump fees at the beginning of last season. I passed a little of this price increase on to my customers, had to. But I guess it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
  5. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

  6. ncnurseryman

    ncnurseryman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 121

    I deliver firewood too. There is a mill nearby that cut railroad ties and the process the sides into smaller slabs. Its all good hardwood so I buy and resell it to homeowners. Some people don't care whether its slabs or round. It all burns.
  7. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    That stuff is not treated ?
  8. dwlah

    dwlah LawnSite Senior Member
    from Argo Al
    Posts: 558

    may want to look into substitute teaching
    not alot of pay but marginally better than sitting around the house
  9. Green Clean

    Green Clean LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    At the moment finishing an accounting degree, and will likely do snow removal and taxes...
  10. 9ball1018

    9ball1018 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 110

    I don't know bout everyone else I stay pretty busy up until late January doin leaf cleanups then I move onto mulch and straw installs and various other type of work. A lot of my biweekly turn into weekly accounts come fall into early winter. Thankfully winter doesn't last to long here in birmingham.
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