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What do you do during the winter?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by JFGLN, May 14, 2004.

  1. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    The mowing season here starts in late February and can last up to December 15 some years. I'am curious how people handle the off season.
  2. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 3,556

    I snowplow/removal. I did that this past year with some shovels and snowblowers, and one employee, but this year i will have many more accounts and have a plow on my truck. gee, itll be fun:)
  3. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,110

    Snow Plowing, odd jobs, part-time employment etc.
  4. JFGLN

    JFGLN LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    Not much snow in Seattle over the winter, just lots of rain.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    my schedule for the year

    February-Early March: Pruning Trees
    March-December: lawn maintenance season
    December-March (sometimes later): snow removal
  6. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Posts: 1,237

    I bought a snowblower and picked up 8 accounts (all on the same street no less!)

    I also run a small model rocket internet company
  7. Jon99

    Jon99 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    Substitute teach and officiate basketball games..
  8. Superior Lawn Care

    Superior Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 55

    late fall- lawn clean-ups
    winter- snow removal
    early spring- lawn clean-ups
  9. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    why do you need to work in the winter?
  10. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,218

    Make enough during the landscape season to pay all your bills through the winter. We have about a 40-42 week season here. We also do snow removal, odd jobs and some tree work in the winter.

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