What do you do in the winter??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tony1045, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Tony1045

    Tony1045 LawnSite Member
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    Trying to plan for the near future, ie.. retiring from the 9-5 job (with pension)in a few years and doing the grounds maintenance/lawn care full time. But I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what to do in the winter time for income. I want to keep it in the landscape/landscape maintenance field, not just doing odd jobs. Snow plowing is one I'm considering, also selling firewood. What do you do???? :confused: Lets try to keep this clean AND legal. Thanks Tony
     
  2. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,939

    I chase the old lady around the house. Caught her a couple times last winter, but I think she slowed down on purpose.
    Crawdad
     
  3. Tony1045

    Tony1045 LawnSite Member
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    OK, I can see that, but it don't pay very well. :D
     
  4. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    Get a couple of good paying snow jobs and chill out for the rest of the winter...And save money while your cutting so winter isn't a big shock
     
  5. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    woodworking/ furniture making, handyman, part-time bouncer at my buddy's bar
     
  6. Gibs

    Gibs LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Posts: 70

    i work for a sheet metal company i delivery the ventalaztion duct and **** all over the maritimes in canada
     
  7. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    but come every other week its nice in the winter no humidity or heat.
     
  8. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    When I did business up north, I sat around quite a few winters. Ocassionaly I got a part time job just for something to do.

    In FL, I mow every other week, do some mulching, and pressure clean roofs and pool cages. IMO pressure cleaning is some easy money.
     
  9. Lawn Masters

    Lawn Masters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 850

    You could plow snow, up there, its a full time thing in the winter. down here, we dont get snow, so the plowing isnt an option, unless you own a dozer and want to plow the beach or the orange groves LOL
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    I do the same with mine. She must have felt sorry for me too a couple of times....lol. We snow plow around 175 accounts btw.
     

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