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What Is Everyone Doing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clallen03, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    This is the close of my first season and I am just sitting around hanging out with the family. I feel like I should be doing something dealing with lawn care. The leaves are up the grass is dormant.
    Other then landscaping jobs, what is everyone doing for the business at this time of year?
  2. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    i'm working on equipment/bendin metal for trak vac and restoring a 1971 john deere 70 then a 1920 ford model T.

  3. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    Earlier today I was sharpening blades. Making hoses for the pressure washer. Yesterday put a new floor on a spare trailer. Working on the 4 wheelers. Tomorrow cutting riding trails in the bush. Always something to do.
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Gaining weight but that changes now that its 2007!

    Got a marathon to run in 5.5 months.
  5. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    looking for snow......shopping for a new trailer.....
  6. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,278

    you should be planning for the new year, looking at properties you want to service, getting a marketing plan together. Brain storm some new ideas.
    That way when the weather breaks you can execute the plan

    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 173

    Go over every single piece of equipment that you have right down to a pair of pruning shears. Service, lubricate, trouble-shoot and try to improve them all.

    You don't want suprises in the spring. Then you should do as they say, come up with a really good business plan. Scout properties, prepare possible bids. Cultivate business deals. Interview employees, etc. Stop at your local dealers and see about stocking up on 2-cycle oil, engine oil, blades, etc. Think about all the maintenance items you changed in 06 and buy them again in 07

    Any good dealer should be able to hook you up with a spring order discount that meets or beats the online deals.

    Spend time with your family, spend time at the gym (it WILL help your productivity), work for a plow company to make $$$$.
  8. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Roll up 2006 numbers and work on business plan for 2007
  9. DixieFerris

    DixieFerris LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 440

    Besides all of the business planning, I'm making snow 3-4 days a week and working at a local ski mountain.
  10. RedMax Man

    RedMax Man LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,053

    Finishing all the business stuff from last season and getting ready for next. Alway plannung to make it better than the last one. Hoping to get some snow sometime.

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