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What to do in the winter

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by gartlandlawncare, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. gartlandlawncare

    gartlandlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 32

    To you guy that just do spraying and fertilizing, what do u do over the winter month? Right now I work full time on a golf course and do lawn work on the side. I want to go full time with lawn work but the winter months scare me (nov-march). Atleast with the golf course I can collect unemployment over the winter. I am just trying to get some Ideas?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

    Work 60 hours per week in summer--you don't need to do much in the winter. I used to write all five of my newsletters, prepare my renewal letter, refine my program, shop for fert, and drink a lot of diet soda. Feel free to call each customer and thank them for shopping with you. Ask them if there is anything you could improve, and ask for referrals.
  3. EquityGreen

    EquityGreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 394

    Caribbean vacations.
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  4. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Plow snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    .........or piss and moan cause it isn't snowing.
  5. Landgreen

    Landgreen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 228


    I plow snow as well.
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  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    Not much snow in Texas.
  7. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,378

    Really? LOL

    Actually I think northern Texas got more snow than we did in northern Illinois last winter. Seemed like everytime I watch the weather there was snow in Texas and Oklahoma.
  8. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    The Pan Handle gets some for sure but we get nothing to build a business upon.

    It is the ideal time to aerate and start the Pre-emergent program. Some clean ups, Trimming and stuff but not much work.
  9. LawnoftheMonth

    LawnoftheMonth LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 355

  10. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    you should do that in the late fall.

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