Winter is coming

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by dmk395, Oct 28, 2001.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Posts: 1,003

    I know alot of you plow snow. Is there anyone here that simply lounges around during the winter while living comfortably from a extremely profitable landscaping seasons?
     
  2. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    around here we dont get much snow, just cold weather
     
  3. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    Not enough snow here to buy equipment. I'll work about ten hours per week at Best Buy (b/w vacations) for something to do. Other than that, I'll be speding a few weeks in Canada during November and January, a week in Nashville During December and no plans for February. March, I'll be getting ready to gear-up for the mowing season.
     
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I work about 10 to 20 hrs a week during the winter. Mostly just to support my bad habits... Coors Light and smokes. I put money away during the year to live on in the winter and pay ahead my insurance, phone, cable, sewer, Directv, newspaper and electricity. Plus I always fill up the fuel oil before the season begins. That way I only have to make the mortgage, mower payments, truck payment, credit cards and buy food. Since the wife has a decent job I kinda take it easy during the winter and try not to work when it too cold outside.
     
  5. No snow here either, averages 2 per winter. I try to schedule improvements to the properties in the fall. Had real good luck this fall with core aeration.

    A couple of years ago I sold the idea of putting pea gravel with landscape fabric around the foundation of a factory I mow. I havn't had to trim since I installed it.

    None of the hourly jobs I find pay anything close to what I can make in the mowing business.

    Dave
     
  6. Myself and my brothers are partners and we are all 30 year men with general motors, even though you can get a lot of snow in winter here in chicago area we only plow two condo lots ,us old guys need the winter to recuparate so all we do is draw our pensions
     
  7. Diesel

    Diesel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 18

    Nice weekend here in Ohio to catch up on. Mowed three yard sunday and blew leaves. Winter is coming I'm afraid.
     
  8. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    We made so much money this year my accountant told me to not make any more deposits this year. That means I will be taken another vacation. I hear it is real cheap to go to Hawaii :D or maybe I will just go hunting and fishing for a couple of months.
     
  9. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    i am doing landscaping till about the mid of November, then doing a few xmas lights, then relax except for when we get snow (not often)
     
  10. jnjnlc

    jnjnlc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I take Dec 20 through Jan 5 off (Vacation time, maybe a cruise). It has to be a real emergency for me to work on a lawn. Usually by then all of the leaves are down and removed. I will visit my contract lawns once or twice in Jan and make sure everything is ok and spread lime.. Then in Mid Feb I mowing them once maybe twice. Shortly after that it is time to fertilize again and it all starts over again.

    I hope to do a couple of landscaping jobs during the off time. If not I will be at home putting the new kitchen the wife is wanting.
     

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