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Winter Work

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by scweedman, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    What do you guys do in the winter with employees. I have little work in December and no work in January. This is a hard way to have full time employees
  2. villagegreenlandscape

    villagegreenlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    We do Xmas lights. We start installs in Mid-October, add a second crew Mid-November and do takedowns through Mid January. The timing works pretty well.
  3. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 971

    i have a brother in law who does that in ny
    in the building business already had ladders and stuff
    goes out and buys all the leftover lights the day after x-mas
    does quite well
    big custs in the area where the clintons live
    he does a nice job outlines the home and has chaser lites
    put's them up checks on them and take down and stores them in the homeowners garage
  4. RAlmaroad

    RAlmaroad LawnSite Silver Member
    from SC
    Posts: 2,194

    That's a great time to get several jobs with a bush-hog, remulching flower beds, retaining walls, replacing or putting in irrigation, pruning trees (Fruit), general clean-up. Murrells Inlet is in dyer need of this. Do a flyer now...and let your clients know that you're available then and maybe they'll put off a lot of it until then. Too bad that those oak leaves don't fall until March when everyone is really busy.
  5. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    junk hauling, basement/gargae clean outs, winter pruning, deep root feeding with tablets, christmas tree lot, etc. just use your imagination
  6. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    When you have full time people you want to know for sure you have work.

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