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Work all year or Winters off

Discussion in 'Industry Surveys & Polls' started by desert rose gardening, Jan 29, 2007.


Work all year or take Winters off

  1. Work all year

    80 vote(s)
  2. Take Winters off

    68 vote(s)
  1. desert rose gardening

    desert rose gardening LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    I was wondering would you guys work all year if you lived where you could work all year mowing. Or would you rather not mow in the winter?:)
  2. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    we work all year hear and wouldn't have it any other way. Revenue is down usually around 10-15% in the months of January and February so it gives us a little relaxation time. We are only working 40 hours weeks during those two months, so it really leaves me feeling like vacation.
  3. vanguard

    vanguard LawnSite Member
    Posts: 202

    If it snows I work, if not I'm on vacation :sleeping:
  4. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,281

    I work all season doing the landscape thing. Winter I technically consider the "off" season, but I plow snow, so I still work
  5. Mr Priceless

    Mr Priceless LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 412

    Sometimes I'm off, sometimes not, depends on the weather here in OK, but one thing's for sure, the grass doesn't grow
  6. lawnpro724

    lawnpro724 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,201

    It depends on where you live, if you live in the south or south east then yes you can work all year long. I live in the midwest where its pretty cold most of winter and we never seem to get much snow if any so there is not much to do. I used to do snow removal years ago but then things changed do to global warming I guess and now we never get any snow these day's that amount to much.
  7. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 652

    gotta love Florida
  8. jinx 88

    jinx 88 LawnSite Member
    from ozarks
    Posts: 44

    I have a floor care business also so I work year round, twice as much during mowing season.
  9. parkeeee

    parkeeee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    Have full time year round job. Spring/summer/fall do lawn maintenance.
  10. bhforty3

    bhforty3 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    Year round ,winter months I stay busy pushing snow for a buddy's ground maintenance co. using his equipment and cutting meat in a local butcher shop.:hammerhead:

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