I suppose in some areas of the country landscaping in general is less seasonal. But here in the Northwest, it's VERY seasonal. Very few calls come in for landscaping after Oct. 1st. And then it stays that way through about the middle or end of Feb. We can still do landscaping work here most days in the fall and winter. It's just that the overwhelming demand we see the rest of the year all but disappears. From March - Sept. customers in this area can hardly even get a call back from a landscaper, much less an appointment. Demand is so high that I can land most jobs just by showing up for the bid. But in the fall it's the opposite. There are so many landscapers hungry for work that a customer can get 3 or 4 competing bids within just one or two days and they are all at drastically lower prices. So competition is fierce this time of year too. I hate to have to lay workers off. So starting Oct. 1st if we are not totally booked for jobs, I'll start lowering our labor rates just to stay busy. I'll lower them by a good 20%, giving up most of the profit we'd usually make from our jobs. But without any work coming in, I find we have to lay guys off and it's also difficult to keep up with ongoing overhead expenses. So if we have jobs - even at less profit - at least that keeps the bills paid and workers working. Anyone else do the same? Or do you stick to your guns no matter what time of year the bid is given?