during the cold months...

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by rainsofthouston, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. rainsofthouston

    rainsofthouston LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    hey guys,
    i was wondering what can be done during the winter months to supplement the lawn biz income. this will be my first winter in business and i can foresee it shutting down completely. any advice?:confused:
  2. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    Understood temporary employment somewhere?
  3. Jpocket

    Jpocket LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,281

    You don't get snow in Texas, so I dunno, get into hardscaping, or hauling. Honestly you should make enough $$$ March through November, so you only have to work a few days a week in the winter.
  4. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    Start hanging Christmas lights
  5. Ric3077

    Ric3077 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,113

    Sell firewood, haul off debris, ask current customers for side jobs, do Christmas lights, between all these and your savings if you have one...you should be fine during the winters.
  6. ACutAbovesiny

    ACutAbovesiny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 590

    Here in NY I do snow removal...and considering Christmas lights this year. I don't know what the weather is like down there in TX. I would imagine your lawn season is longer than mine.
  7. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    Deep Root feeding of valuable landscape plants.

    Stone mailboxes do 1 a week and you are set
  8. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    pressure washing, seal coating, hardscaping, and all the other stuff i don't have time to do during the season gets me by. i'm also the type of person who can't stand just hanging around, so i'll find something to do....
  9. Kingram10

    Kingram10 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Messages: 53

    Seed Rye(winter grass) there in texas. Thats what we do here in Arizona.
  10. Kingram10

    Kingram10 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
    Messages: 53

    Start offering this to your customers and then seed in october. Good Luck

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