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Off Season In Texas

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Patriots, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Patriots

    Patriots LawnSite Member
    Messages: 185

    So what do y'all do for a little extra cash in the off season, which it seems like is quickly approaching. I thought about holiday lights but that seems like more trouble than its worth.
  2. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,496

    Don't know about your area so can't make any suggestions.

    Around here I'd say plant more fescue. Cool season grass that grows all winter here (fairly mild) and needs attention. Not a favorite though when it comes to water conservationists here. They'd rather you plant Bermuda that goes dormant for a few months. LOL
  3. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 988

    I am not aware of where Keller, Texas is - however, here in Central Texas we typically do not have an "off" season.

    At best we may slow a bit to four days a week but this is when vacation time is scheduled for the employees and me.

    Regarding 'hunting' of work, advertise for fall aeration, landscape bed preparation/alteration, minor tree trimming (remember to price in the sealant for those oaks!), pressure washing - just use your imagination.

    Regarding landscape lighting, I typically do not pursue this due to a good quality lighting system is expensive meaning unless you have an upscale client base, profit margins are heavily impacted resulting in more work for less money.
  4. Howard Roark

    Howard Roark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 805

    I'll be working in Sales at Dell this winter. I only do mowing, so this works nicely as we'll be done mid Nov.

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