Offseason work, besides plowing?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jreiff, Dec 10, 2004.

  1. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 402

    Was jsut waondering what other people do in the winter beisdes plowing? From MN, and i do plow, but with and unusaul winter here, snowed couple times, but not really acummulating. Thanks
  2. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    Good a search on this topic and you'll never find an answer....Ive asked this question in the past and all I was able to get is that I " must not be very successful in the lawn business" if im looking for work to do in the winter
  3. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 663

    Not much in the way as of income goes but here is my winter list and it's a serious one.

    1) Finish patio out back of my house, approx 500 sq. ft. (Can't wait to have pics to show off)

    2) Landscape lighting at parents house, approx 500 watts total around pool with runs over 100'

    3) Retaining wall around corner of pool at parents house 3 pallets, easy chore

    4) Commercial landscape job in next week or two

    5) Work on tree farm approx 400 pot-in-pot trees and 800 shrubs, real small operation but have to start somewhere.

    Hopefully I can get enough nice days to finish all this before March 1
  4. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    Get up, eat, watch TV, nap, repeat until March 2005 :D :D :D
  5. lbmd1

    lbmd1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 462

    I got tired of waiting around for snow to fal so I went out and found an oil company willing to sponser me to get my CDL B license. They trained me and allowed me to use their truck for the licensing part. While it's not great money compared to lawn work ($15 an hr), it pays for Christmas presents, child support and other small expenses in between snow storms. I can report to work any time when my cleanups are done and leave at any time to go out plowing. Its a win win, they don't have to pay benefits and I come back every year to work for them.

  6. The Yard Barber Inc.

    The Yard Barber Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 228

    you say you plow snow but do you sell or chop fire wood? this is something to keep you busy during the fall and then deliveries during the winter months. Also you could get into christmas decorations. I know around Raleigh that kind of thing is big.
  7. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 952

    Sell Firewood, get your supply from tree cutter through out the year.
    Repair & letter mail boxes, repaint and replace post etc.
    Install blown in insulation ( machine is free when you buy insulation)
    Winterize your clients homes
    Interior painting
    Carpet cleaning
  8. gilllawnservice

    gilllawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 20

    You would like fries with that :D :p
  9. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I have been keeping busy with interior remoldeling....drywall, insulation, electrical, plumbing, etc... good money and helps pass the time.
  10. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
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