What do you do during the winter?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by WANNAFARM2, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. jeeperscrow

    jeeperscrow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 288

    You guys with snow plowing for winter are very fortunate!!! We have nothing in winter to do in Georgia!
  2. smlc451

    smlc451 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 109

    Yeah but you have peaches..
  3. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    Im east of Atlanta I make more money in the winter then summer with lawn care. pre emergents and lime is cheap. start spraying yards
  4. wes92395

    wes92395 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Don't wish it on yourself... Snow plowing comes with its own set of issues just like anything else. If it wasn't for plowing I'd be driving rangers and small open trailers around for mowing instead of full size trucks.
  5. tat900

    tat900 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 261

    deer hunt in the stand every day from oct to xmas
  6. HPSInc

    HPSInc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Plow, snowblow, shovel, and salt. I could easily pick up over 100k in plowing this winter if I wanted to. But winter is no joke especially if we get a winter like last year. So i'll probably be settling for around 50k in snow removal just to stay afloat until spring hits again. I know of a company here locally who is trying to go big in winter, and hibernate in summer. Basically the opposite of what a lot of others do. They have an unbelievable amount of snow removal equipment. They look geared up enough to do 500k in snow removal.
  7. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,390

    your winters aren't very long, you have plenty of work during the season to save up for the short break from the work season.

    Our landscaping season is 40% of the year, 50% is winter with 10% being WTF do i do season?
  8. chefj

    chefj LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    How far east? I may do the same, but don't want to step on another guys toes.
  9. georgialawn88

    georgialawn88 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,075

    you're not gonna step on my toes. ill be happy to help out any way i can. I'm in covington. but you are gonna have to open your wallet to get started
  10. OldSalt

    OldSalt LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I found this forum by accident and so far have put to use information I found her about getting different blades for my Toro TimeMaster mower. I live in North Florida, have only been in business for 2 months, and am already looking ahead to what to do between November and February/March next year. Our growing seasons goes a few months longer than some of your, but still does not generate the same income as it does during growing season.
    Put 29 years in the Navy and this is my first endeavour as a business owner since getting off the Active Duty payroll list and onto the Retired/Disabled payroll list.
    Any of you from Florida, or the Southeast in general, willing to share some of your off-season money making ideas with me?
    Appreciate anything legal, moral, and ethical that I can do while waiting for the season to start back up next Spring.

    Thanks in Advance -- Bill

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