What do you do in the fall and winter to generate income?

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

  1. Titans Fan

    Titans Fan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Just looking for some cash flow ideas for the fall and winter!
    I have thought about starting a parking lot cleaning service. Does anyone on here do that?
  2. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    While alot will be suckin up leaves or pushing snow ...we'll be cutting grass
  3. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    i would think the overhead to start a street sweeping service would be rather high, plus you would have to figure out how to run it year round.
    personally, i concentrate on limited hardscaping, pressure washing, and dead tree removal type stuff in the off season, as well as building flowerbeds and all the other stuff i don't have time to do during the mowing season.
  4. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    The fall and winter are for deer hunting.
    The lady at the bank asked me one day, when I was making a hefty deposit, "Why do you do in the wintertime?"
    I told her, "I make withdrawals."
  5. MoviePimp

    MoviePimp LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 39

    Come up with another brilliant business my man. Christmas decor, X-mas tree delivery, collection service for other LCOs. I bet your town could probably support another nightclub especially with LIVE! NUDE! GIRLS! Use your imagination and make some winter green.
  6. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,004

    i like your thinking!
  7. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    good one :laugh:

    for us, it's leaves and then right into snow plowing pretty much
  8. Pave_A_Lot

    Pave_A_Lot LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    In my off season to Generate income i have two rental properties and i buy and sell real estate though out the year. also do a little stump grinding before Paving season starts, in my spare time and winter months

    Also looking to expand into lawn mowing, and Excavating (Basements & septics) to make more income during summer
  9. cessnasovereign

    cessnasovereign LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    Does no one else use contracts, so you make the same in the off season??
  10. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    We do snow and ice management. Occasionally some plow and truck repairs for other services, but mostly just take care of our own stuff.

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