Here is some information for to clear up confusion that occasionally arises about running a Lawncare Operation in Canada. All the snow in Canada is melted by mid July and we have 1 or 2 weeks of "Winter Break" clean-ups where we rake up all the Maple leaves and branches from the Maple trees on the lawns. The first week of August we start mowing, there are 2 weeks of really heavy growth and then things ease up for the remainder of the mowing season. The final cuts are done by the first week of October and then we have 2 weeks of frantic leaf clean-ups before the snow hits. A good season in Canada would be 12-14 weeks of mowing and clean-ups. There is a very small window of opportunity for profits in the Green Industry so one must work very hard for those 12 weeks. The rest of the year is either spent relaxing and preparing for next season or, for the more ambitious, a snow removal service. Snow removal in Canada, however, is difficult because almost every homeowner and commercial site owns there own plow.