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Old 01-29-2013, 05:16 PM   #41
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Business has been almost non-existent in Ireland this January. The weather has either been snow and frost or very wet & windy, so hard to do anything. Plenty of work lined up for February though!
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:30 PM   #42
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For those of you who work in a climate with ALL 4 seasons...what do you do with your winter down time? When I was landscaping we had to just collect Employment insurance, or find a temporary job. Worked out for me though...I had one job running the day to day operations of a hydroponic supply store, and worked construction the rest of the years.
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For those of you who work in a climate with ALL 4 seasons...what do you do with your winter down time? When I was landscaping we had to just collect Employment insurance, or find a temporary job. Worked out for me though...I had one job running the day to day operations of a hydroponic supply store, and worked construction the rest of the years.
We plow snow,drink beer and watch a lot of hockey. Other than that there's not much else to do until the weather breaks.
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For those of you who work in a climate with ALL 4 seasons...what do you do with your winter down time?
I mostly sit around from roughly August to February, LOL. My season is really March, April, May and June, then it's slow.
The plan in coming years is to spend winters in Honduras, where my wife is from. Run a little B&B and farm down there, then come back here for a few months to make money.
I just started my business a year and a half ago, and we've been too broke to do anything. I think this year will be pretty good though, should be able to spend some time down there next winter.

I do tree treatments, i.e., keep trees alive and healthy.
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I mostly sit around from roughly August to February, LOL. My season is really March, April, May and June, then it's slow.
The plan in coming years is to spend winters in Honduras, where my wife is from. Run a little B&B and farm down there, then come back here for a few months to make money.
I just started my business a year and a half ago, and we've been too broke to do anything. I think this year will be pretty good though, should be able to spend some time down there next winter.

I do tree treatments, i.e., keep trees alive and healthy.
Best of luck to you sir! That is a brutally short season.
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I've been a Landscape designer/contractor & sometimes GC since 1990, been in the business since the mid 80's, started off in remodeling/renovation as a kid. When I started my own, I incorporated the construction element w/ Landscaping. Basically...crazy looking decks & patios w/ large boulders growing through them w/ the floors & stairs coped in around them, landscapes w/ edibles & espaliers, irrigation & lighting, fencing, stone walls & entrances.

It's been a fun run, but since '08 Ive been taking things in other directions. Basically, if it doesn't fall in my lap, I'm not chasing it. Been doing commercial snow & ice removal for just as long (November- April)...so far this season I've been blessed.
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Me Too!

I'm surprised there isn't much landscape talk going on here myself. At least it looks like there are a few of us here.
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Oh, and in the winter I do some tree removal, emergency tree cleanup and will plow snow every once in a while. Waking up at 3am and plowing snow for 16 hours isn't as fun as it used to be.
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ha! i wish i could even plow snow around here....ever yahoo with a pickup goes out and plows for 20 bucks a pop....not worth competing
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Irrigation guy here.. If your up on my other post im trying to get into contracting. Currently in the public sector. I plan to do irrigation specifically. No way will i touch mowin and blowin and id prefer to sub out anything beyond layin sod or seeding turf. Any technical irrigation related stuff im into it.
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Where are you located Irripro?
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Southern California, more specifically the Inland Empire.
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Not sure what area you are from but here's a few in my area:

www.greenstufflawn.com

www.kglandscape.com

Not sure if they are on this forum or not, but I know they are active on a lot of other sites.
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I do. However I am doing less and less of it. The remodeling end is picking up more and more and I just enjoy it more. However will always mow. Covers the bills.
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Was in landscaping in 1994, now painting.
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Landscaping is where it's at brother!
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Landscape person here in Central Texas. I'm currently the COO of my family's design/build business that has been around since 1982. I got a degree in landscape architecture a few years ago and decided I wanted to do construction as well. We do high end residential and smaller commercial/multifamily projects and pretty much everything/anything.

In addition I'm a licensed irrigator, working as a sub for design and of course installing as well. I am trying to grow that part of my business to help deal with the extreme water issues we are experiencing here.
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