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stevef1201
11-15-2012, 11:02 AM
We were mowing (mulching of course) a yard when the neighbor came over and asked how much we charge. I told her, and she said that she was going away for the rest of the year (visiting family) but wanted us to start mowing her yard in January. I love living in Florida, How are you guys doing in the cold north?????

Sprinkler Buddy
11-15-2012, 11:24 AM
It's a great time to pick up new accounts here in FL, we have the time to get the little things in shape before it takes off again next Spring. Unfortunately most customers will wait until we don't have as much time. lol

LawnBoy0311
11-15-2012, 11:30 AM
Way to rub it in steve. I have a leaf clean up today and finish my mowing for the year tomorrow. Then its time to hibernate, drink lots of beer, and plot my attack plan for next year. I hope all goes well in sunny, hot florida, where you mow more than us, making for a more steady job. I hope you enjoy making more money, while im getting pounded by snow.

LawnBoy0311
11-15-2012, 12:05 PM
Oh, and just so you can enjoy winter as much as me, and feel my pain...I'm going to put my tongue on a metal pole and take a picture for you.

SECTLANDSCAPING
11-15-2012, 01:14 PM
I love living in Florida, How are you guys doing in the cold north?????

Pretty good... Turning down drives and commercial lots left and right. I can sit inside all winter and still make 3xs my mowing money. Most north guys will make more money in the winter then the spring. The difference is we have to work in the spring.

stevef1201
11-15-2012, 03:57 PM
It's a great time to pick up new accounts here in FL, we have the time to get the little things in shape before it takes off again next Spring. Unfortunately most customers will wait until we don't have as much time. lol

I got one this week who wanted me to start when they go back to New York in April, so that makes two this week.

I am taking it easy this winter working everyother week in yards, and a few pressure washing jobs.

I need to have some time off, working in that 100 degree weather during the summer really s-u-c-k-s

stevef1201
11-15-2012, 03:59 PM
Oh, and just so you can enjoy winter as much as me, and feel my pain...I'm going to put my tongue on a metal pole and take a picture for you.

Hey I used to live in Alaska, Spent one winter in northern Germany, and a few other weeks in several different very cold areas. That is why now I live in florida. Today the high was in the 70's and I wore a jacket.

CHEESE2009
11-15-2012, 07:52 PM
I'll enjoy my 18 hours of darkness per day this winter.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hhZk69VP0JI/UIQcN_s7ATI/AAAAAAAACbs/67Uu4nCHbs0/s400/cry1.jpeg

LawnBoy0311
11-16-2012, 06:20 AM
Hey I used to live in Alaska, Spent one winter in northern Germany, and a few other weeks in several different very cold areas. That is why now I live in florida. Today the high was in the 70's and I wore a jacket.

Damn thats right! I remember you saying you lived in Alaska. Quite the extreme from Alaska to Florida.

LawnCareMan280
11-16-2012, 06:06 PM
I love it getting tons of accounts

Steve
11-19-2012, 11:56 AM
We were mowing (mulching of course) a yard when the neighbor came over and asked how much we charge.

Do you have your truck lettered? Do you wear uniforms? It is interesting to hear the steps you have taken to promote and image that would get a neighbor to come over and ask for your services too.