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It looks like many lcos have been able to take advantage of the more milder winter weather this year.

How has the weather effected you?


Snow Business Hampered, But Consumers Benefit - Landscaping companies that may normally fall back on plowing and winter maintenance by this time are still fully engaged in outdoor projects. Barbara Butler, who runs Valley View Landscaping with husband, has not had any plowing work to date, but her crews are still fully engaged in other fair weather projects.

"We're working! We're planting, believe it or not," Ms Butler said. "We planted the week before Christmas. We did some work for a client with a small commercial property down in Trumbull, putting in some evergreen shrubs, mulching."

Todd ### of Landscaping Unlimited normally gives his crews January and February off, but he is taking advantage of the mild weather to put finishing touches on a new commercial headquarters in Monroe.

"We gave up plowing a few years ago because of winters like this," he said. "But as far as landscaping goes, we normally feel pretty good if we can stretch jobs into the week of Christmas."

Mr ### said if customers were calling for landscape work, he would be doing it.

The phone has not stopped ringing at Holmes Fine Gardens Center in Hawleyville, which is good news for owner Dan Holmes.

"We've got four crews going out every day," Mr Holmes said. "Typically, all we're doing at this time of the year is design work, maintenance on our own equipment, and a few select plowing jobs. But we're still tremendously busy doing planting and masonry jobs."
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How has the weather effected you?
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