"This weather is hard on any gardener/landscaper; and in fact anyone with an outdoor job! I bet there are a lot of frustrated people on here just wanting to get on with it! But, the weather will improve and hopefully you soon you will be rushed off…"
"does anyone know where you can get second hand kawasaki parts for strimmers my gearbox head is knackered and it is going to cost £150 for new gear head it a kawasaki th43 going to fix head sell old strimmer and buy new one .cheers
"i use clinic ace also use pistol now that is
a weedkiller ,,when i spray clinic i give the ground a covering with ronstar granules job done. have you seen the weedkiller for marestail its for that weed only .theres a video of it on you tube looks…"
"I sell products on the internet for some of the winter and take a break to the Canary Islands for two or three months depending on commitments.
In the Summer /working months I work 7 days a week from 08.30 till dark so the break is very welcome. I…"
"I try to encourage as many as my clients to keep me during winter and often mention things that can be done they may not have noticed or thought about. Such as a loose fence post or clearing out the shed/ greenhouse, even if its on an adhoc basis or…"
"Without a doubt the best thing to do is go surfing for 10 days to morocco over winter. Endless right hand point breaks.......ahhhhh.
On a more serious note you are doing the right thing thinking about it now. In my experience people will be…"
"Dan's list sounds like our list (apart from the litter picking and tree surgery)
Also, as Craig suggested, we have got quite a lot of customers on standing order and the cost spread throughout the year- that way we still have good money coming…"
"Work never really comes to a stop Wullie when you've establised yourself, but the first winter is always the make or break one. All the above replies are correct, but of course it depends on your customer base. If you haven't got…"
"Ive been in business full time since spring 2008 and although we are always flat out from March to November the winter is still a very quiet period. Last year i decided to start doing firewood, the main resaon being that it would keep me busy over…"
"As well as doing the paid work you have - service tools & machinery, vehicle and trailer. Make the office work more streamlined so it takes up less time in the busy season. Work on websites and other advertising. Do any training you need to do.…"
"Try getting a few customer onto monthly standing orders, with payments over 12 months, then you get some money coming in. Don't recommend getting all customers on this system, because it's nice to earn more money when it's summer and…"