Using the off-season for training

If you’re a lawn or landscape business located in a cold-weather climate, then you might have a period of downtime during the winter. Unless you do snow operations, you likely have a very bare-bones staff come winter. However, if you can swing it, using the off-season as an opportunity to do some training with as much of your team as possible can make a huge difference once the prime season rolls around.

Gearing up for spring

Even those companies that do offer snow removal services can find extra downtime when it’s a limited snow season. Mark Borst, president of Borst Landscape & Design in Allendale, New Jersey says that the off-season is the best time to start gearing up for the spring. You definitely want to be able to hit the ground running when the time comes.

“If we’re not busy with snow, our team is refurbishing the equipment and making plans for the spring season,” Borst says. “There are often plenty of ways that we can start preparing in advance of the busy season to be sure we’re ready.”

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