Worried U.S. Lawns Only Works in the Summer? See How Snow and Ice Management Keeps You Busy Year Round
September 28, 2017
Investing in a U.S. Lawns franchise is a smart way to become your own boss. We help you scale your business and grow as a leader from day one, and our 700+ tools have helped our franchisees all over the nation. But if you live in a climate that doesn’t see green grass all year, you might be worried about working during the winter months. Quit your worrying! U.S. Lawns franchisees work year round because snow and ice management is one of our outstanding services.
In seasonal markets, grass grows during the spring, summer, and fall but colder temperatures in winter mean stagnant growth. As a U.S. Lawns franchisee, you will service properties regardless of the season. In seasonal climates, you help clients keep their turf healthy year round:
- Spring: Set up grass for a healthy year and start beautifying the commercial properties you serve.
- Summer: Our core services—mowing, edging, trimming, etc.—beautify commercial properties.
- Fall: Cleaning up leaves and debris perpetuates healthy grass throughout the cold months.
- Winter: Snow and ice management makes access to your clients’ commercial buildings slip-free.
In non-seasonal markets, the grass is green and the sun is out all year long! You can work all year on our core services and keep the commercial properties you serve mowed, trimmed, and beautiful.
Commercial Contracts Mean You Work All Year
We have talked at length about the many benefits of working exclusively with commercial clients, and year-long work is one of the biggest perks for our franchisees in seasonal markets. For one thing, U.S. Lawns franchisees provide grounds maintenance services to commercial accounts, and a part of that is managing the snow and ice that may accumulate in winter.
Even more importantly, our contracts are set up annually, which provides you with revenue every month of the year. This is yet another perk of commercial vs. residential landscaping because you have the power to set up annual contracts like this. That means that you are getting paid in winter, regardless of whether or not snow falls. When the snow falls or ice accumulates, that is extra revenue for your business.
Snow and Ice Management Is Just One of Our High Margin Services
At U.S. Lawns, we are in the service business. We serve each of our clients well by providing complete grounds care solutions, and managing snow and ice on their properties is just one of the things we do.
Some of our services include:
- Installing irrigation systems
- Caring for trees and plants
Focus on Our Core Services
Although our core services are our number one focus, it is still helpful to know that your U.S. Lawns franchise will be able to earn you a living year round. The bulk of your business will be in serving your clients during the warmer seasons mowing, edging, trimming, weeding, and pruning. Simply put, we know that the grass is going to grow every year, which means consistent work for you and your crews, and there is still plenty of work to be done in the winter.
So what are you waiting for? Owning a U.S. Lawns franchise allows you to build a strong business and a fulfilling career year round. Get in touch with us to get started!