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Old 07-29-2014, 09:26 PM
 
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What are the best cities in the South to do landscaping in the winter? By that I mean, warm temperatures, enough vegetation, and enough money in the city to get a decent amount of business? Anywhere from Texas to Florida?

What are some of the southern cities with the lowest humidity?

What are some of the wealthier southern cities that have a lot of senior retirees?

Plugging in the above criteria, where are some of the more reasonable southern cities for housing rental?
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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Lowest humidity ? well stay out of Florida then, are you kidding me ? but in the winter months, it's not a factor much at all.

Lots of senior retirees ? St Pete, Naples area, with money

Housing rental in the winter months in FL is not going to be cheap at all...Texas might be a better shot as far as rentals in the winter...demand for seasonal winter rentals is very high in FL
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:46 AM
 
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btw, everybody in FL who has an F150 is in the landscaping business....plus all of the illegals from Mexico and Central America....they're good, and entrenched in the jobs during the season and during the summer as well...competition is stiff
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:49 AM
 
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There are not many areas which will meet this criteria. Most southern states still have a short winter, and while it is very mild by northern standards landscaping is usually not done in Feb and Jan in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee etc. Really you would be limited to Florida, a few cities right on the Gulf coast (New Orleans, Mobile) and the southern third of Texas, or Arizona and southern California. Low Humidity???? Florida is out, Gulf coast is out, much of coastal Texas is out. That leaves Arizona and California, IMO those areas are the only ones in the lower 48 that meet your criteria.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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Lafayette, LA
Birmingham, AL
Tallahassee, FL

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Old 07-30-2014, 06:16 PM
 
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Ill say this Again....Humidity in the WINTER months in FL is NON existent, not a factor...it's gorgeous during the winter months and things are still growing. but at a slower rate...forget humidity....


landscaping in Birmingham in the winter ? ah.....youre not going to be that busy,,go SOUTH
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Ill say this Again....Humidity in the WINTER months in FL is NON existent, not a factor...it's gorgeous during the winter months and things are still growing. but at a slower rate...forget humidity....


landscaping in Birmingham in the winter ? ah.....youre not going to be that busy,,go SOUTH
Florida doesn't lose it's humidity during winter. It's still very very humid there.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Florida doesn't lose it's humidity during winter. It's still very very humid there.
Exactly. Humidity in winter can be far worse than summer. But because the temps are cooler, of course it feels much colder. In fact, during winter, the humidity has an OPPOSITE affect on real-feel temps. When it's humid in the winter, it actually feels COLDER than the actual temps. That's why winters along coastal regions (like Savannah) can feel so much more miserable than those further inland.

That being said, despite the effect of winter, the growing season and thus the need for landscaping services never comes to a complete stop in the lower south. While grass cutting and trimming may not be necessary, there are plenty of landscape companies that stay busy during winter doing seeding, fertilizing, pine straw, hedge and tree trimming, etc.
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Old 07-30-2014, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Exactly. Humidity in winter can be far worse than summer. But because the temps are cooler, of course it feels much colder. In fact, during winter, the humidity has an OPPOSITE affect on real-feel temps. When it's humid in the winter, it actually feels COLDER than the actual temps. That's why winters along coastal regions (like Savannah) can feel so much more miserable than those further inland.

That being said, despite the effect of winter, the growing season and thus the need for landscaping services never comes to a complete stop in the lower south. While grass cutting and trimming may not be necessary, there are plenty of landscape companies that stay busy during winter doing seeding, fertilizing, pine straw, hedge and tree trimming, etc.
Trust me, I know. It has gotten in the 30s down here many times last winter. It is bone chilling!!
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:29 AM
 
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what do I know, I just have 2 places in Tampa Bay, one in Pinellas one in SRQ
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