Wet season for landscape contractors

How To Boost Profit During The Wet Season As A Landscaper

The wet season for a landscape contractor presents both challenges and opportunities. While heavy rainfall can create difficulties in completing your jobs and services, it also allows for an incredible opportunity to diversify your portfolio by adding drainage to your list of services you are able to provide. To thrive during this period and maximize profits, implementing strategic approaches is essential. Here are several key strategies to consider:

  1. Expand Your List of Services to Include Drainage

Diversifying your services beyond traditional landscape design installation, garden maintenance, turf care and irrigation and maintenance can significantly boost revenue during the wet season. Consider offering services such as:

  • Stormwater management: Designing and installing systems to efficiently manage excess rainwater. This includes downspout runoff, trench drain installations, French drain installations, high groundwater management and subsurface water storage.
  • Drainage is a highly profitable service to offer with even the simplest jobs, such as downspout runoff solutions, generating high profit opportunities to build the revenue of your company.

By expanding your service offerings, you can cater to a broader range of needs and capitalize on additional revenue streams.

  1. Utilize In-House Equipment to Maximize Efficiency in Drainage Jobs

You already know what you have in the barn.  Trenchers, excavators, back hoes, shovels rakes, and more are already at your disposal.  One of the many things that makes drainage so appealing is the seamless way it integrates into your existing equipment infrastructure.  Being able to get the most out of your investment may require utilizing that equipment in avenues you would not have already thought of.  Allocating these already purchased resources to pursue a new category can pay them off faster or add revenue day one on new opportunities.

  1. Offer Maintenance Contracts

Securing long-term maintenance contracts with clients can provide a steady stream of income during the wet season and beyond. Offer proactive maintenance services to inspect and clean drainage systems regularly, ensuring optimal performance and minimizing the risk of blockages or failures during heavy rainfall. Providing clients with peace of mind and reliable service can lead to repeat business and referrals, further bolstering your bottom line.

  1. Implement Efficient Scheduling and Logistics

Efficient scheduling and logistics are crucial for maximizing productivity and minimizing downtime as a landscape contractor during the wet season. Prioritize projects based on urgency and geographic proximity to streamline operations and minimize travel time between job sites. Additionally, monitor weather forecasts closely to anticipate potential disruptions and adjust schedules accordingly. By optimizing resource allocation and minimizing idle time, you can maximize billable hours and profitability.

Monitoring the upcoming weather forecasts also can tailor your marketing and prospecting during compelling events such as heavy rain.  There is no better time to prospect new drainage jobs than seeing issues either during the event or shortly after it has subsided.  Spring always brings many opportunities to scout new projects.  Never be afraid to visit a prospective client on a rainy day to see where the problems are coming from and the issues they cause.  This allows you to be proactive in offering solutions to your client.

  1. Focus on Marketing and Customer Acquisition

Effective marketing and customer acquisition efforts are essential for attracting new clients and expanding your customer base. Utilize digital marketing channels such as social media and targeted online advertising to raise awareness of your services and reach potential customers in need of drainage solutions. Highlight your expertise, experience, and track record of successful projects to differentiate yourself from competitors and instill confidence in prospective clients.

At Central we offer a myriad of marketing services to help your company grow.  If digital or print marketing is something you would like to use to expand your business, reach out to your local branch or rep to see how we can help.

  1. Prioritize Customer Satisfaction

Providing exceptional customer service and prioritizing client satisfaction can set you apart in a competitive market and lead to repeat business and referrals. Communicate transparently with clients throughout the project lifecycle, addressing any concerns promptly and ensuring that expectations are met or exceeded. By delivering high-quality workmanship and personalized attention, you can cultivate long-term relationships with clients and position your business for sustained success.



Thriving as a drainage contractor during the wet season requires a combination of strategic planning, operational excellence, and customer-centricity. By expanding your service offerings, utilizing in-house equipment, offering maintenance contracts, optimizing scheduling and logistics, focusing on marketing and customer acquisition, and prioritizing customer satisfaction, you can maximize profits and capitalize on the opportunities presented by increased demand for drainage services during inclement weather.


Central Irrigation is your source for all your drainage needs.  We are fully stocked with PVC, Dual Wall and corrugated pipe.  We also carry catch basins, pop-up emitters, channel drains and fittings to make sure your project is complete.  Regardless of scope and size, Central is your partner in drainage and is always here to help!


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