Our customers are the best out there! This means we are growing and looking to add talented, motivated, responsible people to our team. We are adding both full time, year round positions as well as seasonal positions. Do you know someone looking for a good place to call home? A college student who wants to earn some money this Summer (all while getting a tan and some muscles)? Send them our way! Have them give Jason Deuble at 330-715-5863 a call for more information.
Bursting out of the ground and growing quickly right now is Lily of the Valley. It’s a low ground cover plant with a lovely little flower and an even lovelier smell. It is shade-loving with a dense root system. As the plants grow, the roots spread and will eventually crowd out weeds and most other nearby plants. Over time, just a few plants will become a lush carpet of green. It’s an extremely tough plant that will grow in almost any type of soil. From Spring to Fall, Lily of the Valley will keep landscaped areas looking neatly maintained with little or no attention. Lily of the valley should not be planted in a perennial garden. Instead, treat it as a ground cover, giving it a place where it can roam. All parts of the plant are highly poisonous, including the red berries which may be attractive to children. If ingested—even in small amounts—the plant can cause abdominal pain, vomiting, reduced heart rate, blurred vision, drowsiness, and red skin rashes. So, keep that in mind if you have pets or small children!
The weather is not only making the grass grow but of course, that means it’s making lots of other things grow too – one of which is one of our old favorite – the dandelion. We wanted to let you all know that shortly, we will be applying our step 2 fertilizer, also known as Weed n Feed, to our customers who are on our fertilizer program. This application will help to eliminate broadleaf weeds such as dandelions. For those of you not on a fertilizer program, it is not too late to start. If you are interested in being added to our roster, give us a call and we will get you set up. We have two options for our fertilizer programs – 5 applications or 6 applications.
In true Northeast Ohio fashion, April brought us a variety of weather. Only in Ohio can you plow snow, put down fertilizer, mulch your flower beds and mow your lawn all in the same month! In any event, it seems now that the growing season is in full swing.
This recent rain and favorable temperatures are making the grass grow. And it looks fabulous! Sometimes, I think we can hear it growing! There is more spotty rain in the forecast and we are doing our best to not only keep on schedule but keep quality up as well. In some cases, we are having to cut the lawns before it properly dries. We are doing our best to take care of the turf without damaging it. At times, we are going to cut it twice or even three times to combat the radical growth that is happening now. We may also find it necessary to blow off the lawns in order to remove the debris from lying on and damaging the fast growing turf.
Our first round of fertilizer has just been completed. With this first round of fertilizer, we watch the ground temperatures and schedule the crabgrass preventer to give you optimal coverage through the season. By the time you are reading this, everyone will have their first application completed and we will be starting to plan on round two.
Also, along with mowing comes the need for planting beds to be refreshed. There isn’t much that will improve the look of a dingy landscape better than a fresh coat of mulch. Not only will the landscape look better, the fresh mulch will aid in keeping weeds at bay. Just ask someone who has skipped a year or two and they will tell you the battle that has ensued to remove those unwanted weeds. Additionally, the mulch will retain much needed moisture for later in the Summer when the rain has slowed down. All in all, you can’t go wrong by having fresh mulch applied to your planting areas. If your beds are looking a little blah, then pick up the phone and tell us your woes and we will bring the freshness of Spring to your backyard.