Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Quick Note to Our Clients

Hey Everyone!  Just a few housekeeping items for all of our wonderful clients:

  1. Tis the Season:  We will be back to cutting once per week beginning Monday, March 7th.  We sure did enjoy the cold snaps this winter, but it's Florida and we're already back to the 80s. 
  2. Payments:  Do you like paying online? We do too, so we've made it easy for our clients as well.  Our online payments are set up via PayPal to make your transactions safe and secure.  Our account link is located on the right side of the Home page.
  3. Billing:  Snail mail or email - we've got you covered.  For those of you who prefer to receive your monthly invoice via email, please contact us and we'll be happy to set you up with this feature. 
If you have any questions or concerns, need to make changes to your service or want to refer a friend, please feel free to contact us anytime.  We'd love to hear from you! 

We appreciate your business!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Gearing Up for Spring!

Hard to believe we are already preparing to go back to weekly grass cuts!  Considering we did not have much of a winter, we are starting back a little early this year. 

All bi-weekly clients will be back on a regular rotation starting March 1.  All weekly clients will start back on a regular schedule on March 15.  If you would like to get back on track before these dates, please feel free to contact us anytime at 352.396.1927 or 352.396.8524. 

Thank you for your continued business!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ensure Your Lawn's Safety By Selecting A Company That's Insured

Today's post is short - do not hire a lawn company that is not legit. 

I have had a few people ask me why we put 'licensed and insured' on our business cards and signage.  The answer is simple; it shows we went the extra mile to take care of ourselves and our clients.  We would love to have everyone in town as clients, but we realize that is not realistic or possible.  However, we can pass along some sage advice to as many as we can.  If you decide that hiring a lawn care company is right for you, please make sure they are insured.  This is a safety net for consumers. 

Accidents happen.  Would you, as the consumer, like to be held liable for someone else's injury on your property?  Imagine the company made a mistake or there was accidental damage done to your property. That is why business insurance is so important.  It covers everyone should the unexpected occur.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Lake County Water Restrictions

Apparently someone forgot to inform Mother Nature that winter is here.  It has been unseasonably warm this year.  Due to the heat, the grass has not really had time to go dormant.  Even though your lawn may keep growing, you are only allowed to water once a week during this time of the year.

Daylight Savings Time:  Second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November.  (March 11 - November 4, 2012)

Eastern Standard Time:  First Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March.  (November 4, 2012 - March 10, 2013)

Try to water the lawn at night.  You are getting the best absorption at this time.  The County says to avoid 10a.m. - 4p.m.  Keep the time down as well; no more than one hour per zone. 

Odd numbered and even numbered addresses water on different days.  You have an odd address if your house number ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.  You have an even address if your house number ends in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0. 

For more information on Lake County water restrictions, please visit the Lake County Florida website.

Time of
Home with odd numbered or no addresses
Home with even numbered addresses
Nonresidential properties

Sunday, October 23, 2011

10 Garden Tools Every Garage Needs

Any cook will tell you, in a kitchen there are staples - saute pans, spatulas, good knives, a Kitchen Aid mixer.  The garage is no different.  The following are the top ten tools every gardener should own.

Trowel.  This handy gadget is a god-send for planting bulbs or small perennials.  A trowel is mainly used when kneeling on the ground while working in the garden. 

Watering Can.  Be sure to get the proper size for your specific watering needs.  Long spout, short spout.  They come in a variety of sizes.

Shovel.  There are a ton of uses for a shovel.  Okay, maybe not a ton, but you get the idea.  Big jobs, small jobs.  Never be without this tool.  From digging holes in the yard with a pointed tip shovel to killing a snake that scare the wits out of you as it slithered across the sidewalk with a flat edge shovel.  Be sure that you are comfortable handling the shovel before purchasing it and make certain that it is sturdy.

Garden Hand Fork.  This one is our daughter's favorite.  She likes to spread the dirt around with it.  This tool has prongs used to dig, spread, raise, etc.  I use it to lift up roots that are difficult to pull with your hands.

Basket/Bucket.  Take the basket around with you while you are weeding or pruning and it cuts down on clean up time.  Tossing the debris in the basket as you go is a huge help!  You can also use it to store your garden tools or carry them around.

Garden Pruner.  Do you ever have a random piece that sticks out from a hedge or bush?  Garden pruners are perfect for these small jobs.  Like the shovel, you want to make sure you purchase one you are comfortable with.

Shears.  These are great for cutting flowers to make a fresh bouquet in the house or to snip some herbs for a delicious dinner.

Soaker Hose.  Sprinklers are for watering the entire lawn.  A soaker hose is specifically for the garden.  This hose has little holes in it which provide sprays of water to all of the delicate items in the garden.  Instead of the water being dispersed on the top of the plant, it is delivered directly on the ground at root level.

Wheelbarrow.  I recently planted hydrangeas in our front flower bed and spread mulch around each plant.  I could have never done this without the wheelbarrow.  My advice is to avoid going cheap on this item.  You get what you pay for and you do not want a breakdown while trying to haul a heavy load.

Rake.  People who live up north and actually have four seasons know that this is an essential player in the lawn maintenance world.  Nostalgia kicks in a you can see kids making large piles of leaves and jumping in feet first.  This is all thanks to the rake.  Also another item to check out before leaving Home Depot (or your favorite lawn/garden store).  Check the handle's length and how the rake feels as it hits the ground.  I cannot tell you how many flimsy rakes we have thrown out because they were useless.