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