Spring cleanups, tick control and Healthy Lawn programs….that’s what’s going on today. The extremely busy winter has me writing this newsletter after all our services have started. The crews and I are out in force in hopes that this spring nice and warm will give you enjoyment of your yard.
Spring for most homeowners is a time to start looking at your yard, planning your gardens, perhaps thinking of a new patio or rebuilding the walkway. I do all those as well but I also reflect on how to make this year better than last year for the folks that entrust their yards to me.
With the dramatic increase of Lyme disease in this area I am determined to get more of my clients on our tick control program to help them safeguard their family from this debilitating disease. I purchased a new mist blower that has greater capacities and delivers a finer mist so we can increase the coverage and improve the response of the control products.
We have a new website! There is still some tweaking going on to make some pages better but for the most part it is up and running. It is beautiful. A nice shout out to my brother for working so hard on it to help us project our capabilities and services. Please visit the site and critique and pass it along to your friends as well so we can help them realize their wants and needs in their yard.
Conferences this year have been rewarding and frightening at the same time. The most informative speaker was Dr. Alan Eaton of UNH Extension Service. His talk detailed the dramatic increase of Lyme disease and the reasons behind it. He also gave a talk on mosquito diseases and control.
I played in the US Open Racquetball Championships in Minneapolis Minnesota last October for the first time. I was a semi-finalist in Men’s A’s awarded 3rd place. I lost in the tiebreaker by 1 point. This year I intend to win the division. I will also be competing in the Classis Professional Racquet tour and the Men’s A Doubles. Until then I’ll be playing in the World Outdoor Racquetball tour events in New England.
The girls are busy with high school and Ceara will be attending the University of New Hampshire as a math major this fall. Eilise is having fun competing on the JV cheerleading, softball, and Varsity gymnastics teams. She is one busy girl!
I look forward to seeing you out on the lawn.