One day off in February! Yep, it was that busy with – as you know – storm after storm. Fortunately, spring always arrives. When the snow recedes you’re going to see massive snow mold damage. The only thing you can do now is rake up the dead spots so that air gets under the spots and helps the plant recover.
The other item everyone is calling about is shrub damage. The shrub will recover on its own without help for the most part. Cabling, pinning, and screwing can be utilized to “re-attach” limbs that were torn off but still have a majority of the xylem and phloem attached. There will be some noticeable dieback of the limb but that can be pruned off after the plant shunts the area.
Tick control works. I can’t say enough that tick populations and tick borne diseases are increasing exponentially in our area. Along with Lyme disease, there is a new fatal disease doctors in Kansas have discovered called the Bourbon virus. Like many of the tick-borne viruses the symptoms include a strong headache, fever, nausea, and muscle cramps.
A big shout out to my girls! Ceara has a near-perfect GPA at UNH. Her major is Applied Mathematics in Economics (hint, hint for all my investment banker clients she is looking for an internship!) Ceara has also qualified for the World Championships in Montreal for Irish Step Dance. Determination and hard work pays off! Eilise has made the Dean’s List and is currently, with her team, preparing for the Cheering Regional competition after placing second in the States. I have two great girls who I love spending time with.
Spring is my favorite time of year. I get so excited writing this newsletter every year. I think about people’s lawns and gardens and what I can do to make them better. I look forward to seeing my clients and friends whose lawns I have been taking care of for a long time. I also look forward to seeing the new clients who, for years, probably had a company that didn’t care about doing a good job – they only cared about the money.
I am all about doing the right job at the right time. If you know anyone needing our services, pass along our name; I would be very grateful.
I look forward to seeing you out on the lawn.