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Take Time To Smell The Roses… And Other Flowers

Spring held on for dear life this year, causing summer to come late. As a result, there’s been plenty of rain. So, all’s well in the landscape, right? Then why not take some time to enjoy the fruits of your labor and Mother Nature’s gift?

This year’s weather conditions gave you plenty of time to get all your maintenance tasks done early. Now you can take some time to enjoy your landscape before fall arrives and you have to begin preparing for winter.

Sitting and relaxing can be difficult for some, especially the ardent gardener or workaholic. But try. So many people don’t stop to smell the roses until it’s too late. Besides, I’m not suggesting that you let your landscape go completely. You’ll still have to mow, weed and water when they’re needed. But you don’t have to do heavy work like planting and pruning this month. That can wait until September or later.

If you have an emergency situation like a broken tree branch, the recommended thing to do is to have us send our arborist out to remove it before it can do any damage. I can’t emphasize enough that tree pruning, and all tree work for that matter, should be left to professional arborists. We have the specialized knowledge, experience and equipment to do it safely and correctly.

Let’s get back to your chilling out. Next week, I’ll start writing about fall landscape jobs that await you. But that doesn’t mean you have to jump right up from your patio chair and do them. They are fall jobs so wait until after Labor Day. You can put them on your calendar now for completion then.

My hope for you is that you’ll take my advice, make like a king or queen and gaze out with pride upon your kingdom.

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