January 2016
13Jan

Record Rains and Drainage - Spring 2016

Mahalo, and Merry Christmas from Hawaii. Drainage Troubleshooting- If there was ever a time to write a blog on drainage I’m thinking now is the time. With record rains this December coming off of

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March 2015
17Mar

Proper Tree Planting

We plant a lot of trees every year and we sell and plant many trees at the Landscape Shoppe. A common mistake that I see happen is that many, when planting trees, just don’t put the effort

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February 2015
07Feb

Fresh stuff for 2015

For starters you are viewing this blog from our new web site. A fresh look and feel is what everyone is clamoring for, or so they say…It is definitely a different day and age requiring constant

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January 2015
02Jan

How to choose a professional contractor

Probably one of the most time consuming occupational hats that I wear as the person in charge of making sure that our crews are servicing our clients properly is driving around in a vehicle doing

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02Jan

First Half of the Season

Wow! OK, just a short update on what is going on this busy first half of the season and Wow is how I’m describing it! I break our season into thirds, first half is our out the door phase

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02Jan

Spring A New Business!!

Not sure spring is my favorite time of year, and in fact in my business I know for sure that it is not! With that said I do like the spring time, mainly because I know that the long hours of labor

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02Jan

Stressed Lawns

Many of your lawns are looking stressed this year due to a fungus that is called {Snow Mold} and although we did have a heavy snow cover for a few days the disease has little or nothing to do with

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02Jan

Taking Flight Memorial Garden

The following blog is about an awesome project that we became involved in. I was approached by Sharon McKee owner of In House Graphics about helping out on a project that she helped to spearhead

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02Jan

How to monitor, operate and troubleshoot your sprinkler system

In my recent June newsletter I begin to explain how to monitor your water system using your sprinkler controller, problem is I ran out of room so here are some detailed descriptions and ideas for

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02Jan

Trimming plants Spring trimming-cleanups

I recently helped my cousin up in Seattle cleanup his yard one weekend when visiting. Most of his plants had not been trimmed in a while and it gave me a chance to get in and get my hands dirty

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02Jan

Spring Start Up

We have been busy the last couple of months preparing our crews and equipment for the new season ahead. Our landscape equipment is constantly needing attention, the mowers have to constantly be

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02Jan

Free Moss Service

Free Moss Service- Yes this is true, if you are a residential maintenance customer of ours we provide a free moss control service. I’ve thought about charging for this service but in this day and

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02Jan

Summer 2012 Wrap Up

Here we go again, another summer gone, fall is here and personally I love it! So many things are unpredictable, but not our seasons and personally I love the change and consider myself fortunate

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02Jan

Translocation - Fall Treatments - Lime and Crane Fly Application

Sprinkler system controllers For those of you who monitor your sprinkler system controller please turn down your sprinklers, and as soon as we get the first rain in October they should be

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