WINTER WORK AND SPRING DREAMS
Posted on January 29, 2013 - 11:26 am
by Skip Johnson
Well now, “Ground-Hog Day” (February 2nd ) is just around the corner. Fort Wayne has its own prognosticating critter – “Kekionga Kelly”. He is just as good at predicting Spring’ arrival as “Paxatawney Phil”. However, he’s camera shy. Another predictor of Spring’s arrival is the March 14th arrival of the Buzzards to the shores of Hinckley, Ohio. Ground-Hogs and Buzzards are all telling us that a new growing season is upon us. We plan on getting started on March 18th. We will get out sooner , if we can.
We have spent our short winter season repairing our trucks and equipment and preparing for this next growing season. We also attend professional training sessions put on by the state, trade organizations and suppliers, to keep ourselves at the forefront of lawn service technology and procedures.
We spend time with the Farmer’s Almanac and NOAA websites trying to get an idea of what’s in store for us weather-wise. Right now we are concerned that we are going to experience another dry spring, similar to the one we had last year. Soil moisture will be a big item for us. There are some products that can help, but we haven’t tested them yet. We search the literature and check the research results and shop the markets for the most effective and economical products to use on your lawns.
Speaking of websites; we are in the process of revising our website –leisurelawn.com to be more communicative with our good clients and others. Don’t be afraid to e-mail or call us at 260-338-1893 with your lawn care concerns. The guys would much rather talk to live people on the phone than risk the dangers of paper cuts stuffing mailers!
Yours for healthier, green lawns!