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Blog: Landscape Apprentice Lesson #4

Pruning gives me the shivers! Honestly… what if I cut something that needs to stay? How much will I have to pay from my next paycheck so we can replace the shrub that I just destroyed? What if the plant doesn’t grow because I took its main live artery of flowing life-sustaining juices? Arrrrrrgggggghhhhhh…

Over the past few weeks, we’ve done quite a few jobs that we usually do in Spring time: Spring cleaning involves pruning. Pruning, trimming, cutting down, all of this boils down to two things. One, we remove dead branches and shoots; and, two, we help the plants prepare for healthy grow in the new growing season.

So, with all my trepidation and wondering, I learned my lesson: follow instructions and ask questions. As with most anything in life (unless you were born as the next super Einstein kid who knows how to play Mozzart’s No. 15 in B-Flat Major K. 450 when you were two years old!), practice makes perfect. However, anytime I’m in doubt, I pick up the phone, ask questions, and follow instructions.

Here’s a great resource that you can use for your trimming jobs during this season and throughout the year: What to Prune When in Your Garden for the Healthiest Plants (from Better Homes & Gardens). I may have to print the slides and put them under my pillow. Maybe this will help me next time I have to trim on a weeping willow tree…


nasko-lazarov-bearded-pic-with-murryWishing all our friends, customers, and fans a great weekend: stay well, stay positive, and wash your hands before and after you use the bathroom.

~Nasko D. Lazarov, along with my K9 Landscaper, Murry

 


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Blog: Landscape Apprentice Lesson #3

Life is powerful. Look at this…

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I saw this at my garage door and it grabbed my attention. This week, one of the projects I had was cementing 4×4 posts for a future deck. The cement was hardened, super hard, in about a day, probably less than a day. In 28 days, a bag of cement, mixed with the right amount of water, will harden to withstand 4,000 lbs of weight over a square inch. Imagine that, imagine the power of cement: two tons of weight on top of space one inch by one inch! And yet, this unidentified green piece of flora has found its way through the cracks of the cement. It’s like waiving its chlorophyll-filled little leafs and telling the whole world, “hey, I am here… I am full of life… and the cement can’t stop me!”

Not a major lesson in landscaping, except to tell you that there are way to protect your cement and patios from unwanted flora, but something that made me think about the power of life. Few simple thoughts like…

  • life will find a way
  • life is creative
  • life is unstoppable (unless you find a way to kill it)
  • life is beautiful
  • life is a blessing
  • life is powerful

In the midst of tumultuous times, when our thoughts and hearts could be preoccupied with everything else but life, may we all find encouragement and strength in knowing that life will find a way and that life is powerful.

May we all live, and act, and speak in a way that brings life to those around us. Don’t be like the cement, be like the chlorophyllious plant.

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Nasko D. Lazarov and his dog, Murry

P.S. Unless your lawn needs some weed control. We can help you with that! Just call us… you know where to find us!

 

 

 

 


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