Summer’s Heat

The last couple of weeks have been warm ones.  As I write this month’s newsletter, it is supposed to be in the 90’s again and there are many local schools closed due to the heat.   While the grass is starting to turn green again, we are battling many weed issues in...

Fall is Coming

Before you know it, we will be getting ready to handle leaf cleanups.  Our equipment is scheduled to be gone over and prepared to handle the demands of leaf cleanups.  It is still not too late to get on the leaf clean up list for this year.  Please keep in mind that...

Focus on Fungi – Giant Puffball

It’s mushroom season!  An interesting fungus we can see this time of year is the Giant Puffball (Calvatia).  It ranges in diameter from 8 to 24 inches.  That’s diameter, not circumference.  When it comes to fungi, that is massive!  They can easily reach the size of a...

Rose Day Lives on for Portage Lakes Kiwanis

The long standing tradition continues!  Kiwanis Rose Remembrance Day is always the first Saturday in October (October 6th) and net proceeds are returned to the community through projects. This means that you can get one dozen long-stemmed, boxed roses delivered...