What a Crazy Year

What a year 2020 has started off to be!  Winter did not bring much snow and Spring has brought lockdowns and social distancing.  Our crews are doing what we can to keep things going as much as we are able.  Our employees were issued masks to wear and will continue to...

Almost Fall

Now that October has finally arrived, we are looking forward to the cooler temperatures we normally receive in September. This year was far from a normal one as I look back. With the rain we had all spring and summer, we started out with the wettest year in 129 years....

Halfway Through 2019

Once again, it is hard to believe we are already halfway through the year. We are wrapping up mulching and getting ready for our next round of pruning. This has been a bit of a crazy year for us so far. As I am sure you are aware, this is the wettest first six months...

Plant Profile: Black Eyed Susan

Nothing stands out among the prairie flowers quite like the Black Eyed Susan. They bring a burst of showy color to the full-sun garden. Golden yellow, daisy-like petals surround nectar-rich, brown center ‘buttons’ set atop deep green foliage. Unbothered by...

Bugs that Bug Me – Yellow Jacket

If you see a cloud of insects hovering over a hole in the lawn, a hollow tree or a gap in a wall, proceed with caution. If they are chubby and fuzzy, they’re probably peace-loving ground bees that mean you no harm. However, if they are the sleek and shiny wasp...

Bugs That Bug Me – Ticks

Ticks are blood feeding parasites that can significantly impact the quality of life and health of humans and their pets. There are three tick species in Ohio that are medically important as they can transmit diseases. They are called hard ticks because they have a...