This Autumn, Fall for Your Landscapers
You’ve stopped wearing white. You’ve hung up your snorkel and fins. Like magic, the wine in your glass has turned from white to red, and your coffee has gone from iced to pumpkin spiced. Your dreams for a relaxing day off have turned from lounging on a sunny deck to warming up by a fire.
That’s right, folks. It’s autumn.
This time of year can be a bit difficult. There’s some coping that needs to be done – especially for those of us who live in the colder climates: We have to finally admit that summer is indeed over and winter is coming.
It’s not all bad, of course. Autumn is generally a pretty nice time for most parts of the country – plus, we have useful inventions like Oktoberfest beer and pumpkin-flavored everything to help ease us into the freezes of winter and the craziness of the holidays, not to mention family activities like apple-picking, hay rides, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, Halloween costume shopping or leaf-peeping to celebrate the season.
Of course, another big part of fall is landscaping – both cleaning up falling leaves as well as getting the rest of the property in order before the colder weather – so it’s a perfect time to celebrate fall landscapers, whether you own or work for a landscaping business, or whether you’re someone who benefits from their services.
If you work in an office park or a building with any kind of vegetable life on the property, you probably have landscapers helping to make your work environment a little more well-kept – and if you hire them on your own to maintain your yard, you already know how many hundreds of hours they’re given back to you by letting you actually relax instead of checking off “rake leaves” or “prune bushes” from a to-do list.
Neat, attractive landscaping adds value to homes and businesses, helping them look good not just from the outside, as people enter (what’s known as “curb appeal”), but making the view from inside better as well – no one wants to look out their living room or office window and see dead vegetation. If you’ve ever watched anything on HGTV, you know how much weight house-hunters can place on how green the grass is or how good the view is – but for some of us, landscaping might be one of those things we only see when it looks less-than-great.
So this fall, take some time to look around your neighborhood and catch landscapers in action. (You may hear them before you see them; leaf-blowers are not exactly quiet.) If you happen to see a team of landscapers working as you’re on your way into the office, stop and tell them everything’s looking good – who doesn’t like a compliment on their work? If you hire them for your own property, work crews never mind if you drop off a box o’ joe or some cookies to say thanks.
And if they’re your own guys, check out some ways you can let them know you appreciate them – or think about investing in some tech tools or mobile apps that can help them do their jobs better.
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