While snow flurries and frigid days are still making appearances, we are certain spring weather will soon be here to stay. What does that mean for your outdoor spaces? It's time to start planning for spring-clean-ups, mulch application, fertilization treatments, and pre-emergent applications. You might want to brush off the patio furniture for those impromptu early warm afternoons you want to spend outside. Sketch out a plan and jot down ideas for your goals for your yard this year and make a plan to tackle them (Give us a call if you need help planning). Not to mention, keep an eye out for any Fall bulbs that were planted; you may just start to see them poke through. Post your spring landscape photos on social and tag us @propertyproslm! We love to keep up with what is happening in your outdoor oasis. Whether making big plans for the spring season or simply looking forward to warmer weather, the transition to spring always brings hopefulness and transformation. So through the rest of the grey and rainy winter weather, we are choosing to look forward to the warmer days where we can start new projects and enjoy some of our favorite outdoor past times! 
The winter weather hasn't slowed down our teams. While we wait out winter, we've been taking time to invest in our employees and enhance our knowledge base. Some of our crews have attended classes with the Interlocking Concrete Pavers Institute, stayed up to date on outdoor lighting with training opportunities from Greendell and Musselman Landscape Solutions, and brushed up on fertilization techniques at Advanced Turf Solutions. Other team members visited the Techo-Bloc Hardscaper Showcase, and some acquired their Registered Technician certification from Purdue University for fertilization. Even our leadership team has taken time to learn how other landscape professionals around the country are succeeding by attending the Grow Group, a 3-day industry event in Nashville. Let's just say, we are more than ready to start the 2022 busy Spring season on the right foot and bring the best landscaping practices to your front door!
Our leadership team met with 700+ success-minded landscape pros in Nashville with the Grow Group.
Check out the video above to watch Property Pros owners, Josh Springer and Jeff Mull, discuss the importance of drainage solutions!
Squishing, squelching, muddy, and wet...These are the unpleasant attributes of a lawn that may be in need of better drainage. Not only does implementing drainage solutions make your yard more enjoyable throughout the rainy season, it will also help protect your property long term. Sitting water near the foundation of a home can cause major problems down the line. If you suspect your home is in need of better drainage, by seeing sitting water near your gutter lines or elsewhere in your yard, give us a call to discuss what solutions are right for your property.
Say hello to our newest designers: Brad Borgman and Bridget Chandler. We are so happy to have these two new faces on our team and are looking forward to seeing their plans come to life!
Landscape Designer: Brad Borgman

Brad brings over 21 years of experience in the landscape and hardscape industry and loves creating outdoor spaces for his clients to enjoy with family and friends. He has 17 years of design experience under his belt, and describes his style as "curvilinear and natural," but coordinated. Lately, he's been drawn to modern hardscape looks, adding softness with the flowing curves of landscape beds. He loves seeing the impact that landscaping projects have on a home, and we are so excited to see what amazing outdoor projects he brings to life! 
Enhancement Designer: Bridget Chandler

Bridget comes to us from Ken-Cut, bringing 12 years of experience in the landscape industry and four years of design experience with her. With a degree in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University, she's always loved the outdoors and enjoys creating "enchanted shady groves and butterfly-attracting garden-scapes." While she likes to design to the best natural fit of an existing landscape, she will suit her designs to the client's personality, taking on whatever style they prefer.
Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Ashley Evans!
This month we are happy to honor Director of Employee Success, Ashley Evans, as our employee of the month! Ashley consistently keeps our team on track and organized. She is always looking for ways to help us improve and grow as a team and find new ways to make Property Pros a great place to work. On top of her usual workload, she has played a vital role in helping us smoothly acquire Ken-Cut and help transition employees onto our team. Not to mention, she has been helping us get everything ready to kick off our 2022 season. We know we are in for a great year with her steering our employee's success. Thank you for all you do for Property Pros, Ashley!
Lemon-Ricotta Pancakes
Much like a fresh spring morning, these rich and lemony pancakes are sunny and bright.
Pancake Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 and 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup full-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest

Compote Ingredients
  • 2 cups mixed fresh berries
  • 1/3 cup plus 4 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  1. Gently combine berries, 1/3 cup sugar, and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Let macerate, tossing occasionally, until sugar dissolves and juices are released, about 15 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; whisk well to combine. In a separate bowl add the eggs and lightly beat them with a whisk. Add in the milk, ricotta, and vanilla and beat until well combined. Stir this wet mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring just until everything is combined. Quickly fold in the lemon juice and zest, stirring until evenly combined. Be careful not to over mix the batter.
  3. Pour batter by 1/3 cupfuls onto a buttered hot pan or griddle, adding only a few at a time so that they do not blend together. Cook for about 3 minutes before flipping them over, or until small bubbles form on top. Cook on the second side until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Repeat with all pancake batter. Serve pancakes warm, with berry compote, syrup, or whipped cream.

Property Pros is hiring! Check out our open positions and tell those you know who may be interested.

  • Landscape Maintenance Account Manager
  • Hardscape & Construction Crew
  • Irrigation Technicians
  • Residential & Commercial Mowing Crew