With remnants of the winter storms still melting, it's hard to think that Spring is less than 20 days away. The weather is heating up, and with it, motivation to start crossing off your Spring to-do list, both inside the home and out. What could this mean for your outdoor spaces? Haul out the patio furniture and cushions, brush off dirt and grime, and see what needs to be repaired or replaced. Keep an eye on overnight temperatures to consider when you can turn your irrigation systems back on. Take stock of what's going on in your yard, and make a plan to tackle necessary maintenance and care. Better yet, give us a call and we'd be happy to help. 😉 With all that work, don't forget to make time for a little St. Patrick's Day fun! Sláinte is táinte (Health and Wealth, in Gaelic ☘️)!

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Looking for routine maintenance, mowing, or fertilizer applications? Give us a call to discuss some of the options below and custom-fit services for your lawn care needs. Service packages are priced per yard size and care needed.
  • Routine Mowing: If you couldn't keep after your fast-growing lawn last summer, our mow teams can help! Keep your lawn healthy and looking sharp with weekly mowing and trimming.
  • Full-Service Maintenance: Let our efficient crews handle all of your landscape needs, from mowing and trimming to landscape bed maintenance, watering, and more.
  • Fertilizer Application: Our turf management program provides six routine fertilizer applications throughout the year, providing necessary nutrients and pest protection when your lawn needs it most. Read more about this program on our blog.
As the rising temps melt away the snow and ice and we move into the rainy spring season, it's important as a homeowner to take stock of how your property is handling the excess water. Protecting the integrity of a home's foundation by ensuring water is flowing away from the property will save you time, money, and hassle in the future. These signs are clear giveaways of potential drainage issues that may need attention:

  • Sitting surface water on your property
  • Mulch or soil washing out around the home
  • An uneven surface that slopes towards your home's foundation instead of away from it

Additionally, draining issues could be simply remedied by unclogging gutters or burying downspouts. More complicated cases may require installing a dry creek or even re-grading the yard. The Pros have experience with it all and are happy to assess your yard's situation if you suspect improper drainage might be affecting your property.
Congratulations to our Crew Member of the Month, Renee Bailey!
This month we are excited to honor our Maintenance Crew Leader, Renee Bailey as our employee of the month!
Renee has been with us for 6 years now and throughout these colder months, she's been jumping in to help us with any task that's asked of her. With the maintenance season gearing up, she's been helping us make improvements around our shop, ensuring we have a smooth start to the year! On top of all of that, she's been preparing our 2021 maintenance contracts, sourcing perennials for future planting, and even doing some snow removal on some of her properties. With her impeccable work ethic, attention to detail, and consistent, positive attitude, it's no wonder she is a fan favorite with our many of our clients!
Please help us in congratulating Renee as our Crew Member of the Month!
Beef and Guinness Stew
Bring out your inner Irish spirit with this hearty, savory slow-cooked stew! (Plus, it's not a bad excuse to pour yourself a Guinness while you wait!) Perfect for St. Paddy's Day weekend or an easy weeknight meal.

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2.5 lb beef chuck, boneless short rib or any other slow cooking beef (no bone)
  • 3/4 tsp each salt and black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 onions, chopped (brown, white or yellow)
  • 6 oz bacon or pancetta, diced
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 14.9 oz Guinness Beer
  • 4 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cups (750 ml) chicken stock/broth (or beef broth)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2" thick pieces
  • 2 large celery stalks 1" pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs thyme (or sub with 1 tsp dried thyme leaves)

  1. Cut the beef into 2" chunks. Pat dry then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy based pot over high heat. Add beef in batches and brown well all over. Remove onto plate. Repeat with remaining beef.
  3. Lower heat to medium. If the pot is looking dry, add oil.
  4. Cook garlic and onion for 3 minutes until softening, then add bacon.
  5. Cook until bacon is browned, then stir in carrot and celery. 
  6. Add flour, and stir for 1 minute to cook off the flour.
  7. Add Guinness, chicken broth/stock and tomato paste. Mix well (to ensure flour dissolves well), add bay leaves and thyme. 
  8. Return beef into the pot (including any juices). Liquid level should just cover.
  9. Cover, lower heat so it is bubbling gently. Cook for 2 hours - the beef should be pretty tender by now. Remove lid then simmer for a further 30 - 45 minutes or until the beef falls apart at a touch, the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly.
  10. Skim off fat on surface, if desired. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Remove bay leaves and thyme.
  11. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes!!
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