Thursday, July 23, 2009

Walpole trim job

Today, I went with Guillerme and Wagner to the entrance to a housing development in Holliston and trimmed what was there and weeded. Just neatened it up a bit. There are a lot of dead "Blue Rug Spruce" there that have been damaged due to the winter chemicals put down. That is another job at another time, when finances are available.

Next, we went over to a property in Walpole to trim and weed. The owner was having a party on the weekend for his son who had just graduated from college. this property needed a lot of weeding before we could even get to the bushes. So we spent the rest of the day just weeding and took out about 4 yards of weeds from 2 1/2 beds. Needles to say, we will be returning to complete the job.

The pictures are of some more Lillies, I just can't get over their color this year.

We had rain on Friday morning and did not get over to finish this job until around lunch time. I had Guillerme and Fabio with me. We worked very hard to complete the front yard and side yards by 5:00 PM. We ended up taking an additional 4 yards of weeds and trimmings from the property, but the owner was very pleased and that is what it is all about.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Continue trim job and plant Stella Dora's

Tuesday it rained so I went to the shop and worked on the Permagreen power spreader, because the plan is to go to Olin college on Friday and spray the crabgrass there and also to fertilize the soccer fields. The Permagreen Spreader is the key piece of equipment for that job. It needed to be tuned up, cleaned and have the transmission and oil changed.

Today, Wednesday, I went back to the property that is used by the President of Babson College, to continue with the weeding and trimming of the property. It was decided yesterday that we would plant Stella Dora day Lillie's in the back yard. There are 3 mulch beds surrounding very large "landscape rocks" where there are tulip's in the spring and then nothing for the rest of the year. Rob, showed up with the entire back of his pickup loaded with Stella Dora's. Guillerme and Wagner spent the next 2 1/2 hours digging holes and planting them. Hopefully there will still be time for some of them to bloom this year.

As I mentioned in the last post for some reason this year the Lillie's are vibrant in their color and it seems that all of them are close to 4 feet high. I took the pictures of these 2, that are in the perennial bed in the back of the property.

We still have not finished the entire property by the end of the day, but that is alright, because Rob, wants to send another crew there to mulch the Stella Dora beds and do a severe trim job on a large Crab Apple tree across the street.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Trim Job with Bee's

I went with Guillerme and Wagner to trim the property that is used by the President of Babson College today. This is a big trim job and we will be there for 2 days plus. The property always has to look, well "presidential", no weeds in the beds, everything trimmed nicely, nice looking lawn with no weeds in it.

I have been noticing this year, that the Astillbe's in every one's yard have very strong colors and most of them are about 4 feet in height. I have never seen them this way before, maybe it is the rain and cool weather. The pictures are of the Astillbe that is in the perennial garden on this property. In the picture on the right, you can see how they are towering over the Yew Hedge.

Out by the carriage house the guys found a large bee hive the size of a small basketball and boys being boys, got out the bee spray. They each took turns going in as close as possible, spraying and then running as fast as they could. I just watched and enjoyed their activities.