|What happened to winter?!?
Winter usually seems to fly by for us here at Ken Helmlinger Company, in busy preparations for spring to arrive. But this year, with the mild temperatures, it hardly feels like we had a winter at all! During this short winter we were busy attending training seminars to keep our professional certifications current. We also attended the CENTS Show, the third largest trade-show of its kind, and the largest in the Midwest, dedicated to the nursery and landscape industry. We checked out first hand new plant varieties that nurseries are growing and new tools, equipment and practices are being developed in our field. We hope to share some of these up-and-coming trends in landscaping through these newsletters during the coming months, such as xeroscaping, edible plants and storm water management. Please feel free to contact us if you have any comment or questions.
Before we get busy outside, we would like to share a special company moment from this winter, when Ken was awarded two Merit Landscape Awards for a residential landscape design project in Upper Arlington. This design competition is sponsored yearly by the ONLA (Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association), and involves projects from the whole state. This year's winners will have televised ads showcasing their projects later this month. We are proud to be involved with a professional organization that encourages landscape contractors to consistently provide competent workmanship and use the best materials available.
We also are planning on posting pictures and videos of our projects on Facebook. Check out our page if you would like to see what we are working on during the year. We are ready for spring, are you?
|Angie's List Award
We were proud to receive the Angie's List Super Service Award for the year 2011. Thank you for your reviews and recommendations, we really appreciate it!
-Cut back ornamental grasses
March is a good time to:
-Thin out roses
-Prune trees and shrubs
-inspect your landscape for winter damage
-Plant woody plants as soil conditions permit
Let us know if your landscape is in need of a makeover this year. We would love to share some of the new trends in landscaping that will make your garden "greener" and easier to care for.