Lawn Care and Landscaping in Bucks County, PA
PO Box 32, Jamison, PA 18929
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31 Jan 2017

Why gardening is good for you and how to start!

I want to encourage you to step back from your autopilot life because of the positive impact it can have on your health. Take a break from your same tedious routine and explore gardening! Why should I explore gardening you ask? Because I believe gardening can be one of the best natural medicines. It is evident that practicing gardening can have powerful improvements on stress levels. Wageningen University and Research Center in the Netherlands conducted a study about the effects of gardening. Their study showed that cortisol levels were remarkably decreased by gardening. If gardening can improve your mood, imagine how it can change your life!

If you feel like you need a little spice in your daily work, then the time is now to begin using nature to our advantage.

I would suggest starting with seeds; perhaps flowers or vegetables (tomato, zucchini, cucumbers ,etc) . The reason I suggest starting with seeds is because it is cost effective and you have great variety. You can start by sowing (distributing the seeds) in your garden beds and watching them grow over the weeks. I promise, you will feel relaxed as you spend time in your garden.  If you do not have a garden to start with, purchase a houseplant; perhaps a succulent, as they require little water and are fairly easy to take care of. Your state of mind will become better from spending less time stuck in the office (unless, of course you have an outdoors job). Watching a plant come to life will feel delightful and purposeful!

You will find that some plants won’t work out as best as others do. That is the fantastic part, though! The more mistakes made, the more you will learn. The more you learn, the more you will find yourself growing as a green-thumbed gardener!

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

28 Jan 2017

What is the biggest mistake we have made?

Mistakes are a part of life. How you fix those mistakes is what makes the difference.

Well, to start, uh, we have many plenty of mistakes. Ok, ok we admit it. But the biggest mistake?

 

Customer wise, we had two ( not-so-big) whammies.

 

First, we suggested to a customer that we install one yard of mulch in their yard. We had just weeded their biggest garden bed, and to prevent further weeds from growing, mulching was necessary. However, we didn’t think about how the customer would interpret “one yard of mulch”. After this job, the customer turned hostile towards us and would avoid all communication. What did we learn? Well, one to communicate much more effiently. We should’ve said one CUBIC yard of mulch. We figured that the customer thought they were having every single garden bed on their property mulched, hence a “Yard”. So we learned to speak effectively and precisely about the work that will be completed. We changed policies and now every customer gets a “scope of work” worksheet that points out everything to be done. 

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Lesson two! We hit a yard flag post. It broke. The person using our mower did not tell us this had happened. Our customer then emailed us, understandably upset, and informed us about what had happened. Within a couple of hours, Melanie and I had showed up with a brand new yard flag and installed it. Our policies have since changed, and training took place to make sure customers are notified as soon as possible about any damage.

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Things happen. Stuff breaks and grass gets rutted or ripped up. Unfortunately, that is a part of our business. We take every single effort to prevent these from happening. But the most important thing is that we stand by our work when it does happen and it gets fixed. No matter what, any damage that we do gets fixed. I stand by it. Melanie stands by it. Our whole company stands by it.

 

Thanks for reading

20 Jan 2017

Is there a Proper Way to Mow a Lawn?

by Tom

Warrington, PA 18976. 1/19/2017

Short answer, YES

 

Mowing is a trade-craft

There are so many different variables that go into mowing a lawn. Some just start their mowers up and push until the chore is done. Some however, want their lawn to look flush and beautiful. I’m going to go deep into how to get the perfect cut.

  • Equipment

    • Are the blades on the mower sharp?
      • Blades are doing all the brunt work. If they are dull, they pull, rather than cut the grass blades. This leads to yellowed tips, and damage to the turf.
      • Additionally, if the blades are not balanced weight wise, damage to your mower may result.
    • Has the maintenance been kept up to date?
      • Poor maintained equipment means a poor quality of cut. Blade speed can be affected, which results in an uneven cut. The faster the (Sharp!) blades, the better!

 

  • Knowledge and Training
    • What is the most efficient way to cut a lawn, while producing a beautiful result?
      • A mower operator is trained to mow in different patterns to produce the best result
      • Each week, the pattern should be changed to prevent ruts being formed in the ground
      • We start off at the edge of the lawn, and work our way in while producing beautiful stripes if able to.

 

  • Weather
    • Is it too rainy out to mow your lawn? It is a tough decision!
    • If too wet: you produce mud lines that make your lawn look terrible for a week
    • If not too wet; then it is okay to mow! Just keep in mind that blowing the debris off the sidewalk will be harder due to the moisture.

 

Do you have any tips or trade secrets? Comment below!

 

Jamison Lawn Care provides superior customer service to its clients in Jamison, PA, Warminster, PA, and Warrington, PA!

 

 

 

 

16 Jan 2017

January 2017 Update for Jamison Lawn Care

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January 2017 Update for Jamison Lawn Care

Hi there! It’s been a busy couple months for us.

 

We celebrated an awesome Thanksgiving and Christmas, filled with lots of joy and happiness. There is nothing better than being with your loved ones!

 

Now we are in the month of January, and things are heating up real quick (besides the temperature hehe).

-Tom has been working furiously to increase the reliability of our new truck.

-Melanie has been spending hours upon hours completing the book-keeping for the year.

-Our marketing campaign is being worked on. Melanie and I have narrowed our service areas and really plan on marketing to select areas in Warminster, Jamison, and Warrington. We feel this is the best way to keep costs low, which in turn keeps prices lower.

– Both of us have been typing away trying to better our customer service and business operations.

-As always, our minds have been at work creating new ideas!

 

Educate, Educate, Educate!

Each day, Melanie and I grow both as individuals and business-people. Every morning is an opportunity to invest in learning and we fully take advantage of that. This has certainly been a wonderful journey for us that I cannot wait to keep trekking on for many years to come. Who would’ve knew that jumping in head first would bring us so far! (Scariest thing in our lives, by the way). What things have you done that seemed scary at first, but turned out to be a great experience??

 

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04 Nov 2016

Why Did We Become Entrepreneurs?

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Let me start off with a story…

We live, work, and play in Jamison. It is our honor to start and run a business in our town. Before we had even the faintest idea of running a company and becoming entrepreneurs, we hired a popular landscaper to mow, and remove leaves from our property in Jamison. Little did I know, they were going to charge $300, YES $300.00! to do so. Not only did they do a poor job, it was severely over priced. That is when we got the idea…

Why don’t we start our own company to learn about entrepreneurship, and also provide excellent value to our clients? And so, Jamison Lawn Care was born, while sitting on the couch of our Jamison home, with the nice hot fireplace going in the winter of 2015.

Since then, our dedication and love for our company as grown it to levels we have no expected at all. We started off with hand-me down equipment from our father, and grew that to a new mower, trimmers, shrub trimmers, trailer, leaf blowers, and truck! Our customers are our success, and we truly appreciate their support!

Feel free to email, call, or text at anytime. We always want our customers to know us before we start on projects! Not only does this make the project go smoother, it also builds a lifelong relationship!

We have built many ongoing client relationships with our awesome leaf removal procedure. Have you checked out our article on why mulching leaves back into your lawn is both environmentally and economically friendly?

Leaf season is here; do you mulch or bag?

03 Nov 2016

Who Enjoys the Noise of Crunching Leaves?

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If you are disposing of your fall leaves, you are disposing of gold. Mulching your leaves is beneficial to your lawn. The leaves break down into organic material. Shredded leaves act as a fertilizer for your lawn. First, we blow the leaves out of garden beds and walkways. Then our special mulching blades shred leaves into the perfect size to ensure that your lawn won’t be smothered.

Save your back and wallet this fall and request a quote for your fall leaves to be mulched. Yes, that means put your handy dandy rake back in the shed. Trust us, your back will thank you! Although mulching fall leaves is not going to create a flawless lawn alone, it is minimal risk to your turf and it is economical. Why wouldn’t you want to recycle a natural material?

 

Have an extra minute? Check out why we started our business at “Why We Became Entrepreneurs”!