Chainsaw

Well… which is it? Spring, Summer or Winter?

Are we out of the Winter yet? Are we in the Summer? Neither, this is just Spring in New England!

I think it is funny that we can have a week of 75-80 degree weather, surrounded by weeks of 50-70 degree weather, only to have a week of 20-40 degree weather. In that order, one would think it was the fall and we were heading towards Winter. Nope, not the case, it is Spring time in New England. Poor students had 80 degree weather heading into Spring break, where the probably went somewhere where there was 80 degree weather so they left their winter clothes at home when they returned to school. Oh boy were they in for a rude awakening.

Well, truth be told, this is the actual temperature that we are supposed to have this time of year. On the down side, we have normal, cold, New England weather. On the up side, we have beautiful green yards again, it will soon be time to start grooming them again because areas have received nice warm days and plenty of moisture. If anyone was excited about the weather, they probably got out there and started doing some Spring cleaning. I know I did.  Now we have the opportunity to clean-up from the storms that have knocked down any weak branches that might have been in the air. We also have nice warm days to move the debris we didn’t get too.

Oh, and baseball season is right around the corner, CHEERS!!!

You call that SNOW!? I am already thinking Spring.

So mother nature brought a little bit of snow our way, and when I say, “a little bit”, I really mean it. The flurries we saw barely made a presence on the ground, and even less of it made it passed lunch time. I am not worried though because I am already thinking Spring. I have already pulled out the Softball glove and have been gearing up for Adult softball, and been checking up on my beloved Red Sox.

 

This past week has been warm enough that I even started to put some mulch down on my property in North Amherst. The tenants told me it looks great and I didn’t even ask for their opinion. I certainly do enjoy making them happy. I was even able to finish up the chainsaw work that I missed. Some people don’t realize if you leave broken limbs the way they are, you leave the tree exposed to bugs and disease to have an easy entry to potentially harm the entire tree. By cutting the broken limbs off and all the way back you can ad life to the tree, and you can potentially see some new sprouts grow in.

 

Mulching plus some fertilizer is good too. This provides a good amount of nitrogen to the soil enabling the bushes, plants or trees the opportunity for additional nurishment to grow healthy after a rough New England winter.

 

Finally, on another note, I have posted a few more properties in the Amherst Area for people to take a look at. I am hoping to have these rented by the end of March so I can focus my energy on maintenance. Since making properties look better is what I enjoy doing most, and Spring Clean-up should be pretty interesting this year.

 

-Tom-

Wow, what a last few weeks it has been!

Crunch time! September is just around the corner, and owners have been scurrying to get things done in time for the arrival of the students. This means that I have been getting phone calls at all hours of the day, and working from sun up to sun down! For those of you who know me best, you know that this is the way it has always been for me. I am just surprised how quickly it took to get to this point. I do realize that after September 1st comes and goes that things will slow down again, but man, what a ride it has been. I have been doing chainsaw work, landscaping, tenant screening, apartment showing, painting, and launching this new website. One of my assignments this week called for me to drive all the way out to Harwichport, in the cape, and prepare a home for sale. Hopefully everything goes smooth for the homeowners because I think it is a great house only 200 yards from the water.  Some days have been 10 hours, while other days are 13-15 hours, and I love every minute of it! I have been able to hit my monthly quota’s already and now I think it might be time to raise the bar a little bit. We shall see…

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