Thank you for giving us the opportunity to do what we love!
This time of year commonly brings a reminder to reflect on what's important in life. It's also a good time to dwell on all we have to be thankful for! In this spirit we say thank you to you, our customers, friends, neighbors and family. Without your support we could not strive to provide the best lawn care available. You have helped to make our dream possible. From the entire Hambleton Lawn and Landscape Team...Thank you!!
The Crew Column
This month we are pleased to introduce you to Omar Lemus. Omar is from Honduras and has been with us for 4 years. Omar loves watching soccer and cheering on the Real Madrid's (his favorite team), but what he's truly passionate about is being a good father to his two children. While Omar aspires to some day own his own company, for now he says, "I really enjoy my job and love providing a professional service." We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Your Lawn in November
A monthly guide of what to expect...
The confetti of leaves that showers the ground is now starting to build up. The beauty of the first trees to change color has lost it's luster, and now we look to keeping those leaves from killing the lawn. Leaf removal is the main focus; the battle with Mother Nature has begun. A few tips to keep in mind...
First, avoid trying to rake or blow the leaves when it's windy. This will only leave you struggling to keep your leaf pile (and dignity) intact. The forces you are fighting will manage to wipe out all evidence that you even tried...while you are still trying.
Next, keep in mind that gathering the leaves is much more difficult when they're wet, so avoid attempting this task after it's rained. Giving the leaves a chance to dry first will increase the likelihood of enjoying this exertion of energy on a cool brisk day.
Honoring All Who Served
This Friday, November 11th, marks the 98th anniversary of the end of "the war to end all wars." Although World War I wasn't officially over until the Treaty of Versailles was signed 7 months later, this day marked the temporary end of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany that went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the commemoration of Armistice Day, saying, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations..."
Let us remember to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good.
Items of Intrigue
Babies Have a Bone to Pick: Actually, they have around 300 to choose from! That's right, babies have about 300 bones at birth, with cartilage between many of them. This extra flexibility helps them pass through the birth canal and allows for rapid growth. With age, many of the bones fuse together, leaving you with 206; the number of bones that make up the average adult skeleton.
Coo' Bamboo: This common plant is the fastest growing in the world, it can grow 35 inches in a single day! And yet when it comes to blooming, it takes it's sweet time, with only some species developing flowers after 65 to 120 years. Bamboo also releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants. This greatly decreases the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
Hambleton Lawn & Landscape
2818 Juniper Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Office hours: Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:00pm ET
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VA Class A Lic #2705097772A
and VA pesticide bus Lic. #6583