Allentuck Landscaping’s Inside Dirt – September 2017

Allentuck Landscaping team leaning on a lawn mower

 

Our Greatest Asset

It always sounds cliché, but our greatest asset at Allentuck Landscaping Co. is our people. YOU! Most companies will say something like this, and they mean it and are probably correct. I mean it too. I am fortunate to work with exceptional people in all parts of our company. Hard working, caring, nice. I am proud to have each of you as the face of Allentuck Landscaping Co.

Last month, we asked our maintenance customers to rate their experience with Allentuck Landscaping Co. As expected, we received very high marks, a B+ average, but not high enough for me. I like to get A’s. The biggest area where we were lacking was in being proactive in solving problems before the customer had to tell us about them. Tome, that is the same as saying we don’t care about them enough. We can solve this.

I am asking each of you, as the faces of Allentuck Landscaping Co., to get in front of your customers. Call them, email them, visit them, say hello to them, smile at them. Kill them with kindness. It really isn’t that hard. We would be hard pressed to communicate with our customers too much.

As I often say; we do not lose customers due to bad landscaping, we lose customers when they do not think we care about them. Let’s show them we care.

Thank you for what each of you do.

With gratitude,

Bruce

Living Our Core Values

As I already mentioned in the beginning of this newsletter, the people (YOU!) who work at Allentuck Landscaping Co. are what makes us special. One of the biggest improvements I have seen over the last few years is how welcoming everyone is to new team members. It wasn’t always that way.

I used to cringe when a new employee joined our company knowing that they may not make it even a few days. We weren’t the most welcoming group around. Now, I enjoy watching how new people are welcomed and I am proud of it. Don’t get me wrong, I know that if a new person is a bad fit they are not going to make it. But more often than not, new people are given a real chance to become a long term, valuable team member.

Creating a comfortable environment in which to work and do business. is one of our Core Values!

 

Celebrations This Month!

 

Thought For The Month

 

Monthly Safety Line

School starts this week! That means there will be children walking to and from school as well as school buses on the road. This month’s Safety Line focuses on being aware of children and buses.

Please share the Monthly Safety Line with your Crew Members. It is available in English and Spanish at the following link:

 

 Good Work – Photos From The Past Month

 

Allentuck Landscaping Gives Back: Volunteering At Renewal & Remembrance

This year marked the 28th anniversary of Renewal & Remembrance, a day of service sponsored by the National Association of Landscape Contractors. Although our contingency from Allentuck Landscaping Co. was smaller this year, we were very proud to participate in enhancing two of America’s important landscapes and honoring our country’s veterans. This year, despite temperatures hovering nearly 100 degrees, over 500 volunteers worked at Arlington National Cemetery and the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. Our day began at 2:30

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Property Pitfalls: Why You Shouldn’t Upgrade an Old Patio

Don’t let an outdated patio cost you time and money, down the line. While it may seem like a cost-effective solution, upgrading an old patio can be a costly decision. Between shaky foundations and deteriorating patio pavers, there are potential dangers hiding in every corner. More often than not, it’s best to replace your patio rather than repair it. If you’re considering patio upgrades, schedule a consultation with the professionals at Allentuck Landscaping to assess the integrity of your patio.

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Best Patio Materials For Your Home

Investing in a patio is a fantastic way to expand your home’s living space. Patios can serve as an additional room and offer a high degree of customization. They also boost your home’s value, with an estimated return on investment of around 80%, making them a worthwhile project. Choosing the best patio materials, however, can be challenging. Each material has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, offering unique aesthetics and varying maintenance requirements. Ultimately, there’s no single “right choice”

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Must-Read Tips for Creating the Ultimate Outdoor Patio Oasis

Envision your dream outdoor patio – a tranquil escape where you can unwind, entertain guests, and reconnect with nature. With the right design and installation, you can turn your backyard into a private sanctuary that rejuvenates the senses. At Allentuck Landscaping, we believe that every homeowner deserves their own outdoor oasis. Our team of talented designers and skilled installers will work closely with you to bring your patio vision to life. From selecting the perfect materials to crafting a cohesive

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Hydration Tips For Plant Owners!

So often, we focus only on what plants and lawns need. But what about the people that care for the plants and lawns? With hot weather here to stay for a while, we thought it would be a good idea to promote some hydration tips to keep you safe in the heat. Drink water throughout the day: Sip water steadily throughout the day to prevent dehydration. It’s important to drink water even before you feel thirsty. Monitor your urine color:

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7 Tips For Watering Your Lawn Properly

Mastering the Art of Watering: 7 Essential Tips for a Beautiful Lawn Proper watering is crucial for maintaining a healthy and vibrant lawn. In this article, we will explore the key factors to consider when it comes to watering your lawn, including understanding the watering needs of different grass types, the best time of day to water, techniques for efficient watering, signs of overwatering or underwatering, selecting the right sprinkler system or irrigation method, and tips for conserving water. By

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