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Landscape Recovery after Storm Damage

Landscape Recovery after Storm Damage

Helping Rebuild your landscape, one plan at a time! The storm has passed and now it’s time  to rebuild ( or at least clean up) the  aftermath of a storm.  This task can seem like a burden and an ordeal for any property owner or tenant, and requires  much more time and effort than picking up a few branches and broken limbs. This historical catastrophic storm in Houston has has left behind, broken homes, business and heavily damaged trees along with other large pieces of landscape that can be potentially hazardous if not taken care of as soon as possible.    It’s best to take a step back and formulate a strategic plan for the cleanup,  think landscape professionals. If you are inexperienced or elderly we would discourage you from tackling any potentially dangerous situation during cleanups, and shouldn’t “do it yourself”.  This decision will all depend on the extent of storm damage, calling the experts to remove debris like fallen trees is always a good idea.  We often hear stories of maintenance staff on client properties that have tried to cut a tree and they become severely injured and /or disabled due to lack of proper equipment and skills. You do not want to try and save money and think just anyone can cut up a tree, it is best to hire a professional.  (Utility providers, should be contacted when dealing with powerlines or “hot lines” that are tangled in trees.) Our goal here is to help you create a strategic game plan and not jump into a clean up too quickly.  Below are some helpful tips and...
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Hurricane Harvey Update

Hurricane Harvey Update

Our office will be closed Monday August 28, 2017  & Tuesday August 29, 2017. It is with much thought and concern that our office will be closed until further notice. Hurricane Harvey has left our beloved city of Houston with historic catastrophic flooding. The safety of our staff, families, and customers is our top priority. May God bless you and keep your loved ones safe during this time. For news and alerts here are some helpful websites.   http://www.houstonemergency.org/  http://www.houstontx.gov/311/ http://www.grbhouston.com/george-r-brown-emergency-center/     Share this post...
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Howdy! Boots & Bling at TNLA EXPO 2016

Howdy! Boots & Bling at TNLA EXPO 2016

Howdy! Welcome to Houston, Texas…..all Green Industry professionals. The streets were crowded with tourists from all over the state of Texas and surrounding states. Texas Nursery & Landscape Association set the bar high in 2016. Creating a  welcoming environment brought everyone together in one central arena, George R Brown convention center. Despite the construction, parking & entertainement was A+ rating. Many people were very excited of what was within the walls of GRB #SaddeUpTNLA 2016 Nursery/Landscape Expo. …so much that I hope you will enjoy a behind the scenes round-up of the many events we participated in this year!   For the first time this year, a small group of our team members were able to attend the Newcomer’s Shindig, this experience allowed them to connect with TNLA Chairman, Billy Long , who has a charming personality and offers everyone an opportunity to connect and really maximize our investment!   I personally enjoyed the 2nd Annual Women’s Wine & Tapas Get Together…since this event is the largest, greatest education & networking event in the state, having these small groups really makes a difference in face-to-face interactions & connecting with other industry professionals. Our Keynote presenter for the ladies was Dan’l Mackey Almy with DMA Solutions, she talked about “securing a lasting legacy” and one key take away was for each of us to really find our “why?” know it and own it. Many tips on how to lead a successful career /life….Woman empowering leadership roles within the industry …I enjoyed ever second of it! Later in the evening we all geared up with our boots & bling to go Wild,...
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Summer Loving Hats!

Summer Loving Hats!

Hot off the press….we have some new custom made Headgear! Downtown Houston Skyline is the perfect setting to snap this picture of our new custom made Headgear! We hope everyone is enjoying the outdoors this SUMMER ! (or at least trying too )…in our skilled trade, we know it can get sizzling HOT outdoors…and we realize It’s the simple things in life that make a huge impact on your outdoor experience! For instance….hats!  We recently placed a small run of custom printed hats from our friends at OMGiprintshirts.com, a local business and dear friends of ours. Great customer experience from start to finsih. Our team has been working very hard under the summer heat with our old hat/ uniforms…and they are very happy to have our new hats in! Each team member received a hat and when asked what they thought of the new fabric, look, fit etc. they were very appreciative! “Oh wow, this fabric is better!” followed by “yes, can’t wait to rock this tomorrow!” and “ Can I have two?” To which the answer was “yes!”….and now we have to double up on our next OMG order! We love to make our employees feel appreciated and if there is anything we can do to make this summer heat more bearable- whether it’s a simple hat, change in fabric, look & feel of uniforms ….we are going to do it!  We hope this summer will continue to be a fun, healthy & successful one for everyone! Please take a moment to follow us on instagram  Also, like & share our posts with the #HeadgearSwag  #HomeTurfTexas and see how this gear has some of us...
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Cycling for a cause: #TourdeHouston

Cycling for a cause: #TourdeHouston

Cycling for a cause: bringing awareness to locals about Houston’s Historic parks and communities while raising funds for many Reforest Houston Programs.  Congratulations to all participants in Houston’s Annual #TourdeHouston fundraiser. This year over 5,000 cyclists helped contribute to the Houston Reforestation Program! We are very proud to have our Home Turf Texas Landscape team member, Joe Trevino participating this year.  He said “It was a beautiful ride, around Houston’s Historic Neighborhoods and parks….contributing to a great cause for our environment…..it was worth the pain in my legs!” and All participants sure finished strong! As a local houston company we are excited to see such energy in our city and are very proud to support green spaces and active lifestyles. Next Year we will team up the Special Events, City of Houston to help Sponsor this event and bring awareness to our communities about Houston’s parks. This annual fundraiser raises funds for many Reforest Houston Programs.  If you are looking to join a team next year for this ride please contact us for details!         Share this post...
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