Thursday, February 24, 2011

Come See the Weed Man Super Hero at the MABA Home Show

I wanted to test posting pictures, so here is my first attempt.  We will be at the MABA Home Show at the Alliant Energy Center next weekend.  Come, visit, and meet the Weed Man Super Hero!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

North Woods: Land Away From Lawns

This weekend Nicole, Dawson and I are heading up north to our family cabin near Manitowish Waters.  I find it a little ironic that as spring is starting to show a few signs of life occasionally that we choose to go further north back into the deep winter.  This all despite the fact that no one wants spring to come faster than me.  A winter trip north is always good for the soul as it so quiet and relaxing.  I will probably do some ice fishing for walleye.  This is also ironic because I am an avid fly fisherman that tends to have a bit of distaste (but not actual taste, love to eat 'em) for fishing walleye fishing due to the nature how boring it is to me to jig for walleyes.  My brother in law and his family were up north a month or so ago and he was able to pull 3-25" walleyes through the ice in front of our place.  Now you understand why it tweaked my interest.  However, my version of ice fishing is a far cry from the die hards.  My idea of ice fishing involves me sitting comfortably in the cabin playing cards, drinking some adult beverages and waiting for a flag to pop on the tip ups.  It will certainly be nice to get back up there as I don't believe we have been up there since July as a 9 month old tends to hamper your travel plans.  This will be a welcome break right as we start our craziest time of the year in lawn care: March through May.  I always welcome the spring for breaking old man winter's back, my wife's birthday :), the start to trout season and the start of our busy lawn care season.  Before you know it we will be talking about how to combat snow mold and get your lawn jump started again. 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Grass vs Snow

It is great to see some grass outside my office here in Middleton!  Not only am I excited to get lawn care in Middleton going again but personally winter has really packed a punch this season and I am truly ready for spring and the warmer temps.  It is always interesting to see how damaged and beat up a lawn can look in the early portions of spring and how (if maintained well) the turf will rebound very quickly by May.  I cannot wait for green grass, warm weather...and trout season to open!

Introduction of my blog

Well, I thought it was about time I step into this world of 'blogging.'  It is certainly an interesting dynamic!  I hope you will find interest in my postings from time to time.  I will primarily focus on my knowledge, expertise and love of lawn care by providing seasonal tips, random thoughts and hopefully fun topics in the lawn care world.  But, I will occasionally talk about my family and its importance to me as well as my passion for fly fishing and the outdoors.  Thanks for following!