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Relax. Everyone needs some time off from mowing. If you're starting or running your own lawn care business, relaxation is just as important, if not more important, than if you work for a large company.
Everyone needs some time for fun in their lives. After all, as the old saying goes... All mowing and no play, makes the gardener a dull boy (or girl, as the case may be).
So, here's some fun things to take your mind off your lawn care work, sort of...
A Visit from
St. Customer... A Landscaper's Tale
By Jack Stone
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the supply house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a pipe mouse;
The orders were made in the office with care,
In hopes that St. Customer soon would be there;
The workers were ready all snug in their beds,
While visions of giant sales danced in their heads;
And the supplies were ready, the plants all so lush,
The owners had settled in for the great new year rush;
Then out on the lot there arose such a clatter,
They sprang from their seats to see what was the matter.
Away to the window they flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
When what to their wondering eyes did appear with such luck,
But a crew of eighteen landscapers and a giant semi-truck;
With a little old driver, and hardly a cuss,
They knew in a moment it must be St. Cus . . .
And so St. Customer bought out everything in the store.
His crew loaded it up and . . .
He sprang to his truck, to his crew gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle;
But they heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"
Avast lawn care matey's, follow the mowing adventures of Captain Blight and his pirate gardener mates. Beware the flag of the Jolly Rodger and remember... Dead men kill no snails (old pirate gardener saying).
The mowing is done for the day (I hope...) and you don't want to wade through our magazine archives just for a few chuckles or groans... so the answer is Cap't Blight's Booty Manifest (that's pirate booty, as in gold, silver, sprinkler heads):
Pirate Ryegrass is unequaled in its Ability to Rapidly Produce Thick, Durable Turf that over-runs all other plants in it's path. The only known deterent to Pirate Ryegrass is the hardy British Frigate Bermuda (but that's another tale).
Pirate Ryegrass is the world's most widely avoided grass and its ability to plunder in 7-10 days (even less under ideal conditions) is legendary. A cool-season grass, Pirate Ryegrass widely attacks permanent turf and forage pastures in northern regions.
Picture Perfect: Mowing Techniques for Lawns, Landscapes and Sports
by David R. Mellor David Mellor's lawn patterns have been displayed on the fields of major-league sports teams and have been copied by professional grounds managers. In this guide for turf professionals and the interested reader, Mellor describes pattern-mowing techniques for use on home lawns, managed landscapes, sports fields, and golf courses.
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Title: Just for Fun - Pirate Gardeners, Lawn Care & Garden Fun, So it Goes, and More!
Description: ProGardenBiz is an Online magazine for the professional gardener, landscape contractor, irrigation specialist and others in the Green Industry. It covers lawn and garden maintenance, irrigation, landscape installation, landscape design, planting, tree care, waterscapes, business tips, and much more. This regular feature is just for fun. Humorous cartoons like Pirate Gardeners, our regular column "So it Goes" and other fun triva. Take some off and enjoy.
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