September Announcements

  1. With the UofM football season starting, I will be adjusting the mowing schedule. I don't like to be downtown Ann Arbor during game day with the traffic, so I plan to cut Ypsi customers, and Ann Arbor customers that do not live around the stadium, on that day. We have shifted the majority of Ann Arbor customers to early in the week with Ypsi folks saved for later in the week/weekend. Sorry for any inconveniences, but football traffic is crazy and I don't like to be caught up in it.
  2. We will not be working on Labor Day.
  3. The fall is the perfect time for repairing your lawn and to give it a head start before next spring. We offer dethatching, aeration and seeding renovation services for your lawn. Seeding in the fall can help to thicken up your lawn. As the weeds die off in the cooler weather, the grass is busy spreading through root growth. Aerating helps to promote that root growth, and seeding will help the grass to crowd out the weeds that have gone dormant. The grass continues to grow and develop root systems in the fall long after the plant portion stops growing. Taking advantage of these lawn renovation services we offer in the fall can help promote that growth and lead to a much thicker, healthier lawn in the spring. I anticipate being very busy this fall, give me an early call to get on the schedule if you are interested.
  4. Although TJs does not do a lot of landscaping or gardening work, I do have an employee who has taken on that work part time on the side. I've recommended him to many of my customers so far, with great reviews. He also offers other side work like gutter cleanouts, bush trimming, garden bed edging, etc. Particularly, with the fall die off/dormancy of most garden plants, Jeff can clean out your beds/gardens before winter hits and prepare your landscaping for next spring. Fall time also means bulb planting time, and Jeff can help you plant those fall bulbs for beautiful early flowers next spring. These are all landscaping services I have not had time to offer until now, but with Jeff joining the TJs team we are able to expand our service offerings.
  5. TJs does offer the delivery and installation of mulch/woodchips for gardens and beds. Adding mulch to beds can help deter the growth of weeds, and helps to retain moisture in the ground for landscaping/garden plants. Of course, mulching also helps to add that finished look to beds and gardens. I have multiple suppliers with a wide variety of colors, size, and quality of mulch to match your needs.

    With the fall and the die off/dormancy of many garden plants, it is a great time to mulch those beds. Mulching in the fall allows us to cover the beds fully with the wood chips, and prepares your gardens for next spring. I am really trying to expand our mulching services, so this fall I am going to offer 10% off all mulching and free delivery during the months of September and October. That offer applies to the delivery and installation of mulch in gardens/beds in your yard, minimum of 5 yards. If you have questions, feel free to contact me for more information. I am hoping for a big demand, so the earlier you schedule the better.

  6. The dry, sunny, hot weather has really done a number on a LOT of lawns. Many people did not water, despite my warnings. There is a lot of dead grass and burned spots. The weather has turned cooler and the time is right for fixing those areas. The best tools are the aeration, dethatching, and seeding services I referenced above. I suspect we will have an early fall and the window of opportunity to fix these issues will be SHORT. If you are interested in these services, let me know ASAP!
  7. TJs will again be offering our leaf vacuum service to remove leaves from the curbside this fall for Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. Bring the leaves to the curb, and we will remove the leaves from curbside with our vacuum system. Or if you'd like us to do the cleanup as well, we'll collect them all at the curb and make them disappear. TJ's leaf service is far easier than raking and bagging leaves, or trying to stuff them weekly into giant bins. As we saw last year, the weather in the fall can bring unexpected snow and cold, which can limit our availability on the leaf cleanups and removals. I expect the demand is going to be very high so let me know early if you will need this service.
  8. Snow clearing renewals are also currently in full swing. If you are interested in TJs snow clearing service, please contact me for an estimate. We do all clearing with shovels and snow blowers, and concentrate mainly on residential clearing. We will have very limited availability this winter, if you are interested let me know now!.
  9. The regular mowing service will continue through the fall. Our last week of regular mowing will be November 3, 2019. After that we are available for on-call cuts as long as weather permits.
  10. Thanks!

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