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Feb012012

Start Your Sprinklers

WALDRON LANDSCAPING NEWSLETTER • FEBRUARY 2012
www.WaldronLandscape.com    WalPlant@vom.com

Ramon and Nacho Navarro, Raffa, Dan and Juvenal recently made it back to Sonoma after winter visits to Mexico. The lure of the big burritos must have overcome their will power because they all not only looked well rested but a little plumper as well. They must have lost site of the 'portion control' element of their diets. All of them downplay this ‘temporary’ gain as an aberration that a few weeks of hard work will put right. Ramon tells me the weather in Llano, Michoacan is exceptionally warm. Juvenal reports the avocado crop around La Union (a couple hundred miles from Ramon’s home in the neighboring state of Jalisco) is spectacular. Many new avocado orchards are being planted in mountainous area around La Union. Juv’s brother Conrado, who worked with us a few years ago, is now employed planting these trees. Gerardo and Pablo are still wintering in the southland enjoying unlimited guacamole. They should be back next month to fill out (no pun intended) our crews in preparation for the busy season.

            The weather has been so dry and warm that Jose’s installation team has been working continuously. There is usually a lull this time of year because the ground is so muddy not much can be done. The maintenance men have also been busy. They are fertilizing lawns like it is spring, and going crazy setting and resetting irrigation clocks. This hasn’t been the case since the drought of the seventies. If you monitor your own timers, water about once a week until the rain reappears. The lawns and plants need to be kept moist to protect them from frost damage. If you need help, Juvenal can take care of any irrigation details. He might as well begin trouble-shooting systems now to keep from getting overwhelmed in the spring rush.

            My wife, Marcie, is so involved with so many local groups like Kiwanis, Willmar, Vintage House and the Community Center, that I finally had to get into the spirit and volunteer to drive one day a month for Vintage House’s LIMO program to assuage my guilty conscience. There’s nothing like someone else’s good example to motivate a person into action. Anyway, the service involves driving seniors who need rides to  non-medical appointments or just to get the shopping done. Beverly Odell runs the program. If you think you might like to be a volunteer driver, she can be reached at Vintage House, 996-0311. There are 52 drivers now, and I noticed some of them (you know who you are Betty, Dee, Bob etc.) are regular Waldron Landscape clients. I hope I’m not wasting newsletter space preaching to the choir. I also noticed that to qualify as a senior to obtain rides, one must be over 60. Since I fall into that age category myself, the program could be called ‘Seniors Driving Seniors’, but that sounds pretty scary. LIMO is a much, much better moniker.

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