Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from Lunchesrus Landscaping

Santa Clause is coming to town...he sees you when your sleeping, he knows when your awake, he knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake! All the shopping is done, with the stocking all hung by the chimney with care, hoping that saint nick soon would be there. Today is a day for family. Enjoy the day as if it was your last. The elderly in your family this could be the last Christmas for them so make this day extra special for them. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oh no...only 18 days left till Christmas

Black Friday has come and gone, shopping centers are full of craziness this time of year. Everyone looking for bargains for their loved ones for Christmas morning. A time of year meant for family get togethers that has become mostly commercialized. Deck the halls with boughs of holly fa la la la la la la la la...and all that. The best part of this time of year is watching the Christmas specials on the tube. Remember the old classics? Rudolph the red nosed rain deer, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Twas the night before Christmas, A Christmas Story, How the Grinch stole Christmas, heck I even remember Perry Como and Bing Crosby Christmas Specials at this time of year. There I go giving away my age again lol. The important thing to remember is that Christmas is all about family. A time of year when you remember all your family members even if they are no longer here. Those memories last a lifetime. Christmas Cards are not as prevalent as in past years, thanks to high rising postage costs, many have gone to utilizing online methods of sending out holiday greetings. Many residents have outside decorations of beautiful lights on display to celebrate the season. Who can forget the effort that goes into doing all of that to make it look great? Putting up the tree and doing the decorations in doors is a great way to celebrate the season. The tree gets its ornaments, garland, lights and is unique every year. As we get closer to Christmas, remember to think about your family. After all that is what this holiday is supposed to be about, family.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving - GOBBLE GOBBLE!!

Well the holiday season is upon us, that was a quick summer. We had our first bout of lake effect snow the other day, but south of here in the southern tier mother nature hit that area for the second time in as many weeks. While it is still to warm for any measurable snow to stick around, seeing it reminds me that it won't be long before winter is roaring its ugly head around here. With the temperature of Lake Erie sitting at 52 degrees right now, any winds that come over the lake when the temperature outside is about 35 degrees or less will produce our dreaded lake effect snow fall. There has been times in the past where we have been hit with several feet at a time of the white stuff, ughhh. Thursday is Thanksgiving, a day where we give thanks for what we have, a day to spend with family, let me wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

This holiday first began in 1621, a long long time ago. The pilgrims and the Indians shared a hearty meal that today is referred to the first Thanksgiving celebration in our great nations history, then being the colonies. While the days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states for more than two centuries, it wasn't until 1863 during the civil war that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national holiday called Thanksgiving Day and declared that it would be held each November, but it wasn't until November 26, 1941 that Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.

As we all know, the Mayflower which set sail in September 1620 leaving Plymouth England, to find new land, carried 102 passengers all looking for a land they could call their own to freely practice their faith. Others went to pursue prosperity and land ownership in the new world. The journey last 66 days, they arrived at Cape Cod, well north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. A month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay where the Pilgrims began to establish a village at Plymouth, which would later be known as Plymouth Rock. During that treacherous first winter in their new land, the ship became home to many of the colonists. Most were suffering from exposure to scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Half of the original crew members lived to see Spring in the new land. As March arrived, the remaining settlers moved onto land when they were visited by an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English. The Indians taught the settlers how to harvest corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. It is believed that the first Thanksgiving dinner was made with Deer meat. It featured no deserts like pie or cakes.

There you have it a small history of Thanksgiving. So lets remember to give thanks for all that we have today. If it wasn't for the first settlers, where would we be today?

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall is upon us....

The wind is howling, the leaves are falling and that means the snow will be falling soon. The change in the seasons is always depressing. What is more depressing is the mess that all the leaves cause. The seem to get in everything. There is a positive to the leaves falling. A good practice is to mulch them up as you mow the lawn. A good mulch blade will chop them up into a fine power which feeds your lawn with excellent fertilizer that comes from the leaves. We do both either pick up or mulch them as we service the yard. A popular myth is that thatch will form. Not true, if mulched properly, the leaves will disappear into the soil. By spring the many layers of snow assist in the process. You can follow us on facebook and please view our website

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The snow is gone, Time to focus on your yard!

With the warmth that we have had recently, the snow has melted away and we can now see what Old Man Winter has done to our yards. The old leaves in your flower beds and gardens, the mulch looks old and dreary. That's where we come in. This time of year is when we do most of our mulch work and spring cleanups. We will weed your flower beds, grade the existing mulch layer, then add a new layer of mulch to refresh the look of your landscape beds. It is not recommended to remove the old mulch. As the old mulch decomposes, it provides nutrients that help your foliage grow and acts as a fertilizer for them. We also do bush & flower planting. We are taking calls for FREE ESTIMATES for these services. Also lawn maintenance calls as well. Our schedule will fill up fast so call us early to get on the list. 649-0457. Aldo see our website at for more information on all of our services that we provide.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Plantasia Garden and Landscape Show

Come out and see us this year at Plantasia Garden & Landscape Show at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg NY at 5820 South Park Ave. We will be located to the left as you walk in the front door. Enter left, then right 1st isle, left 2nd row and we will be on the right side 2nd from the end.
We are about one month away from our season beginning. If you are or you know someone else who is looking for landscaping & /or lawn maintenance, get in touch with us for a FREE estimate.
Our schedule will fill up fast so don't be left out! 649-0457,
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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spring is coming, Lawn Mowing Tips

Mowing the lawn – when and how often?

Mowing the lawn is probably the most well known of all lawn care jobs but it is still carried out incorrectly by many lawn keepers. To develop and sustain a top quality lawn you need to know when and how often you should mow the lawn. Mowing too often or at the wrong times can seriously degrade the condition and vigour of the lawn.

The aim of mowing the lawn should be to keep the grass somewhere inbetween 'not to long' and 'not to short'. If the grass is too short then the roots will not receive adequate food and the ability of the lawn to take up nutrients and water through the roots will decline which in turn will result in poor growth rates and a loss of vigour. If the grass is too long then the lawn will look a mess. Mowing the lawn helps to stimulate side shoot development in the grass and this leads to the build up a dense lawn that has a strong growth rate.

Lawns should be cut during spring, summer and autumn. If you are having a mild winter then it may be necessary to mow the lawn on the odd occasion over winter.
You should always aim to mow the lawn when the grass is dry as the blades will cut the grass better. If you mow the grass in wet weather then the weight of the mower and your footsteps will result in muddy patches appearing and the soil surface will become compacted. The grass will find it hard to re-establish itself on these areas.

Drought and other environmental stresses can cause the grass growth to come to a near stop in the ‘growth seasons’. If the grass is not actively growing or its growth rate is much reduced due to conditions such as drought then do not mow the lawn.

How often the lawn needs mowing will also depend on what grass types your lawn is made up of. High quality ornamental lawns made up of fine grass types can be cut every 3 days or so in rapid growth conditions. The grass on these lawns tends to be kept quite short. Utility lawns with broader, longer grass types should be cut around once a week.

How high should I mow the lawn?
The height at which many lawn mowers cut can be manually adjusted. The height at which you cut the lawn is dependent on what type of lawn it is and the growing season.
For ornamental lawns the height of the cut should be about 0.75cm in early spring, autumn and winter and between 0.3 – 0.5cm in mid-late spring and summer. If a top quality ornamental lawn is not kept at the correct height then the balance of grass varieties that make up the lawn will change and longer broad leaved grasses will start to dominate.

Utility lawns should be cut higher, - around 2 – 2.5cm during the more rapid growing seasons of spring and summer and about 3-4cm. If the grass is cut too short then the grasses are greatly weakened, growth slows and the grass density declines. This open turf is then much more susceptible to invasion of weeds and moss.

Shady lawns should be cut less frequently then lawns that receive good levels of sunshine. Grass types that are found in seed mixtures for shady lawns tend to be happiest when at lengths of over 2cm. A shady environment will also slow growth rates when compared with a sunny environment.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The New Year is upon us...

We are anxiously waiting for spring time to get here. I have had enough snow since Christmas has passed, so lets fast forward to April! We will be having a few different promotions this spring, one having to do with Mulch Installs, another with Spring Cleanups and lastly one with edging your walkways and driveways to cut back the grass overgrowth. We will be running a promotion on all these items on where you can typically get 50% off on our promotions. You can get a coupon for $50 off a mulch Installation for a $25 fee, also you can get a $50 edging of your driveway and sidewalk for $25. So sign up to receive great deals into your email inbox. You can also sign up to receive our groupon offers by sending an email to us at be sure to put in the subject line - GROUPON.

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