Month: May, 2010
On Saturday May 22, 2010 the Northwestern Ohio chapter of the GCSAA participated in the GreenCare for Troops Program by assisting the families of 2 deployed service personnel.
Several members of the association along with crew members from Stone Ridge Golf Club volunteered to perform multiple duties around each home. At the home of the Johns work included general cleanup, edging of the sidewalks and curbs, tilling and planting of a vegetable garden, mowing, cleaning of the deck, cleaning of the flower beds and cleaning of the driveway. In addition to the work Reynolds Turf donated a new John Deere mower to the Johns.
At the home of the Norrils work included general cleanup, tree trimming, landscape bed design and installation and walkway preparation. Materials for this project were generously donated by Clean Wood Recycling, North Branch Nursery, Uni-Lock and USA Lawns and Landscape.
On behalf of the Association we would like to thank the following people and companies who volunteered or donated their services and/or products to this great project: Dan Salois, Tim Glorioso, Brian Heydinger, Bruce Dodenhoff, Jim Hemrick, Bill Locke, Don Earnhart, Don Lawrence, Shawn Golz, Tim Suter, Colin Suter, Trevor Newby, Ben Henning, Randy Wade, Mike Bibler, Brandon Oney, Clean Wood Recycling for donating the mulch, North Branch Nursery for donating the nursery stock, Reynolds Turf for donating the mower, Uni-Lock for donating the retention wall and walkway pavers, USA Lawn and Landscape for installing the retention wall and walkway.
The project consisted of downing a failing plum tree in the back, cutting it into logs. There was much raking to do to clear the tremendous amount of leaves and debris all around the home. The group separated and transplanted some of the perennials in areas to fill in some garden beds and create more color.
Mulching was done in the front perennial beds and around the step stone walkway in the back. Very large grasses were cut back and an extensive amount of weeds were cleaned out along the property line near the back alley.
All debris was hauled away and the property is now Crisp, Clean, and GREEN!Read more