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It's the Classic Gardens and Landscape Show. Am am ready and girl when you
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I hope everybody's having a fantastic twentytwenty four so far. I know,
I am. Oh, it isgood to get back into work. It

was you know, we we startedthe week, Chris. It was cool
because we went and did Uh you'llknow who I am talking about because her
name is it's so pretty Georgiana.Yeah, miss Canterbury, missus Canterberry.
And we've done work for probably treatedher. She's one of those twenty five

year customers, yep, you know, and uh we treat her yard forever,
done several landscape projects for over theyears. You know, I mean,
I'm sure back in the day,she probably lived somewhere else and we
treated that yard just you know,by herself down like shoe creek down there
now and sweet as she can be. But we went in and did a

little project for her the other dayand then, uh, outside of that,
it's just been I've We've got Ricardo'screw on the job out and trustful.
Uh it's a I'm glad I ain'tbuilding it. It's a old rock
wall that's falling down behind a pool. So it's right against the pool,
the concrete pool deck, and uhit's falling and uh, they're excavating that

thing out and you can't get abig excavator in there, so we've got
that little one that's about three footwide, the smallest excavator. Yeah.
So when you scoop up a scoopof dirt, it's about like you take
in a coal shovel and getting agood scoop. It's about what you get
with that little thunk. So we'rehaving to excavate that stuff out and get

it out of there, you know, in amongst us a little bit of
rain we got, Hey, therain's blessing. We're not that well.
The reason why I'm not complaining isbecause I don't have to go there.
If it would have been me,i'd have been like, n we wait
a couple of weeks, you know, but really it's been it's been so

dry. I guess that was thatwas. I don't know about you,
Chris, but I think that wasthe driest December I can remember. Yeah,
and uh, I think we gotone good rain that was about it
and that was it. So I'msure we're behind in rainfall for December.
Looks like we're gonna pick up,you know, two or three inches of
rain over the next couple of days. So average rainfall looks like give or

take a little bit for January.So that's a blessing. Usually in January
we spend about half the time atthe house. Yeah, because January February
it's just wet. It rains everythree or four days. It seems like,
uh it's cold, so it neverhas it never gets warm enough to
dry out, and uh, youknow it's it's March before we get sign

of life. You know. It'scrazy too. Obviously, when something is
fresh on your brain, that's whenyou are gonna be more proactive about it.
So this time of year, weland a lot. Typically we land
a lot of drainage work. Youknow, it's that and nine times out
of ten it's that garden home besidea garden home and there's like fifteen feet

between. If you're lucky, you'retwenty and uh, it doesn't get enough
sun and there's just there's five downspoutsdumping into it and all that stuff,
and it's just, uh, youknow, it's one of those problem areas.
And you know this time of year, this time of year, it
kind of rears its head at youand they get proactive and they want to

get on the books. Well it'ssloppy. I mean, it's hard to
do draining hay anyway because you gota drainage problem right then it's underwater,
and then it's underwater. So wehave to tell them, you know,
hey, look as fas it driesout a little bit, you know,
we can get out there and dothat job for you. Uh, this
though, is a fantastic time ofyear. If you want to get us

to come out snatch out all yourshrubs and put in new shrubs, we
can do that. Rain, sleet, snow. It don't make any difference,
will if we feel like it's gonnabe an issue on the lawn.
You know, what we typically dois bring plywood out there and we'll lay
plywood out on the lawn. We'llrun our equipment in to the beds,

snatch out all your shrubs, runour equipment back out on that. You
know. If we get mud onthe driveway, we pressure wash the drive
I mean it's uh so we doa good job of cleaning up after ourselves
and make sure we do a goodjob and when we put stuff back,
it's going to be low, lowexclamation point, low maintenance and you won't

have to worry about being out therepurn and you know, three times a
year, you know, we wantto get something in there that you know,
you can shape it up once ayear and you won't have to worry
about just you know, killing yourselfkeeping up with it. Yeah, it's
a it's a perfect time to plantplants. And we got a caller and
after that will go a little bitmore into that. I didn't catch a
name, but we have a calleron theline. Good morning, Hey,

good morning, Happy New Year.You guys, so thank you. So
I had had spoken with you guysbefore the Christmas break came along about the
fur loom. I got the thedrench tree, drench shut the shrubs to
treat some issues with some plants.And I know it's probably a simple answer
to this, but I googled itand couldn't figure it out. When it

says, say, for example,x number of ounces, let's say it's
seven ounces per gallon. Do yougo ahead and put your seven ounces measured
out into a gallon container and instillit till you get to a gallon or
do you need a gallon a littlebit larger than a gallon container, use
a full gallon of water and thenyour ounces. I know, it seems
really stupid that it's still I didn't. I didn't want to do it incorrectly.
Well, this is for the fertiloughsystemic insect drench correct, I think,

I think. I just it's notlike rocket science how much water you
actually use? So okay, whatI would do is put however many ounces
that it requires, you know,because it goes by the circumference of the
tree, or it goes by theright, it goes by the feet in
height. So if it's seven ounces, just say, put your seven ounces

in there. Run some water inthere you get a bout of gallon in
there, you know, just dumpingaround the plant. It's not a it's
you know, if you had agallon and a half of water, if
you had two gallons of water,as long as that much product is getting
around, that plant won't make anything. And I typically I like using just
a bucket, like a five gallonbucket. It's got a handle on it.
It's easy to carry and you putyou put your product in first,

then the water and that go.That mixes everything up, and then you
just carry the bucket out there.It's convenient and uh just poured around whatever
planet or tree you're using. Botbucket works good. Okay, that sounds
good. And just FYI, Ilost you for maybe five to ten seconds
totally, but but you came backon and then I'll pick up what you
said. So I've got it justin case there's a phone issue that you're

not aware of. It just completelywent dead. Okay, okay, thanks,
good, We're here. Always somethingtechnological to work with, right,
no answer. No question is abad question for those of you who have
never heard our show. Basically,the way it works is it's a collar
driven show. Most of the time. If we don't have calls, we're

talking about gardening, or we're talkingabout what we smoked last week on the
smoker or yeah, let me prevacethat a Boston but or something a ham
but. Uh yeah, so,but it's collar driven. So if you
want to give us a call,Uh, you can ask us a gardening

question. I know it's muddy andsoupy and everything's dormant right now, and
you think, hey, look there'snothing to do. Uh, that's further
from the truth. You can callus this two O five four three nine
nine three seven to two and we'lltry to help you anyway we can.
Our our landscape was basically we're ateighteen fifty five Carson Road. That's where
it all started. And uh,we have a garden center out there.

And so if you go to ourgarden center Monday through Friday, we're theyre
eight to four and you can comeand we've got every plant you can think
of, and uh, you know, that's that's where it all started.
But on top of that, wedo landscaping, we do irrigation, we
do night lighting, we do patioles, we do retaining walls, we do

forest mulching, we do land clearing. So we got a lot going on.
Uh most of that's done by threeor four man crew, and uh
we've been doing it that way foras long as I can remember, two
years. And uh that's so youtalked talking about food. Man, you

got me excited there for a minute, because I see there for New Year's.
Uh, my sister in law's husbandcooked a big old prime rib.
Man. That thing was so good, Holy week, how if it's right
there? Heed? He shared thatthing on the outside, then did his
thing, cooking it in the ovenand uh let that let it rest and
slice it. Man, it wasfine. In addition to that, you

know, the New Year's we hadI smoked some ham, because you got
to have ham for good luck too, right, and we had hopping john
black eyed peas and collared greens andcorn bread and mac and cheese and all
that good stuff. Yeah, weshowed out. I slid some ribs in
the oven and then we did uhthe peas and some uh we went turnip
greens and uh yeah, plenty ofcorn bread and fryptatoes and all kinds of

good stuff. So we picked outwe did collar greens, and so we
did collar greens and my mother inlaw went to the store to get some
well, I had to take Carolineback to the back to the doctor because
she's been she's been had this feverfor yes, we have Thanksgiving. She
had a fever for two weeks andand you know, we'd been back and

forth talking with the doctor and whatnot. And like I guess it was it
was new it was New Year's Eve. They said, listen, if we
don't, you know, if shedidn't get any better, we need to
see her at our at this officefor New Year's Evil. She started running
a fever again, and long storyshorts, she ended up having dad good
pneumonia. And so they gave hertwo shots, a shot in each leg.
Because she's thin as a rail.Uh just just lean you know,

my kids are tall and skin runabout twelve miles a day, you know
what I'm saying. But they gaveher some super charge antibiotics, you know,
in her leg, and that thatcleared it up. I'm talking about
within like a day or two.But in the meantime, Mimi came and
picked up the other kids. Andthis is what Mimi's do, right,
Mimi just had to go into thegrocery store to get a sack of bundle

of collar greens to cook for NewYear's. Well, she had Sadie and
Clear with her and comes out spendinglike eighty five or ninety bucks because she
had the two grandkids with her,right, yeah, gotta have all them.
A few dollars worth of collar greensturned into turned into almost one hundred
dollars grocery chop. I told me, and I tell Mi Me, I

tell Mimi. There's there's two words. There's two letters and in and and
oh when you put it together?And what's that say? What's that spill?
That spill? No, that's allyou gotta tell them right when they
say I want this, I wantthis, I want this. God love
Mimi. So yeah, they takethey take care of everybody. Yeah,
my h my mom. She watchedour kids before they went to school,

before they got in school, andfor a while, and man it was
they They had their play stuff,they had their they had their snacks,
they had them. I mean theyshe had it down to where they had
everything here. So yeah, me, Me's and Nana's are pretty good people.
Yes they are. I guess we'reabout ready for a break. Yeah,
man, we sure, we sureare we're there my timepiece. All

right, let's take that first breakright quick hard number. If y'all want
to give us a call and askus a gardening question, you can do
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time for a pre emergency, yes, sir. So this time of year,
people get lazy, right, theygo into hibernation mode because it's cold,
it's wet, it's January, man, Christmas is over, New Year's

is over, Thanksgiving is over,and I think people just kind of getting
a funk, you know what Imean, and they just don't care about
the yard. But that is probablythe worst mindset that you could have as
we move through the next January.You know, i'd say you at six
eight weeks, twelve weeks, youknow, give or take, because even
March can be cold. Man,I mean not was it ninety four we

had winter storm. I mean,I'm going way back, buddy, you
know so, but you really thisis the time of year, Chris.
You know you're talking about landscaping andplanting plants. Fantastic time to plant plants.
Yeah, we don't care if it'smuddy. I would much rather plant
plants now. And that's typically likewhen I do landscaping at my house,

I typically do it during the middleof winter because I know that I'm not
gonna have to water and I'm notreally gonna have to take care of those
things until I get into summer.They'll be more established. So you take
a plant and you put it inthe ground. Now, those roots of
that plant are gonna be insulated byGod's green earth right by God's brown earth
the soil. So they're gonna beThey're gonna be insulated. They're gonna have

time, They're gonna have the restof the winter, They're gonna have all
and all spring to set roots beforewe get into the hot and dry part
of the summer months. I Itell you what, I'm probably at my
house, like I have lost moreplants plant and plants in the summer than
any time of the year, becauseman, I forget about them and I
don't water. Sometimes during the summeryou got to come out there twice a
day in water plants. Yeah,depending on your soil. So now it's

the perfect time to do landscaping.Now it's the perfect time to get started
on a long fertilization program. Youstart with a pre emergent right now,
and you start spraying weeds that yousee in the yard right now, and
by the time we get into spring, you won't be in this like mad
frant rush to like figure out whatto do. You know, you go
out there one day and all ofa sudden, these weeds are ankle high

and you're just freaking out, like, oh my god, I gotta do
something, I gotta do something,And so you run out to you run
out to some random store that doesn'tknow what they're talking about. You grab
some stuff and gets what It doesn'twork, or it kills your work,
burns your yard up because you're usingthe wrong stuff. Give us a call
eight five four four thousand and fiveand I can come out and give you

a quote for fertilization and weed controland start taking care of that stuff.
For you. I did it allweek long, got back into the office
this past Tuesday and started setting appointments, you know, meeting with folks.
And it's amazing that you can pullup to a yard, even if it's
you know, been halfway taken careof, you know, by homeowner.

It looks slick as glass and greenallor I mean and brown, you know,
because that's how it should look rightnow, like a khaki color brown.
But you start really paying attention andwalk in the yard and maybe they
hadn't done a pre emergent in thethe past few months or so, and
you start seeing these little bitty beneaththe beneath the surface of the grass blade.

You start seeing these little green speckseverywhere, right, And that's all
this hen bit and all this hairybittercrets and geranium and things like that that
are starting to that are starting torear their ugly faces. Well, most
homeowners won't see that until you know, they're like I said, ankle high
and uh you get a train technician, like somebody classic guardens and you know,

like I tell all my guys likethis time of year, I want
you to scour yard. I wantyou to walk every square inch of that
yard. And if you every singleweek, I want you to act like
it's your worst enemy, like you'researching for those things. Well, it's
gonna save them in the long run, because it's like, Okay, you
miss it this month, you know, and then you get out there the
next month and it's like whoa,you know, and it's so we make

sure those guys are on top ofthat stuff, and uh, it's it
helps them out as much as ithelps you know, us out, because
you know, if they keep thatstuff sprayed really well, then then we
don't have to worry about it gettingout of control. You know. With
our pre emergent program, uh,we seldom have anything pop up, you
know, but there's still those thosetroublesome weeds that you know, and there's

those troublesome spots you know, likethat that shady curve and you know around
the corner of the house or aroundthe air conditions, around the air conditioning
unit where you know your condensation linecomes out or whatever, and you know
you'll have a little bitter crash,a little poe in and come up right
there because it just leaches that preemerging out a little faster or you know
some of those thinner areas around treesand stuff where it just the pre emergent

doesn't the barrier breaks down a littlequicker. That's where we have, you
know, areas where we have tokeep them sprayed. If you have any
like kind of natural drainage areas throughyard, Like our front yard at Orc
is basically a drainage ditch with goodpermute in it, you know, but
we get a little weed break throughhere there through that drainage ditch. One

of the biggest problem areas I seeis is like along the edges of natural
areas where the natural areas are unkept. Yeah, you know what I'm saying.
Where it's like you've got every weedunder the sun in the in the
pine strall area and it's like thatthat's six inches you know where the grass
meets the where the grass meets thepine straw, and you have a little

give and take right there along thoseborders. Because it's just nothing's done in
the natural areas. Yeah, butnothing that we can't take care of.
I mean, my guys or arearmed. We're like a we're like a
specialty doctor man. We got wegot the products that will that will take
care of just about everything and anythingin your yard. So that's just that's
what we do, what we specializein. Let's get Harold before we go

to break. Chris, good morning, Harold, how you doing. Hey
guys, good morning. Everybody.Everybody good there, everybody's good. You
got planning, planning set this timeof the year. Kind of walk me
through how to do that. Giveout a go again, Harold, like

staying on one day like I thoughtI heard him say, pruning fescue,
no planting festqu ah. Okay,now we're getting somewhere, so you broke
up a little bit there for asecond. So planting fescu you really should
be done in like late September October. You might even get away with it

in November. You can even putit out right now. The problem with
fescue putting it out now obviously it'scold and the seed's gonna take like three
weeks to come up. So bythen you're looking at you know, first
second week of February. If itdoes come up, you know, if
it gets really really cold, myname come up that fast or come up

at all, So you know,if you put it out, Uh,
so you get into March you've onlygot March April. Then you get May
and it's hot and dry. Itdoesn't have time to root in and get
established before you get to hot weather, and you're gonna lose every bit of
it next summer. But if youplant it in the fall, you know,
say late September October, then ithas all the way around to that

next May to get rooted in andget established, and it'll do pretty good
in that next summer. Fescu's right, the opposite of our normal grasses.
It's green in wintertime and it goesdead dormant in the summer, and then
every fall you lose part of it. So like over the summer like you

lose ten to fifteen percent of it. So every year you got to overseaed
it a little bit. We don'trecommend fescue. The only time we ever
recommend it when it's so shady youcan't grow anything else, you know,
you know, And now I'll havea farmer call me and say, hey,
look my pastures full of fish.You okay, great, that's fine,
but we're talking about lms and youcan't have any cattles here in Homewood.

Probably some ordinance about that I'm sure. Yeah, they might frown.
I got a dog. I gota dog. They'll frown on that.
On peerless Avenue, they sure will, my friend. Okay, listen,
you guys have a great saritay andalways appreciate your your knowledge, all right,
but appreciate it. Yeah, that'sa good question. We get a

fisk you, like we get acustomer in the garden center. Yeah,
one out of every thousand that comesin there in the fall. That's like,
man, I got this, andthat will recommend fesk you too,
because it's like we want to tryevery other option. We don't really recommend
or lean towards Saint Augustine or centipedebecause it's so finicky. But if you

got one of those situations, andthat's a cost thing too. A lot
of times you've got this area,so you got five hundred square feet,
do you want to put six hundreddollars in it? Or do you want
to put twenty five dollars in rightkind of thing? You know, So
it's one of those things where someof the time we'll lean to fescue.
If you know, you got aspot that's gonna be muddy in the fall
and you, you know, andit's shady, and we go that way,

but we don't lean that way allkind of a last resort. Yeah,
yeah, yeah, we'll try.You're it's that you're you're kicking the
field goal with three seconds left.Well, typically you put out fish,
you like six to ten pounds perthousand square foot. Will you buy a
ten pound bag over twenty five bucks? You know, Well, if you
got a thousand square foot of sod, you know, you're looking at getting

somebody to come and get do itfor you fifteen hundred and two thousand bucks.
You know. So it some ofthe time it's just a cost thing.
So we go at it like that. I've got probably two customers that
we deliver fescue too, like longcare customers. I know, mister minke
in uh in Helena. We treathis front yard and he's got fantastic for
me to treat the left hand side, but his backyard is is uh is

too shady for anything, and sowe deliver rescue to him every every fall
and it looks pretty good. Oh, I mean, if I lived in
if I lived in Gatlinburg tailor fescueyard. Yeah, well, you know,
I talked with customers that moved thatmoved to Alabama from you know,
basically north of north of US anduh, you know that just but I

don't know what to do with thisgrass talking about the bermuda or zoyage.
It's like this is completely opposite andit never looks as good as what I
had, you know, when Ilived in Kentucky. And it's because they
had you know, they had sometimestype of fescue blend. Man, I'm
telling you, like the the thegreenness of a good fescue lawn. Man,
they ain't nothing. There ain't nothingbetter than that. We know I

had. I did all that clearingat the house Chris back this time later,
like you know, October November lastyear, and it was perfect time.
I even rigged up irrigation on theareas that I did the clearing on.
I put out you know ride see, but I put fescue seat out
there with it, and uh,you know, the horse is really I

don't care that much for that fescue. But you know when they they're eating
all that rye and everything too,you know, it's like they can't hardly
miss it, yeah kind of thing, and they eat that fescue up pretty
heavy in this drought that we've hadthis year, so I may have to
go back in and now it's youknow, now, I was just trying
to get up something on to keepit from washing that fall. But what
I really want to do is whenI get around to like late May in

the June this year and we're gettingsome decent rainfall and it's you know,
hot and you can do it,I'm gonna oversee that will pay you and
I'm gonna get some I'm gonna geta different mix going on there than what
I had before because I was justat the time, I was just trying
to get something up. Keep itfrom Washington. That's it, because it's
all on slopes and it's just thetrain is it is what it is.
Behave that's the horses. That's aboutthe only thing that's good for. Right.

I have behaved both of my houses, in my in my yard,
and man, that is something else. What you say, that's the only
thing horses are good for now,But I think there's anything a horse is
good for if you unless you're arodeo guy. Right, that's it,
Chris, Let's take that break.Let's go ahead and do that. Our
number if you want to give usa call, ask us a gardening question
is two O five four three ninenine three seven two. We'll be right

back on the Classic Gardens and LandscapeShow. It's the Classic Gardens and Landscape
Show on the half ready to comewhen you want sh up, plant some
grass to grub two percent Chris,Chris and Chris. And now you're a

host, Chris Joiner and Chris Keithand you're halfway for eating Classic Gardens and
the Landscape Show. And we areback and just to kind of rehash things.
What I've been doing this week iswe well, we we went down
to Miss Georgiana's down in show Creekdid her job. It's the show in

the know with with all things thatgrow. I'm ready for things to grow.
I'll tell you that right now.I know, right, so yeah,
I just I'll go just about goget something right now that's green as
sticking in the ground so I cansee what it looks like. I thought
about our Christmas tree. Still looksfantastic. And I haven't watered that.

I haven't put water in it sincedays before Christmas because I didn't want it.
It's a big tree. It toucheddang near touches the ceiling of our
of our room, and I,you know, you got tilted over to
get that out of the stand.I don't like a lot of water in
there to spill all over the place. But man, that thing is still
as green and the needles haven't dried. They're still as soft as they can
be. And I told Sarah,I was like, I'm gonna go get

some like rooting mix and stuff,and I'm gonna dig a hole in the
backyard and PLoP it down in thereand see if I can't get that tree
to root, because it just itlooks so good. She's like, yeah,
sure, go ahead. What dowe got to lose. It'll be
on the bottom of my pond thatYeah. So we went to Georgianas did
that little job for her, andthen I moved equipment over to the Trustful

Job. They got a lot goingon over there. I'm glad I'm not
on that one. And then wewent down to bars, you know we
did. We were down at ShirleyHokeem's back like before Thanksgiving. That was
like right around the first November,and her neighbor Bart, we were building
all his walls and all that stuff. He was just so intrigued about the

whole process and everything. So he'dcome over there and walk around and ask
him questions and stuff like that,and he's like, man, I wanted
to spend some money with you guys. So we gave him a price of
two, two or three projects andwound up just for now just doing one
and built a little wall for himin the backyard. It's forty five feet
long and a couple of feet tall. And we went down there and knocked

that thing out yesterday. So donewith that, We're gonna be looking at
weather. You know, the firsthere it is January, so you know
Monday going into Tuesday looks like awash out. So I'm not sure what
is the game planned for Monday,But I know I thought at the end
of the week too, you gotto go sot and you know, get
sawed and uh, you know Mondayfor sure, and some plants for another

job that we just got on thebooks. My point I'm making is we
we are going night and nothing,regardless of what the weather does. So
if you want to get on thebooks, don't wait until March to call
us, because what happens is likeright now. Obviously, there's not a
lot of people on the books.So if you call, they might say,
yeah, we'll have might come outand meet with you Wednesday, you

know, or something like that,or it might be you know, a
week and a half. Well,if you call us in March and he
got forty people on the books,then they'll say, okay, well,
you know, i'll see you inabout three weeks kind of thing. So
and then it takes us, youknow, another four or five weeks to
get out there, and the nextthing, you know, it's not four
weeks, it's it's six or eightweeks. So my point is, don't

wait. We landscape in Alabama threehundred and sixty five days a year,
So if you want to get onthe books, don't wait until we're the
slam packed, cram full, youknow, on the schedule to call us
and say, hey, I needyou out here tomorrow, because it ain't
gonna work that way. And tobe honest with you, if you get
around to March and you call somebody, they all ought to be that way.

Any reputable landscaper in in you know, this state, come March.
If you call them, they say, yeah, I can be there next
week. Something's fishy. You know, they ain't getting many calls. There's
a reason for it, you know, So just keep that in mind,
you know, go ahead call usat eight five four four thousand and five,

and we'll get out there and giveyou a price to do whatever kind
of work you want to do.And we don't care. You know that
we're building walls, we're snatching outbushes and replacing them. We're you know,
when it we literally what people don'trealize about laying saw it too.
First off, saw it's dead,dormant right now, and when you lay

saw it any time of year.So every if you think about it this
way, every house that is finishedin Alabama, as soon as they're done
finishing it, what do they do. They go in there, they stick
some bushes in front of the house, they lay sod, and most of
the time they just scratch it offhard pan, dirt, boom, just

throw it down right on top ofwhatever's there. And you know, so
sod and a yard, it's notan issue this time of year. If
you've got a bad spot, wecan come in there. We'll hearty wreck
it, you know, and makeit smooth as glass and lay that sad
out there for you and you'll begood to go. We do an irrigation
nint to nothing because I mean,if you think about it, you don't

want to wait until it's hot anddry to call us and get us to
come out there and give you anestimate for putting in a sprinkler system.
You need to be proactive and getyour sprinkler system put in before it's hot
and dry. That way, you'vegot an irrigation system you can water,
you know it. Just we alwaysget the calls six months before, you

know, or six months after theyshould have called. You know. It's
like you call me in January fordrainage and I can't do it till May.
Or you call me in May andJune when it's hot and dry and
you want me to put an irrigationsystem for you, and I can't do
it until August, you know.So just keep that in mind when you're
calling and getting work done, becauseyou need to be a little proactive with

it. Otherwise, you know,it's it's you're on the books in our
time frame, not your time frame, I mean, And it's that way
with most industry. I mean,yeah, it's first come, first serving.
So I mean if you call mefor and you know, irrigation system

in July, and I've got twentyfive other customers in front of each chance's
heart. It might be you know, late August or September before I get
there. That's just the way.That's the way business is, you know.
So call us now, eight fivefour, four thousand and five.
You're not going to get anybody today. But if you call the garden center
today and you leave them a message, somebody Jinny or Ann, we'll be

calling you back, like proyto thefirst come come come Monday morning, right,
I mean they the first thing themladies do when they walk in there
is seven o'clock on Monday morning,is they hit that button to see who's
called, what messages? Their firstthing, I mean, the dead first
thing they do is check the messages. Yes, sir, that's how we

roll. Eight five four four thousandand five. They'll they'll get you fixed
up. I spent this week burningthe roads up, meeting out with people
doing LNG care quotes. You talkingabout irrigation. Chris Keith and I met
with Miss Novez down in Helena.Now. She lives next door to uh,
mister Gilbert. Mister Gilbert is oneof those long hair customers that has

been with us. I'm forty one. He's been with us since I first
started working here, you know,back when I was like sixteen, and
uh miss Novez put in a newsawd like a year ago. Well,
the people that laid the sad said, you know, listen, we'll take
care of it this first year tomake sure that you know, warranty work.
Da da da da da. Theydid a pretty good job taking care

of it, but it never lookedas good as mister Gilbert's. Well before
well, when she did the landscapejob, you know, she's talking with
her talking with her husband and basicallysaid, you know, listen, if
we're gonna spend this money installing justthousands of dollars worth of grass and doing
the drainage work, we're gonna putirrigation system in. I don't care what
it costs. That's a no brain. That's a no brainer. And we

tell our customers the same thing,like, if you're going to put this
grass in, you know you're gonnaspend thousands and thousands of dollars on thousands
of square feet of grass, You'regonna have to keep it water. You
know, it's not like it's notlike as the more established that grass gets,
it doesn't require water. I meanyard, a yard that's thirty years
old. When we get hot anddry, guess what, it still needs

water. So she did the rightthing, you know, she got the
irrigation system in place, got allthe sod work and everything done, and
I met with her and signed herup for lawn fertilization, and we were
out there the next day. Caseywas working in that area and we got
right out there. It's newer sodback last summer. So we did a
winterizer application on it just to helpwith the root development, you know,

starting to spray the weeds that arepopping up because they hadn't had any pre
emergence. So we're gonna we're gonnaget her up to probably maybe maybe even
a little bit better than mister Gilbert'sbecause mister Gilbert has this old common bermuda
and and she's and she's got emeraldzoyages, so we might it probably be
a little bit better than his.But mister Gilbert still man, it's it's
it's spot on. But that wasdown in Helena kind of started off my

week down there and did a lotin Homewood and uh and mountain Brook to
the two customers that I that Itreated there. Actually they wanted to quote
for their house and then their parents'house as well. So I guess it's
kind of like a Christmas present oryou know, hey, thanks for taking
care of me my entire life.I'm gonna take care of your yard for

you, you know, as asa as a president. So it's Mountain
Brook and Homewood, and we're goingin between places too. And then I
ended the day yesterday in Stockton rightover here in Trustville. So you talk
about you know, lay inside onehundred for you know, all year long.
Well you know, Stockton is oneof the new developments in Trustville,

and you know they're building more andmore houses out there. Well Andy,
just Andy, actually we treated hisyard and ross Bridge, so go figure
he's moving from ross Bridge all theway over to Stockton and Trustville. He's
in the medical profession, so heswitched hospitals and so now as he's right
down the road, well he theyjust finished there. They called us in
They called us in November and thattheir home project was supposed to be done,

you know in November they were goingto be moving in, and so
he wanted us just to come outin January just to make sure that all
the irons were taken care of orall the fires were put out with the
with the move and everything. SoI actually met him. It was almost
dark yesterday when I met with him, because I told him, listen,
I'll just swing by on my wayhome. Probably about four thirty four forty
five something like that brand new sid. I mean it was laid in November.

You look down the road, youknow, and they're still finishing sections
of the development. They're still layingside. And you know, that's one
of the questions I get a lot, is you know now it's not a
good time to lay said right,Chris, I'm like, no, man,
you can lay sod twelve months outof the year, just like you
said, they build They built housestwelve months out of the year and they
lay side. So there's no there'spros and cons to every single you know,

time of year that you plant plantsor you plant plant said. I
can come up with with reasons whyor why not too. So the biggest
thing is just get it done.Whenever you're ready, do it. Yeah,
but it got Andy signed up forfertilization we control. And he was
basically, just like, whatever youdid at our old house, do the
same thing here. And uh soI was burning the roads up from Helena

all the way over to Trustville thisweek doing that. And I want to
say hey to mister Phillips. MisterPhillips was in the garden center getting getting
some bags of topsoiled. Now,mister Phillips is a radio show listener and
he lives over in Bluff Park area, so from you know, makes the
trip over here. See he said, six seven times a year, you

know, buying various plants, buyingvarious bags, you know, of goods.
He was getting some tops so wildto do do what Yep, they
were on Turtle Creek. Jim wasa customer of Might in the garden center
for well the fifteen twenty years thatI was working in there, and then
when I transitioned into the landscape anddivision of the whole the whole thing,

he you know, he still inthere. So I hated Jim, longtime
customer, and he said, he'slike Chris, whatever y'all did to my
yard this year, it looked betterthan they ever had and I said,
I don't want change a thing.There's a lot of customers in the lawn
care right now that have just wentI and don't take this the wrong way,
that have aged oubt. So likethere are people like Ed Klein,

for instance, that just you know, he was meticulous about coming in the
garden Center, getting this product,putting it out, and you're doing all
this stuff and he just got toretirement age. And hey, let me
tell you, Ed is fit youhear me, I ain't about that.
But he retired and he said,the heck speaking with doing my grass myself,

I'm gonna do what everybody should do. Call the garden Center and he
said, Anne, I'm just tiredof treating my yard myself. I want
somebody to come out here and doit for me. So you know,
we got Ed signed up and henever missed it beat you know, and
that's the way his his lawn's alwaysbeen. He would people were like,
yeah, yeah, they just getthe retirement age and they're like, man,

I'm gonna go play golf. Idon't want to fool with, you
know, treating the yard. Andthat's what we you know, take them
on and start treating it for him, even after they've been treating it,
you know, on our program fortwenty years, you know, so that's
a lot of just men. AndEd would rather spend his time, you
know, cutting his grass, edginghis grass, uh, you know,
working in his working in his vegetablegarden in the backyard, not have to

worry about the fertilizing aspect of it. If if he knew ed, Ed
is very meticulous and like every shrubin his yard, like there's not a
there's not a leaf that's turned inthe wrong direction. I mean that's if
they're smooth. And if a plantdoesn't do good in his yard, he's
snatching it up. He's at thegarden center. He's getting something else stick

in the hole. I mean,he just he's not gonna waste time on
it. He's not gonna if itdon't do good for him, he's gonna
snatch it out and put something then. And then when he puts it in,
he's gonna be meticulous and keep itlike perfect. But it shows because
his yard has a show piece sailorand you know, his grass is real
cut low, you know, likethree times a week. He's just that

dude, you know, Yep,super good. Yeah, well, Chris,
let's go ahead and take that lastbreak of the show. You can
give us a call at our gardencenter Monday through Friday eight to four and
you can have a fantastic looking lookingyard like Ed Klein. All you gotta
do is call eight five four fourthousand and five and we can take care
of that for you. All thefertilization, all the weed control, all

the landscaping, hard escaping, irrigation, nightlane. We just don't cut grass.
That's gonna do any mowing. Ifyou want to call us on the
radio show, you might have alittle time to do that. Our number
is two O five four three ninenine three seven to two. We'll be
right back on the Classic Gardens ofLandscape Show. It's the show in the
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the water go in my spring glood? Where did hold little water. I
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a little based on the forecast,the water has returned. You know,

well they say we get about threeinches of rain yeap between I think this
little shower we got last night andwhatever comes in here Monday, not in
a Tuesday. It's supposed to bea little rough. But from what I've
heard for the last week, youknow, they've been saying, hey,
now look, this is gonna bea one of the problem days. My
heck, it may not do nothing. I need to get my Christmas decorations

down before they blow away. That'sthey're hot and more wind than anything about
forty or fifty mile an hour winds. So we'll see how that goes.
We'll have the sides down on thegreenhouse. Yep, sure that's that is
for sure. But yeah, y'all, just just to rehash just this time
of year is a great time todo landscaping. If you want to do

any transplanting, all perfect time.This is it on that ground to soft.
The plants are dormant. The plantsare dormant. You can man,
you can take in the Zelliot's beenin the ground for twenty years, and
you if you can dig it upand you can put it back in the
ground somewhere, you can move it, that's right. You know, a
hydrangea anything like that, if youif it's in the wrong spot. I

always have somebody call me in Julyand ask me, hey, look,
can I move this bush? It'sin the wrong spot. Nope. But
if you got a rose bush anythinglike that, and you want to give
it a go and try to transplantthat thing, you're gonna be more successful
right now than any time of year. Trim and trees. If you got

low limbs on trees or anything,and you want to go in there and
limb those trees up. Uh,those trees are dead, dormant. It's
perfect time right now to do it. Don't cut the tops out of your
crape myrtles. Uh. You knowI've already started seeing that all over town.
Uh. But that's a that's acopycat crime, is what we call

it. And this guy see thatguy do it, and that guy sees
that guy do it. What Ihate is is if you see somebody that's
supposed to be a professional and they'reout there cutting the tops of of the
crate myrtle, so you don't cutthe tops out. Hey, crate myrtle,
you know you if they're on thewrong spot, dig them up,
you know, or call me in. I'll come dig them up for it.

I mean we they sell crate myrtlesthat get a foot tall all the
way up to fifty feet tall,and every height in between. So you
don't plan a forty foot crate myrtlethree feet off the foundation in your house.
If you got one that's too big, you rip it up and you
put the proper size in. That'swhat happens most of the time, Chris
is you know it's not so much. Well it's landscapers too, but you

know they want a white crpe myrtle, so they just go buy a white
crate myrtle. Well there's white crpemyrtles that get ankle high, and there's
white crate martles get forty feet tall, and there's every size in between.
So if you want to get onethat only gets you know, four feet
tall, they got one. Orif you want one that's ten feet tall,
they got one, or fifteen andon on on. So you know,
just the biggest thing is if youwant a crate myrtle. That's fine,

but just you know, do yourresearch a little bit and see if
you can find the right, youknow, one in the color, in
the spot that you're wanting to putit in, because you know, you
don't want to just go out thereand grab a crate myrtle in the three
gallon bucket and stick itside your house, not knowing you know what size you're

getting, because there's one hundred andfifty different varieties of crape myrtles. You
know, we were talking at thebreak about Alabama Power and you know you're
doing some you were having some powerwork done at your house to my barn.
And then I've got a friend thatwe were supposed to do some stuff
today, but he does like theunderground power with like downtown Birmingham. He
got called in for whatever reason.But it just we're talking about trees.

And I remember years and years agowe went to a seminar and it was
like all professionals, you know,it was a landscape seminar and Alabama Power
was there and they had h youknow one that they did and it was
like, I forget the name ofit, but it was like you choose
the right tree for the right place, right, because Alabama Power gets grilled

for coming in and cutting trees andtrimming trees back off the power lines.
You know you got you've got subdivisionsor neighborhoods where they've taken leyland Cyprus and
they've planted them directly up under powerlines that are twenty five thirty feet off
the ground. While Alabama Power hasno choice, right, they have to

come in and they're not they're nottree companies, right, they have to
just chop them halfway down. Yeah, they'll do a pretty job. We're
out of time. But long storyshort, they did a great seminar for
professional landscapers about you know, choosingthe right tree for the right place,
and that's what you got to dowhen you're when you're looking at landscaping for
sure. Well, Chris, let'swrap this up. Our number. If

y'all need landscaping, long caer,irrigation, night lighting, if you need
a patio or a taina wall built, you call us eight five four four
thousand and five. I don't careif you cost to day or if you
costs Monday through Friday. If youget the answerm, E leave a message
and somebody be calling you back andwe'll get you on the books. Y'all
have a great weekend. We'll seenext week on the Class of Gardens of Landscape Show
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