March 21st, the first full day of Spring, my favorite time of the year! It actually feels like it’s been spring for over a month now in Oklahoma, without much of a winter here. The lawns, trees, and shrubs are about 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule as to where they normally are in late March, and as long as we can escape a hard freeze, they should be OK.
I love spring for many reasons. One is that it starts around my birthday (March 20th), and I’m blessed to be alive and kicking one more year. Being in the lawn care business for over 30 years, this is the peak of our selling season, so we’re gaining new customers like crazy during this season, and for that I’m thankful for also. It’s also a lot of fun (and a lot of work also) seeing our company grow like a weed so to speak during the busy spring.
I love Spring because it reflects the consistency, dependability, and renewal that’s displayed in nature. I know every March that fescue will be looking great and need to be mowed, certain weeds will display their flowers, tulips will sprout from the earth, and the Redbud trees will be bright purple. It’s guaranteed that nature will display her spring colors every season, within a few weeks difference every year. After sitting brown and dormant for months, the bermudagrass and zoysiagrass will slowly begin the process of renewal in spring for another season of green growth.
In a fast-paced world of constant change and uncertainty, the consistency of spring renewal can be counted on, year after year. It’s so refreshing just to soak it all in and enjoy it, escaping the fast-paced change and problems our world throws at us these days. So celebrate Spring by getting outside and soaking up the sights, sounds, and smells of nature. That’s one thing that drove me into the lawn care business, is my love for the outdoors, and now I’m blessed to provide a great service for almost 15,000 families and businesses, providing great jobs for 60 families, and making our world a little greener and nicer along the way.
And for me, now much of my time is spent inside at a computer, such as right now writing my blog, or on the phone, and in the office doing my work. However I still am able to spend time outside some to help maintain my perspective. LawnAmerica supports a non-profit organization called Come Alive Outside, which promotes families and children getting outside more to play, learn, and enjoy healthier lives outside. For more information, visit their website at: https://comealiveoutside.com/.