Winters are always a reflective time for us at YardScapes, and a mild winter such as we have had so far this year, builds excitement and anticipation for what the new season will bring. Contrary to popular belief, winters are not a time for us to sit on our laurels. While many of our seasonal H-2B Visa employees are back home with their families, many of our managers and leaders are continuing training, inspecting our client’s estates and increasing their education and landscaping skills.
Aspire, our customer service software, recently held their annual client conference that a couple of our apes attended. The goal of the conference is to learn, network and meet with Aspire software users, partners, and leaders in the landscape, construction and snow & ice industry. The seminars ranged from Production and Operations to Account Management and Reporting within Aspire. Our employees returned with many tips and best practices on how to utilize the software to it’s full potential.
Several apes also attended the CNLA (Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association) Winter Symposium. There were seminars on topics ranging from business management to bee conservation to cyber security. During the CNLA’s winter meeting, the current state of the nursery and landscape industry was discussed by the leaders of the organization. Finally, we ended the day by attending the trade show where a number of local businesses displayed some of their innovative new products. Our apes returned with many great ideas on how to improve your outdoor living area this spring.
Also during the winter, we have been inspecting the properties of our Estate Maintenance clients. Especially after the wind and ice storms of this winter, do not be surprised to see us scouting for fallen branches and plant damage around your home.
We are actively working with the government to get approvals for our H2-B seasonal work visas so our seasonal employees can return this spring. In addition to our returning employees, we are also actively looking to grow our team. Our Estate Management Leaders and Technicians take pride in their craft – and their passion for detail shows on a daily basis as they complete their routes on some of the regions most beautiful and scenic properties. If you know anyone who may be interested in joining our team, please have them visit our Careers page.
Lastly, with a mild winter, we anticipate an early start to our dormant pruning and Spring clean-ups. This warmer than average weather is also the perfect time to complete any leaf clean-up that may not have been scheduled in the fall. If you would like us to remove any left-over leaves, or prepare your property for the spring season, please give us a call.
Seasonal maintenance contracts are being prepared and sent, and our team is filling the calendars with property visits. Please keep on the look-out for your renewal contract.
Fireboulder: An Awesome Place To Gather Around
One benefit of mild winters is being able to still enjoy the outdoors, like toasting marshmallows and sharing stories (or a beverage) around a roaring fire! Check out the Fireboulder, one of our most unique hardscape offerings.