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A Banner Year

Spring is here…Winter finally feels like it has left the building….and

Each year brings with it new adventures and new roads to go down. As we go down these roads, we patiently wait to see what is around each corner with optimism and a willingness to do what needs to be done.

There are many times we feel like the roads just keep getting longer, and the tasks keep piling up. But lo and behold things always get done.

I have been greatly blessed with many challenges and rewarding outcomes along with my journeys of being a working mom and a business owner. The balancing of all this chaos of working a full time job and running my business is critical. We have monthly schedules written out for work, school, fun time, and nightly family time to reconnect.

It is easy to get lost in the stress, and feel like I’m  drowning in all the tasks at hand. What helps me? Schedules, making time for myself, and had It a great support team behind me.

Why do I do it if it’s stressful and hard? It’s simple….. I love my job. I love my clients. I love making a difference in each yard I detail. It is my calling, and my passion. I thank God for each day I get to play with plants and detail gardens. Prayers are answered and my business is flourishing.

My mom said the phrase “It’s going to be a banner year” to me a few months ago. I couldn’t agree more.  Let’s see what this summer has in store. I am ready to walk down the road ahead and tackle all the adventures along the way.

Thank you for everyone who loves and supports me along the way. Thank you to Emily and Molly for being a part of Emerald Finish and being awesome strong women I can count on, who do incredible work. Thank you to my amazing clients for letting me make their yards sparkle.

See you down the road.

Let’s make it A Banner Year!

Garden and be happy

Ellen

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Is spring almost over?

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How quickly is summer approaching….where is the time going. The year is almost half over already! We are planning our camping trips and our winter vacation…yikes it is going to fly by.

I am happy to say that the business is going well. I have amazing clients that have gorgeous yards that I get the pleasure of maintaining this year. What a blessing.

It is very rewarding to see the owners happy that they don’t have to worry about their yards for the season. That is why I m here. 🙂

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I offer more than just high end cleaning and grooming of the landscape. There is a level of responsibility I have to those plants the earth and everything that crawls and grows.  Making sure it is all happy, pruned and blooming is an everyday accomplishment. Furthermore, ensuring that my clients are informed of any issue, and educated on what can be done to encourage an even more gorgeous yard.

Sometimes I think…why do I do two jobs? Why do I love this career so much? That’s simple….nature will reward you with more than you could ever imagine. Its glorious beauty, astonishing will to thrive, and breath taking power over the soul. Incredible. Bold. Simplicity.

Nature is where I belong. I will play in the dirt forever.

Happy Gardening

~Ellen

Up and running

Emerald Finish is up and running. I have a few projects right now I am working on and am very excited to see what else comes my way.

Making yards look gorgeous is what I am all about. The dream you have for your landscape…I want it to be a reality.

As far as what I do and do not offer here is the rundown.

Grooming landscapes includes:

  • detailed weeding and high-end maintenance
  • light pruning of perennials, annuals and small shrubs
  • cleaning flowerbeds and shrubs of debris
  • Small flower bed designs available upon request (design fee applied)
  • flower recommendations
  • Advice on feeding and watering etc.
  • flexible scheduling
  • specialized use of hand tools for the more delicate work
  • maintenance for all seasons: spring summer and fall

Services not offered:

I do not use large equipment. Hard scapes requiring large equipment is not available. However, I can refer you to a professional in hard scapes and installation. I have been in the business long enough to be able to find you the perfect person for installation and total yard overhaul. Then I will be the one maintaining that perfect yard design and landscape.

Please contact me via email, Facebook, or phone call if you have any questions. Emerald finish does not text. 🙂

I look forward to talking with you soon. Spring is full force and summer is not far away. Plants are shooting up from the ground and ready to be loved for the next 7 months. Lets get to it!

~Happy gardening from Emerald Finish~