Now Hiring Landscape Labor

2 J’s & Sons will have several positions open for the 2019 mowing season. This year is already proving different from other years. We still have a lot of work in January and it doesn’t seem to be slumping off anytime soon.

For the pre-mowing season we are in need of a couple of individuals to help with landscaping. These positions require hard physical labor and attention to detail. Therefore they pay more.

Pay starting at $12 an hour. We will need new leads for the season this year, for both mowing and landscaping. We would prefer to promote someone.

With room for advancement in just a couple of moths now is a great time to apply.

Applicants please have appropriate attire  for the weather and boots.

 

 

The Holidays Are Over

Hello 2019 we are so glad you are here. We have lots of great things planned here at 2 J’s for this year.  

For now that begins with finishing up things from 2018. First on our list is cleaning up from the holidays. Decorations need to be stored and lights (lots and lots of Lights) need to be taken down. Most yards in the area have already had fall cleanup taken care of, but with the few storms that have come through and everyone being busy for the holidays some lawns still need attention.

It is cold outside but we are still working hard. If you have Christmas lights or other out side decor that need taken down give us a call. Yes, even if we did not put it up for you.

We are still doing yard clean ups, gutter cleaning and well everything else that we do. Including working on a front yard make over with a lot of brick and block work and some pavers. We will have pictures of that soon, and some of the in progress pictures on Instagram  


Photos Holiday Lighting

We begin installing holiday lights every year in November.Several of our long time customers like to turn them on for Thanksgiving dinner or the day  after. We start taking them down again after New Years. This allows customers to get the most time and enjoyment out of their holiday displays.

We can hang the lights that you already own or rent some that we keep on hand, as long as the supply lasts. Here is a job we rented the lights on for two years, Wishing for a white Christmas  

Save the time and hassle of strings,extension cords, timers and ladders with 2 J’s & Sons. We have been putting up lights for customers since 2015 and do most of them while our customers are at work.

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2018 Has Arrived

The Autumn Equinox will officially arrive at 8:54 tonight. Lets get ready for hopefully cooler weather finally. Nights by the fire roasting s’mores and changing leaves.

Here is our fall check list to get ready for winter, not that we need to hurry and complete it to soon here in NWA. A few tips on how to care for Mums for those of you who want to start on Autumn and Halloween decor early.

 

Don’t forget to call and schedule your leaf clean up service for this year. Or any other lawn maintenance that may be needed before the end of the year including a new gas or wood fire pit to sit by.

Photos Sitting Areas and Fire Pits

 

 

Custom outdoor kitchen with granite counters under an arbor
Hassle free propane fire pit and custom native stone sitting area
Native stone patio and propane fire pit

Photos Walkways

We love paths and walkways. Native stone, pavers, chocolate gravel, white gravel, poured cement you name it we love to build walkways. Our Instagram may have more or newer pictures of our work.

 

 

 

 

 

Before

Belgard cobblestone pavers

A great way to keep traffic off your grass.
Walkway lead to firepit
Gravel yard with native stone path leading to custom sitting are and firepit

Photos Flower Beds and Tree Rings

Flower Beds and Tree Rings

Check out our blog post section for more details and information about each individual job. Our Instagram page may have newer pictures and upgrades preformed in later years, because many of our customer are repeat customers.

 

block flowerbed

raised stone flower bed and walk way. I love the colors and texture.
Native stone adds great texture and contrast to any yard

Lawn Aeration

Summer is here whether we want it to be or not. It is the time of year when you are driving around you cant help but notice other peoples lawns. Some look very green and nice, while others look drab patchy and brown. More often than not anymore the very green ones are unfortunately chemical induced. Not all of the patchy browns one can be fixed with fertilizer. Some just have the wrong type of grass for the location . The Bermuda that was originally planted may have done great until the trees in the yard began to fill out and produce more shade than the Bermuda could handle.  Others lawns just need some TLC,  and aerating is a great start, especially with all of the clay our Ozark soil has. Here are a few more tips about grass types and growing them in the Ozarks. Zoysia is one of our favorites (Best Grass to Grow in the Ozarks).

Our lawn is looking a little brown and patchy this year. (our dogs don’t help Tips for a More Dog Friendly Yard ). So topping my to-do list is fertilizing the lawn and thinking of anything I can do to get the lush lawn that always seems just out of reach here in Northwest Arkansas.   

Damaged grass

 

Before we fertilize this year we are going to start with aeration. This will help break up the hard clay soil that plagues NWA. It will allow the grass roots to not only receive more air and water but will help the fertilizer that we apply permeate to the root network better. (Promoting root growth) This will allow our fertilizer to do its job instead of just running off during rain or when we water.

Some aeration occurs naturally from plants that have a tap roots such as dandelions. If you or a POA aren’t a fan of dandelions and/or other types of plants that are classified as weeds, manual aeration is an alternative. Sometimes nature needs a helping hand.     dandelion

 

Benefits of Aeration

 

  • Loosens compacted soil
  • Allows nutrients to be absorbed more efficiently
  • More air and water reaches the roots for better growth
  • Unbinding the roots to promote healthier growth

 

When Should Aeration be Performed

 

It is best to aerate a lawn during the growing season. Early Spring is one of the best times. Doing it before fertilizing is also a good idea. Once a year is enough for most lawns but in some situations twice may be more beneficial. Lawns that have a high clay content and areas that have high traffic may need extra attention.

 

After Aeration       city-87344_640

 

Lawns that have been aerated will need some extra water for a few weeks afterward. We also suggest fertilizing to help encourage and maintain the new growth. Having terrible soil doesn’t have to keep us from having a thick lush green lawn to walk on.
Fertilizing and aerating a lawn is in a lot of ways the same as re-potting a houseplant. If a plant is left in the same pot for too long it depletes the nutrients in the soil it has and becomes root bound. Lets treat our lawns to a little TLC and help give them the water, air and nutrients that their roots need to continue thriving, with out a lot of harsh chemicals.

 

After all of that we are going to over-seed the lawn and give it plenty of water. By the end of summer hopefully our lawn will be full and green for next spring.

zoysia grass

Natural Tricks for Better Soil

Best Grass to Grow in the Ozarks 

Benefits of Over-Seeding