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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Natural Tricks for Better Soil
Best Grass to Grow in the Ozarks
Benefits of Over-Seeding
Spring may have finally arrived. Hopefully the temperatures will stay up and frost will stay at a minimum for the rest of the season. Now is a good time to plant bulbs, trees and shrubs. Not to mention mowing, removing the rest of last years leaves and shrub pruning.
We are also about to start laying sod in the next couple of weeks. Spring is a great time to lay new sod before the weather gets to hot. The spring rain helps a lot with fresh sod to and cuts out time spent watering.
Give to 2 J’s a call to get your yard back in shape and all spruced up for the year.
Thank you for your time and interest in working for 2 J’s & Sons, we will contact you as soon as possible.