Message from Shenandoah
It’s that time of the year where pumpkin spiced lattes are back at your favorite coffee shop, and the Autumn breezes are rolling in cooler mornings. We are on the outer edges of winter, and entering the time of year where life seems to add another gear to the already busy schedule which many of us have with holidays, family and work. The same is true in the world of landscaping.
As we enter the final months of the landscape maintenance season, we are in the process of scheduling and starting leaf removal services effective November 1st.
Scheduling leaf removal is almost entirely dependent upon weather past, present and future. The dry Summer should help initiate leaf drop this Fall, and rains/winds in the months ahead will help as well. Of course, too much rain will slow our leaf collection process, as will too much wind. Because of these factors, it is nearly impossible to accurately predict scheduled leaf removal for our clients. We generally try to plan a week-at-a-time based upon the rate of leaf drop at each of the properties under contract and the number of visits for which each client has contracted. We can usually advise clients when they are approximately one week from being scheduled.
During leaf removal operations, crews will blow leaves into piles in the streets/parking areas. These piles are removed by vacuum truck. We understand that this occasionally creates an inconvenience to residents while we are working on site. Our crews make every effort to avoid leaving dust and leaves on parked vehicles however, residents specifically concerned about their vehicles should plan to move them during the time we are working in their community.
While our workers try to be mindful of activity around them while they are working, please use extra care when walking or driving near our equipment. We would also like to ask that children be kept away from the trucks, equipment and leaf piles.