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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Meet You Halfway


Jarod Kintz wittingly says, “I want a 100% kind of relationship, and I’m willing to give it 50%.” But let’s not dive too deeply into the swimming pool of relationships. Let’s talk about this relationship with our landscape instead.

What makes an outdoor living space work? Well, that’s really up to the person(s) who engage with it. This may be repetitive or sound like common sense to most. But how often do you hear someone say they want a beautiful garden or landscape but can only give 10% to making it dazzle and sparkle. A stunning landscape, just like a relationship is only as good as what you put into it. For those with the ability to have hired hands to maintain it, you should employ a knowledgeable crew that understands what is valuable to you and your needs. For everyone else, put on the work gloves and make sure you have the chutzpah to give it 110%. 

This is just a little tidbit of what is commonplace once a landscape is created. The honeymoon is over, the kids are growing like weeds and the sparkle went out because someone forgot that relationship formula.

So a little humor on Tuesday never hurts, especially when it is meant to drive home an important point - if you are looking for a successful landscape, someone has to give it 110%!

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