Summer is the season when Mother Nature gives us a major dose of her full energy, up close and personal. She turns the lights on bright and cranks the thermostat up. Grasses grow, plants flush, flowers blooms, weeds prosper and storms brew. People sweat it out, especially those of us who aspire to create premier properties year-round.
The "cool" thing about the summer season is that all the energy and growth creates opportunities to shape nature to our liking. Plants respond quickly to our care and cultivation. We can literally see landscapes transform before our eyes. And that's a beautiful thing to behold, especially in the season where it's nice to be needed by those who are looking for landscape professionals to make nature's beauty happen for them, without all the work. As a leader who has worked with me for years loves to say: "If it were easy, anyone could do it."
My genetics may be coded for cooler climes, but I've come to appreciate summer for all it offers. Summer rewards those who can endure her challenges and the results are worth the effort! Plus, when the day's work is done, summer is the time of year to enjoy nature's shade and to cool off in the water or with the beverage of your choice.
The heat is on, so find ways to relish it. Enjoy the Journey!