Environmental Insights

Plan An Autumn Escape for Your Georgia Landscape

Posted by Tim Lake on Oct 1, 2020 4:06:09 PM

Wow, this year has been crazy, hasn’t it? 2020 has seen a global pandemic, mass protests, political bitterness, and wildfires. Add to that the fact that this year has an election coming up and things definitely seem a bit chaotic.

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Topics: Landscape Design

Meet Margie Brinker: Executive Assistant to Tim Lake

Posted by Tim Lake on Oct 1, 2020 2:58:31 PM

Ever wonder how T. Lake founder Tim Lake can be everywhere at once? How he can answer every email promptly, never forgets appointments, and seems to know every detail about the plan you discussed last month? Well, it’s because he’s got a secret. A secret named Margie!

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Topics: Culture

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of Landscape Maintenance Contracts

Posted by Tim Lake on Sep 3, 2020 3:59:47 PM

If landscaping companies were created equal, it wouldn’t matter who you chose to manage your landscaping maintenance contract. Everyone would show up on time, do the job you hired them to do, and we could all get on with our days. Unfortunately, that isn’t how it works in the real world, and the landscaping companies you entrust with your maintenance makes all the difference in the world. 

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Culture

Meet Our New Office Manager: Donna Davis

Posted by Tim Lake on Aug 27, 2020 1:40:20 PM

If you’ve ever called the office here at T. Lake Environmental Design, chances are pretty good you’ve already spoken to Donna Davis. Donna is the office manager here at the Dublin office, so she’s the first person most of our customers speak to. Lucky ducks.

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Topics: Culture

Summer Irrigation Tips for Georgia and the Southeast

Posted by Tim Lake on Aug 4, 2020 4:05:23 PM

 

Georgians know how to handle the heat. Summers in Georgia regularly move the mercury well past 100 degrees. Drought conditions, sometimes lasting weeks, are not uncommon.

While most of us are able to watch the dog days of summer from our air-conditioned living rooms, our plants, lawns, and gardens have nowhere to go.

‘But plants love the sun,’ you might say. Sure, you’re not wrong. But it is important to remember that plants only love the sun if they’re getting enough water.

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Topics: Water Management

Stay Safe Without the Bleach- Professional Exterior Cleaning for your Georgia Landscape

Posted by Tim Lake on Jul 29, 2020 1:00:00 PM

First impressions count. If the exterior of your home or business is looking dirty, dingy, and dull, it’s time to think about what you can do to restore and highlight the beauty of your property.

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Residential Hardscape Case Study: A Georgia Backyard Makeover

Posted by Tim Lake on May 6, 2020 2:48:18 PM

In any landscape, sooner or later there comes a time when, well...it’s just time. Time to rip it all out and start over. Whether it’s your grandmother’s half-dead crepe myrtle, the driveway with the lush crop of crabgrass pushing up through the cracks, or that redwood deck that looked so hip in 1988, you kind of just know by looking at it that “the time” has come.

This was the state of things for Mr. and Mrs. Collins’ backyard last year about this time. The following case study chronicles the transformation of said backyard from shabby to spectacular through a full-scale residential hardscape project.
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Topics: Portfolio, Landscape Construction, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design

Employee Spotlight: Meet Wayne Chamness

Posted by Tim Lake on Apr 27, 2020 1:00:43 PM

A new systematic approach is being implemented in our Landscape Maintenance Division, and Wayne Chamness is leading the charge.  He joined the team as our Maintenance Operations Manager last June. Since then, Wayne has been busy fostering a group that fits the company culture while developing systems for more efficient maintenance of our client’s properties.

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Topics: Culture

Meet Our New Client Manager: Christina Harden

Posted by Tim Lake on Mar 25, 2020 9:02:39 PM

In our Landscape Maintenance division, you might be seeing a new face around the shop.  We’d like to give a warm welcome to Christina Harden, who has joined T. Lake as a Client Manager for our landscape maintenance division. This is a new position here at T. Lake, and we are very excited about the improved level of service we expect her to bring to our landscape maintenance clients.

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance, Culture

Employee Spotlight: Beth Bozeman

Posted by Tim Lake on Mar 12, 2020 3:46:22 PM

Not all landscaping careers in Georgia involve mowing turf or designing beautiful outdoor environments. Every landscape company needs to stay on top of its finances—and when it comes to crunching numbers and keeping the books straight, Beth Bozeman is the best around. Beth has been with T. Lake since September 2019 as the company Controller. She’s the one managing the finances of T. Lake. Her duties range from financial analysis to accounts payable, to analysis of budgeted expenses vs. actual expenses.

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Topics: Culture