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Darin to Hike Kilimanjaro with Samaritan's Feet

This June, Darin will be heading to Tanzania to hike Mount Kilimanjaro. He will be going there with the Samaritan's Feet team who is celebrating 15 years of the impact of their charity. Since they were founded in 2003, Samaritan's Feet has helped distribute over 6.5 million pairs of shoes in 91 countries and 366 cities in the US. They firmly believe that people with shoes will be protected from cuts, diseases, and insects so they can go on to lead better, healthier lives.

Samaritan's Feet 15 Years
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Darin Brockelbank Wins 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Darin Brockelbank of MetroGreenscape wins Jeffrey Scott's 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Charlotte, NC: Darin Brockelbank has been awarded Jeffrey Scott’s 2018 Mighty Oak, based on his performance as a business leader and outstanding achievements made by his landscape company.

This award was announced at Jeffrey Scott’s recent Leader’s Edge peer group meeting held across the USA and Canada. Criteria for winning this prestigious award are:

Serving as a positive example to others in the profession. Working with the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability. Achieving significant growth benchmarks. Contributing to the advancement of the landscape industry. Engaging in continual personal and professional development.

Darin was chosen from the international participants in the Leader’s Edge peer groups for landscape business owners run by Jeffrey Scott.


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Top Ten End of Summer Landscaping Tips

Spring and fall remain full of landscaping tasks, but there are plenty of ways to spruce up your lawn and garden as the summer ends. Check out these easy and effective end of summer landscaping tips, designed to extend the season and keep your outdoor living area healthy and comfortable.

Water What You Can

Watering your lawn and garden can be problematic, depending on local limitations. Use your rain barrel to keep containers and hanging baskets moist, and consider watering the grass weekly when rain is scarce. About 1-inch of water is all that your lawn needs to push through the dog days of summer.

End of Summer Landscaping Tips
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Making a Pool The Focal Point of Your Landscape

Having a pool in your backyard is like having a giant magnet in your yard that draws in family and friends, which is one of the reasons many people choose to install one.

Pools Encourage Socializing

In this age of electronic gadgets, too many of us communicate online at the expense of face-to-face relationships, and far too many kids spend their after-school and weekend hours glued to their smart phones or computer screens. Some studies suggest that kids are spending on average, more than 6 hours a day using electronic devices such as TVs, mobile devices, computers, video game consoles, etc.! Remember when kids used to spend most of their free time outside using their imaginations and their bodies? A pool is a great way to invite kids outside to play. It also encourages hard-working, stressed-out adults to spend some of our own precious free time in a relaxed setting in the company of family and friends.

Backyard Swimming Pool
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6 Important Qualities in a Landscaper

Good landscaping can mean the difference between an average yard, and a yard that stands out and commands attention, but in a tasteful way. It can transform a home and even increase its value, and it can provide your family a truly enjoyable place in which to spend time on nice days throughout the year.

Choosing a great landscape architect is an important part of the process of creating a yard you’ll be proud of and enjoy for many years to come. And choosing the right landscape architect will determine whether you’re happy with the results at the end of the project. Here are 6 important qualities to look for in a landscaping company:

Important Qualities in a Landscaper
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