|The crescent shaped scar is evidence of the Plum Curculio laying eggs.|
I usually don't see damage until about June first. I was looking for the damage thinking I was WAY ahead of the curve.
I was wrong.
I am not able to spray today because I am working for a couple of little, old ladies.
|Spruce roots can be used for cordage. That could be part of the reason why "professional" landscapers were pricing themselves out of the business. They did not want the work.|
One of them had a Blue Spruce taken down and I was dragging brush.
The other one has a 20' by 40' bare patch she wants me to rototill and plant to grass seed.
I will be a tired boy tonight.
It feels like I am taking advantage of these little old ladies. For example, the one who needed the grass planted sent her husband out to keep an eye on me. He has a bum back. He was happy to have a new audience. I can work and listen...so I chatted it up with him.
I gave them the little-old-lady discount. She objected and paid me way more than the $15 I asked for. In the back of my mind I was paid $15 for planting the seed and the remainder was for respite care.
I always let the customer win. I tell them that my wife trained me not to argue with ladies.
They invariably ask for her phone number. I think they want to hire her to coach their hubbies.