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Friday, 06 October 2017 19:23

Fall splendor in your yard!

Even summer's most ardent fans have to admit that fall offers some irresistible pleasures. Luckily, you can enjoy autumn's signature foliage show even if you live where summer cools gently into a mild winter and many leaves simply go brown before they fall. Here’s what you do to make sure your landscaping puts on a colorful fall show, just plant some key trees and shrubs that produce reliable color wherever they grow.

Here are some generally well-behaved plants that do well in a range of climates. All of them dazzle in the fall, and, as a bonus, many also put on a show in other seasons, too, with flowers in the spring or summer, fruit later in the year, and interesting bark in the winter.

With the weather turning cooler and winter approaching, these great colorful planting tips will give you a great winter project. Get your landscape design on paper and when spring comes around, you are ready to start planting. 

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Friday, 26 May 2017 18:48

Where do you prefer to eat?

Do you prefer a hometown diner or a big chain restaurant? Pros and cons…hometown diners are usually smaller and more personal. The waitress or waiter knows your name, remembers your favorite foods, what you usually order and your drink. You might see some friends and acquaintances while you’re dining. Your waitress or waiter might be someone you babysat for or your next door neighbor. If you’re just passing through and chose a small town eatery, you’ll still feel at home because most of the time the décor and ambience is comfortable and relaxing. The menu will usually be filled with homemade comfort foods and desserts that leave you wanting more…although you’ll usually find the portions large enough for a small army! Now that we’ve talked about the pros, let’s look at a few cons. Seating is usually limited and the diner itself is may be small. The menu may be somewhat limited on choices and lower fat versions of familiar dishes. Privacy might be an issue due to the smaller size and the fact that you may know several people, who just might want to chat with you through your meal. Or, if you know the waiter or waitress well enough, they may talk with you throughout your meal. Parking might be limited and you may have to walk a little further…at least the walk back will help burn off some calories!

So now let’s talk large chains…they normally have larger menus with more choices. Lower fat and calorie choices are usually available. Most chains serve alcohol, which you will not find at your hometown diners. Parking is never a problem, unless it’s Friday or Saturday night, then you may have to search or wait for someone to back out. Portions are usually smaller with chains, although you’ll get plenty to eat.  Cons: You won’t have to worry about chatting during your meal; the staff will be very busy with several tables and usually won’t know who you are. The food choices and desserts may be more processed than what you will get at a hometown diner. Prices will be a little higher at chains vs hometown diners.

So…which do you prefer? As for me, I love the quiet, personal, friendly atmosphere of a hometown diner. The delicious, less processed, homemade foods are just icing on the cake, literally!


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Oak Wilt Disease has been identified in the United States for quite some time, but most recently it has made an appearance in the Central Ohio area. McCullough's Tree Service is leading the way in the prevention and treatment of this disease.
Check out this fact sheet for more information, then give us a call…we’ll make sure your trees are in great shape.

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Why do we see faces in objects around us? Science explains to us that what our Retinas see is actually scrambled until our brain sorts it out for us. You see, our brains see faces every day, so it makes sense that when wet spots, wrinkles, dots, indentations, tools, etc. come together and form what appears to be a face our brain agrees with that and shows us a more defined picture in our heads. I discovered this great article about how our brain convinces us that we actually see an elephant in the clouds, a face on the front of a building or on a tree, or a smile in the grill of a car, I am sharing it with you so you can make your own informed decision. So now you have the scientific side of things…what do you think? I think maybe there are faces everywhere, just to reassure us that we’re never alone!

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