Quote: “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience” Ralph Waldo Emerson
A gardener’s best attribute isn’t their ability to work long hours or their knowledge of the plant kingdom, but their aptitude to be patient. Large, beautiful trees don’t get there overnight; botanical gardens can take years to become the places of solace they are.
With the speed that information travels now days, it seems that our society is becoming more impatient. We can send electronic messages via text and e-mail across the globe within seconds. We can order items online and have them delivered within 2 days or less. And we tend to want our landscapes to respond instantly to the inputs we provide. We want a drought stressed lawn to respond overnight after it receives water. We expect the weeds to disappear immediately after they’ve been sprayed. We desire a grub damaged lawn to return to normal quickly after a curative treatment. However, these scenarios don’t always happen as quickly as we wish.
As I reflect on my nearly 48 years of life and 36 of them working with landscapes, I have seen that being patient is one of the best mind-sets a homeowner can have. A summer heat-stressed lawn improves in the fall with cooler temperatures. Wind or hail damaged leaves can eventually be replaced as the tree grows new leaves. And applying a treatment for weeds or insects at the right time has far better results than an early, panic-induced application.
All of us at Moore Green appreciate your confidence in us in taking care of your landscape.