by Tracey Horn, Helken & Horn Ad Agency
Even though summer heat and thunderstorms are on your mind, it is refreshing to know fall is just around the corner. Will your yard be ready for the seasonal change? It pays to rely on landscape professionals to make your home the envy of the neighborhood.
The husband and wife team of Josh and Laura Crothers have the answer. As owners of Prescott Landscape Professionals, they offer some sage advice.
“There are a few steps you can take to make it so,” Josh says. “As our season transitions into the cooler temperatures of fall, be sure to adjust your irrigation controller to decrease the amount of water you use by a third and advance your start time. This way your landscape will use less water and you’ll minimize the potential for early morning freeze issues.”
As fall arrives and the leaves change, Laura says the two often are asked, “Do my plants and trees still even need fertilizer?”
She answers: “They do. Even though it seems like everything is soon getting ready for a long winter nap, your plants need food to be strong and hearty for the cold temperatures. We recommend a winter/fall type of fertilizer to feed your plants and trees.” Because of the beautifully unique climate in the highlands, residences feature everything from desert xeriscapes to alpine landscapes; each has its own unique needs. Prescott Landscape Professionals recommends you give them a call so they can put you on a fall fertilization program right for your particular needs.
This locally-based, family-run business truly prides itself on being part of the community. Josh Crothers got his start here in the northland putting his horticultural degree to work as project manager for the Stone Ridge project, building the golf course, roads, parks and landscapes. He noticed a gap in the local market for small scale landscape maintenance and installations, so he and Laura started Prescott Landscape Professionals, formerly known as JC Clean Up, in 2010.
“There’s nothing like enjoying the rewards of hard work and owning our own business. It’s a good lesson for our teenagers who occasionally help out.” Laura adds, “We’re proud to serve our community helping on projects like Kayla’s Hands Playground. And we are fortunate to have so many longtime customer relationships,” Josh says.
The duo is also proud of their team of licensed landscaping professionals and consider them to be the best there is in the Prescott and Prescott Valley communities, maybe even in the state. To find out more about Prescott Landscape Professionals, visit prescottlandscapeprofessionals.com or call (928) 830-3480.