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Ben and Michelle Algiere of Algiere’s Landscaping in Preston, CT pride themselves in creating a unique work culture in that they strive to provide a fun  environment. In the past they have raised funds for a local charity, gone to a concert together and participated in Preston’s Trunk or Treat.

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Another  way they have accomplished that is by acquiring a mascot. Thanks to the creative mind of Sarah Marshall Edmond and her GinchyBots, we have Big Al.

In the spirit of Algiere’s Landscaping’s attitude towards fun, we’re bringing Big Al out of retirement. He’s been out playing in the snow, and will be appearing randomly with the crew this landscaping season.

Big Al loves to tag along with the guys and help with spring clean ups. From raking up last fall’s leaves that came down late to pruning out winter kill, Big Al helps keep the spirit of fun for Algiere’s Landscaping crew.

Why the belief in fun? In construction [which is what landscaping is classified as] it can be very much a boys club and extremely physically demanding at times. Keeping the work environment fun  relieves tension and helps everyone stay motivated.

Interested in a position at Algiere’s Landscaping? We’re now accepting resumes for an office assistant and general laborers. Apply today!

 

Fall into a cleaner, healthier yard this autumn!

The time has come once again for fall cleanups! Last year due to an early snowfall we couldn’t get to all the fall clean ups scheduled. They’re predicting an even worse winter this year, so give us a call to make sure your yard gets the care it needs to weather the season!!!

 

What goes in to a fall clean up? While it’s important to removed leaf fall to maintain a proper ph in your soil, it’s more than just leaves! Now is the time to plant spring bulbs, remove dead limbs and trim branches that might fall and cause damage to your property in an especially heavy winter storm. Last year we received almost 40 inches of snow from Storm Nemo alone, so it’s important to show your yard some preventive care before the season hits. We offer a range of services, including mulch installation, leaf removal, as well as bulb planting and limb trimming. Give us a call and set up an appointment for a free estimate for services unique to your own needs.

We at Algiere’s love our customers, and we love our fellow local businesses. With that in mind, we’re offering a special coupon for 25 dollars off 3 hours of service, but you can only pick up these special coupons at the Norwichtown People’s Bank location. Come on down, get a deal on your fall cleanup needs!

Ben’s Beard 2014

Spring is only a week away, so they tell us, must be time to shave Ben’s beard!!

The even will occur on April 17th, and we’re just hoping the boys won’t need their beards by then. In addition to Ben and Jeremy, Patrick Bohan, who joined the Algiere’s team in May, has also put his razor aside all winter and is ready to get shorn for charity!

 

This year all proceeds will go to support St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich. Supporting those in need in Norwich, St Vincent de Paul provides meals on site, as well as a pantry for folks who need food at home. In this way, the organization can help the homeless and those on a limited income gain more independence. To give a donation, you can use the link below, putting Ben’s Beard in the gift section. This year you can also give a food donation as well, bringing canned and paper goods to their downtown Norwich location, at 120 Cliff Street, the old St. Joseph’s school. Paper and nonperishable food donations can also be dropped off at the Greater Norwich Chamber of Commerce, located at 112 Main St.  Currently they’re in need of tuna fish, pasta sauce, canned soup, pasta, oatmeal, butter/margarine, napkins, paper towels, and garbage bags.

So forget the groundhog and the snow still on the ground, Ben’s Beard is the TRUE sign of spring, make your donation today!

 

https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/MakeDonation.aspx?ORGID2=060687373

 

 

 

Time for a shave!

Time for a shave!

Shave Ben’s Beard 2013

Time for a shave!

Time for a shave!

It’s almost that time again! Time to drive the birds away from where they’ve been nesting under Ben’s chin and give him a clean shave for the spring and summer seasons, while raising a little money for charity in the process!

On April 2nd Melissa Burkhart-Coleman of Norwich will do the deed, and we hope to raise at least 500 dollars for United Community and Family Services. Ben’s second in command Jeremy will also be stepping up to the barber’s chair and getting a clean shave as well. To donate, you can click on the Causes link at the bottom of this post and make your donation securely online. 25% of all donations will be matched by Algiere’s Landscaping.

Last year we were able to raise a little over 300 dollars, let’s dig deep this year and beat that number. UCFS has been helping provide affordable healthcare and community services to the residents of New London county for 130 years, including eldercare, women’s health, and dental care. Let’s help UCFS provide affordable health and human services to the residents of Southeastern Connecticut!

http://www.causes.com/actions/1731269-shave-bens-beard-for-united-commity-and-family-services

How to Protect Your Lawn from Severe Weather

Hurricane Sandy & Marblehead [Front Street 9]

Don’t let the next big storm undo all the hard work you put into your yard! (Photo credit: Brian Birke)

 

 

Superstorm Sandy has hit Southeastern Connecticut harder than we’ve been struck in over fifty years. While we clean up the limbs and fallen trees, rake up the debris from our yards, and pray that our spring bulbs are ok under the ground, you may be wondering, “what can I do to prepare my property from the next storm?” Well, we at Algiere’s Landscaping are glad you asked!

 

The first thing is to look around your property and put away anything that might be blown around. Not just the obvious things like the grills and the lawn chairs. Really look at your yard; do you have a dog house? Swings? Birdhouses? Put it all away, anything you can lift and carry, a 75 mph wind can pick up and put through your window.

 

Next, take a walk and take stock of your trees. Are there any dead limbs that should be removed? Any trees that appear to be in questionable health? Even if they didn’t come down this time around, it doesn’t mean that Sandy didn’t weaken it to the point that it’s a risk for next hurricane season. Pay the most attention to those trees closest to your house, garage, and any outbuildings you might have.

 

If the forecast is for a particularly cold storm, like a blizzard, you might want to consider digging your spring bulbs back up, especially the dahlias and gladiolas. Either way, protect your delicate perennials with some extra mulch before the snow and ice cover them over.

 

Don’t have the time? Think you’ll be too busy standing in line for the last gallon of milk  at Stop and Shop before the next storm? Not a problem, call Algiere’s and we’ll take care of protecting your garden from the harsh weather for you. Remember, as Benjamin Franklin once said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!”