Contributed by Curtis Hawley
Have you ever had the opportunity to learn something new and you begin to realize more and more that you’re just at the beginning of a long, rewarding path? Isn’t it exciting? As the newest member of Christie Dustman & Co., I’ve had quite a year. Even with prior experience in landscaping and client relations, I’ve never been a part of a relationship where clients come out to meet our crews when we arrive, greet us with a warm smile and then bubble over with gardening ideas to discuss with us that they’ve been contemplating since our last visit. It’s very reminiscent of a child excited to receive their big gift around the holidays – that sort of unabashed enthusiasm is contagious.
If you haven’t already taken advantage of this aspect of our services I highly recommend it. Our crew is extremely knowledgeable and all are great teachers. They’ve shared careers’ worth of wisdom and tips through helpful direction that has helped me go from a novice to professional level gardener in a short amount of time. They’ll help you too! It never fails that if you come out to ask our crew a question or two when we’re on your property, you’re going to get a nice walk through of your garden, highlighting important growing tips and seasonal expectations of your garden’s aesthetic. Take it from me: awareness of your garden is the first step to truly appreciating your garden.
As the season has now changed to Autumn and the leaves will soon drop, I can’t help but be contemplative of the past year. I thank you for indulging me and I hope you look back at this past season with as much fondness as I have. I think I can speak for everyone here at Christie Dustman & Co. that we’ve enjoyed each and every opportunity to work with you and look forward to those exciting moments that are still to come.