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Horticultural and Maintenance Services Division

Kansas City Area


Roster of Completed Landscape Maintenance Services

Hedge Trimming and Shaping

Ice Storm Damage Hauling

Foundation Planting Rhododendron Hedge


Custom Hand Pruning


Bark Mulch Hauling and Application





4 cubic yard load of splinter free hemlock bark delivered



9 cubic yards of  bark delivered and applied

The grand entry; improved version


Roster of Spring Cleanups






Hauling railroad ties

Strange but true, we actually did get hired to haul a load of bark mulch to San Francisco! 29 years in this business and you get to see everything!

Hemlock bark

Cleanup: Before

Before Mess

Before overgrowth

Then...Hauling off debris

Cleanup After


Lawn Before Lyme Application

After 100 lbs Lyme Application




Vegetable Garden Prep

3/4 Minus Gravel & Blended Mint Compost

 Roster of Summer Cleanups

 Cleanup Corner Garden

Flower Beds

Front Stairs with boxwood


And yet another cleanup...


Lawn edged, hedges trimmed, beds weeded and bark mulched

Meticulous in paying attention to details

Creative parking to get the job done right...


Recycling yard debris


Fall Leaves



Fall Cleanup: Before

Before (picture 2)

Fall Cleanup : After




Planted with grass clippings mulch between the rows


Summer Growth

Results in July; same garden plot

August bumper crops


8 foot tall sweet corn (2 ears each plant) and 12 foot tall popcorn (with 4 ears each); all natural


Mint Compost delivery



Monarda Didyma growing in the hillside garden retreat

Blended mint compost added to garden planter




Customer request: Hauling a Wood-Permit load for home winter heating


Aerating a lawn


Removing a photinia hedge


Thatching Lawns


Here raking up the grass thatch to be hauled away

Hauling off thatch to be composted

Thatched lawn

Thatched Lawn Recovering Nicely


Spring Cleanup






Residential Frontage Before

Residential Frontage After


Fruits & Berries

Grape Pruning

Hand weeding strawberries


Dwarf Apple Before

Dwarf Apple After



Raspberries too








Black Currants summer ripening after spring pruning


Lawns: Mowing, Edging, Fertilizing, Lyming







Wild forest birds meet on the lawn at the bird bath sanctuary under the shade of the Japanese Maple


Many of our weekly route customers have been inspired to complement and, if you wil, improve on nature by building contemplative quiet retreats for wildlife and birds.  Here again, a good example being our client's garden bordering a park.


Rental Property Cleanups


Frontage before

Frontage after

Backyard Before

Backyard After


Brush Removal and Hauling

Clearing a private road 


Rose pruning and cultivation

Pruned Rose


Hybrid Tea cultivar "Brandy," on its own roots and RMV (Rose Mosaic Virus) Free!






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EDUCATION, COURSEWORK & HONORS                                                                    


B.A., Communication Studies, with Honors, The University of Montana, 2010

A.A,. Education Degree



BUSINESS PURSUITS                                                                                                          

Prior Businesses:  Prairie Gem Farm Holdings, Mendon, MO, Gem Metro Yard Service 1990-2019

Consultancy:         Chief Principal at Gem-Metro 


 Agricultural Production

 Landscape (Maintenance) Industry

 Strategic business promotions

 Interstate sales and supply chain maintenance



PUBLIC SERVICE CAREER                                                                                               

U. S. Navy, Company Commander / Intelligence and Operations, 1983-1990

Five Commanding Officer’s Letters of Commendation, Sailor of the Quarter, Expeditionary Medal Recipient

 Company Commander, Fleet Combat Training Center / U.S.S. Horne, Guided Missile Cruiser CG-30