Commercial Clients: Chinch Bug and Grub Treatment

 
GOOD MORNING
 
We hope you are well and having a good week. As our teams are out maintaining client sites, we have noticed signs of chinch bugs and grubs, which will be important to address quickly to maintain the health of your turf. As we service sites we will be checking for issues and providing a proposal for treatment as needed.
**Please note, any site receiving treatment must be watered within 24 hours of the application.
Feel free to contact your Account Manager with any questions, or call our office during regular business hours.
Jake Agema:  847-513-4796
Manuel Mercado:  847-514-8452
Blaine Owens:  847-648-3392
Dawn Tecza:  847-849-6324
Rebecca Teffeteller:  847-770-8492
Brock Williamson:  847-401-0873
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!

WATERING DURING A HEAT WAVE

IT’S FRIDAY!
 
What a fabulous weather week we have had. This weekend things are predicted to heat up into the 90’s, which affects plants, especially those newly planted and annuals in containers. It is crucial for plants to receive water during heat waves to ensure good health. In the absence of rain, we recommend the following watering guidelines:
WATERING GUIDELINES
Annuals & Perennials – 1-2 hours twice a week, let top of soil dry without plant wilting.
Established Groundcover – 1 hour every 2 weeks.
Small Shrubs – soaker hose or slow trickle 1-2 hours per week.
Ornamental Trees & Large Evergreens – soaker hose or slow trickle 4 hours per week
Lawns – Give new sod a good soaking 45-60 minutes daily.  Sprinkle seed daily just enough to keep it moist.  Established lawns need 1-1.5″ of water per week, depending on sun exposure, or you can let lawn go dormant.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

REMINDER: Legislation – Senate ill SB9

GOOD MORNING ALL
Urgent Notice to ALL our clients: SENATE ILL (SB9) NEW TAX on Landscape Contractors in Illinois.
DETAILS ON SB9
Rosborough Partners, Inc., is writing to inform all of our clients of a significant tax bill now in our Senate that would be imposed on all who use landscape services. Whether you are one of our residential or commercial clients, this will affect you. The Illinois Landscape Contractor Association (ILCA), of which we are a member, as well as many other qualified landscape contractors in the state of Illinois, have been monitoring this bill. Many of us have already written to our Senators and Governor Rauner. Senate Bill 9 is proposing a tax that would be charged on all landscape services, both installation and maintenance alike. This bill does include other services such as dry cleaners, sprinkler systems, and spa services to name a few. This sales tax, though a pass through cost, is a jump in your already approved 2017 budgets, both for your household and business.
Here is the link to the 3rd Amendment that addresses the 6.25% tax on your landscape services:
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/100/SB/PDF/10000SB0009sam003.pdf
If you would like to voice an opinion to your state senator, this link will offer their contact information:
http://capwiz.com/nea/il/home/

Legislation – Senate Bill SB9

GOOD MORNING
 
Urgent Notice to ALL our Clients: SENATE BILL (SB9) NEW SALES TAX on Landscape Contractors in Illinois.
DETAILS ON SB9
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Rosborough Partners, Inc., is writing to inform all our clients of a significant tax bill now in our Senate that would be imposed on all who use landscape services. Whether you are one of our residential or commercial clients, this will affect you.
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The Illinois Landscape Contractor Association (ILCA,) which we are a member, as well as many other qualified landscape contractors in the state of Illinois; have been monitoring this Bill. Many of us have already written to our Senators and Governor Rauner. Senate Bill 9 is proposing a tax that would be charged on all landscape services, both installation and maintenance alike. This bill does include other services such as dry cleaners, sprinkler systems, and spa services, to name a few.   This sales tax, though a pass though cost, is a jump in your already approved 2017 Budgets both for your household and business.
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Here is a link to the 3rd Amendment that addresses the 6.25% tax on your landscape services:
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If you would like to voice an opinion to your state senator, this link will offer their contact information: http://capwiz.com/nea/il/home/

PLANT HEALTH CARE – LEAF MINER

We hope you’re having a fantastic week. The trend of warmer temperatures has made for some great outdoor time, however the unseasonably warm weather also brings a few plant health care concerns, such as leaf miner.
Leaf Miner Identification

In the next few weeks we are working on identifying sites where leaf miner may be present. The boxwood leaves infested by this pest become yellow and smaller than normal due to larvae feeding between the upper and lower parts of the leaf, causing blisters on the underside. We recommend 2 applications per season; early spring and fall. If you happen to see signs of infection, please don’t hesitate to contact your account manager.

If you do not currently have this service and suspect your plants may be infected, please contact your Account Manager directly, or call our office 847-549-1361 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.
Jose Mercado:  847-417-0841
Terry Thornton:  847-514-8455
John Serra:  847-514-5453
Enjoy Your Week
You can be confident that we are working diligently to keep your landscape healthy, and that any issues we identify will be brought to your immediate attention. Enjoy the remainder of your week!

2017 Landscape Maintenace

Good Morning

 

We hope this Monday morning finds you well.  As you get back ito regular weekly routines ad try to honor your New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to put those things in place that keep life operating efficiently. Toward that end, we are getting your 2017 landscape maintenance scheduled for you so you can check that off of your list.

 

2017 Landscape Maintenance

Within the next few weeks you will be receiving your 2017 Landscape Maintenance and Plant Health Care confirmations, and the Site Recommendations form. Please review and return in the envelope provided, or:

via email:  celina@rosboroughpartners.com

via fax:  847-549-1392

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact your Account Manager directly, or call our office 847-549-1361 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

 

Have A Great Week

Thank you for your continued trust in us to fulfill your landscape needs. Have a great week!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

May the spirit of the season keep your heart and your home filled with warmth and love.

Holiday Hours

Please note our offices will be closed the following days:

Friday and Monday, December 23 & December 26
Friday and Monday, December 30 & January 2
If you have any questions or issues requiring immediate attention during closed hours, feel free to contact your account manager directly.
Keeping A Weather Eye
As always, we are watching the weather forecasts, and our teams are ready to deploy for any snow events at the appropriate time.
Have a safe and peaceful holiday season.

WINTER HAS ARRIVED

The mercury has dropped and the ground is white…winter has arrived. Our crews have been busy ensuring your properties are prepared for the snow and festivities.
Seasonal Decor
We continue to install winter decor and holiday lights this week, dressing up your landscapes with the warmth of the season.
Snow Events
Our snow clients can be assured we diligently watch the weather, and are prepared for snow removal and salting at all times.

FESTIVE HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND DECOR

Joys Of The Season

cardinal-in-winter-2With the holiday season upon us, we have begun to prepare your landscapes for fun, festivities, and safety.

 

 

Winter Decor And Lighting

Making a house a home is never more important than at this time of year. For clients who wish to set the holiday mood, we are installing seasonal pots and decorations with evergeen boughs, berries and more. In addition, holiday lighting is being installed to further enhance the holiday ambiance.

 

Snow Stakes

Many of our clients have requested snow stakes to mark roads and driveways during snow events. Installation has begun and will continue through the week.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

As the season winds down, we all take a moment this week to give thanks for our many blessings. We at Rosborough Partners are grateful every day for the privilege of caring for your landscapes, and appreciate the trust you have in us.

Coming Up Next Month

In December we will be focusing on the following:

– Winter Décor
– Holiday Lighting
– Snow Stakes
Have A Blessed Week
Please be aware that our office is closed Thursday-Friday, November 24-25 for Thanksgiving. If you have any special needs or requests, please contact your crew foreman, account manager, or call our office 847/549-1361.