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UPDATED 11/6/17:

Landscape team members are at this time focusing completely on fall clean up and fall gutter cleaning services until further notice.

As we complete fall services, we also can and will be completing misc. shrub “cut-backs” and perennial cut-backs.

For any other projects such as tree removal, these scheduled jobs will not be completed until we do have our fall clean ups, fall gutter cleaning and our holiday light services completed. Or, it simply snows and we cannot continue to work. Tree work can be done anytime and prioritizing fall clean up work makes the most sense at this time.

For any other questions, feel free to EMAIL CRAIG.




Past Updates

UPDATED 11/6/17:

Landscape team members are at this time focusing completely on fall clean up and fall gutter cleaning services until further notice.

As we complete fall services, we also can and will be completing misc. shrub “cut-backs” and perennial cut-backs.

For any other projects such as tree removal, these scheduled jobs will not be completed until we do have our fall clean ups, fall gutter cleaning and our holiday light services completed. Or, it simply snows and we cannot continue to work. Tree work can be done anytime and prioritizing fall clean up work makes the most sense at this time.

For any other questions, feel free to EMAIL CRAIG.


UPDATED 10/26/17:

A few smaller projects are going on here and there at the time of this update. But, 99% focus is now on fall clean ups as our landscape teams transfer into the fall season.

We are cutting back shrubs and perennials at this time. We should be completely done with this type of work by the end of the week of October 30th.

For any new projects, etc…because our landscape project teams are fully concentrating on fall clean ups at this time, we no longer can squeeze in anymore jobs - unless the fall season is long and stays nice. We can always get back to an end of season job once fall clean ups are completed.

Please EMAIL CRAIG for any questions.


UPDATED 10/13/17:

Our project teams continue to fight through a “second busy season” that has developed with a late push of work to be completed before winter. We are extending the length of time for our crews to work on projects to include the week of October 16th, and even possibly into the week of October 23rd. At this time, we cannot possibly squeeze in another job between now and then just because our project crews really need to complete these projects, and fully 100% concentrate on fall clean up work by the end of the week of October 23rd.

FALL PERENNIAL / SHRUB CUT-BACKS? Here is the latest update with this….
We are continuing to except small pruning jobs which may include significantly cutting back shrubs. This service will last until later October before we really need to fully concentrate on fall clean ups (leaves).
And as far as cutting down perennials for specific customers that do request this service each year, we will complete these by November 1st.


UPDATED 10/3/17:

C N’R landscape teams are open through the week of October 9th to continue completing jobs. Might stay open for new projects even into the week of October 16th - depends on weather and many other elements that can affect our crews. Once the middle to end of October hits, our landscape crews will fully focus on completing fall clean ups until mid-late November. During this time period, any landscape project will not be able to be completed. If weather holds on longer than fall clean ups last, we can then get our landscape crew back out again.

FALL PERENNIAL/SHRUB CUT-BACKS? C N’R small project crews will be completing these from the middle of October through the end of October prior to fall clean ups, or just as fall clean ups begin.

For any questions concerning your scheduled project, please EMAIL CRAIG.


UPDATED 9/19/17:

Projects are going along rather smoothly for once this year. Our smaller project crews are normally a little light this time of the season as far as work load is concerned, so if you need something turned around fast, now is the time!
For our larger hardscape crew, busy is the word for now, but as we head to later September and early October, we do have some availability to schedule a NEW larger job. Connect with CRAIG to check on the possibilities.

As September rolls on, expect C N’R to complete their last “property maintenance” which includes weeding/chemical/and shrub/tree pruning touch-ups. If you are on our regular cycle, our full season includes the months of May through September.

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR OCTOBER? As usually, our smaller project crews will complete all the “cut-back” requests of shrubs that are in needed, and that qualify to be “cut-back” during the month of October. Also, as we roll toward mid-October, we will start cutting back perennials as well for all customers that are signed up for this service. Generally, we like to cut things back as the leaves fall, and once our fall clean up crew comes around, it is less to work around and helps with our efficiency during “crunch time”.

Stay tuned for more updates!


UPDATED 9/11/17:

Projects are going along rather smoothly for once this year. Our smaller project crews are normally a little light this time of the season as far as work load is concerned, so if you need something turned around fast, now is the time!
For our larger hardscape crew, busy is the word for now, but as we head to later September and early October, we do have some availability to schedule a NEW larger job. Connect with CRAIG to check on the possibilities.

As September rolls on, expect C N’R to complete their last “property maintenance” which includes weeding/chemical/and shrub/tree pruning touch-ups. If you are on our regular cycle, our full season includes the months of May through September.

WHAT IS IN STORE FOR OCTOBER? As usually, our smaller project crews will complete all the “cut-back” requests of shrubs that are in needed, and that qualify to be “cut-back” during the month of October. Also, as we roll toward mid-October, we will start cutting back perennials as well for all customers that are signed up for this service. Generally, we like to cut things back as the leaves fall, and once our fall clean up crew comes around, it is less to work around and helps with our efficiency during “crunch time”.

Stay tuned for more updates!


UPDATED 8/28/17:  **Due to the holiday, the next update will be provided during the week of 9/11**

C N’R did battle the very rough (wet) weather we experienced during the month of August, but we are coming out of that month better than compared to some other services we offer. Our larger projects and general maintenance crews at the time of this update (end of August) are sitting pretty solid with all scheduling and progress. If you do have a question about scheduling, please do not hesitate to EMAIL CRAIG.

Things are looking on the lighter end if you talk about work load as we get through late August and around the Labor Day time frame. This is normal. But, despite the bad weather, if you do have a smaller project that needs to be completed sooner than later, this time of the year we can usually turn around jobs sooner.

After the Labor Day holiday? C N’R plans to continue with their hardscape crew with larger projects, and our smaller teams will continue with property maintenance such as pruning, weeding, mulching, etc. It is not until October until we think about cutting back shrubs and perennials. More on that later here.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


UPDATED 8/21/17:

C N’R continues to battle the weather as we progress through specific landscape jobs, property maintenance, etc. Definitely things are delayed and being completed on days that we can work. If you have a question about scheduling, please EMAIL CRAIG.

Things are looking on the lighter end if you talk about work load as we get through late August and around the Labor Day time frame. This is normal. But, despite the bad weather, if you do have a smaller project that needs to be completed sooner than later, this time of the year we can usually turn around jobs sooner.

After the Labor Day holiday? C N’R plans to continue with their hardscape crew with larger projects, and our smaller teams will continue with property maintenance such as pruning, weeding, mulching, etc. It is not until October until we think about cutting back shrubs and perennials. More on that later here.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!


UPDATED 8/7/17:

FOR ALL PROJECTS? Generally, we seem to be getting at least one-day of weather hiccups (rain) each week. There have been very few totally dry weeks, and there have been some weeks with multiple days that are too wet to work. Seems to be the norm for this summer. We catch up, then fall behind, catch up, fall behind….
Just the way it is rollin’

C N’R continues to progress as best as they can through small jobs to big jobs, whether it is tough large hardscape jobs, to much smaller sod/seed jobs. In between, we continue to put in some mulch at times, but it is the time of year where mulch is installed much less. The biggest smaller project items seem to be the shrub/tree pruning, tree removal, and landscape bed weeding/chemical treatments. This is what we call normal property maintenance. Weeds & shrubs seem to be loving this weather and continue to grow fast. Our smaller project teams will keep on rolling through these jobs and keep on maintaining properties signed up for monthly maintenance.

LOOKING AHEAD? As we progress through August, we have no special plans for scheduling reasons accept for some crew members finally being able to take a small vacation here and there. Some crews will be shut down for a day or 2 here this month, especially once the Labor Day weekend comes about. We will keep you updated on this, but at this time, most crews will be OFF Friday through the Labor Day Monday. Pick it back up on Tuesday, September 5th after Labor Day.

Stay tuned for another update later in August here!


UPDATED 7/27/17: **Next update will not come until the week of August 7th**

HARDSCAPES CREW (larger projects): Weather wise, we are kind of going in and out of good and bad streaks. Early July was hot and dry. Mid-July through most of the rest of July, it got rainy and choppy. Now, at the very end of July - it is once again drying out again and helping us get on-track with work. With that said, C N’R is very much on track and on schedule at this time going into the month of August. Please EMAIL CRAIG with any scheduling questions.

SMALLER PROJECT CREWS: We continue to battle the pruning and weeding season. C N’R’s smaller project crews feel we do have a good grasp on pruning and weeding during the month of July, but we are not perfect. What that means is due to some of the bad weather throughout July, it has been tough to stay on schedule #1, and #2, it has been difficult to time landscape bed weed applications. Rain runs this chemical off, and we need to be careful. Specifically with pruning - if you are signed up for our pruning services whether you are scheduled to be pruned 1 or 2 times per seasons, we typically like to have these first pruning jobs done by the end of July. This for the most part has been achieved, but once again, due to the bumpy weather (especially mid-July to the end of July) - we are just not totally on schedule with where we would prefer to be. Not a lot we can do about the weather.
For jobs other than weeding/pruning, we continue to progress through and if you are simply looking for a timing/scheduling update for your specific project, please EMAIL JON


UPDATED 7/9/17:
**Next update will be posted during the week of 7/24/17**

HARDSCAPES CREW (larger projects): The dog days of summer are here and we continue to grind through large projects. At this time, we are now at a point where we are caught up and all waiting project customers are notified on when they will be completed and of course what the plan is over the months of July and August. Hopefully weather will cooperate and we can stay on task for a couple months here. If you have a scheduling question, no problem - please EMAIL CRAIG. If you are looking to get a project on our schedule via appointment/quote, please go to our FREE ESTIMATES page to submit your request.

SMALLER PROJECT CREWS? These crews are just now starting to fully concentrate on shrub & tree pruning. It is time! Now that 4th of July has passed, we are safe to prune for most shrubs and trees. During the months of May and June, we have been working consistently on weeding/maintaining landscape beds, and we continue to complete these sorts of jobs as well as we head through July and August. If you are on our monthly pruning/weeding/maintenance schedule and you are looking for timing answers, please EMAIL JON and he can help you out. If you are looking to do any sort of smaller project this summer, feel free to submit your request on our FREE ESTIMATES page and we will be happy to help you out.

Other than that, our schedule is in good shape right now - maybe still a little bit behind with smaller projects/pruning, but with the lighter work load now that we are into the middle of summer, catching up over the next couple of weeks should be accomplishable.

Please EMAIL CRAIG with any further questions.


UPDATED 6/19/17: **NOTE: Our next update will occur sometime during the week of July 10th. Have a great & safe 4th of July holiday!

HARDSCAPE CREW (larger projects): As we start heading to the holiday (4th of July), we still are tending to stay behind schedule with larger jobs. It becomes clear very briefly here and there of our total schedule for the next few weeks and timing, but it changes as we still receive decent bouts of rain. A normal summer season tends to dry out and at this point, it is not doing that. This affects our calendar day to day each time the rains kick in. Night rains tend to slow things down at a slower pace, and obviously day time rain completely shuts us down at that time. We thank our great customers for their patience and we will continue to update you as we go.

SMALLER PROJECT CREWS? When we have wet springs, and then it continues to rain more frequently here early summer, this really affects our smaller project crews. Our smaller project crews are also responsible for Spring Core Aeration, and our Turf Edging services. With the busy season still underway, combining with the weather we have been getting (more bad than good on average), and our project crews working on aeration and turf edging - we are still having trouble getting our heads above water. With all this said, it is a fact we are still behind schedule here as well, and are still working hard to get back on track. There is nothing we can do about all this, but we do feel an explanation is in the cards, and above explains everything the best we can. As we work though this, we now have a holiday coming up, and we are hoping things are more under control once we do hit the 4th of July. We will see how weather treats over the next couple of weeks and what extras we can get done on top of our normal schedules.

PRUNING/WEEDING/MONTHLY MAINTENANCE? Our pruning season is going to be delayed a bit because our schedule is behind. We are still finishing up jobs that were supposed to be done early in June, and we are trying to get to pruning, and general landscape weeding/bed treatments in between, and as soon as we can. Remember, even though our spring was a bit early, and rain has been dominant this spring (makes things grow nicely) - it really is not safe to even start pruning until late June here, or more safe even after the 4th of July. Our normal start of really pruning things back is after the 4th of July each year. I think a lot of us are anxious just like last year because things are growing like crazy with the kind of weather we have been experiencing. Through the end of June, we will get to some weeding/bed treatments, and we will get to some pruning. But, our focus on these services really will not get too high until after the 4th of July.

Please EMAIL CRAIG with any questions you may have.


UPDATED 6/5/17:

**we encourage you to read some past updates below to catch up on how this spring has progressed.

HARDSCAPE CREW (larger projects): We are in full swing as we get warmer (and hopefully dryer) here in June. Completing a lot of patios it seems this season. Our May weather this year delayed us quite a bit. We feel we are doing much better now, but we really cannot make up for all that lost time in May. Communication with customers has been made, and everyone is aware of new timing for their job to be completed.

SMALLER PROJECT CREWS? This is pretty much is the same story as the hardscape crews above. It was very difficult to get on a roll during the month of May, and we are hoping June is much better. But, we cannot all of a sudden make up for 2 weeks of work missed in May because of rain. With the smaller job project crews that complete mulch and much more, we are trying to be as connected as we can with customers that have project requests the best we can. Always feel free to EMAIL JON for these jobs if you are looking to get a read on timing. We cannot make up for lost time, and we apologize how far out we are with getting jobs done, but we are completing things in the order they came in originally.

PRUNING? At the time of this update, it was Monday, June 5th. Usually the threshold date for the pruning season is July 4th. We did have an earlier spring once again this year. And, yes, we did have a lot of rain this spring once again that made our shrubs grow like crazy!
Remember that very cold spell of freezing temps after it got so warm in April? This delayed the trees from leaving out if you can remember. This also made the early growing season we started delay to more of a normal growing season. That means, at June 5th, we are way to early to start pruning. Our normal pruning service will still likely get started during the latter half of June, but really in full swing around the 4th of July. If you want to get on our pruning schedule, simply head to FREE ESTIMATES to submit your request.


UPDATED 5/24/17:

Well - a monster of a wet May once again. Three years in a row now with super wet springs. Definitely the new norm now is "no snow winters” followed up with a ridiculous amount of moisture in April/May/June. Hopefully 2018 breaks this trend!

With that said: rain = delays. And definitely our landscape teams are behind schedule because it is either raining, too wet to work, or it is wet enough to slow our progress down. We have had one decent week of weather so far this season, and that is it.

No-one really to blame for projects to be delayed…it is what it is. We are trying to keep in touch with our great project/landscape customers as much as we can to provide updates. Also, feel free to EMAIL CRAIG any time and he can provide more details about scheduling of any particular job.

At this time, we cannot guarantee any exact deadlines or timing because it is tough to trust the weather forecast. As soon as we promise something, we get burned.

If you are a very patient customer customer that has had a signed landscape project estimate turned in for quite some time and it is still not completed - our deepest apologies for this. It is all because of the weather. We are doing everything we can. We need about 2-3 solid weeks of pretty good weather to start developing confidence in guaranteeing any exact timing for projects.

We thank you so very much for your patience!

Once again, please EMAIL CRAIG if you have any further questions or concerns.


UPDATED 5/9/17:

Project teams now are fully focused on landscaping, except that our project crews do help with our CORE AERATION process. This causes some smaller jobs from getting done sooner than later, but we are very comfortable with our schedule, and the GREAT forecast that seems to be for the next couple of weeks. We really should start getting a lot more smaller and larger projects completed here. Things did kind of hit a wall so to speak during the second half of April and we were unable to get much done. Committed jobs were rollin’ in faster than we were getting done. Now that it is nice, we are syphoning through the jobs that did back up to hopefully get back on schedule soon. Stay tuned!


UPDATED 4/25/17:

During the week of 4/24, we have been dabbing into our project list for smaller and larger landscape jobs. Definitely, by the week of May 1st, we will start to really dig deep with our project list as 100% focus from our landscape crews will be to complete projects. If you are on our schedule, please have patience with the completion process. We realize that all customers do want their jobs completed as early as possible, and we promise we will complete all jobs just as soon as we possibly can with the great employees we do have. Spring has been early this year again, plus the lack of a snow cover. This does fast forward the clock in many minds a bit thinking it is early spring. Remember, we are just getting started with projects…and at the time of this update, it is still April. Also, weather looks like it is going to play somewhat of a role as far as progress is concerned. Rain delays are happening right as this update is being written, plus looks to be active with rain in the forecast. Feel free to EMAIL CRAIG with any scheduling questions you may have.


UPDATED 4/18/17:

Some misc. small landscape jobs are being completed as April pushes by. Our landscape crews really will not totally get into our large & small project job lists until the week of April 24th sometime. Depends when spring clean ups officially close down and are completed. During the week of May 1st will definitely be our first full week of project getting done. Stay tuned! Rainy weather is slowing everything down at the time of this update - so things are getting delayed. We only can do what we can do.


UPDATED 4/10/17:

Landscape projects of all sorts are still yet to “officially” start. We have completed some smaller project items at the end of March and into early April, but our official time that we are thinking we will start full-time with our project crews is the week of April 24th. Until then, most of our focus is going to be spring cleans, gutter cleaning, and fertilization. But, there will be some project jobs getting done a bit before the week of the 24th, but just not fully focused on landscaping until then. Stay tuned for more updates. Our landscape teams are anxious and ready to go!


UPDATED 3/30/17: Next update will come sometime during the week of April 10th

Here is the plan at this time with our project teams. There are some smaller projects, such as tree work, we are completing between now (3/21) and the start of spring clean ups (early April?). So, only a small window of getting a few things done, then we are going to shut-down most or all of project teams as all C N’R team members will be concentrating on spring clean up work along with gutter cleaning. This will cause another gap for most of the month of April where C N’R crews will NOT be conducting any new project work until our other spring services have been completed. Technically small to large projects will not kick off until late April (give or take, depending on weather). We will keep you posted right here!


UPDATED 3/21/17:

Here is the plan at this time with our project teams. There are some smaller projects, such as tree work, we are completing between now (3/21) and the start of spring clean ups (early April?). So, only a small window of getting a few things done, then we are going to shut-down most or all of project teams as all C N’R team members will be concentrating on spring clean up work along with gutter cleaning. This will cause another gap for most of the month of April where C N’R crews will NOT be conducting any new project work until our other spring services have been completed. Technically small to large projects will not kick off until late April (give or take, depending on weather). We will keep you posted right here!


UPDATED 2/27/17:

With nicer weather earlier this season so far, it makes us all antsy to get some projects going and planned. We at C N’R agree! We are anxious too! And we are here (as long as there is no snow on the ground) to meet with you and/or look at your project needs. Please go to FREE ESTIMATES to submit your request. Yes, it is smart to get on our schedule early so we are ready to tackle your job once we get outside with equipment.
WITH THAT SAID!… there are still road restrictions out there, and they will remain for awhile. Even though we are anxious, we do not plan to start any project services anytime soon, unless it is a job we can complete with lighter equipment/trailers/trucks that don’t exceed the State road restriction polices.
If spring does come early, and road restrictions do get lifted, all our project team members first start with working on spring clean up work before getting started with landscape projects. We do have some time yet before this technical start date arrives and we will update right here as we learn more and feel confident we can put a plan into place.

For any smaller projects you want completed before we start spring clean up services? Please go to FREE ESTIMATES.


UPDATED 2/9/17:
Our project season at this time is out-of-season, although we still have some “Oak Tree Pruning” jobs on the schedule and will be completed likely late Feb or March - right when things start to warm up a bit.
Other than that, we will not have any further updates here until springtime.

ROOF RAKING? Or sometimes called “Roof Shoveling” - we will offer this service all season long as the snow builds on your roof. We do not go on top of roofs to clear entire rooftops. C N’R has proper extended equipment to get as far as we can reach from a ladder. Also, we do not offer “de-freezing” services. To get on our Roof Raking schedule, please head over to FREE ESTIMATES and then we can explain more about the process and pricing.