Happy August!

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75 and sunny. 72 and partly cloudy. Light winds. Chance of rain.

You wouldn’t know it by the temperatures lately, but it’s August. We are enjoying a rare break in the heat and humidity and nobody appreciates this more than our hard-working landscaping crews. They are taking advantage of the cool down and getting some amazing projects done all over town—including some that we’re really proud to be part of. Check out the water feature and landscaping being completed at the new Veteran’s Memorial Park, or stop by the Prehistoric Indian Village and see the garden behind the new Oscar Howe sculpture.

While our focus in the spring and early summer is flowers and hanging baskets, our attention in the fall turns to bushes, trees and perennials. Fall is the best time to plant new trees and bushes and we have a great selection. Starting August 12, our “Plant a Tree and Save the World” promotion starts—and it’s a good one. Buy one tree and save 15%. Two trees saves you 20%. And three trees or more will save you 25% off you total purchase! We also have a selection of TLC trees that require just a little extra tender loving care, all on sale for 50% off or more to good homes, limited supply and no guarantees offered.

We also have some fun things up our sleeves this August. To help celebrate the Corn Palace Festival, we’ll be giving away free popcorn balls while supplies last and having a flash sale on bushes. We won’t announce it ahead of time, so keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages! We’re also going to host a Blue Ribbon Recipe contest toward the end of the month featuring your best recipes using fresh garden fruits and veggies. The winner gets $100 in Christmas Bucks, so start testing those recipes now.

All in all, it’s been a great season at James Valley Landscape Solutions but it’s far from over. Our crews generally keep working until the first significant snow fall. If you have a project you’d like us to tackle, give us a call. Fall is perfect planting weather, and we’ll do our best to fit you in our busy schedule. It’s also GREAT football weather and we have some serious fans on our staff—good luck to the Mitchell Kernels and to DWU as they prepare for a new season.