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Steve Brewer - Our Very Own Water Smart Irrigation Professional!

Published on May 11, 2017

Gelderman Landscape Services is excited to announce that Steve Brewer has successfully completed the Water Smart Irrigation Professional training program!

WSIP's help you to reduce water waste and save money while ensuring the health and attractiveness of your property doesn't suffer. This program promotes efficient irrigation practices that we are excited to share with our clients. A WSIP certified contractor can care for your property more thoroughly by determining your systems' current water usage and how much water the system should be using to keep your landscape looking its best.

An assessment of your irrigation system by a WSIP will help to achieve and maintain the curb appeal of your property. By monitoring the system and managing the water usage, irrigation professionals can help achieve savings on your water cost and also maximize the life of your system by identifying areas that require maintenance and upgrades.

Congratulations Steve on your WSIP certification!

Find out more about our Water Management services here.

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Published on May 9, 2017

We are excited to be exhibiting at and sponsoring the CCI Golden Horseshoe Chapter Annual Conference and Trade Show in Hamilton!

If you're going to the Conference and Trade Show in Hamilton, we want to see you! Visit us at booth #42 on June 3rd, 2017.

If you haven't already registered, here's why you should:

  • Over 200 people have already registered, and we're anticipating a total attendance of 300 - 350
  • The exhibit floor has sold out – over 60 companies catering to the condominium institute will be there - everything from Building Services to Engineering firms (and of course Landscaping!)
  • This year’s theme is “Embracing Change Together” and will feature sessions about Mediation, Pets vs People, Choosing the Right Contractor, Future trends, Common Cents, and the popular Rapid Fire Engineering and Legal Sessions.

Not only are we sponsoring, but Nathan Helder (President of Gelderman Landscape Services) will be a guest speaker for the session "Future Trends – Thinking Differently” from 1:15-2:30 pm on Saturday June 3rd, 2017.

More information at the Conference & Trade Show can be found here.

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Announcement: Rob VandeKuyt joins Gelderman Landscape Services

Published on April 17, 2017

Gelderman Landscape Services is pleased to announce that Rob VandeKuyt has taken on the role of Production Manager - Maintenance Enhancements.

Rob started working in landscaping at the age of 14 and studied Landscape Design at Mohawk College in Hamilton. After working for several companies in construction, maintenance and snow management, Rob operated his own small landscape company for 13 years.

With a keen eye for detail, Rob has always enjoyed creating new elements for clients and maintaining properties to a high standard of quality care. Now at Gelderman, he is excited to be part of this team that also values integrity, quality and care for their customers and staff. A life-long learner, Rob likes reading about new innovations in the industry or streaming webinars to strive for best practices in his work.

Rob and his wife Krista have been married for 14 years and they love spending time with their 3 young children. As a family, they like to cycle, hike, and camp, exploring Canada’s vast and diverse landscape. Rob and his family also volunteer at their church’s food bank donation garden. In his spare time, Rob enjoys creating new art pieces using various mediums, whether it is carving snow, pumpkins or wood using chisels and chainsaws.

Rob is working closely with John Buikema to service our customers across all four locations in the Maintenance Enhancements Division.

Welcome to the Gelderman team, Rob!

You can find out more about Rob & the rest of our team here.

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PLANT OF THE MONTH: Forsythia ovata ‘Ottawa’

Published on April 5, 2017

With yellow, showy flowers arriving before the foliage in April, Forsythia is abundant throughout southern Ontario. This dense shrub is sure to bring intense colour to your yard early in the spring. In the fall, green foliage turns burgundy to show autumn interest.

Growing Conditions: Tolerant of a wide variety of soils, this shrub prefers a sunny spot in your yard. Its mounding form is ideal for borders and edging as well as specimen planting because of its intense colour.

Size: 125 – 150cm in height and spread

Hardiness: Zone 4

Where to Plant: full sun to partial sun/shade.

Plant Partners: Lamb’s Ear, Vinca Minor, Purple Coneflower

Designer’s Tip: To ensure next season’s showy blooms, prune in the spring after flowering.

Do you have Forsythia in your garden? Share a photo on our Facebook page!

Post contributed by Chelsea Mills, Jr. Landscape Designer

Need inspiration for your garden? Visit our garden services page.

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