Rice's Newsletter - Winter 2018
From the President
The winter season is upon us and our dedicated landscape professionals are hard at work completing winter landscaping projects along with snow and ice removal. When not out in the field, these team members, as well as our newest additions, are honing their skills through continuing education and health and safety sessions. This focused training teaches valuable skills and develops our next generation of team leaders here at Rice’s. The bottom line: We have a team of caring professionals that are safe and well trained.
Thank you for choosing Rice’s. It has been our pleasure serving Northeast Ohio for the past 77 years. Please let me know if you have a question or comment. You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 330-499-9857. I’d be happy to hear from you.
Have a safe holiday season!
- Bryan Rice
Winter Is the Perfect Time to Think Spring
Oh, the weather may be frightful, but now is an excellent time to start your spring project planning. Install a new patio, refresh your dated landscaping or expand your outdoor entertainment space. Planning now will allow crews to get an early spring start on your project so you’ll receive maximum enjoyment throughout the warmer weather months. Have one of our professional landscape designers help make your outdoor dreams come to life and check out our online portfolio for even more spring project inspiration.
Featured Service - Winter Pruning
Here at Rice's, we are often asked when the best time is for pruning back shrubs. For summer and fall flowering shrubs, the answer is now!
Dormant pruning benefits the plant in several ways. Not only is it easier to identify problem branches while your shrub is dormant, but removing dead or dying branches allows the plant to redirect its resources to healthier parts. Because pruning cuts heal quicker during dormancy, plants are less likely to suffer from insect or disease damage. You can easily reshape or reduce your plant by up to a third of its current size without harm.
Dormant pruning is one of the many enhancement services Rice’s offers to our full-service maintenance clients. Contact your account manager to see if your landscape could benefit from dormant pruning this winter.
Proud to Be Part of Our Community
Stone Soup is an annual event hosted by United Way of Greater Stark County where groups and businesses are able to provide hot meals to area homeless shelters. This year, the Rice's team contributed pans of cheesy potatoes that were then distributed to the local women and children shelter at the YWCA of Canton.
Employee Spotlight - Dave Tolin
Dave Tolin, Service Department Supervisor. What began as a job between college semesters has turned into an almost 25-year career for Dave. Offering a vast background and several certifications, Dave has helmed nearly every position Rice’s has to offer. Read more