Monthly Archives: December 2014

WHAT A SLACKER……..

Alright, I admit it! I’ve been terrible with my blog posts this season, but I’ll tell you one thing; aside from slacking on my blog, IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING YEAR!!!

Council Bluffs Style

Council Bluffs Style

So as most of you know, I started the season still with Earl May.  Around mid May, after much consideration, I made the decision to switch companies.  I jumped in head first and never looked back.  Let’s just say that Patera Landscaping is quite a bit more active in the Omaha market than Earl May would ever hope to be. It’s been great to meet so many great new clients that were actually interested in landscapes, not just little odds and ends work.  I’ve done some full scale projects this season.  I just wish I was a better photographer so you could truly get a feel for some of these new landscapes.

Miss Jillian, my little monkey

Miss Jillian, my little monkey

However, the job isn’t all that is new.  My Wife and I added another baby to our family this year.  Well, several in truth (as we are still foster parents), but only one that became a part of our Forever Family.  Jillian officially became a Mascarello in the Spring of this year.  She came to us at only a few days old, so i was ecstatic to know that I got to keep her forever!  I’m good now, we’ve got two boys and two girls, and one grandson (man, I’m too young for that, lol). She is a more than welcome addition.  She adds some excitement and a little drama and I look forward to watching her grow into a fabulous young woman, just like her Mommy and her big Sissy.

Happy Hollow Hobbit Hole

Happy Hollow Hobbit Hole

Anyway, back to the landscaping.  As I said, it’s been a great year here at Patera Landscaping.  We have completed several typical projects, but we’ve thrown in a couple really out of the box ones as well.  I can officially check Hobbit Hole off my list of creations.  Although I have to be honest, it wasn’t really on the list prior to that phone call.  When it was all said and done, I think it turned out alright.  The photos’ I posted on Facebook when this project was over it certainly got rave reviews.  Personally, I think I would have rather built an Ewok Village than a hobbit hole, but whatever, lol.

Flagstone Patio in South O

Flagstone Patio in South O

I think what I appreciate the most is those of you who had been my clients prior to the change and have chose to stick with me!  I can’t tell you how good that makes a guy feel to know it was you someone was “buying” and not the plant or the company name.  Thanks for that!  If not for folks like you I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to add things like the cool little flagstone patio to a yard I’ve already spent so much time in.  Honestly, that ranks up there on the list of top projects too, regardless of size or scope.

I guess the point is, it’s been a crazy year.  I hope you’ve all had a great year as well.  I hope it’s been safe, enjoyable, lucrative, whatever you want out of your perfect year.  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and have a safe and wonderful New Year.  Here’s to 2015 being just as good or even better than 2014!!!!!

Oh, and don’t forget,  GOOD LUCK AND KEEP GROWING!!!

Just a few more samples….

Pathway to tranquility

Pathway to tranquility

Hydrangea Happiness

Hydrangea Happiness

Rustic Papio Renovation

Rustic Papio Renovation