My name is Ken. I have lived in Allen, TX, for over 16 years and have been using organic methods in my lawn and landscaping for 10 years or so. I think the results have been quite worth it. I have geckos running all over the place in the summer. I don't have many grub and other pest problems any more in my lawn and only limited problems with fungus when I don't get my applications down in time! Although I get fire ants, I don't get near as many as my neighbors.
After being laid off from an IT company, I retired and started looking for a new job. I was a programmer and a project manager for over 15 years. I also served 22 years in the USAF before that time. After several months of being told I was overqualified for sales positions or clerk and admin positions, etc., I was sort of discouraged. I just needed something to supplement my retirement income, so I decided to buy a job (business). To make a long story short, I eventually found and am now buying a small tree farm in central Oklahoma. I certainly won't make a commercial out of this for now!
One of my aims is to use organic methods on the farm and encourage my clients to use organic methods as I complete the landscaping projects that come my way. I have about 50 acres on the farm with 30+ in production now. I have the opportunity to add another 50 acres to my farm in the next two years.
I look forward to the information and advice that people can give me to make my methods more successful.
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:33 am Posts: 764 Location: Plano & land at Dodd City,TEXAS
Good luck to you! What an awesome endeavor. Where in central OK? I see several postings from 'OKians' so I'm sure you'll get some help. Soil is different from our black clay but probably easier. Tree care is probably similar.
Thanks, Patty! It's REDDISH BROWN! The soil is actually reddish brown, not black. It trenches easily and beautifully and still holds together. After 15+ years here, I was beginning to wonder if soil was other than black, gooey clay.
I thought I would keep my location secret, so to speak, so that I can keep my purposes here to seeking information for a while. Anyway, I am still in the purchase process.
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