Yard work has always been something Smyrna resident Mike Adams has enjoyed doing so when the opportunity came for him to start his own business, he did.
Mike and his wife Christine started Duck Creek Lawn Care in March.
"It's something I've been wanting to do for a long time," Mike said. "My brother owned a [lawn care] company in the early 90s. A desk job wasn't suiting me. I did that for eight years. This seemed like the way to go."
Christine said she told her husband to start his own business doing something that would make him happy. She believes Mike's blood is green because he enjoys working in the yard so much. When the family was financially able to start a company, Mike and Christine decided to go into lawn care.
Services include lawn mowing, mulching, lot clean up, pruning, and planting. Mike hopes to start doing garden design in the near future.
Mike and Christine work out of their home on New Street but are a licensed and insured company.
Mike offers a "complete mow" service where he cuts the grass, trims the edges, and does a blow-off of the driveway/sidewalk. This is available weekly, bi-weekly, or vacation coverage. The complete mow is done with every mow. Mikes feels it looks best when the whole yard is done.
"We want the yard to look nice when we leave," Christine said. "We treat the house and yard as if it's our own."
The Adams also offer a good neighbor special for people who live near them in town. Single family homes between Glenwood Avenue and Commerce Street, and homes from Main Street to High Street in Smyrna can benefit from the "good neighbor special."
The business started out doing small lots since Mike and Christine had small equipment but they have since purchased bigger equipment to do larger projects. Christine said they waited to start advertising their business until they were legitimately set up as a business.
"We want people to rely on us for good service," Christine said.
Duck Creek Lawn Care will continue to do lawn care until roughly Thanksgiving and then start back up again in the spring. Mike said as long as the grass grows, he'll mow.
With fall around the corner, Christine said if people have fall projects they'd like to have done, to contact Duck Creek Lawn Care.
"So far we're very happy with what we've been able to achieve being in business for a short time now," Mike said. "We've gotten a good response."
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