#Groundskeepers

MOST RECENT

Find a trashcan in the woods, use it to collect more trash. 30+ lbs removed from Thatcher Woods, including shovel blade, shoes, and bottles, bottles, and more bottles. #thegroundskeepers If you're out cleaning up this weekend, thank you! Let's #makeeverydayearthday!

The thing you need to know about the Grand Enchantment Trail is that it isn't a trail. Not like the PCT is a trail, or the Arizona Trail is a trail, with trail towns and maintenance and support systems in place for you to succeed. No, the GET is a *route*, put together with love, groundwork, and good guesswork by the creators and the people hiking it that year. I'm embarrassed to say that I went into it with unrealistic expectations with regards to mileage but we're actually on schedule for all that. Nearly 150 miles down, 600+ to go.
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#aravaipacanyon #wilderness #hike #hiking #hiker #thruhike #thruhiking #thruhiker #GrandEnchantmentTrail #route #routefinding #worthit #granitegear #groundskeeper #groundskeepers #altrarunning #embracethespace #hikersofcolor #melanin #blackwomenoutdoors #blackgirlstrekkin #browngirlonthenst

It feels good being 2.27 lbs (of trash) lighter. I last saw a trash can about 43 miles ago - now I can carry an extra liter of water and still save weight! (1L = 2.2lbs = 1kg because metric knows what's up.)
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#leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit #leavenotrace #trashpocket #packitout #GrandEnchantmentTrail #groundskeeper #groundskeepers #embracethespace #granitegear

Here's a foreseeable problem, landscapers planted 2 trees in the yard of a newly built home about 10' apart.
One grows column wise 100', the other grows 30'-40' wide crownly.
Would have been perfect setting for just the Mesquite tree by itself, some trees needs it own space and some shouldn't be planted close to home like this Eucalyptus.
Sigh!

#Xeriscaping #pruningtrees
#landscape #arboriculture
#yardening #pruningtools
#groundsmaintenance
#treecare
#lawn #horticulture
#lawncare #groundskeepers
#landscapemaintenance
#landscapetools
#yardtools #yardwork
#lawntools #backyarddecor
#outdoorpowertools
#graniteplanter mesquitetree
#pruner #landscaping
#Pruningtools ##landscapetools
#landscapemaintenance
#lawncare #forestry #urbanforestry
#gardener #eucalyptustree

Taking a mini Vacation to watch the RBC Heritage on #HiltonHeadisland. Conditions so perfect, everything looks like AstroTurf! Great job by the #groundskeepers at #Harbourtowngolf #rbc #rbcheritage #rbcheritage2018 #pga

The Grand (Enchantment Trail) adventure has begun! Lots of (getting my behind kicked by 98F weather and) new growth, things in bloom, varying water qualities, and beautiful canyons. I've been trying to get back into hiking shape - and be safe about it re: pack weight, heat, and that whole dehydration worry being real (I peed orange!) - but I also picked up nearly a pound of trash, despite the (at times) extra 13.2 lbs of water on my back. (That nearly doubles my pack weight, for the record.) I've got my hiker hobble back (🙃) but I've also got renewed confidence in my abilities, and I'm looking forward to seeing how much I can clean up going forward.
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#GrandEnchantmentTrail #Arizona #hike #hiking #hiker #thruhike #thruhiking #thruhiker #hydrateordie #thedesertistryingtokillyou #hottestdayoftheyear #sofar #sohot #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit #groundskeepers #altrarunning #embracethespace #melanin #weouthere #blackpeopledo #blackoutdoors #blackgirlstrekkin #diversifyoutdoors #theadventuregap #browngirlonthenst

#groundskeepers still life: leaves, feathers, and devotional candle.

Shot of @brianbantbutler last week using a new state of the art paint machine at the spring field day this year at the red bulls training facility #groundslife #briguy #paintmachine #sportsfields #soccer #futbol #redbull #trainingacadamy #striping #photooftheday #sportfieldmaintenence #groundskeepers #picoftheday #fieldday2018 #grounds #worklife #pwaygroundscrew

Here's a long row of over 2 doz of Indian Laurel Fig (Ficus Nitida) trees lined up 3'-4' apart in front of a homeowner's front yard who wants to create a buffer zone for privacy.

These trees can make a nice solid wall over time  but will require massive amount of trimming maintenance as each tree can grow over 35' wide and over 60' high. Trim away!

#Xeriscaping #pruningtrees
#landscape #arboriculture
#yardening #pruningtools
#groundsmaintenance
#treecare #rakeleaves
#lawn #horticulture
#lawncare #groundskeepers
#landscapemaintenance
#landscapetools #figtree
#yardtools #yardwork
#lawntools #backyarddecor
#outdoorpowertools
#graniteplanter #indianlaurerl
#pruner #landscaping
#Pruningtools ##landscapetools
#landscapemaintenance
#lawncare #forestry #urbanforestry
#gardener #lawncare

Saturday morning #groundskeepers hike at Grand Army of the Republic Woods. 15.5 lbs of beer cans, takeout containers, water bottles, spray paint cans, and sleds. Plus great horned owl, coyote, deer, and nesting heron. Leave it a little better for the woodland critters.
#hiking #thegroundskeepers #chicago #forestpreserve #forestpark #thatcherwoods #packitout #leaveitbetter #greenspace #cleanitupgreenitup #granitegear #altrarunning #volunteering

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