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Archive date:  September 6, 2017

Cliché Season

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Since football's upon us, it’s time for a refresher course in clichés.  Clichés are used so frequently in football we hardly notice them.  So let’s open up some passing lanes in the garden and air it out. You can’t take care of your landscape if you don’t go out and execute.  Even though it is not yet fall, you may need to get in to your hurry-up offense for gardening.  You don’t want to be forced to milk the clock for every opportunity to dig in the dirt.

You have a landscape design in place; this should be a chip shot for you.  Your neighbors have a quarterback controversy at their house, are lacking direction, and have clearly thrown their game plan out the window. You split the uprights. You’re going to Bates to get a tree, and take it to the house.

When you inquire as to the exact location of the property line, a surveyor says it is where the football is lying.  It all depends on where he spots the ball.  The surveyor and neighbors aremarching down the field; this is the deepest penetration towards their goal. You need hedge plants. You want to come away with six here, but the neighbors are making plays on both sides of the balland you have to settle for three.  Even though you’re playing with a short field, you really need to come away with some points when you’re this close to planting.

You heard footsteps. It’s the neighbor. He’s knocking on the door (or did he ring your bell?). You’ve got nowhere to run. You’re out of real estate.  He says he stopped by to clean your clock, but he can’t stop the clock, so he takes a knee. He is slow getting up. He leaves under his own power. This one will be coming back…

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David Bates