Recently, Counties in and around Central Texas enacted a temporary “shelter in place” rule.

Luke and Mary here. In these unprecedented times, we wanted to connect and reassure you that we are both proceeding with services and taking all necessary precautions to protect you and our team.

We anticipate other counties to take similar precautionary steps. The “shelter in place” issued by these counties exempt “essential services,” pertinent for the landscape industry is the below portion of the exemption:

ix. Plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses.

Landscapers services are considered “essential services” and fall under exemption under the “shelter-in-place” directive.

Landscape Services are classified as essential services because they: 

  • Are protectors of public health performing essential treatments to lawns and green spaces to reduce the transmission of dangerous and deadly diseases through pests like mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas.
  • Landscapers protect property and maintain greenspaces that could otherwise jeopardize public safety.
  • Landscapers play a critical role in boosting morale and mental health during a difficult time for our Nation.
  • Without landscape services fields, parks, businesses, and homes will become overgrown and unkept, which can have dramatic psychological effects on the mental and well-being of our communities.

Emerald Lawns is taking aggressive steps within our organization to stop the transmission of COVID-19. 

  • All of our technicians and sales people wear rubber gloves
  • We will maintain a distance of 6-10 ft from customers 
  • We will no longer ring doorbells but will knock on your door 
  • Technicians “clock-in” remotely and get directly in their trucks without coming into the office
  • Trucks are sanitized each night
  • We have pre-ordered our supplies and do not anticipate supply chain issues
  • Anyone who is out sick, must get a doctor’s release before coming back to work

We understand the concern you may be experiencing and we will remain diligent and proactive in responding to your needs and comply with the directives mandated by our local, state and national authorities.

We will get to the other side of this together.

Thanks for your patience as our office staff adjusts to telecommuting for the duration of the pandemic.

To brighten your day, and think on seasons to come, call or email us to get a free packet of Sunflower *Seeds of Hope* mailed to you.

God Bless You & Your Family,

Luke & Mary Hawthorne
Co-Owners