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.