Hi!  I’m Cherie…loyal and devoted wife to a man’s man (he’s crazy strong pound for pound20170320_101733 & will do anything needed, thank you baby!), a proud momma of (3) two-legged and (3) four-legged kiddos, and a general lover of the outdoors.

Years ago I went into business with my brother installing irrigation systems and landscaping at new homes.  That’s when I fell in love with working outdoors and creating beautiful spaces to add to the aesthetics and function of each persons home.

At that time, I was a single mom…one of the toughest jobs out there!  But, regardless of the stress level of raising kids on my own and running a business, I knew I was in the right place.  I enjoyed being outdoors and creating beautiful & functional solutions for customers.  Unfortunately, I left my fulfilling “career” as an entrepreneur for what was a “responsible” move to corporate America.  But, my desire to be outdoors and help others to create their oasis never left me!

Fulfillment in life is huge, people!  Do what fulfills you!  I saw a opportunity to be a resource to others in regards to landscaping so I figured I’d start sharing!

You know, something else I’ve realized through my corporate job…Time is of the essence!!!

When you leave before the kids go to school and put in a 10 hour day…priorities have to shift!  So, I choose not to exercise…I’m sure you’re thinking you would love to drop that task too!  Try it!  I play outside with the kids in the evenings and have them help me in the yard on the weekends.  They love me for that one…especially my middle one…she sees no sense in picking up sticks if they’re in the natural area…because they’re natural, of course!!  What am I going to do with her?!? Because you know I want a nice clean natural area covered only by mulch & perennial ground cover!!! Anyhoo, both activities have been excellent at maintaining an acceptable waistline and getting stuff done in an enjoyable way!!!

I hope you find my tips to be helpful in making your Landscape Retreat a true oasis and I hope I’m able to entertain you and make some of these tasks more enjoyable despite the hard work required!!!!

Peace & goodwill – Cherie

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