In Case You Missed It – Chris Noon on WSJ Live Chat

 

In case you missed the live chat yesterday, you can watch a replay of the discussion between Sarah E. Needleman, Wall Street Journal reporter; Orly Lobel, Professor of Law at University of San Diego; Carey Smith, CEO of Big Ass Fans; and our own Chris Noon, on whether or not the skills is gap real or if business owners are simply too picky—or even just too cheap—to train possible candidates.

 

 

 

TODAY – Our Own Chris Noon Debuts on WSJ Live Chat

 

At 2:30pm EST today, July 10, Chris Noon will be chatting with the editor of the Wall Street Journal about small businesses. The segment is titled, “Is the Skills Gap Real?” and discusses why many small-business owners say they’re struggling to find job candidate.

 

Read the article on the skills shortage on the WSJ, then join us at 2:30 to listen to or join the chat. Hope to see you there!

 

The Obsession over Perfect Lawns

 

Peter Keough of the Boston Globe asks in his editorial piece, “Why are we obsessed with having a pretty lawn?”

 

Historically, it could have been seen as a sign of spiritual purity. These days, “lawns offer an escape from daily drudgery, freedom from iPhones, and reconnection with the grit and smell and ephemera of nature.”

 

Read the article here, then tell us below why you love your lawn.

 

How to Identify Red Thread

Although red thread disease is most severe in the spring and fall, the pathogen can develop during any time of the year when the weather is cool and wet.  The disease leaves irregular patches of tan/yellowing grass. From afar, however, affected areas tend to appear reddish in color due to the growth of stromata, thick red fibers of fungus stemming from infected leaves.  After infecting the grass, the stromata can sustain in soil for two years. Once they are fully germinated, the stromata spreads by infecting neighboring grass leaf blades through their stomata, tiny openings typically located on the outer layer of the leaf’s skin.  When humidity is high and leaves are wet, Mycelium, the vegetative part of a fungus, begins to grow as small, fuzzy pink clusters where the grass blades meet.  After extended periods of time, red thread may develop further, and patches may merge to form large areas of diseased grass.  If you think your grass may be victim to red thread, contact Noon Turf Care to have a specialist provide you with a personalized action plan. For more information on red thread, check out http://www.turffiles.ncsu.edu/diseases/Red_Thread.aspx.

 

 

Noon Turf Care Attends the Worcester Job Fair

On Friday, April 18, the team from Noon Turf Care attended the Worcester, MA Job Fair at the DCU Center.

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The Noon Turf Care team meets with attendees of the Worcester Job Fair on Friday, April 18.

The team met with dozens of great candidates, and was happy to share more information about why Noon Turf Care is such a great place to work!

 

For more information on current employment opportunities at Noon Turf Care, check out our employment opportunities page.

 

 

Get Your First Flea & Tick Treatment Free!

Starting your spring cleaning? Let Noon Turf Care help you! Noon Turf Care will give you a healthy green lawn and keep those lawn destroying pests away. Use the advertisements below for your first flea and tick treatment free!

 

WAAF’s Greg Hill’s live read

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WEEI’s Mikey Adams on Noon Turf:

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WRKO’s Jeff Kuhner on Noon Turf:

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Teaming Up With Grasshopper Lawn Inc.

Noon Turf Care has announced the acquisition of Grasshopper Lawn Inc. of Naugatuck, Conn.

Grasshopper Lawns, owned and operated by Doug Columb, has been serving the Southern Connecticut area for more than 43 years. The company offers service and products to a large base of residential and commercial customers in Connecticut.

The acquisition represents Noon Turf Care’s first footprint in the Connecticut market. Noon Turf Care was started in 2001 by brothers Christopher and Matthew Noon. It started as a small Internet-based lawn care company that provides Massachusetts residences and businesses with fertilization services for lawns, trees and shrubs. Noon Turf Care serves more than 10,000 customers and employs more than 50 lawn and horticulture specialists.

 

Noon’s New Partnership with Lesco Golf Course Grade Fertilizer!

Noon Turf Care is proud to announce their new partnership with Lesco Fertilizer Products for 2014.  This winter the Noon Turf Care owners visited and toured their manufacturing plant in Lebanon, PA before signing the deal.  Needless to say Noon Turf Care was very impressed by Lesco’s quality control and packaging facilities.  Lesco’s slow release fertilizers are the best in the industry and they are now manufacturing and packaging a specific blend for Noon Turf Care and your lawn.  Their patented slow release fertilizer is designed to provide time released nitrogen and nutrients into your lawn so that the release is gradual and will avoid burn or growth surge.  Lesco has been the leader in premium 
lawn fertilizers for over fifty years and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with them!
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Look Who’s Talking…..

Take a look at who’s been talking about Noon Turf Care on their websites:

Noon Turf Care Acquires Grasshopper Lawns, Inc.

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Marlborough, MA: Noon Turf Care is proud to announce the acquisition of Grasshopper Lawns, Inc. of Naugatuck, CT.  Grasshopper Lawns, Inc., owned and operated by Doug Columb has been servicing the Southern Connecticut area for over 43 years.  They offer premium service and products to a large base of residential and commercial customers in Connecticut.  Like Noon Turf Care, Grasshopper Lawns, Inc. has established a strong customer base as a result of their commitment to quality service.

 

“We are excited to welcome Grasshopper Lawns, Inc. customers to our family.  We are looking forward to delivering the same level of quality service that they have grown accustomed to.  It is clear that Noon Turf Care and Grasshopper Lawns operate under the same philosophy of delivering superior client service and quality to their clients.   We are proud to also welcome all of the Grasshopper Lawns employees to our team.  Doug and his team have obviously done a phenomenal job building a quality customer-centric service and we are ready to continue this tradition with them,” Says Christopher Noon, CEO of Noon Turf Care.

 

Grasshopper Lawns services thousands of customers in the Connecticut market and this acquisition will serve as Noon Turf Care’s first footprint into the Connecticut market.  Noon Turf Care’s management team is looking forward to having all of the same Grasshopper Lawns’ team members servicing their same customers, so nothing will change in terms of service delivered to Grasshopper Lawns’ customers.

 

About Noon Turf CareNoon Turf Care was started in 2001 by brothers Christopher Noon, Seton Hall graduate class of 2000, and Matthew Noon, Boston College graduate class of 2002. It started as a small internet based Lawn Care Company that provides Massachusetts residences and businesses with fertilization services for lawns, trees and shrubs.  Noon Turf care is a privately owned company that prides itself on providing exceptional and personal service in an industry dominated by large national chains.  Noon Turf Care services over 10,000 customers and has a team of over 50 lawn and horticulture specialists working for the company.  They are currently the fastest growing lawn care company in New England.

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