Living on the West Coast is a special kind of beautiful. Every day, you bear witness to the astounding beauty of nature. The seasons add to this beauty, constantly changing and revealing new plant and animal life, new beauty to notice. With Spring and Summer coming, the days are growing longer and warmer, and people all across America are feeling like getting outside again.
Coming Up Carmichael
The winter makes most of us tired. Even if you don't get a little down in the wintertime, most people get a bit tired with the shorter days. Plus, the cold makes people not feel like getting up and going out. So when Spring comes around, a lot of us are filled with a stirring, a desire to get outside, explore, and seize the day. And if you live in Carmichael, there are so many ways to seize the day.
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
This 100-acre nature preserve is filled with aquatic habitats, shrublands, meadows, and riparian and oak woodlands. The Nature Center is home to almost 40 non-releasable animals native to the American River system. For various reasons, such as being injured or becoming too friendly with humans, these animals aren't able to be released back to the public, so they are cared for at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Head on over and say "hello" to a Swainson's Hawk, a Peregrine Falcon, a Northern Saw-whet Owl, a Great Horned Owl, a Western Tanager, a Western Pond Turtle, a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, Skilton's Skink, and several Gopher and King Snakes, Tree Frogs, and Toads. Next, stop by the 700-square foot Exhibit Hall, which allows visitors to explore the cultural and natural history of the Lower American River.
Jensen Botanical Garden
This 3.5-acre garden was created in 1958 by Charles Jensen. As a life-long lover of flora, he bought the garden after his retirement as a produce buyer in hopes of creating a beautiful garden for future generations. The property already was home to Oaks, Coastal Redwoods and Blackberry Brambles. Jensen slowly cleared the land and began planting Magnolias, Azaleas, Dogwoods, and Japanese Maples. Jensen began hybridizing and grafting plants while acquiring new ones. Soon, his botanical garden became well-known in the area and caught the eyes of passersby. Jensen was proud of his accomplishments and loved showing visitors around his garden; he began to open it to parties and weddings. After his death, a group of citizens created the Charles C. Jensen Botanical Garden, Inc Committee to raise funds to preserve the garden.
The Jensen Botanical Garden came under the ownership of the Carmichael Recreation and Park District in 1976 and has been cared for through the city since. In addition to providing the community with a beautiful area to explore nature, the gardens can be used for wedding receptions and other short special events. One of the best parts of the botanical garden is the Nature Path for the Blind, which aids individuals with visual impairments in experiencing the botanical gardens. Whether you experience visual impairments or not, you should stop by and experience the pathway. The unique fragrances and different textures of various plants along this pathway are appealing to those with visual and other challenges. This project was inspired by a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Jacqueline Coffroth.
Lawn Love in Carmichael
Whether you have a small backyard to keep looking its best, sports fields to keep in playing condition, or a garden you want to be proud of, taking care of your lawn and plant life can feel impossible. With the ever-changing seasons, the drought that never seems to leave California, or unexpected cold bursts, the weather is always keeping you on your toes. And if it's challenging to know what kind of clothing to expect to wear one day to the next, how are you supposed to adequately care for your garden through all these unexpected weather changes?
That's where Lawn Love comes in. No matter how big or small your landscaping problem, Lawn Love will provide you with lawn care professionals with the experience, knowledge, and passion for turning your mess into something beautiful. Don't wait and let your lawn and garden keep suffering and doing irreparable damage, day after day. Take that leap of faith and choose to invest in your lawn's health.
Call Lawn Love today for all of your Carmichael lawn care needs.