New Orleans lawn care services
Talk about a cosmopolitan culture. French settlers founded the city of New Orleans in early 1718, with a Scottish-run bank and a population consisting mainly of fur trappers, gold seekers, snakes, and alligators.
By 1763, however, the city had been turned over to the Spanish Empire. After two devastating fires wiped out more than a thousand buildings, New Orleans finally ended up in American hands with Thomas Jefferson's 1803 Louisiana Purchase.
During the war of 1812, future U.S. President Andrew Jackson saved the city from falling into British hands with the help of notorious French pirate Jean Lafitte. Today, New Orleans' exuberant, anything-goes reputation reflects its citizens' unbridled joy for living.
New Orleans, 21st-Century Style
From the Mardi Gras Carnival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage or French Quarter Festivals in spring to the Crescent City Blues and Barbecue Festival in October and the downtown lights of December's Luna Fete, those of us lucky enough to call the Big Easy home up keep the good times rolling all day every day.
Think sweet, crunchy beignets for breakfast, muffuletta sandwiches for lunch, fresh Louisiana seafood for dinner and cocktails anytime you want. And just a couple of bucks tossed in a hat buy you some of the best street music anywhere on Earth.
From mid-May until late September, NOLA's heat and humidity take charge. Daytime temperatures topping 100 degrees, with humidity nearly as high, are common. They're the reason why summer is the slow season, with cheaper accommodations and fewer long waits at our trendiest restaurants.
From December through early February, the thermometer "tumbles" into the mid-60s during the day and the high 40s at night. But in April and October, days top out in the 70s, nights in the mid-60s and we enjoy just enough rain to wash the blues away.
Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep our Bourbon Street bars down for long. Just be cautioned that Bourbon Street is no place for kids or anyone who can't stay focused on where they are. But for an experience of New Orleans at its most uninhibited, Bourbon Street's bars, nightclubs, and novelty shops are the places to go.
For New Orleanians who can't join the party at Carnival time, the next best thing is a trip to Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World. A guided tour includes selfies-taking time in front of mega-floats and sculpting demonstrations by local artists. And refreshments? Authentic, freshly baked king cake and freshly ground New Orleans coffee.
At the Audubon Zoo, the Louisiana Swamp and Reptile Encounter exhibits give kids of all ages a close (and chilling) look at alligators, rattlesnakes, eyelash vipers, and Komodo dragons.
The sugar coating on our beignets comes from somewhere. In the city's beginning, that place was Etienne de Bore's plantation. Now known as Audubon Park, this quiet oasis sprawls from the river to Saint Charles Avenue. Besides being the home of the Zoo, it's where we soak up the sun at the swimming pool, get fit on the running track or tennis courts and learn the equestrian arts at the riding stable.
Or how about a peaceful Sunday morning stroll through the Garden District, where ferns flourish in the cool, damp cracks of ancient stucco walls and the heady scent of star jasmine vines perfumes the air? We follow it up with a N'Awlins-style brunch of such delights as bacon- and cheese-filled crepes, waffles in whiskey sauce, brandy milk punch, and jazz.
In New Orleans, no mention of jazz is complete without mentioning our homeboy jazz icon, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. And just across Rampart Street from the French Quarter, we gather in Louis Armstrong Park for one weekend each June.
We come to celebrate another unique contribution to American culture. The Cajun-Zydeco Festival presents a blend of the blues, RnB and Native Louisianan music. Think a trumpet, accordion, and violin backed by drums and a washboard. Like so many things New Orleans, you won't find it anywhere else.
Of course, this hometown pride permeates our sports scene as well. On Sunday afternoons in fall, thousands of us crowd into Henry's Bar, the Rusty Nail or any of the watering holes common on most street corners. We knock back a few and cheer on the NFL's Saints as they battle their way toward a Super Bowl berth.
And when the Saints hang up their helmets at the end of the season, it means winter's drawing to a close and Mardi Gras, Carnival and spring are on the way. With spring come all the chores required to bring New Orleans' winter-weary lawns back to their green and glorious best.
With all the fun our city has to offer, however, why should you spend one hour of your free time on cleanup chores if you don't have to? Why not just hand the lawn care jobs off to the pros at New Orleans Lawn Love so you can take it easy in the Big Easy?
By contracting with Lawn Love, you'll be entrusting your law n's well-being to a team of locally based experts who know all the ins and outs of caring for New Orleans lawns.
We know how to keep your lawn healthy when summer temperatures soar and rainfall dwindles.
Whether your lawn is high-maintenance St. Augustine grass, low-maintenance Centipede grass or something in between, we'll pamper it with just the right amount of water and mow it to just the right height.
We'll fertilize or aerate it as needed and patch the bare spots when the time is right. In other words, there's no New Orleans lawn job we can't handle, and at an affordable price. All it takes is a two-minute call. Then it's off to let the world's coolest city warm your heart.