More than 3 million workers across the nation have departed full-time employment since the COVID-19 pandemic first raised its ugly head in early 2000 — many opting to retire early rather than deal with the stresses of working during a global health crisis.

Add “the Great Retirement” on top of a dramatic increase in the percentage of people working from home, and it’s no wonder that the landscaping industry has has seen a significant uptick in business over the past two years.


LOW MAINTENANCE — Mulch beds and plants from local nurseries add to the ambience of a backyard patio.

Tree Work

TREE WINDOW — A crew from Southern Tree Care trims limbs to create a “window.”


STONE — Native stone replaces an old, failing retaining wall made of railroad timbers.

Water Feature

WATER FEATURE — A professionally installed water feature with outdoor lighting provides a nice finishing touch to a backyard getaway.

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