Marie Trejo

Marie Trejo
Marie, with her husband, are the owners of Grasshopper Landscaping. They are parents to 6 children and 2 bonus children, and grandparents to 1.5 grandchildren.

Recent Posts

COVID-19

Posted by Marie Trejo on Mar 17, 2020 3:34:03 PM

Update:

March 30 - 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cochise County. 

President Trump extends social distancing. Read more here.

Govenor Ducey announces schools will remain closed through the end of the school year. Read more here. 

As an essential business, the health of our employees, their families, and our clients is our highest priority. 

Additional measures being implemented:

  • Limit all contact as much as possible by wearing gloves. 
  • Advising employees to avoid touching their face and avoid sharing food/drinks
  • Employees will not enter the office area
  • Trucks and equipment will be wiped down
  • Some employees will drive themselves to the jobsite
  • Employees concerned or at-risk will have the opportunity to not come to work
  • All employees are encouraged to practice social distancing and to stay home after work
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Topics: COVID-19

Do you give free estimates?

Posted by Marie Trejo on Mar 2, 2020 8:03:40 AM

Yes..... and no. 

We've been giving free estimates for years but effective March 1, 2020 we will have some policy changes that will include charging a small one-time fee for estimates.

When discussing with our team about charging for estimates two companies came to my mind. Costco and Amazon.  

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Topics: Estimates, Proposals

What does our motto mean?

Posted by Marie Trejo on Feb 11, 2020 11:10:13 AM

When I was young, I remember being at my grandma's house. She was expecting carpet cleaners to come by that day. I remember hearing her talk on the phone with the company. She was asking questions about the vehicle they would be driving and what the men would be wearing. She wanted to be sure she knew what and who to expect when people came to her door. This happened over 25 years ago and as a young girl I  often wondered why she was so concerned about that. But, if she was so concerned about it back in the 90's then there should be a concern for it now. 

So how does this relate to our motto? We'll get there ;)

Our motto is Quality from the ground up. 

And that starts at the very bottom, or the very beginning, or the very first impression. 

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Being more patriotic

Posted by Marie Trejo on Jan 30, 2020 6:15:00 AM

Do you consider yourself blessed to live in the United States of America? I sure do! 

We live under favorable circumstances and have freedoms that many other people in countries do not have. I am grateful for those that put themselves in harms way to protect our beautiful country. Every time I hear the Star Spangled Banner play I get goosebumps. 

One thing that I have loved is displaying a flag in our yard for all to see!

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Topics: Flagpole

What plants do best in Southern Arizona?

Posted by Marie Trejo on Jan 23, 2020 11:52:54 AM

We have been in the landscaping industry for over 20 years and we have seen the plants that do well and those that don't. Generally, you will want to choose plants that are native to our area and require little to no water. 

You may be thinking that you'll need to have a cactus garden, but that's not true at all! Let me show you some possibilities.

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Topics: Landscapes, Plants, Vegetation

Caring for your newly installed sod

Posted by Marie Trejo on Jan 21, 2020 4:15:37 PM

Great choice! Installing sod is a great way to have an instant lawn!

It will take a little bit of TLC from you for the next 2-4 weeks, however, but once the sod is established, you will have a beautiful green lawn that you can enjoy!

I love to take my shoes off and and feel the grass on my toes and you will too!

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Topics: Landscapes, Sod, Lawn

Consideration for hiring a maintenance company

Posted by Marie Trejo on Jan 21, 2020 1:28:29 PM

Cleaning my house is something that I like to do. I like the smell of a clean house. I like the look of a clean house. But, cleaning my house is one of those things that I am finding it harder to find time for. 

The same goes for taking care of my yard and pool. These two areas are getting the biggest neglect. 

A couple years ago I hired a company to clean my house. First, they did a deep clean. They washed the windows and blinds, cleaned my dirty fans, dusted everything, mopped, and made everything sparkle. Then, I had them come weekly to do maintenance - just making sure that my home kept looking good. I couldn't believe that it took me so long to do that! That was the best money I've ever spent! I could have a clean house without having to do anything!

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Topics: Maintenance

How much do you charge?

Posted by Marie Trejo on Jan 21, 2020 1:13:17 PM

This is a question that we get asked frequently - at least once a day. 

And this is a really good question with a not-so-straight-forward answer but the answer we give is....it depends!

It's just like going into a car dealership. Let's say you were looking for a Jeep Wrangler for instance and you asked the sales person how much a Jeep Wrangler cost. The sales person wouldn't know what to tell you and might ask some questions for you:

Are you interested in the Sport, Sahara, or the Rubicon model? You might not really know which one you are interested in but with some follow up questions the sales person can get a price narrowed down for you. 

 

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Topics: Landscapes, Maintenance, Pricing

You have a pool. Now what?

Posted by Marie Trejo on Jan 21, 2020 11:22:14 AM

Whether you had an underground pool built, an above ground pool installed, or you purchased or rent a home with a pool, you may not be aware of what it takes to be a pool owner. 

Here are some things you might find helpful:

1. Safety

Keeping everyone safe is the top priority! Do you have or need a fence? Do you have or need door locks? Do you have or need fence locks? Do your kids know how to swim? If not, are they enrolled in swimming lessons or can someone teach them in your pool?

You can view some more information and ideas at PoolSafely.com

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Topics: Pool Maintenance, Pool