Businesses is Blooming for Trout Creek Landscape Supply
July 17, 2003
Chad Lammers, the new manager of Trout Creek Landscape Supply, knows that it takes more than water for the business to grow.
This year the nursery has expanded by purchasing a green house, selling, new products and offering more detailed classes.
“We carry just about anything needed for the do-it-yourself landscaper,” Lammers said.
In the nursery, they concentrate selling plants that are drought tolerant and suited for the high altitude. The staff has added new touches like a bench and a shade cover.
The employees bring their expertise from different areas of the business, some specializing in biology, hydrology, irrigation or plant care. With such a diverse staff, Lammers is confident that they can cater to any customer’s need.
“If we don’t know the answer, we’ll find it,” he said.
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Customers who want to learn more about landscaping and gardening themselves can attend free classes on various topics like sod installation and water conservation. The next class, Bugs and Weeds, is July 26.
“[The class] is a really interactive question and answer time, and it’s being taught by professionals,” Lammers said. “That’s one thing that makes our nursery unique-that we can offer that.”
People in the Truckee area are more involved with home landscaping and improving their homes themselves then before. Previously, people were content with native plant life to compliment homes like cabins.
“It’s changing-there’s a lot of money coming into this area, and they want nice landscaping,” Lammers said.
Lammers began in the business with a degree in horticulture from the University of Idaho. He has worked for the last 16 years in “anything plant-related.”
Now, Trout Creek Landscape Supply closes during the winter, but Lammers hopes they can extend the season soon. The business opens in mid April or May and closes after Christmas.
“It’s so weather related; we just try and do the best we can,” Lammers said.
For more information about classes or services, contact the Trout Creek Landscape Supply at 582-6100.
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