I love being out in the landscape and seeing everything healthy, beautiful and well-maintained. Landscapes and gardens should inspire people. When owners are too busy I step in and help them out. Green First! Landscaping originally started as a part-time project while I was employed full-time by big landscape maintenance companies. This is the ultimate side-hustle operation that has given me the chance to learn and practice my trade. Some extra income also helped when two kids came along.
I also offer blogging services for landscape companies because most owners are too busy to create original content. And they need frequently published original content for their business websites to rank well on Google and other engines. I can also help with blog post SEO.
Daily operations are handled by Vas Sladek, B.Sc., Red Seal Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist, CLT, ISA Certified Arborist, and professional landscape blogger.
B.Sc. in natural sciences (University of Saskatchewan) Red Seal Journeyman Landscape Horticulturist (ITA 2014) Residential landscape technician (Burnaby Continuing Education) ISA Certified Arborist (PN 6247A 2006) Landscape Industry Certified (Ornamental and Lawn Care Technician specialties) Professional landscape blogger eBook author (Search for Vas Sladek on Amazon)
National Candidate Master chess title (Chess Federation of Canada) Canadian Correspondence Chess Master title (CCCA)