Tribute to John David Poetz
John David Poetz
February 15, 1966-June 29, 2022
When John Poetz came to SKI Landscape 33 years ago, we knew we had hired someone special. His strength, his determination, his independence and his loyalty to the company made John the heart and soul of any SKI crew. His knowledge of hardscapes and landscape installation was unsurpassed. John’s dogged personality kept each task on schedule. No matter how rainy, muddy, hot or cold, John would see each project through—a job well done.
According to Mark Reynold, SKI’s landscape architect, John “was always game to try new things that he had never done before and if I could draw it he could build it. So much of his work will outlive all of us. The walls he built will still stand. The trees he planted will continue to grow all over Indianapolis…he was a good man who did good things.”
John, may you wander the great green pastures of heaven knowing you won’t have to mow or pull weeds ever again! Thank-you and bless you.
July SKI Tips
The term “Dog Days” traditionally refers to July 3 through August 11 when the weather is particularly hot and humid. In ancient Greece and Rome, the Dog Days were believed to be a time of drought, bad luck, and unrest, when dogs and men alike would be driven mad by the extreme heat!
Harvest daily as vegetables always taste better when young and tender.
The first crewed mission to the moon, the Apollo 11 Mission, launched on July 16, 1969. Four days later, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong made history by taking the first step on the moon while declaring, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!”
The Liberty Bell located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, rings 13 times every Independence Day to honor the 13 original states.
Only female mosquitoes bite. They are attracted to carbon dioxide (what you exhale) and sweat. Try to wash off sweat and keep your body temperature down.
The “Star-Spangled Banner” became the new American national anthem in 1931.
Cats and dogs do not suffer from poison ivy rash, but their coats easily transfer the oil in poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac to humans.
Parsley eaten raw, freshens breath. In tea, it may boost circulation of the blood. It may also help regulate blood pressure, clear bladder infections, and help prevent kidney stones. Parsley is rich in vitamins A, C and K while also providing potassium, manganese and other minerals.
To feel cooler in this warm weather, eat cooler by reducing your protein intake.
If you are in need of kindling to start a fire on your next camping trip use Doritos. They’re not just good for munching!
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