Bio Geoff Dale:
Geoff (Jeff) Dale, the owner started working for a local Connecticut company in the green industry when he was 13 years of age, but at 8-9 years of age is when he started mowing the lawn for his family. Mr. Dale worked his way up the ladder to become a supervisor at age 16 for one of the top lawn companies in CT at the time. At the company in CT, he would go to school and work in all fields of the companys workforce. Fred and Tim tought Mr. Dale a lot of lawn mowing techniques and general machine maintenance. As well as arboristry and general landscaping techniques. Fred also educated Geoff on Farming. Tim and other employees tought Geoff how to drive. They also tought Geoff how to drive the trucks and trailers and the heavy machines (bobcat and Farm tractor).
After high school, Geoff moved to VT to take over a head supervisor position for a very prestigious property maintenance companys lawn dept. There, Geoff increased his knowledge in agriculture. Geoff learned techniques of fertilization maintenance and weed herbicides as well as the knowledge of all types of organic or environmental friendly options for plant life.
On the off season, Geoff attended trips with his family across the world to different countries for a few weeks at a time and attented College. He graduated with a communication degree, but forgot to at the end of senior year to file for a minor in Political science and a second major in film studies. Geoff missed graduating with honors by one credit. While in school Mr. Dale was on the rugby team as a runner/ line. He also helped the IT dept a lot. On his free time provided the mixes for lots and lots of good parties. Geoff played poker and attented other group activities on the campus and or attended sponsored local town organizations. In Mr. Dales junior year of College found the coolest lady on the planet. The person just happened to be named Cat.
Just after college Cat and Geoff got word while working in VT full time that Cats grand mother was not well and we choose to move to be by her side. She was an amazing woman and we wanted to fill ourselves with her knowlege and wisdom.
Instead of working for just any landscaping or Lawn company, Geoff diversified further by Integrated himself with new ways or educating himself about the green industry in southern states. He worked for a greenhouse for a little bit, and a landscaping and lawn company. He even worked for a bottling plant just for the experience. He was able to take this approach becuase he was able to save while working prior to FL. This approach allowed him to continue to learn, but have a hands on experience.
In 2007, Dale Complete Landscaping was born. Dale Complete Landscaping does not advertise as to we want you to come to us from by word of mouth. In 2008, married his long time best friend Catrina in FL.
Due to the popularity of our lawn division, Wesley Chapel Lawn Care Service was born in 2017. It is a subsidiary company of Dale Complete Landscaping. The old lawn lawn division and the new Wesley Chapel Lawn Care Service are only done by the owners of both companies. Dale Complete Landscaping can now focus on landscaping, Sod, Mulch, and tree projects while Wesley Chapel Lawn Care Service can focus sole on lawn care.
Geoff and Cat Dale believe in giving back each year and have accumulated a list of favored donation organizations we like to donate to. Those that get our donations are organisations that give directly to the consumer at a relatively $0 cost. Geoff made it a point when creating both companies to favor those that are warking in or since retired in the work force of educational or medical or military or our fire fighters and police with specialized discount packages as a thank you. There is so much kindness we are able to give because of the two companies and our clients. We truly thank you for all the years and many more.
Areas Of Lawn Care Service: Wesley Chapel, AND Parts Of: New Tampa, Zephyrhills, Land O Lakes, Thonotosassa.
Areas Of Landscaping Service: Wesley Chapel, AND Parts Of: New Tampa, Zephyrhills, Land O Lakes, Thonotosassa.
Special Areas Of Learned Knowledge
1. Sod installation: (12+ years experience)
A. Bahia/ pasture grass
B. St. Augustine
D. Learning Centipede grass
A. All safety videos completed for each equipment own
B. Riding Zero Turns
C. Walk behind Zero Turns
D. Stand up/ walk behind
E. Maintain all machines
F. Use of all hand held field or brush or residential line trimmer
G. Use of Edger
H. Hedge trimmer
J. Use of all hand held field or brush or Commercial line trimmer
K. Power broom hand held or tractor operated for sand or thatch.
L. Ditch/ slope line trimming
M. Slope mowing
N. Create new edge
O. To drive all kinds of open or closed trailers including gooseneck (non air break)
P. Safety when using equipment and workplace safety
3. Tree trimming/ other: (16+ years experience)
A. Use of pole saw
B. Use of hedge trimmer
C. Rope tree take down
D. Use of dirt sweeper
E. Tractor/ Field mowing
F. Undercutting or brush cutting
G. Chopping/ splitting/ stacking
I. Farming/ gardening
J. Safety when using equipment and workplace and tree safety
4. Sprinkler: (10+ years experience)
A. General maintance
B. Change filters
C. Change head
D. Fix pipe
5. Drainage: (13+ years experience)
A. lay new pipe
B. Create dykes where needed (concrete or dirt or rock)
C. Fix how water flows and where new direction is needed
D. Found different way then what is tought down in FL when doing drainage. Mr. Dales way does not fail over time.
6. Garden/ Pond installation: (16+ years experience)
A. Love plants and educating on the wide variety (Vasts of knowlege not yet grasped, but working on it).
B. Edible Landscapes
G. Enviormentally safe Landscapes
H. Child Safe play space
J. Roof Green space or hanging Gardens
K. Zen Gardens
7. Erosion: (6+ years experience)
A. Erosion mat (green grass, yellow hay, and a few types of black mat) staked
B. Sod: Bermuda. Bahia
C. Rock: River, Coral, Rip Rap, Pea, Gravel,
Favorite things out of job (in no order):
A. Knowing I am still learning and educating self.
B. Moments in when nature shows its beauty.
C. Fun conversations with clients.
D. Staying fit.
E. Working with my best friend.
F. Making lawns look like “Wrigley field” or striping the yard.
G. Creating shapes or other with hedges.
H. The freedom of the job.
I. Time with my Family.
J. Spending time in my garden.
K. Being able to go Skiing with family.
L. Computer Games – aka Counter- Strike. I am part of a group -=Lethal=- (when I have time).
M. Able to help my parents prapare for the cold snow season by stacking firewood for them.
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