This short documentary tries to answer the question: What does it mean to be generous and giving? Do humans have a natural proclivity for community-minded activity? The story of Michael Hofman and Janet Moyer -- two San Franciscans who live near Twin Peaks and make regular rounds to pick up stolen items -- may provide an answer.
What a wonderful opportunity Janet and I have to get the chance to see different parts of the world. It’s even more special when we can view our travels through the lens of our years of working in landscaping. When we see a new place, or even view one we’ve been to before, it’s often through our experiences in designing, installing and maintaining beautiful gardens and in around San Francisco for all these years.
It's great to see the effects of all the rain we've been receiving. Plants are thriving, boarders and skiers are shredding and the lakes are filling up! Here are some interesting sites ...
C.W. Nevius is a San Francisco Chronicle columnist.
It seems pretty obvious that the smash-and-grab burglaries in San Francisco aren’t going away. For example, between Dec. 24 and 30, the Central Police Station newsletter lists 33 car break-ins.
Which is why Janet Moyer and Mike Hofman have been so busy. They hike up Twin Peaks three times a week, ....
San Francisco, CA – December 30, 2015 – Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full service landscaping company in San Francisco devoted to addressing the unique challenges of urban gardens, is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Established in San Francisco in 1990, JML is proud to have served the San Francisco Bay Area for a quarter of a century.
Some of you may know the Janet and I often travel near the end of the year. This past year, however, we were in town for November and December and for the second year in a row went camping for Thanksgiving! Bullfrog Campground in Guerneville.
Is El Niño really coming? Well, smarter minds than us have been thinking about and working on this prediction for months. A great place to get some answers is the NOAA website. Let’s say that we will have a strong El Niño, how can we prepare?
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 4, 2015 -- Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full-service landscaping company based in San Francisco, has made public its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). "We decided to design and implement our stock gift program to recognize the excellence of our employees and to develop the next generation of managers for our company," says Vice President Michael Hofman regarding JML's recent restructuring.
California's Governor Jerry Brown made history this week by issuing an executive order mandating a 25% reduction in water usage by residents, businesses and institutional properties (such as campuses, golf courses, cemeteries, etc.). California is now into its fourth year of severe drought.
California Department of Water Resources - Drought information site providing current water conditions such as reservoir levels, snow pack, ground water levels, as well as valuable resources and FAQs.
US Drought Portal - National website by the National Integrated Drought Information System providing regional information ...
More and more homeowners are rethinking the traditional lawn. Grass has long been the least sustainable aspect of the garden, requiring up to 90% of resources associated with the care and maintenance of the property. While many schools, municipalities and sports facilities have made the switch to synthetic turf, the average homeowner has been reluctant to give up the lawn. Maybe it's the smell of fresh cut grass, or the challenge of showing up the neighbors ...
We generally prune in the winter when plants are dormant, or before they begin to leaf out (sometimes in early February). Pruning fast-growing plants (e.g. roses, tibouchinas and fuchsias) helps revive the plant, retain its size in the garden, repair form deficiencies and/or structure the plant for its space.
San Francisco – Michael Hofman, executive vice president of Janet Moyer Landscaping in San Francisco, recently earned certification as a Certified Irrigation Designer (CID).
Awarded by the Irrigation Association (IA), the CID certification signifies that Hofman has the credentials to establish specifications and design drawings for irrigation projects. This includes ...
Janet Moyer Landscaping (JML), a full-service landscaping company in San Francisco devoted to addressing the unique challenges of urban gardens, proposes some advice for better water management during Smart Irrigation Month, July 2012 designated by the Irrigation Association.