Florian McCann of Denver- 7 Tackles & Pro Intentions

2018 Mullen (Colo.) offensive lineman Florian McCann III had always wanted to visit Notre Dame growing up, and he finally got his chance this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder made the trip to South Bend for the Lineman’s Challenge and felt like he performed well on Saturday.

“It was awesome,” McCann told Irish Sports Daily. “I enjoyed the trip to South Bend.

“The camp started at noon, and we ran through some drills. Towards the end of the first session, we did some 1-on-1s, and I felt I did really well.”

During the break, the three-star prospect learned he was moving up to be coached by former Notre Dame great, Zack Martin.

“We had a 45-minute break and came back for the second session,” explained McCann. “I was moved up to Zack Martin’s group, and it was awesome to work with him. I learned a lot from him and felt like I improved a lot from the camp. We did about 30 minutes of 1-on-1s to end the camp.

“I wasn’t expecting to work with Zack at all. A graduate assistant came over and was talking to my dad and me during the break. He told us about who the coaches were and then said something about Zack Martin and the Dallas Cowboys.

“I was blessed to have the opportunity and took advantage of it. It was just a great experience.”

McCann was fresh off an MVP performance at the All-Poly camp and felt the competition was good at Notre Dame, but it wasn’t overwhelming.

“It wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle,” McCann stated. “I definitely performed well in my opinion. It was different than other camps. It was definitely a Notre Dame camp, and there was some good competition there.”

The Colorado native got instruction from offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, and McCann was quick to show his appreciation for the chance to work with him.

“I spoke a little bit with Coach Hiestand,” McCann said. “We talked a little bit during 1-on-1s. He was able to instruct me where to put my hands and to keep my head up. At the end, I went over and shook his hand to thank him for the camp.”

All in all, the trip to South Bend was a major highlight for McCann and his family as they made sure to take a stroll around campus before departing.

“It was more than I expected,” said McCann. “I have seen all the pictures and videos, but I hadn’t seen it in person.

“At the end of the camp, my dad, brother, and I walked all the way to The Golden Dome and took pictures. It was awesome. It was what I had wanted to do since I was a little kid.”

Florian McCann OT – Intentions Denver7 TheDenverChannel.com

2018 Mullen (Colo.) offensive lineman Florian McCann III had always wanted to visit Notre Dame growing up, and he finally got his chance this weekend. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder made the trip to South Bend for the Lineman’s Challenge and felt like he performed well on Saturday.

“It was awesome,” McCann told Irish Sports Daily. “I enjoyed the trip to South Bend.

“The camp started at noon, and we ran through some drills. Towards the end of the first session, we did some 1-on-1s, and I felt I did really well.”

During the break, the three-star prospect learned he was moving up to be coached by former Notre Dame great, Zack Martin.

“We had a 45-minute break and came back for the second session,” explained McCann. “I was moved up to Zack Martin’s group, and it was awesome to work with him. I learned a lot from him and felt like I improved a lot from the camp. We did about 30 minutes of 1-on-1s to end the camp.

“I wasn’t expecting to work with Zack at all. A graduate assistant came over and was talking to my dad and me during the break. He told us about who the coaches were and then said something about Zack Martin and the Dallas Cowboys.

“I was blessed to have the opportunity and took advantage of it. It was just a great experience.”

McCann was fresh off an MVP performance at the All-Poly camp and felt the competition was good at Notre Dame, but it wasn’t overwhelming.

“It wasn’t anything I couldn’t handle,” McCann stated. “I definitely performed well in my opinion. It was different than other camps. It was definitely a Notre Dame camp, and there was some good competition there.”

The Colorado native got instruction from offensive line coach Harry Hiestand, and McCann was quick to show his appreciation for the chance to work with him.

“I spoke a little bit with Coach Hiestand,” McCann said. “We talked a little bit during 1-on-1s. He was able to instruct me where to put my hands and to keep my head up. At the end, I went over and shook his hand to thank him for the camp.”

All in all, the trip to South Bend was a major highlight for McCann and his family as they made sure to take a stroll around campus before departing.

“It was more than I expected,” said McCann. “I have seen all the pictures and videos, but I hadn’t seen it in person.

“At the end of the camp, my dad, brother, and I walked all the way to The Golden Dome and took pictures. It was awesome. It was what I had wanted to do since I was a little kid.”

mile high aeration complaints about water restrictions

Despite recent snowfall in the sprint in certain parts of Colorado, most of the State is  experiencing another year of a severe drought that started off this spring in a stage 2 drought condition.  The drought has led to lower snowpack, above-average temperatures and lower reservoir levels.  As a result, the Denver Board of Water Commissioners declared a Stage 2 drought earlier this year, which meant customers will have two assigned watering days effective April 1.  This was recently lifted to a stage one, which allows 3 watering days per week.  The recent restrictions prompted several complaints amongst residents who are wondering what the purpose of our reservoirs serve and where our water actually goes.  Additionally, residents are furious over the laws the prohibit them from capturing rain water or re-using of “graywater” .

“By law, Denver Water customers are not allowed to use bath or laundry water (commonly referred to as graywater) for other purposes. After this water is used once by Denver Water customers, it must return to the South Platte River where it will be used seven or eight times before it gets to Nebraska. Denver Water does not endorse graywater systems.  Regarding rainwater, In 2009, however, the Colorado State Legislature passed two laws that carve out exemptions from the general rule.

Failure to comply with the watering restrictions could result in fines of up to $500 and suspension of service.  Water use enforcement will patrol the city, educating customers and enforcing the rules.  You can report drought violations by calling 311.
The first law says that if you are not served by a domestic water system, such as Denver Water, and you are located in a designated ground water basin or your collection system qualifies as exempt from 37-92-602(1)(g)(I), you are allowed to capture rainwater for household, fire protection, stock watering and irrigation of up to one acre of lawns and gardens as long as it is applied to uses specified in the well permit that applies to your property.

“We’ve never seen conditions like this, and we are concerned about our water supply,” said Jim Lochhead, CEO/manager of Denver Water. “Our reservoirs haven’t been full since July 2011. We need our customers’ help to reduce water use and keep as much water as possible in storage as we move through this year and into the next.”  Denver Water projects that we need to save 16 billion gallons of water in the next 12 months to avoid a Stage 3 drought, which would result in a ban on all outdoor watering.

“Our goal this summer is to ensure water is available for public health and safety, while balancing the quality of life and economic vitality of our community,” Lochhead said. “Last year was dry, and this year has been, too. Ultimately, we need to be prepared for a potentially worsening situation in 2014.”

If you are planning to re-landscape this Spring, you may request an exemption to the watering restrictions for up to 30 days (for newly planted seed) or 21 days (for newly planted sod, trees and other plants).

 

Aerate and Winterize Your Lawn this Fall

This past summer’s heat was some of the worst ever for lawns here in Colorado. Aeration and fertilization at this time is sure to help, so Mile Hi Aeration is encouraging all customers to winterize their lawns this year! You can aerate and fertilize your lawn with one application by using our liquid aeration with free fertilizer. NOW IS THE TIME! Here are a few lawn tips to prepare your lawn for the winter months:

#1 Gradually start lowering your lawn mower height once the grass growth starts slowing down.

#2 Overseed. The fall provides the ideal conditions for seed germination with the cool nights and mild shorter days. Grass seed is better able to retain moisture in these conditions and seedlings will thrive without the harsh heat that occurs in the summer.

#3 Water. Many people shut off and blow out their sprinklers far too early. You want the grass and plants to be strong going into the winter.

Get on the schedule for your fall services. Mention our blog and receive a $10 discount!

 

End of Summer Lawn Aeration tips for Colorado

In several parts of Colorado temperatures have already started their downward descent after record breaking highs this summer. In some areas we are seeing rain more frequently, giving the sense that fall is just around the corner. Fall is one of the best time of the year for lawn care, especially lawn aeration. Lawns that have been in a dormant phase or that are barely growing due to summer heat are now starting to green up, root deeper and spread.

So what’s the best thing for your grass so that your lawns can flourish in the early fall? Most importantly you need to rejuvenate the soil with Mile Hi’s liquid lawn aeration service to help make nutrients more available for grass roots.  We made a video about liquid lawn aeration, so you can see the benefits.  Keep in mind that fall is the best time for over-seeding your lawn to repair summer damage. Whether your lawn is green and growing, or struggling from the Colorado summer heat, fall lawn aeration, fertilization and overseeding are vital for deep root establishment before winter.

For better service, better equipment and better results use Mile Hi Aeration for your fall lawn services.

Fall Lawn Aeration – Denver Colorado

COMING OFF OF THE HOTTEST, DRYEST SUMMER IN HISTORY, FALL AERATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

The reason Mile Hi Aeration aerates lawns is to strengthen the grass plant over time to withstand the harsh seasonal conditions unique to Colorado.  This includes the record high summer temperatures and the frequent winter grass mold.  NOW IS THE TIME!

MILE HI AERATION GUARANTEES THE DEEPEST PLUGS because we have superior custom built equipment that nobody else can match and it simply does a much better job.  THE DIFFERENCE IS NIGHT AND DAY.  MILE HI AERATION ALSO GUARANTEES THE LOWEST PRICE in town and offers superior seed and fertilizer products.

Call us at 303-778-1000, mention our blog and you will recieve a $10 discount off your Liquid Aeration!

Mile High–Best Equipment makes a huge difference

The marketing and management of this customer service based booking agency is unsurpassed.  Mile Hi Aeration was able to develop a reputation of excellent customer service and amazing results.  For over 20 years Mile Hi Aeration has developed a ground up approach to taking care of it’s customers and as history shows, we know this model works.

This BBB Accredited member should continue to grow and prosper into the future with it’s rock solid foundation.  Keep up the good work Mile Hi.  The Denver Metro Area appreciates your dedication to your craft and desire for constant improvement.

BBB A rating – Mile High Lawn Aeration, Accredited member, Zero Unresolved Complaints

Mile High Lawn Aeration has a standing company policy that is truly the foundation of this great company.  “Take care of the customers who take care of Mile High”.  Mile Hi Aeration has many thousands of repeat satisfied customers in  the Denver Metro Area and works with the Denver Boulder Better Business Bureau to ensure that every issue is resolved.  You cannot build a truly amazing rock solid company like Mile Hi Aeration without customer service satisfaction being job #1.

Florian McCann, the owner of Mile High Aeration has always instructed his top notch customer service representatives to take care of the consumer regardless of profit or loss.  This model has worked and is the reason that Mile High Lawn Aeration is the standard in it’s industry, unlike any other company.  It is also the reason that Mile Hi Aeration enjoys being an accredited member of the Denver/Boulder Better Business Bureau with Zero Unresolved complaints and is very proud to be growing in these troubled economic times.

Mile High Aeration has done it right.  Start with a philosophy of excellent customer service, provide expertise and a passion for your service to your valued customers, do enough volume to keep your prices the lowest in town and then just go do a better job than anyone could ever expect.

If you want the best lawn in The Mile High City, only use Mile Hi Aeration.