Anthony Lalla isn’t impressed when he starts a business during a provincial lockdown.
It just gives him more incentive to help others, he suspects.
Starting this weekend, his new Niagara Falls company, 3 Seasons Lawn Care, is offering free mowing and lawn care for the next month to Niagara seniors or physically challenged residents stuck at home.
“I just want to give something back,” said Lalla, 30. “I did pretty well and thought, ‘You know what? I should do something for the community. ‘I’ve never helped before so I thought to myself, why shouldn’t I cut for free. “
Always interested in lawn maintenance, Lalla said he had several clients from another service this year and started his business this season.
After buying much of his expensive gear, he thought a good deed was the ideal way to get things rolling.
At first he thought of only helping seniors, then realized that many others are struggling during the pandemic and may not be able to afford or even be able to maintain lawns themselves.
“There are a lot of people out there who need help,” he said. “I don’t just bring a lawnmower, cut it and go out there.”
Just one problem – can it meet the demand?
“(My mom) thought I was crazy at first,” he said. “But she was for it when it took her a second or two to think about it. She said, “What are you going to do when you get flooded (with calls)?” I said I’ll just do what I can.
“I don’t know if I’ll be able to do each and every one of them, but I’ll do what I can. At least I can help. Better than nothing.”
But Lalla said he had support when the inquiries came in – his brother Miles.
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