Now that school is out and everyone is enjoying vacation or planning one over the next 6-8 weeks, summer is a great time to tackle those landscape projects that may have not gotten done this past spring-especially with all the cooler, rainy weather and cloudy days we had in April and May.
Perhaps the planting beds have gotten overgrown or the weeds have taken over after all the spring rains now that the weather is hot and starting to get more humid. Now is the perfect time to give everything a nice trim since growth tends to slow down with the summer heat going into July and August. Brush clearing wood lines and cutting down small saplings under the tree canopies will expand your lawn and also allow you to apply weed control and enclose your back yard lawn.
Click highlighted text to open our summer newsletter July 2019 for some helpful tips on summertime watering and lawn care. Also get some ideas to enhance your front landscape curb appeal and back yard too.
Thinking of installing a patio area to enjoy this summer? Perhaps you have a pool and need to have a cleaner transition from the water to the house without dragging in the grass and dirt from those busy little feet. Older decks and cracked concrete pads can be converted to a clean, easier to care for area that you and your family can enjoy.
Concrete paver areas don’t have to be fancy. Updated styles that look more like natural stone available can be very complimentary to your home. Also concrete retaining walls or steps help transition sloped areas and correct soil or water issues. Maybe some pavers have shifted or sunk over the years or drainage needs to be addressed.
Perhaps the edging on your existing patio or walkway are showing some wear and tear and require some TLC or cobblestone has to be reset due to the cold New England winters and then the hot summers and thunderstorms.
If you’ve got a wall that is bowing out or collapsing, summer is the time to fix it. Old wooden tie borders can be replaced with cobblestone, and older wood or natural stone walls can be updated with concrete retaining wall systems that have the proper drainage installed too.
Cooler evenings also make Fire Pit areas a great add on to an existing back yard or patio. Many simple options for a permanent fire pit or to put a portable fire bowl or fire table on. Both for the more popular wood burning styles or if you prefer propane (may require additional gas line).
Picture Perfect landscapes designed for the summertime heat but keeping in mind texture and color to keep things interesting from May until October with sensible maintenance for when you close up the yard for the season. Summer Specials currently available so call our office today! 860-228-3915 and ask for Kim or Ron