Having a successful business can mean more than just offering the highest level of service and products you can. No matter what sort of business you’re in, having a great looking and welcoming commercial space can also make a difference. When it comes to getting new customers and keeping older patrons loyal, a friendly and good looking commercial landscape can do just that. Here are some of the best ways to make the most of your space.
1. Landscape Design
More than just keeping the grass cut or fall leaves in check, your landscape design will do more to create an aesthetic than anything else. Use great looking flower beds for the warm weather months and fresh red mulch or another variety to keep the colors and lines together. This is typically done on the trims of parking lots and leading up to your building itself as well as around the buildings front and any other visible areas. It says that you’ll leave no stone unturned to create the right environment. Lighting is also a huge aspect of importance. Think of a restaurant with wonderful landscape lighting that highlights different areas of the building and things like trees and flower beds. This can make a huge difference when it comes to ambiance so don’t cut corners.
2. Fall Leaf Clean-Up
Now, if you don’t own the building or are a store in a strip mall you may not have to be worried about this. But rest assured you will hope your landlord does as the fall is here and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees quickly. This can become a cumbersome mess (especially when it rains) if the leaves are not cleared in a timely and consistent manner. The commercial landscaping contractor that does your aesthetic landscaping would seem like a good fit to do this sort of fall time maintenance and you should talk to them straight away if you haven’t already.
3. Commercial Snow & Ice Removal
You may think its a bit early to start thinking about this sort of thing but rest assured winter will rear its ugly head before we know it. That means making sure that you’re prepared for the ice and snow that is sure to follow. If you think of last year, we had frigid conditions and lots of snow. Was your commercial space ready to stay open for business during the worst of the winter months? Hiring a commercial snow removal contractor is a must when it comes to keeping your doors open during the winter. Leave the snow clearing and ice management to the professionals who will be out there at the wee hours of the morning long before commuters hit the roads. Plan ahead and get on a snow removal schedule with your commercial landscapers before the first snow.
Running a successful business requires all sort of planning and management. Leave this to professionals so you can focus on what you do best, run your business. For the best in Commercial Landscaping Contractors Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815
If you have a home automated irrigation system then you’ve seen the advantages to your lawn, plants, and landscaping with the consistent flow of water. But as we move through fall and approach winter, your system will not and cannot remain active during the coldest times of the year. There is a great deal of structural and systemic damage or failure if your sprinkler system is not completely and properly winterized. Let’s look at how and why you need to make sure this is done correctly to save yourself major costs for repairs and the headache that goes with it.
1. Flushing The Pipes Thoroughly
During the coldest times of the year we can experience temperatures well below freezing at night and with high winds. Just remember the winter vortex’s that came around last year and how wind chills had temperatures -20F or colder. This means that any available water (either in the ground or in pipes) will freeze and burst. Because sprinkler systems have various pipes and water lines going to and from different areas of the year, being sure these are completely flushed out and disconnected from the water source is essential. Failure to do this properly and you risk freezing and bursting pipes which may not be discovered until the warm weather comes back. This is an expensive error to make.
2. Don’t Delay Winterization Too Long
So there is still some daylight and days between 50-60 degrees, but that doesn’t mean temperatures at night won’t start consistently being below freezing. So you shouldn’t delay much longer to winterize your irrigation system if you haven’t already done so. Your plants and yard won’t be getting much sun now so their need of water will be reduced. So get your system completely winterized and flushed out. At this point in the season the faster you do this the better as it will be November very soon.
3. Use Your Sprinkler System Contractor
There are many different components in the average home sprinkler set up. That means multiple water lines, different sensors, pressure gages, and other components to prepare for winter. You need to be thorough and that often means bringing in the contractor who installed the system in the first place. They will be familiar with the layout, know what areas need to be prepared for winter, and how to do it in a time efficient manner. You don’t want to be out there on your own going through this and overlook something that will disable the entire system, like a single water line that freezes. So be sure to contact them now and get them over to winterize your system. Waiting too long can spell disaster for the entire network.
4. Too Birds With One Stone
You may be someone who does all their own fall leaf clean-up and yard care. But if you don’t have the time or your property is very large with a lot of trees that lose leaves, you may consider getting this done at the later portion of the season when you have your sprinkler system winterized. This will allow you to get two things accomplished at the same time and truly prepare your home landscaping for the cold winter months.
Be sure to not delay when it comes to this sort of thing. It would be better to wish your system was active for a few late fall sunny days but that holds no water when you think of the costs to a bursting pipe. So get things going and be sure you’re system is winterized properly and soon. For the best in Home Sprinkler Systems Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping 845-727-8815
Pavers are one of the most versatile home landscaping aspects that we can work with today. Perfect for larger scale projects like driveways, walkways, paths, patios, pool areas, retaining walls, fire pits, planters, and more; it’s no wonder there are now so many different varieties to choose from. But what is the right stone or synthetic variety should you choose? What paver will hold up the best over time through our harsh winters? These questions we’ll take a look at and more to help you make the right choice when it comes your upcoming paver project.
- Concrete – these pavers are one of the most versatile and popular for driveways and walkways. Colors, textures, sizes, and thickness can be adjusted on a need basis making them customizable. Installation is straightforward as they can be cut at all the same lengths and widths making them easy to combine and work with. They are also very durable.
- Brick (Clay) – traditional and used for centuries, bricks are clay that is combined and shaped then baked in a kiln to set. Patterns can be made with laying them and also different color combos.
- Flagstone – this sedimentary rock is one of the most common pavers used for patio designs. They are naturally shaped and must be fit together by a skilled contractor. They are not good for heavy weight loads like driveways as they are naturally thinner, but make for great walkways and patios.
- Bluestone – is actually sandstone and is used in a variety of customizable ways. They are commonly used in driveways and patios, but they can also be used as gravel or left into larger slabs, or even cut into highly specific designs.
- Marble – historic and beautiful, marble has been used for its aesthetics and malleability for thousands of years. It is a form of limestone that has been heated and compressed through geological events. Marble makes for a great unique option.
- Cobblestone – can be made from a few different materials like granite, basalt, sandstone, or limestone; cobblestone has been used for centuries and is incredibly durable. It provides an “old-world” feel that cannot be replicated by other paver varieties. It requires little maintenance and are long lasting.
Coloring & Interlocking Options
It doesn’t just end in choosing a stone variety when it comes to your paver project. Pavers can also be interlocked in a number of unique and good looking varieties making them even more customizable. Designs can include zig-zags, circles, or other shapes that you should work with your paver contract to choose. Color schemes can also be utilized when it comes to your next paver project. Examples include: dark gray, multi-color, light gray, red, blue, purple, yellow, or really any other color that you’d like to see. There can also be different shades used to design patterns.
When it comes to your next large scale stone project, be sure to ask questions and plan from the ground up. For the best in Paver Contractors Rockland NY, look here at over 30 years of local expertise at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today for a free no obligation consultation, 845-727-8815.
Its later October and the leaves have changed colors and all but fallen from the trees as we move close and close to winter. That means less daylight later in the day, colder temperatures, and the dreaded snow and ice that will undoubtedly come along with it this year. But! It’s not too late to make one of those changes to your landscape design so you can still enjoy it outdoors this fall. Here we’ll look at the most functional landscaping updates you can make that can still be enjoyed outdoors this season.
1. Outdoor Fireplace & Kitchen
You may be starting smell wood fires burning more and more as the temperatures continue to drop. But those aren’t just for indoor setups, furnaces, or fireplace inserts; in fact the use of outdoor fireplaces has been steadily on the rise. The reasons they are great are many but we’ll look at the main few. Firstly, an outdoor fireplace allows you to enjoy the rest of the fall and milder winter season outdoors while still saying toasty and warm. Secondly, when using them in conjunction with an outdoor kitchen or grill setup, the family and friends will love staying outside, staying warm, and helping with dinner. Thirdly, they are inexpensive and create a wonderful atmosphere to be enjoyed. Holidays don’t have to be only inside our homes. Every kid likes playing football in the yard on thanksgiving (weather permitting), and an outdoor fireplace can go a long way to making that outdoor fun keep going.
2. Walkway & Patio Updates
The holiday season is nearly here and that begins (some would say) with Halloween in a few short days. Family and friends will be coming over as we move to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and other holidays during this time period. So if a walkway or outdoor patio is in need of repair or replacement, now is the time to act. You can get great pricing quotes right now as well as paver contractors will be looking to fill contract slots before the coldest parts of the winter arrive. A great natural stone, blue stone, or other stone paver walkway from the driveway to front door, or the patio to the driveway, or any other direction or combination. They make for a great aesthetic design that is also functional. Go the next step with walkway and landscape lighting to accentuate areas of the landscaping and the path itself to kick up the mood.
3. Preparing For Winter Ice & Snow
A part of being winter prepared is thinking about the snow and ice that will follow. Having your local snow removal contractor in mind is the way to keep your commute and the kids route to school clear on your end. Getting out there and shoveling the driveway at 5am (as its rude to run snow blowers that early for your neighbors), may not be high on your “can’t wait to do” list. So getting on your snow and ice management companies route before the bad weather arrives is a smart idea. If you run a business or commercial space, this is a must to ensure you are still open for business in a safe way when bad weather strikes. Remember the cold and ice of last year? Let the professionals handle this sort of thing as our winters seem to be getting more and more brutal.
All in all, it is not too late to make some changes to your home landscaping design before the winter truly arrives. Think about the rest of the season, the holidays coming, the darker evenings, the colder weather, and make that change while there is still daylight and soft enough ground to work with. For the best in Home Landscape Design Companies Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise, right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815
With November arriving with a chill in the air (we hit below freezing last night for the first time this season), you’ll need to start going through your winterization checklist. Delaying on this sort of home maintenance is something that can spell disaster now and especially come next spring when we thaw out. We’re also talking about more than leaf clean up here as well. Different aspects of a home landscape will have specific needs when it comes to surviving winter, here we’ll look at those.
1. Automated Sprinkler Systems
If you haven’t already had your automated sprinkler completely winterized you really need to get this done immediately. With nights already going below zero you leave your system at great risk of damage to the integrity of the entire system. Pipes and lines that retain water during the freezing nights are at a high risk of bursting or being damaged. So get in touch with your local sprinkler and irrigation system landscape contractor to get the system completely winterized. This involves things like blowing or flushing out all of the water in the lines, removing timers and sensors (or preparing for winter so they are turned off), and checking every sprinkler head and zone to ensure each head and line are flushed. Failure to do this and you risk the entire system being compromised, an expensive and headache filled disaster in the making.
2. Leaf-Clean Up & Maintenance
Most of the leaves have now fallen from trees and that means a lot of cleaning up if you have trees around your yard (which most of us do). Getting out there can be time consuming and not everyone will be able to find the time during the short weekends to do this kind of yard work. Hiring a landscape contractor to clean up the yard so that it’s ready for winter is a great way to get this done when you can’t. Also, certain plants, trees, lawns, and shrubs will need to undergo a winterization process as well. Things like spraying or pruning and adding fertilizers may be necessary to help smaller or weaker plants survive the coldest of cold days we will see. This can also be done to the grass and yard.
3. Being Snow & Ice Ready
We’re already hearing talk of our first snow arriving in the next few days and with temperatures plummeting at nights to below freezing, preparing for snow and ice is a must. Now, because many of us have incredibly busy schedules, getting up an extra hour early to go out and shovel or snow blow and throw rock salt is not our idea of starting the day. Not only is there time and physical constraints but also sleep constraints. Hiring a local snow removal contractor who has a fleet of trucks and knows the area is an incredible way to cut out the worst parts of the winter (ice and snow management in the freezing cold dark mornings). If you run a business, own a commercial property, or are a landlord then hiring a commercial snow and ice management company is something you’ve undoubtedly done for years. Just be sure you’re using a reputable company with a large fleet of trucks so that all your needs can be met no matter how much it snows or how often it snows.
Winter is just around the corner and fall is in its golden cold glory right now. Delaying on any one of these landscaping winterization aspects can result in a greater headache and cost to you down the road. So do yourself a favor and put things in place now before the worst of the winter weather arrives. Consider the colds of last year and remember that to delay is to risk damage.
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The late August heat is here and in full swing with the coming days and weekends pushing close to 100 degrees and over 90% humidity. That is the definition of hot! When you’re clothes get soaked from sweat just moments after you step outdoors in the hot sun. So, remodeling your backyard to make this sort of heat and sun enjoyable is a great way to get the most out of the daylight before the colder weather starts to creep back into our daily lives. Here we’ll look at ways you can do this sort of thing, on a budget this summer season.
New Pool Installation
There is no more obvious way to remodel or a better way to stay cool in the heat of the summer than with a beautiful new pool installation in your backyard. They are visually appealing (if done well), inviting to a party or a relaxing day at pool side, and are fun for all ages not just kids. In-ground or above ground? Well that will depend on the amount of space you’re working with, your budget, and what works the best with your current outdoor layout.
If you have limited space an above ground pool is probably more suitable as they are a fixed circular shape that can be worked into your layout or even attached to your deck or patio. In-ground pools will require a bit more space so that you can also meet the state and local safety requirements for installing an in-ground pool No matter which route you go, this is the most obvious way to update your outdoor space.
Deck and Patio Choices
So if you live in a bi-level home a deck is a great way to lead into the backyard and have an outdoor space for barbecues and relaxation. Most likely you already have one but if it is dated or starting to fall into disrepair, it’s time to think about a new one. Patios on the other hand can be added to a home aesthetic no matter what sort of home design it is. Be it bi-level or colonial or something else, patio pavers make a great place to barbecue, relax, and really just be outdoors during this beautiful warm season. Patios can be attached to in-ground or above ground pools as well so you and the family can go directly from the house to the patio to the pool, without having to walk on grass. Many choices are available for patio’s and be sure to consult your local contractor regarding the types of stone and shapes you’d like to see, you can get pretty customized.
New Walkways And Paths
Over time walkways and paths will become damaged by the harsh heat of the summer and the even harsher cold of the winter. If yours are starting to fall apart its time to consider some updates. Or, maybe you don’t have a walkway from the house to the pool and you’d like one. Or maybe you need a new walkway around the house or from the driveway to the front door. Whatever the need, a nice paver walkway custom built to suit your landscape design is a great way to keep things looking great and a very noticeable update to your outdoor aesthetics. These combine function and feel and can really bring a home complete and full circle on the outdoor side of things.
No matter how things are looking right now, be sure to take advantage of the rest of the summer that we are enjoying now. Look at neighbors, look at other homes and friends places for inspiration as to what you’d like to see updated. Consult your local landscaping contractor to determine what is the best route on your individual budget this year and get the ball rolling today. For the best in all things Landscape Design Contractors Rockland NY, look no further than 30+ years of local expertise serving our area right here at ProCutLandscaping.com 845-727-8815
An update to your home landscape design is something that should be done from the ground up. The concept is relatively simple but here we’ll take a look at the process. Looking at your home from a functional and aesthetic point of view is something that can be hard to do subjectively. We all have our own ideas about what looks good and what doesn’t and sometimes that gets in the way of knowing what we need. This process aims to eliminate that and make new larger scale projects easier to get started and accomplish.
Step 1 – The Drawing Board
If there is a landscaping area that is notably in need of repair, that is a great place to start. Or if you do not like how something looks and fits into the overall aesthetic of your home that is another great place to start. Head to the drawing board (with your local landscape contractor design team) and start brainstorming about what update you’d like to see. This can be done on a physical blue print but using today’s technology allows for advanced 3D rendering to be done on the computer. This way you can see what the completed work will actually look like. Its also easy to move things around and re-arrange them so you can see how things will look with different coloring or different layouts.
Step 2 – Getting Started
Through working with your contractor and playing around with different materials and layouts, you’ll then want to get started. That means pulling the trigger and getting a time frame established that the contractors will work within. Be sure that you are getting prices quoted for the work completion, not on an hourly basis as reputable companies will conduct quotes based on the entire cost of the project from the get go so there is no hidden or added on fees. You’ll want to get an idea of how long it takes for any particular job, so if the landscaping company says 2 weeks you should expect work to be completed in roughly that time frame (taking into account sometimes weather delays projects).
Step 3 – Reviewing Progress
You should ask for weekly updates if its a longer term project like a new pool installation or a new outdoor kitchen. You can visibly see it of course but its a good idea for a weekly update. You can keep an eye on how things are progressing and see how things are looking compared to the 3D rendering or blueprints. Remember however that viewing work in progress is not how it will appear when the project is completed. You also don’t want to appear like your there to observe and report on the landscape crew. If you’ve hired a reputable contractor you can rest assured things are going as planned.
We are privileged to work throughout Rockland, Bergen, Orange counties and the Hudson Valley at some of the most beautiful properties in the area. When you invite us to do work at your home you get the best of ourselves. We’ve been working in our own backyards for over 30 years and that shows through in our craftsmanship and diligence for the highest quality service and standards. For the best in Custom Home Landscaping Rockland NY, look no further than right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today for a free no obligation consultation: 845-727-8815
With fall in full swing you may be starting to think all of the outdoor weather is behind us, but that is far from the truth! There is still much time left to enjoy the fall foliage and warmer temperatures and one of those ways is outdoor at your home’s new custom patio. Designing and creating your custom home means adding the little things and here we’ll look at those options.
1. Stone Variety
The star of any new patio paver is the variety of stone that you choose. With so many different modern sturdy options you may want to defer to your local landscape design contractor who will be installing the patio. Choose from different brick varietals, blue stone, natural cut stone, and other paver stones like refined concrete. Having a good looking, long lasting, slip free patio is a must.
2. Additional Design Features
Enjoying a new patio means more than throwing an outdoor table and some outdoor chairs on it. Some of the greatest looking and most functional additions include: outdoor fire pit, outdoor fire place, outdoor brick oven, outdoor grill, outdoor kitchen, water features, retaining walls, walkways, and outdoor lighting to name a few. A new patio can be made unique with even just one of these choices. We love an outdoor fire pit with an outdoor kitchen attachment. You can enjoy the warm and cold weather months outdoors with an outdoor fire place and grill attachment. They keep the mosquitoes at bay in the summer and keep you warm outdoors through the spring, fall, and yes even the winter.
3. Experience Can’t Be Overlooked
What landscape design and construction contractor you work with to get your patio designed and installed can make a huge difference in the quality of the craftsmanship you can expect. Experience cannot be overlooked here. Having the right knowledge and experience in designing and installing these sort of larger scale projects isn’t something that comes easy or overnight to contract companies. When past projects are a measuring stick of the quality of a companies work, its impossible to test if they don’t have past examples or only a few. Look for a landscape design company who has been serving the area for a while now. Check out their social media pages like Instagram and see what images you can pull from. Do a little research and find the right fit for you.
Getting this sort of project done before the cold winter can make a huge difference in cost and also enjoying the rest of fall outdoors. Be sure to do some research into any contractor your considering and for the best in Custom Patio Design Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise, right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today for a free no-obligation consultation regarding your upcoming home landscape design project. 845-727-8815
Fall has arrived and with that comes cooler temperatures, leaves changing colors, and NFL football. But it doesn’t mean that we have to be reserved to staying indoors to cook, hang out, or watch the game. Take advantage of fall time specials on larger scale projects like outdoor kitchens and outdoor fireplaces to get the most out of fall this year. Here we’ll look at some design options that are popular and offer aesthetic beauty and functional usefulness.
Outdoor Kitchen Design Options
Many home owners have their grill outside, either on the back deck or patio, but that tends to be where it stops. This falls far short of what we mean when we say “outdoor kitchen”. Modern day outdoor kitchens incorporate a number of different things. Firstly, of course is the grill and is arguably the most important piece as it will do the majority of the cooking. But with great masonry you can contain the grill, additional side burners, a sink, mini fridge, over, and smoker, all within a single unit. This is the sort of out door kitchen space that can really bring a home design together and that the family can really get behind no matter the season. Choose from different masonry stone options, color choices, appliance size and brand, and more. Only your imagination limits you as some home owners even have a brick oven set in their outdoor kitchen area which produces heat and can really help you broaden your culinary horizons.
Outdoor Fireplace Design Options
Nothing beats cooking at your outdoor kitchen than being able to stay outdoors and enjoy your meal no matter the season. Here is where an outdoor fireplace comes into play. But these may not be traditional fireplaces like the one’s in the home. These can range from brick ovens (which can be used to heat but also to cook), fire pits, outdoor traditional fire places, wood or gas varieties, and different size choices. If you have an outdoor kitchen you’ll want to get the outdoor fireplace installed in a smart spatial way to the kitchen, typically on the other side of the patio to make it feel like an enclosure. They can be installed as stand-alone units or in-set similar to the way in which a grill is in-set on an outdoor kitchen.
Getting Started Today
Fall has just arrived and as the leaves begin to change colors many of us want to be outdoors as much as possible before the cold winter arrives. That means getting moving today when it comes to getting an outdoor kitchen or fireplace installed before it’s too cold. This way the work can get done quickly, you’ll get a better deal as its later in the season, and there is still plenty of time left to enjoy the outdoor atmosphere. So don’t hesitate to contact your local landscape design contractor today for the latest and greatest this fall.
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School is back in session and that means busy days and months ahead for the whole family. But that doesn’t mean neglecting that landscaping design project you have in mind until next spring. In fact, now is one of the best times of the year to get the ball rolling on a season ending project that will prepare your home landscape for fall and winter. One of those is an update to your current crumbling retaining wall. Let’s consider some of the best ideas when it comes to a new wall.
1. Functional Aesthetics
So, retaining walls look great but they also serve a specific purpose. When it comes to enclosing an area or protecting an area from movement and shifting through our various seasons, a retaining wall is just that thing. Think of the difference in function when looking at a home with bush and shrub areas enclose or raised off the ground with a retaining wall. It looks solid to the eye providing a strong level of stone or polished concrete that also keeps mulch in an area and protect any of the plants growing there. A paver wall can really encompass that look of strength every home owner wants to embody.
2. Stone & Brick Choices
In the past walls of this kind were built with either red brick or natural stone that had to be fitted specifically together. Nowadays, those options are still available but it has changed in a few ways. The type of brick or concrete bricks used today can come in many different shapes and designs, and can last far longer than the red bricks of old. Natural stone is still used but you’ll have to be sure you’re using an experienced contractor because getting all of the stones to fit properly so that they’ll last is a truly artistic skill set. Colors are not limited the way they used to be either. From dark hues to brighter lights, there is a wide range and the most common is a cool looking steel grayish blue that we are all familiar with. Consult your contractor based on your budget and what you like when looking around other neighbors yards in your neighborhood.
3. Time Frames
Some landscaping companies will say a job will take 2 weeks and a month later you’re still seeing them come to the house. Not so with qualified and experienced contractors though. A retaining wall done right takes a specific skill set and knowledge base on how to deal with the various elements which look to make installing one more difficult. Soil density, water path following rain, the right stone for the North East, the right angle to pivot the wall; are just a few things that need to be understood prior to starting a project. If someone is making it up on the go it’s going to take much longer and be of poor quality. So keep in mind the right contractor may say a retaining wall installation will take 2 weeks, and you can expect it to be done in 2 weeks with the right company.
No matter which route you go, make the most of the remaining weeks of fall. For the best in Retaining Wall Contractors Rockland NY, look no further than right here at over 30 years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today for a free consultation and quote. 845-727-88815