Winter Is Coming… and Fast

November 9, 2018 3:14 pm
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The line popularized by the Game of Thrones, “winter is coming”, is not only a tag line from a popular show. Winter actually is coming and in a few short weeks will be on our doorstep. That means a few things for the area and your daily schedule., things you may not be really considering. It’s easy enough to forget how terribly cold and dangerously ice filled last winter was when we had one of the hottest summers on record. But the fact remains that if this winter is anything like it was last winter, we’re in for a lot of shoveling, a lot of snow plowing, a lot of salting, feet of snow, and thick dangerous ice throughout our community.

Snow Removal Orange County New York

Snow Removal Orange County New York

Managing Ice This Winter

Snow is enough of a nuisance that slows down our area, but nothing is dangerous the way in which ice and black ice are. This is not only for the roads, but also our driveways and any commercial parking lots and business centers as well. It can also be difficult to manage. Black ice being all but invisible to the naked eye and even getting out there to try and reduce the ice itself is risky. So, being sure you’re winter ice management is taken care of before the worst chills of less than 0 degrees is a good idea. Getting your ice removal team in order now is a must before winter truly arrives.

Snow Removal (Home & Commercial)

Snow can be as treacherous as ice but its easier to see and just as readily slows down our roads, not to mention damaging trees and power lines when there is enough and its wet enough. For this reason, just like ice, it’s important to protect your family and you business with a proper snow removal contractor. Whether for your driveway and walkways, or for the entire commercial space that you’re operating in. Nothing stops business like snow and ice and nothing is more hazardous to you and any loved one’s.

Snow Removal Contractor Orange County NY

Snow Removal Contractor Orange County NY

Shoveling vs. Snow Blowing vs. Plowing

Shoveling is ok for the neighborhood kids who head out on a snow day and clear driveways for a small fee of video game money when there isn’t dangerous cold or feet of snow. Snow blowing is for your typical home owner who is sick of getting out there and shoveling at 5am before work. Plowing on the other hand, is the top tier of home snow maintenance. Now, most of us don’t have pickup trucks, or if we do, don’t have a plow to go a long with it or snow tires and chains. So, it seems easy enough to understand why a local winter contractor with a fleet of trucks, fitted with large plows, chains, and salt machines, are the best bet for any large or even small driveways. This saves you the time, effort, and stress of having to shovel once, twice, or 10 times a day as we saw last year to “get ahead of it”. So, make a call today and plan your snow clearance today.

Winter is coming. That much we know. How severe, no one can tell for sure, but if any of the forecasting and future casting is anything close to what it was last years. We’re due for inches of dangerous ice and feet of snow on a weekly to bi-weekly basis. Let alone power outages and days home from school. Make your winter home and business plans today and get ahead of winter now.

For the best in Snow Removal Contractor Orange County NY, look no further than 30+ years of local expertise. Call today for a free estimate and let us plan your home or business into our early morning snow management route. You’ll be please to get out there before work and be able to walk to your car and see the edges of your driveway to head off safely on your day. ProCutLandscaping.com845-727-8815

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Why You Should Plan Commercial Snow Removal Before Winter

November 2, 2018 9:53 am
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If this winter is anything like it last winter, we could be set for major storms on a more consistent basis than anyone would like. Schools closed often enough in our area last year that faculty and students alike lost days from their spring breaks. Bitter cold, snow, and ice were a real nuisance that halted much of the daily life in our area and this is something we should keep in mind.

Instead of panicking because you haven’t yet planned for your businesses parking lot at the first sign of snow, make a quick phone call and take care of it early. Not only is there often reduced rates before the busiest times of the year, the snow removal contractor will also have ample time to plan your location into their route. The best companies are also out there before sunrise to keep areas clear and salted as well.

Commercial Snow Removal Rockland County NY

Commercial Snow Removal Rockland County NY

It’s not a good idea to hire a single landscaper with a single truck in comparison to a team with a fleet of winter ready vehicles and trucks. Making quick work of a parking lot in a foot or more of snow is no easy task so it’s a good idea to consider this when inquiring this fall. Companies with more experience, larger fleets, and years of living through the same weather make the best choice when it comes to keeping your business open for business in the worst of the winter months.

Also, if you have a large driveway it can also be a good idea to plan home snow removal as well. Getting out there with a shovel or snow blower before heading off to work, sometimes before 4 am is no fun task even in the lightest of snow. Or, coming home to over a foot of snow in the evening after a long day is far from better. Be sure to consider the same things as your commercial snow management when considering your home.

With so many different options to think of before the worst cold and ice arrive, it’s not hard to get things planned and squared away early. For the best in Commercial Snow Removal Rockland County NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping. Over 20 trucks and snow fitted excavators, salters and shovels or walkways and paths, be sure your business stays open even in the worst of winter. 845-727-8815

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Making The Most Of Fall – Landscape Lighting

October 29, 2018 4:58 pm
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The leaves are in full color mode this year as autumn hits its main stride. Foliage and other outdoor decorations are the mainstay for Halloween and holidays like Thanksgiving. But that color and other decorations can get lost at night or when the visibility is low during the typically gray part of the year. For this reason, having some well placed home landscape lighting can not only brighten up the season, but also make a great looking addition to your home’s outdoor decor that can be used in all 4 seasons.

1. Walkways

Nothing says come trick or treat at our house like a well lit walkway or driveway to the front door of your home. Poorly lit or difficult paths can not only be dangerous, but also create the opposite sense of invitation, something that is no good for Halloween but also no good during the holidays for guests arriving at dusk or total darkness. Inexpensive and well placed light fixtures can change this in one fell swoop, so be sure to get an idea of the best options to suit your outdoor space.

Home Landscape Lighting Rockland County NY

Home Landscape Lighting Rockland County NY

2. Spotlighting

Here we’ll consider why targeting certain areas of your outdoor landscape with spotlighting is a great way to bring the most out of your landscape design. Whether aiming at a jack-o-lantern, a nicely colored tree, a scarecrow, or moving forwards, a turkey design, or even wreath for Christmas; spotlights bring the focus to an area of your home that you want noticed. No longer will visitors happen upon a great looking addition, but actually will have their focus directed towards something you want them to see. This also is great for the spring and summer as well.

3. Retaining Wall Lighting

A retaining wall is often times a great way to add a functional element to your property that also looks great. Nowadays, however, its no longer a simple matter of choosing the stones or design that you like. The most modern of retaining walls utilize spotlighting, embedded lights, and angular placement to accentuate the design and make it a better fit in your property than traditional walls. This isn’t something that can simply be slapped up. Working with a professional masonry contractor that specializes in this sort of project is a must. When it comes to wiring, placement, equipment and even insurance, you’ll want to plan this one with the right type of contractor. So be sure to do a bit of research prior to getting started in our local area.

Fall is here and the leaves are turning lighter and brighter. With beautiful oranges, yellows, and reds marbling our area and becoming the envy of the 4 season world, be sure your home landscaping is up to the task of keeping pace with the beauty. Halloween is just a few short days away so get out there, get the candy ready, the jack-o-lanterns lit, your costumes picked, and have a great time this year.

For the best in Home Landscape Lighting Rockland County NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise right here with Pro Cut Landscaping. Get a free quote today and make the most of the rest of the fall season with an update to your landscape design today. 845-727-8815

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Autumn Landscaping Checklist & Home Landscaping Design Options

October 9, 2018 1:45 pm
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Fall started a few weeks ago and despite us still have bouts of warm weather, it’s important to start thinking about preparing your home landscaping for the colder parts of autumn and of course for the freezing chills of winter. If last winter is any sort of a benchmark for what we’ll see this year, then it’s important to not wait on important aspects of fall winterization. Here we’ll look at the most important one’s to keep in mind and start knocking off your list this fall before the first freeze.

Home Landscaping Design Orange County NY

Home Landscaping Design Orange County NY

1. Season Ending Sales

Following an incredibly busy spring and summer, many landscaping companies are gearing up for the ice management and snow removal that will dominate the cold winter months. However, the fall is a great time to take advantage of some great deals on larger scale and smaller scale projects you may have put off this summer. For example, a retaining wall or walkway can be the perfect fit for your home landscaping, but the summer simply went too quickly and was too busy to make the plans and get things rolling. Don’t wait another 6+ months to improve your homes outdoor decor. Options like an outdoor fire place not only look great but allow you to keep enjoying the outdoors as the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder. Be sure to be proactive and get a quote today, you’ll be happy with what you see.

2. Fall Leaf Clean Up & Lawn Maintenance

Depending on how large your property is, be it a 1/4 acre to an acre and beyond, and depending on the amount of foliage as well as the type of foliage, you may be expecting some major leaf clean up each and every week before and beyond Halloween. This is incredibly time consuming and can be back breaking work even with a leaf blower or leaf mulcher. If you don’t have these tools it’s an incredible difficult proposition. Not to mention the grass will continue to grow until around when the leaves really fall depending on the temperature, so it could turn out to be a major mess. If you haven’t already had lawn care throughout the spring and summer, you’re not only missing out of the cost effective convenience, but also now is a great time to take advantage of season ending packages. Landscapers are often looking to make the most of the fall and this is one great way to get a great deal and save yourself the hassle.

Fall Clean Up Orange County NY

Fall Clean Up Orange County NY

3. Irrigation Systems and Sprinkler System Winterization

If you have a professionally installed home sprinkler system which conveniently waters your yard, gardens, and plants throughout your property, it is essential that you ensure it is completely winterized before the first freeze. Not doing so puts the entire integrity of the system at risk for bursting pipes, major damage to junctions and zones, as well as a high cost to replace entire lines and mechanisms. The beauty of a sprinkler system is seen from Spring to Summer and Fall, but by the time Autumn has lost all its leaves the night times are more than likely at or below the freezing point. Be sure to contact your local landscaping irrigation system specialist to come in and see to it that every area of the system is prepared for the freezing of winter.

For the heat we’ve had this summer, and the continuing warm weather despite the date now, it seems surreal that its really fall and winter is just around the corner. Don’t let shorter days ruin your foresight for planning properly for the winter and also taking advantage of the home landscaping design opportunities still ready to go this year. Let the end of 2018 be a memorable one, not only for your family, but for the property value and enjoyment of your outdoor space.

For the best in Home Landscaping Design Orange County NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise, right here at ProCutLandscaping.com – Call for a free quote today and make the most of this Fall. 845-727-8815

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New Outdoor Decor & Home Landscaping Design

October 2, 2018 7:43 am
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With the worst of the cold weather behind us, the sunshine and warm weather is squarely on the horizon. So much can be considered for your home landscaping design this year. If you haven’t yet started thinking about it, take this opportunity to contemplate a few new updates to your home’s outdoor decor this year.

Landscaping Company Upper Saddle River NJ

Landscaping Company Upper Saddle River NJ

1. Flower and Plant Varieties

Nothing says warm weather like vibrant colors and fragrant locales. Now, you can add additional life to your home with a slew of different outdoor plant and flower varieties to consider, let alone vegetables. We are in the northeastern United States, and therefore certain botanical wildlife will prosper where others may struggle, so be sure to ask and do some research into the most suitable varieties for the local landscape.

2. Automated Sprinkler Systems

This is a great option to consider if you maintain a busy schedule or simply looking to keep your lawn and garden well hydrated even when rain doesn’t fall. An automatic sprinkler system complete with rain sensors, timers, and efficient water flow can make a huge difference in keeping your lawn green and lush the entire warm weather spring and summer.

3. Choosing A Landscape Contractor

Not all landscape companies are created equally and it take a seasoned eye to truly enhance and outdoor living space. With planning and experience the foremost benefits of working with a local expert, you can make the most of your home landscaping this summer and spring season.

Be sure to do some research and always ask questions if you have them. With even just a few minutes of searching online, asking around, or making a phone call you can determine the best Landscaping Company Upper Saddle River NJ. Look no further than 30+ years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815

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Commercial Landscaping Options For Your Business

September 24, 2018 10:19 am
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Running a successful business requires a wide range of knowledge, skill sets, planning, execution, and of course determination. If your commercial property is in need of regular landscaping work such as lawn car, pruning, season plant varieties, or landscape lighting, this can add one more thing to think about and manage while at the same time keeping your books and bottom line in mind. Here are some of the best looking and important commercial landscaping options for your commercial space that you should always keep in mind.

Commercial Landscaping Orange County New York

Commercial Landscaping Orange County NY

1. Automated Sprinkler System

Depending on the size of the property, as well as if its a shared commercial retail zone, you may be making all the decisions or the property manager may be and an automated sprinkler system is a great fit to keep things green and healthy during the warm months of the year. An irrigation systems allows for all areas of grasses, plants, and trees maintain a lush and healthy color hue no matter how how it gets or how intense the sun it. This is also an economical decision as it prevents plant varieties from becoming scorched and needing to be replaced in the heat of the summer, so be sure to keep it in mind.

2. Lawn Care & Fall Leaf Clean-Up

If your commercial property has large areas of grass land (or for that matter small areas), you won’t want to personally get out there and mow it each week when you have your actual business to take care of. Not only are these sorts of costs a business cost that can be written off for tax purposes, it simply takes up too much of your crucial time per week to maintain on your own. Leaf-Clean up during the fall is the same, and can even take longer than a simple mow of the lawn. Be sure to weigh your options when it comes to choosing a local landscape contractor, but look for a few key things like time in business, number of trucks and personnel, speed and efficiency. Walking mowers or manual raking simply will not do.

3. Snow Removal and Ice Management

It may seem a bit early in the season to discuss this sort of thing, with fall officially just starting, but ensuring your businesses is prepared for the worst that winter weather can bring is a must. Not only for the safety factor of yourself, employees, and customers, but also for the ease of function for your business itself. If there are no parking spots because there is snow everywhere or the pathways and steps to your businesses door are treacherous from ice, it can literally “freeze” your business in the cold winter months. Avoid this now by talking to your landscaping professional about the costs, their routes, and time frames for removal and preparation. The best snow removal contractors will be out there in the wee hours of darkness when a storm hits so you can rest with piece of mind knowing you’ll be able to safely get in and out of your space and keep your business moving forwards.

Commercial landscaping management requires some different planning and due diligence in comparison to traditional home landscaping and design. If your just starting out in business or have been managing a commercial retail space for years, there is always room for improvement in better planning, cost effectiveness, and execution. For the best in Commercial Landscaping Orange County New York, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-88815

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Season Ending Ways To Update Your Home Landscaping

September 19, 2018 9:54 pm
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With warm weather coming to an end this season, you may be considering what different options you have to update your home’s outdoor living spaceĀ for next year. Only your imagination is your limit so let’s look at some of the best looking and most popular function landscape design options.

Landscapers Old Tappan NJ

Landscapers Old Tappan NJ

1. Outdoor Landscape Lighting

Also known as Lightscaping, adding light features to accentuate different areas of you home landscaping is a great way to bring some vibrancy to your space at night. Ideal for backyards, walkways, and other areas like Flower beds or seasonal trees or bushes. This is a simple and effect great looking update to your home landscape.

2. Stonescapes or Masonry Projects

Adding a stone feature like a natural stone walkway, a retaining wall, or a stone based estate gate is a special way to add more variety to your landscaping. With many different stone varieties to choose from, the options are many, so be sure to keep your eye out for designs and color schemes you like

3. Plant Varieties

Whether you’re considering perennials or seasonal foliage, flower choices and various great looking trees and bushes really adds color and life to your home landscaping. Nothing looks better than a great landscape with many plant varieties so be sure to consider what works for this time of the year and what sort of look you’re going for. Ask questions and check your neighborhood for options you like.

The options open to your outdoor home decor is plentiful. If you have questions or need some advice in what direction you should go, there are a number of ways to get the best looking and cost effective path to updates. Ask questions if you have them, get estimates, and enjoy the entire process. The completed project is something you and your family can cherish.

For the best in Landscapers Old Tappan NJ, look no further than 30 years of local expertise, right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815

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Fall Landscaping Checklist To Keep In Mind

September 14, 2018 5:43 pm
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The weather has already started to change from hot and humid to more temperate and even chilly. With the summer behind us, it’s a great time to look ahead to the fall with a mind on your home landscaping. What your property needs during the fall is far different than what it needs during the hot summer months. Here we’ll look at a list of things to keep in mind moving forwards.

Landscaping Company Bergen County NJ

Landscaping Company Bergen County NJ

1. Automated Sprinkler System Winterization

Though it isn’t yet freezing at night, it’s time to start thinking about your home sprinkler system. Lines need to be cleared, pumps and sensory shut down and removed where necessary, not to mention checking every inch of the line above ground for damage or repair next year. For most this is time consuming and can be tricky, so be sure to bring in your local landscape company who installed the system to do a season ending winterization.

2. Lawn Maintenance

Depending on the size of your property and the number of trees on your yard (not to mention the type of trees), getting out and raking or leaf blowing won’t be an option. Be sure to consider a landscape specialist who has there system in place for lawn care. Mowing, leaf cleanup is important. If leaves remain throughout the poor weather they will suffocate and drown your grass and plants and create more of a mess and lawn chaos which is not easy to rectify.

3. Making The Most Of Season Ending Discounts

The best landscape companies will have been incredibly busy over the summer, and as the busy season starts to wind down, they will look to keep moving forwards by offering great deals on larger projects. Options like retaining walls, paths, estate gates & fences, water features, and all sorts of landscaping can really be taken advantage of. Be sure to ask questions and plan your current project accordingly. Why wait until next year when you can get it done now?

Our summer was hot, humid, and full of sun. Now, as the seasons change you don’t have to put your home landscaping on hold until next year. Keep the few points in mind as we move through fall and make the most of the daylight hours when you can! For the best in Landscaping Company Bergen County NJ, look no further than 30 years of local expertise, right here at ProCutLandscaping.com 845-727-8815

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When Is A New Retaining Wall A Good Fit?

September 7, 2018 8:27 am
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With so many options to choose from when organizing your home landscaping this spring, a retaining wall can make a great looking and functional addition to your outdoor space. Here we’ll look at some of the most obvious if not under used ideas you should be considering for any stone work or masonry projects this year.

Landscaping Design West Nyack NY

Landscaping Design West Nyack NY

1. Form or Function? Both?

Retaining walls have traditionally been made with many materials and for many different reasons. From basic brick or stone walls to advanced walkway siding, you should be considering both form and function when it comes to this sort of project. Understanding the layout of the landscape such as water/rain flow, differences in elevation, and positioning should all be factors you consider before laying out a specific plan.

2. Natural stone? Cut stone? Brick? Blue stone? Other options?

This will depend on the first part, both form and function. Different types of materials can or cannot be used for a wide range of reasons. For example, a wall that uses natural stone will be naturally more porous with gaps that allow water flow to pass through, however this could be a problem down the road depending on volume and erosion. What looks better with your home’s architecture? What looks better with the surrounding wilderness or woods if there is any? You should be looking to work with the environment not boldly against it.

3. Masonry Specialists

These sorts of projects require a fair bit of planning, training, and experience to pull off correctly. Knowing how to work with rain runoff as opposed to simply overlooking it, soil densities based on moisture levels, root structures, pipes and electric lines, as well as proper insurance are an absolute must. This mean you should be looking to work only with a specialized landscaping company who is known for their masonry handiwork.

With even just a few minutes of researching online or from your neighbors in the community you can find a great retaining wall specialist. For the best in Landscaping Design West Nyack NY, look no further than 30 years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping and get a free project estimate today. 845-727-8815

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Home & Commercial Landscaping Recommendations

August 27, 2018 3:08 pm
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Landscaping for commercial properties and your home are different in a few ways, however, they share many different similarities. Here we’ll look at some of the smartest ways to enhance your home or commercial space this spring and summer season.

Landscape Companies New City NY

Landscape Companies New City NY

1. Lawn Care

Mowing your lawn on your own may seem daunting or not, depending on your property acreage. Doing it every single week or more depending on rain fall is daunting, plain and simple. Mowing a commercial retails spaces large space, along with weed whacking all edges is out of the question for business owners, unless you want to spend your entire time doing lawn care. Hiring a professional lawn care service with speed and efficiency in mind is a great advantage to utilizing a landscaping company.

2. Lighting and Irrigation Systems

Is your business open after dark? Do you like to enjoy the warm weather outside at home after dark? Its a great idea to make sure you have some strategic lighting around your property and landscape lighting design is a great way to do that. Do you get areas of your property that burn or build up rain water that damages the space? An automated irrigation system is a great way to ensure everything is green and healthy no matter the temperature or UV index. Irrigation and water control can be done professionally and ensure that water build up won’t destroy plants or your yard.

3. Estate Gates and Fences

An estate gate is a great looking and functional security feature. Whether automatic control opening or manual, they are ideal for our area (depending on your home’s location) and really offer a sense of added security. Fences are ideal for marking property lines and with so many different options from stone to wood to modern plastic style materials, the choice is yours. A gate with a new fence might just be the right fit for your property this year.

So many options doesn’t mean a daunting task for updating your home or commercial landscaping. Hiring an efficient lawn care team is something you should definitely consider this year. Be sure to ask questions if you have them and get quotes on projects, no matter how large or how small.

For the finest in Landscape Companies New City NY, look no further than your local expert for 30+ years. Located in New City and proudly serving the community. 845-727-8815

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