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Cooler nights and days have started to arrive and even though we are still technically in summer the change is happening. That means making sure of a few things when it comes to your home landscaping. If this winter is anything like last winter we’ll be in for lots of col and snow. Here is a rundown of how you can take advantage of the remaining summer days and all of fall before the big chill arrives.
It may seem like a no brainer to prepare for the coldest part of the year. But that means more than just buying fire wood. If you have an automated sprinkler system you’ll have to “winterize” it and that means some specific things you may not be familiar with. Bringing in timers and sensors as well as clearing out all lines and disconnecting the water supply to them is a must. Don’t do this too late either. Many of the nights in the late fall can bring freezing temperatures and that means risk of pipes bursting if they still have water in them. Don’t delay and get your irrigation system specialist in to make sure everything is prepared ahead of time. Water features and coy ponds will also need to be prepared for the winter so be sure you’re bringing in the professionals to get this done.
2. Tree & Shrub Maintenance
You may think trees and shrubs should only be pruned at the beginning of the warm weather season so that they grow new foliage healthily. But there are also certain breeds which will need to be trimmed before the winter arrives. If you are unsure of weather or not the plants you have around your yard need this sort of winterization care, be sure to consult your local landscape company as they will know exactly what needs to be done. Other more delicate trees will not only need to be trimmed but also wrapped and prepared for the cold temperatures. Not doing this makes it easy for them to freeze and split, killing them or injuring them permanently. For the sake of your plants and your landscaping decor, be sure to get this done before the worst cold arrives and it is too late.
3. Season Ending Landscaping Updates
With the landscaping season beginning to die down you may have already put off those unfinished projects until next year. But you should not! It’s still technically summer and the fall season is huge for getting deals on larger and smaller scale landscape design projects. There is never a better time of the year to have a new patio paver installed with an outdoor fire place that you and the family can enjoy throughout the entire fall season. Or an outdoor kitchen where you can enjoy the cooler weather while grilling outside and enjoying the fire pit. Don’t be reserved to staying indoors just because the temperature has started to drop. Take advantage of the time left and get out there.
There is no better season to get the most out of some landscaping updates. Not only will scheduling be better as many other projects are completed already, but you will more than likely be able to get a discount in comparison to the busiest time of the year. So don’t hesitate and get started.
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With summer starting to creep towards its end we still have plenty of sunshine and warm weather left to enjoy. That means that it’s not too late to get the most out of updating your home landscaping for the end of summer and all of fall. There are so many different choices to consider, maybe you have a need of a particular area or old fixture that needs updating, or you want to see some changes to the design as a whole, whatever it may be now is a great time.
Needed Landscape Changes
Let’s say you have an old retaining wall that was installed when the house was first build in the 1970’s. Over the years and changes from hot to cold with the seasons, that wall is now in disrepair and needs to be removed and redone completely. This is one type of need that would be a great summer ending fix. Not only is there still time to get started with your local landscape contractor to plan the design and installation, but you’ll also get to enjoy it during the remaining warm weather weeks.
Functional Landscape Updates
Let’s say that you have a home automated sprinkler system and you’re having major issues with sprinkler heads or the water lines connected to it. This is something that you need to functional normally to maintain the system and your grass or garden areas (wherever the heads may be). This is the type of functional fix that should be completed this year instead of next year. The winter will only make any of the issues you’re sprinkler system is experiencing worse, so get started today so you have a sprinkler system that is ready for the rest of the season and first thing when spring comes next year.
Aesthetic Landscape Design Updates
There may be parts of your landscape that need to be fixed or updated, but there also may be areas that are undamaged or empty that you want to see take advantage of. Let’s say you have a patio that sits by your pool but is not connected to it by any sort of path or walkway. Having a paver walkway or natural stone walkway installed connecting these two areas is a great way to really bring a home landscaping aesthetic together and make everything be and feel connected. Blue stone or natural cut stone is a great choice, or even modern bricks. These last a long time and really can bring a design together.
No matter what sort of landscaping work you’re considering having done this summer, be sure that you get a move on. Soon school will start again and we will all have less time in the day (and that goes beyond the fading sunlight!).
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Summer is finally upon us and the heat wave has come right along with it now with temperatures pushing 90 degrees in the first few days of summer. So, that means getting the most out of your home’s outdoor decor through the rest of the warm weather months. If we remember what winter was like this past year you’ll want to be outdoors and in the sun as much as possible. But what if you have unfinished landscaping projects from last year? What if the pool area isn’t finished? What if your outdated patio is cracked and unsightly? Time to start seriously taking a course of action!
Plants, Trees, Shrubs, and Vegetables
Nothing says a healthy home environment more than great color and plentiful vegetation to invite bees, color, and energy to your yard. This can be as simple as a few flowering bushes on the side of your driveway, or it can mean larger areas like full garden beds or raised vegetable gardens. Depending on the size of your property and available space, you may be considering doing some major planting this year. You should consider perennials and annuals, remember that some will die at the end of the summer and need to be replanted next year, while others will go dormant through the winter and pick right back up where they left off in the spring. Consult your local landscape contractor for the best ideas regarding species and different varieties for our area.
Updated Water Features and Pool Area
If you had or are having a new pool installed, be that in-ground or above ground, you’ll want to consider some additions to really bring that area together. What about an attached hot-tub or water slide? How about a natural stone water fall that connects to the pool? What about plantings around the pool area? A sprinkler system to keep things hydrated? Really only your imagination limits what you can and can not do so do some searching Online and around the neighborhood to get inspiration on how you’d like to see your new pool area come together this summer season. Then get out there and enjoy the sun!
Getting Started Before Its Too Late
None of us want to think about it right now, but before we know it fall will be just around the corner and that will put some changes into how much time we’ll be able to spend outside. Now, of course its still possible to take full advantage of your home landscaping outdoors in the fall with outdoor fire places and a wonderful foliage set up. But getting something done like installing a sprinkler system or having a new retaining wall built isn’t something that really can be done too close to winter. When large machinery is required or digging into the soil or installing water pipes, the spring and summer are the ideal times to get going. So, you should have some serious ideas about the changes you want to see made this year and then start pricing some quotes and time frames for work completion from a few local landscaping contractors. Look for someone with a team, not just a guy and a pickup truck, and also a contractor with more experience as opposed to less.
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Warm weather is finally here and we can safely assume it will more or less stick around. More than likely we won’t have another snow storm at this point (although it has happened before this far into spring), so here we’ll look at the best home landscaping options you should be considering right now. Whether considering large scale projects like a custom pool or a new outdoor kitchen, or simpler options like new flower or plant varieties, here we’ll look at a comprehensive list.
1. New Flowers, Trees, Shrubs, Vegetables and Mulch
So you should really be having your mulch and soil maintained each and every year. That can mean turning it over so the fresh soil/mulch under the surface is brought to the top, or a complete re-mulch. This will add beautiful color and odor, not to mention it will allow your plant choices to thrive. Flowers offer color, fragrance, and wildlife (bees, humming birds, etc); and they can truly bring a landscape full circle offering a complete and beautiful look. Trees and shrubs are in the same vein. Add some color and coverage with fast growing trees that are investments into your home. Garden vegetables? The right soil with the right sprinkler system can make any garden thrive. So be sure to start picking up your seeds as its time to start planting!
2. Irrigation and Sprinkler Systems
As we all know, the summer is hot and has a lot of sun that will damage your lawn. When temperatures exceed 90 and the sun UV index is equally as high, plants suffer. So an automated sprinkler system with attached timers and rain sensors can keep everything healthy and hydrated without you having to go and manually hose or sprinkler different areas. Thinking of a gardening some vegetables or have a raised bed this year? A sprinkler system is a great fit to save time and keep your vegetables hydrated and happy. Happy vegetables grow faster and larger and also offer better flavor, the most important aspect of a vegetable garden!
3. Custom Patios & Outdoor Kitchens
An outdoor patio is a must have for most properties. Whether connected to a low standing ground floor deck, underneath your bi-level deck, or connected to a pool area; an outdoor patio invites you and your family to spend more time outdoors. Do some sun bathing or just hang out for afternoon cocktails and conversation, a custom patio offers all of these along with customization options regarding stone varieties, seating arrangements and retaining wall design. A great addition to a patio is a custom outdoor kitchen. This creates a truly outdoor living space where you can prepare and eat meals and spend more time outside during the warm weather months. Options like a fireplace or custom bar will allow you to be creative when it comes to this sort of home landscaping design.
4. Fence Updates and Options
Looking to get rid of that old property line fence that is falling apart and seems like an oversight form the original owners? Updating with an estate style modern fence, classical white picket, natural stone, or other options can keep your property line looking great (not just be there). Here you can start to think about lighting to go with the fencing, or what sorts of color schemes you like, or even how high the fence should go. Have a dog? It’s a great idea to enclose your property so your dog can run freely in the yard without you having to fear them running off after a car or into the road. Be sure to look at your property with a new eye for what could be by installing a custom fence.
5. Who To Hire
There are many more options you can consider when it comes to home landscaping this spring. But, how should you go about deciding which landscape contractor will offer the best work for the best price? Have the best experience and manpower? Have the best insight and advice considering budget and what should take priority? Doing some research and asking around are an option, also is finding out via web searches who is the best for your area, the county and your town specifically. How long have they been in business? What sort of quotes do they offer? Is their pricing competitive? What is the quality of their past projects? These are all questions you should ask.
Knowing who to hire also doesn’t have to be very difficult. For the best in Custom Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise and thousands of happy families, right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today to set up a free consultation. 845-727-8815
With the weather being in the 60’s the past few days (don’t get used to it though its only the middle of March!), many of us may be considering what updates we’d like to see for our home landscaping this spring and summer season. So, instead of simply picking up last year with mowing and yard cleanup, consider what larger scale projects you put off last year or the past few years to tackle this warm weather season.
Here is a brief look at what you can do to make the most of planning.
Mowing the lawn on a weekly or every few days (if heavy rains and sun), is a high priority but not the kind of priority we’re talking about here. Think about a failing our outdated sprinkler system, think about a pool that is in need of major repairs, or a retaining wall that is falling apart, a walkway that is broken and damaged; these are the sort of high priority items you should be considering first. Making a plan to do this can be the perfect start to the spring for your outdoor decor.
Considering redoing the mulch areas of your yard or planting new trees and shrubs will go a longer way if you know your budget and what styles and varieties you like to meet in the middle. How large is the area that needs new soil or mulch? What is your budget for this years outdoor landscaping? This goes along with prioritizing because making the best decision for you financially can also be the best decision for the look and feel of your landscape design.
When you have your priorities straight and your budget mapped out, start to seriously plan with a local landscape contractor on what to tackle first and then in what order to move from there. Knowing what you want to see done in our 6 months of good weather is different than actually having a plan in mind (or even set on paper), for what and when you want things finished by. Want the pool redone by the 4th of July? Or the patio pavers finished for your daughters high school graduation party? Keep the time frames of good weather in mind.
With so much going on in our day to day lives and the warm weather of Spring approaching, thinking about this sort of thing now is a great advantage when it comes to making things happen. Discuss this sort of thing with your spouse or partner, heck even ask the kids what they think, and get to the drawing board as a team. This can make things not only more fun, but make sure everyone is happy with the updates this spring and summer.
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With the holidays fast approaching and fall in full swing, now is a great time to start thinking about the years end home landscaping practices to complete before winter arrives. Here is a straightforward checklist to ensure your landscape is winter ready.
1. Irrigation System Winterization
If you have a home sprinkler system, making sure its ready for winter is a must. This means a few things like clearing all lines, bringing sensors in, and having each area checked properly. Be sure to bring in a professional for this sort of maintenance project such as your local irrigation system specialist.
2. Snow & Ice Management
Its no doubt that winter will bring plenty of snow and ice, so ensuring your home or retail snow removal is set up and ready is a must before the worst weather gets here. Ensuring your on the earliest route for snow removal can make all the difference between getting to work or school on time and keeping your home space safe from the worst ice and snow.
3. Season Ending LED Lightscapes
Now is a great time to consider a home lightscape or lighting system. Personalize your property with a great looking and functional light setup, either in the front yard, driveway, backyard or any other area. This can really bring your home landscaping to life.
Be sure to keep in mind the landscape needs you have this year and always use the best Home Landscape Contractor Rockland NY, 30 years of local expertise right here at ProCutLandscaping.com
This summer was hot and dry, with plants, yards, and ourselves suffering throughout the long and hazy, rain free months. As we move into the fall and cooler weather approaches, you still have some time to think about your landscaping for the holiday season. So keeping a landscape fresh and exciting can seem all but impossible.
1. Choosing The Right Plant Varieties
We know that the summers here are typically hot and humid, with hazy days and lots of moisture in the air (even if it doesn’t rain that much like this year). So keeping the best suited perennials and annuals to our New York climate will be an ideal way to ensure your plants thrive during the harshest parts of the summer. From flowers to shrub varieties, and even gardening specialities, knowing which varieties to go with is half the battle.
2. Knowing When To Water
Water is one of the most critical pieces to a thriving landscape, and sometimes that can be hard to come by naturally during the summer. So, having a well maintained home irrigation system is the ultimate solution to proper water management and recycling. Timers that know when it does rain so there is no over saturation after long dry spells, and that are synced with the sun to always provide your plants and yard with crucial water at the most ideal point of the day.
3. Hiring A Professional
With families returning from vacations, the kids back in school, and still so much else to do each day, knowing who to hire when it comes time to making a home landscape upgrade is important. Go with only qualified and licensed professionals who have operated with high marks in your home town for years. With just a quick phone call or free in-home consultation, you can be quickly on your way to making your back yard the oasis it deserves to be.
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Whether we were all prepared for it or not, we jumped from ice and snow on the ground to 85 degree temperatures in a matter of a short few weeks. As spring rushes along towards summer, now is a great time to consider the different landscape design features and options you’ll have to consider this warm season.
Here we look at some options, either new installations or updates, that can really bring a landscape together.
1. Tree, Shrubs, Flowers, and Other Plant Varieties
As the harshness of this past winter fades into the distant past, your may see that your lawn and landscaping has taken quite a beating through the harshest months of the year. Here is a great opportunity to consider adding a lot of color and life to your design, or creating a sense of new life with other tree and shrub species. Being as creative as you like is a wonderful benefit of considering different species to plant this season.
2. Retaining Walls
Need an old wall repaired or replaced? A retaining wall not only provides a great looking addition to your home landscaping, but also serves a very clear purpose as well. Keeping plants and soil in a designated area, preventing run off and wash-out from heavy rain, are just 2 of the many benefits a retaining wall can provide.
3. Fences and Estate Gates
Looking to clearly define your property lines? Want a special and unique entrance to your home? Fencing and estate gates provide a great way to define property lines with style and really offer a unique way to enhance your home landscaping. With automated doors as an option, keep your home a measure above the rest with a beautifully designed and installed professional fencing system.
4. Irrigation Systems
Rain can come and go in cycles through the spring and summer, and sometimes doesn’t fall at all during times of drought. An automated sprinkler system allows you to keep your lawn and garden well hydrated and healthy even during times of drought. Great when going away, automation with set times allow you to focus on areas that need more water as well as covering the whole range. Look for a professional install team for this sort of specialized work.
5. Other Projects
Home landscaping doesn’t simply mean mowing your lawn! With so many different options available today, including environmentally safe and new age technologies to be used, you have choices as far as your imagination desires. So be sure to keep an eye out for certain designs or features you’d like to see in your home.
Being prepared for the finer times of the year with a great looking and functional landscape starts right here. Do some research, ask questions if you have them, and get great help in planning your upcoming landscaping project today. For the finest in Home Landscape Design Rockland County NY, look no further than 30 years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping.
With summer in full swing and all the kids home from school, a lot of time will be spent outdoors. From barbecues, birthday parties, holidays, to just good old fashion fun outdoors, having a great looking landscape can really make a difference in how you feel and your home is perceived. Here we’ll look at some different options you have when choosing new plants to add this year.
1. Trees & Shrubs
Whether looking to add some more shaded areas to your property or just looking to add more color and nature, different types of trees and shrubs can make a great fit to your home landscaping. Making the right choice here will ultimately depend on what you’re looking to accomplish with new plant life as well as your budget. Adding different trees or shrubs can make great natural property line borders that not only look great but separate you from your neighbors in a completely natural fashion. Discuss options with your landscape contractor to find the right species, remember that they’ll need to be able to survive the cold winters as well.
2. Flowers and Perennials
Looking to add more color and vibrancy to your landscape design? Different flowers and even vegetables can make for great looking designs as well as enjoyable when it comes to choosing varieties and colors. Whether for a small garden, trimming on your walkways or paths, you’ll want to consider some different options like perennials which will grow back each and every year without having to replant.
3. Who To Work With
Not all landscape contractors are as experienced or knowledgeable when it comes to the wide range of plant varieties suitable for our area. You’ll want to do a bit of research on your own but ultimately the way to make the best choices when it comes to your options will be to ask the experts. Speak with your landscaping expert about which varieties will work best with your property and ask for a variety of price ranges as well.
There are so many great looking and functional plant varieties to choose from that it can be a bit overwhelming at times. Be sure to ask questions and get estimates about the different options available to you. For the finest in Home Landscape Design Rockland County NY, look no further than over 25 years of local expertise with Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815
The school year is nearly over and the weather is finally starting to stay warm consistently through the day and night. If your home landscaping is looking a bit beaten up from this years extremely harsh winter, now is the best time to start planning an update or new project. Here we’ll look at some of the best landscape design options to consider.
1. Trees & Shrubs
With so much heavy snow and ice this winter, many trees may have been damaged or even toppled. A simple and effective way to improve the look and feel around your home and yard can be new tree varieties or other variations of plants. Whether lining your home, along the driveway, in the backyard, at the poolside, or any other area; more trees and plants always ads more life and vibrancy during the warm spring, summer, and beautiful autumn.
2. Retaining Walls
If your home is located in a hilly or steep area, retaining walls may have been damaged over the winter, through shifting, or even collapsed entirely. It’s time to start planning those repairs right now. On the other hand, if you don’t yet have a retaining wall on your property, perhaps this is the year to make it a priority. With a wide range of stone varieties, designs, and shapes to choose from it can be fun to plan and will make a great addition to your homes landscape.
3. Who To Hire
This is always the most important question to get right. When you’ve made your mind up on what sort of project you’d like to see completed this year, look for a landscape contractor who has been in business for awhile in our area, who has the tools expertise to finish the job properly & on time, as well as all of the legally required insurance and certifications that is required with this sort of work.
With even just a few minutes searching online or asking around locally, you can find the best landscaping company for the job. For more than 25 years of local expertise and the finest in Home Landscaping Rockland County NY, look no further than Pro Cut Landscaping and get a free quote today. 845-727-8815