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When considering updates or maintenance to your landscaping, various mulch varieties can be used to achieve a number of different beneficial outcomes. From both an aesthetic point of view and a functional point of view, mulch is the foundation of all good landscape design but is something that typically gets little credit or focus. When considering aspects like; seasonal mulches, different gradients, wood varieties, stone varieties, location & placement, cost and availability; your mulching perspective becomes much broader.
Here we’ll look at some different varieties and the benefits they can offer your home and commercial landscaping.
1. Bark Mulches
Typically mixtures of redwood, pine, Douglas fir, spruce and others; milled bark mulches are used for a variety of purposes and are most desirable for their ability to reduce compaction and erosion from wind and other elements. They are also available in three grades for different needs: shredded, granules, and chunks.
2. Wood Chips
Derived from various tree species, both hardwood and softwood, wood chip mulch is a common variety used for many commercial locations and residential areas. It is readily availably and typically inexpensive while also offering some of the best looking color choices and varieties available.
3. Rock Mulch
Rocks are also used in mulching, from small gradient rocks to large rocks, they offer a strong foundation and allow for good plant growth as well. Varieties like pumice and volcanic rock are very porous and retain moisture well making them ideal for plant and garden health.
If you’re looking for landscaping services this summer and need some help in determining the best mulch variety for your home or commercial space, look no further than Pro Cut Landscaping. The finest in Landscaping Rockland County NY for over 25 years. 845-727-8815
Landscaping services go much further than simple lawn mowing, leaf clean-up, and tree & shrub maintenance. Everything from large excavation of foundation, sewer systems, retaining walls, and pathways (just to name a few) utilize large equipment and require a real plan and blueprint prior to breaking ground. Here we’ll look at the most important aspects to planning your next large scale landscape design project.
Having a professional team or expert help in creating a blueprint for your large scale landscaping project is a must. This requires knowledge of basic blueprint planning, but more importantly, actual on-site design with specifics of measurements and other areas of your property. Marking problem locations, or looking at different options for your project is just just one of the benefits to having a professional blueprint.
2. Reasonable Expectations
Along with planning specifics via a blueprint, discussing your options ahead of time with your family, and with contractors, will put you in a position of having reasonable and high expectations. This stage of planning allows you to look at options that are possible and others that are not possible based on a number of varying factors. Because no landscaping projects is “one size fits all”, setting lofty yet reasonable goals is important to keep you on budget and also see through the completion of your project.
3. Who To Hire
This can be the most important aspect to really consider thoroughly. Not only will hiring the best possible candidate for your project keep your costs down, but will ensure that the quality of work you can expect will be as high as you have envisioned. Getting a professional on-site to help you in the planning, drawing up blueprints, going over options regarding materials (stone varieties, expectations for work completion time frames, etc.), will keep things moving as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Ask around or search online, as not all landscape contractors will have the required equipment, expertise, and insurance coverage to complete some of the more large scale projects like excavations.
Planning an update or overhaul to your landscape design doesn’t have to be costly or too time consuming. When you’ve hired the right contractor, things can and will move forwards smoothly. For the best in Landscaping Excavation Rockland County NY, look no further than more than 25 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 848-727-8815
We’ve finally made it through one of the most brutally cold and wet winters in recent history. As the earth’s poles shift and warmer weather continues to arrive and the days get longer, it’s the best time of the year to seriously consider different home landscaping options you’ll be able to take advantage of.
There is such a wide range of landscape design and maintenance that you should consider them in terms of projects. Don’t create a huge list (or if you do, move through one project at a time) and contact your local professional landscape contractor for pricing, ideas, suggestions, and overall advice.
Fertilizers, insecticides, weeding, tree trimming, lawn care, just to name a few, are some of the outdoor maintenance options that you’ll need to maintain. This sort of weekly or biweekly work can be done at a wonderful price when you contract a landscape company for the length of spring and summer. Depending on the size of your lawn, trees, and garden areas this may be the most important of choices to consider.
3. Who To Hire
This can be debated by many of your neighbors and locals but you should base your decision on a few key points. Things like time in business, reputability, pricing, time frames for work completion, potential project options (from large scale rebuilds to simple lawn care) should be what you look at. Search online, ask around, and you should have no trouble finding the best quality and service standards in the area.
If you’re looking for more than 25 years of local expertise covering everywhere from Rockland, Orange, Westchester, and Bergen Counties, look no further than Pro Cut Landscaping. The Finest in Landscaping Rockland County NY for nearly 3 decades. 845-727-8815
Pro Cut Landscaping wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving! On this day of thanks, we couldn’t be more grateful for you – our local Pro Cut customers!
We can barely believe it’s been more than 25 years since our first project and we’d like to thank you again for your support over the years.
Enjoy some turkey, stuffing, and cranberries. And as a colleague on LinkedIn reminded us, don’t forget to set your scales back 10 pounds tonight ; )
Have a great holiday!
The Pro Cut Landscaping Family
Fall is here officially in 2 days! As teachers and students head back to teach and learn, home owners start to think about preparing their landscape and property for the cold winter months. Here we’ll look at a basic check list to ensure gets completed before winter arrives.
1. Leaf Clean Up
Though it hasn’t started yet, soon enough the leaves will be changing colors and falling from trees. What starts as a great looking life cycle soon turns into a mess on your yard. If you don’t have time to rake or leaf blow, hiring a professional to maintain your landscape during the fall leaf drop will be a smart option. Speak with the company doing your mowing, they’ll be happy to transition to fall services.
2. Winterizing Sprinkler Systems
If you have an automated sprinkler system or other sort of water feature, you’ll have to make sure that it is entirely prepared for winter. That means a full clean out of all the water and checking each other aspect for damages and storage for the winter. Here the irrigation system specialist who maintains or installed your system should be utilized.
3. Cancel Warm Weather Services
Since grass won’t be growing the same over the winter you’ll want to cancel, or postpone, the lawn care services you have for the spring and summer months. Speak with them about leaf clean up as well as winter time services like snow removal and ice management, to transition your lawn services right through the winters cold.
Fall is nearly hear and soon enough we’ll be in winter. Be sure to keep all your landscaping needs in mind for both the warm and cold weather months. For the best in Landscaping Rockland County NY, look no further than over 25 years of expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815
You may think that preparing your lawn for the cold fall and winter months means removing leaves and nothing else, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re looking to minimize the harshness of the winter so that your lawn and garden areas are as healthy as possible come spring, there’s a few key things that will need to be completed before the cold actually sets in.
1. Don’t Stop Feeding
It’s been proven that quality lawn care leading right up to the cold months will improve the overall health and virility of your lawn when that cold finally breaks next year. That means feeding your lawn with more than just water, using specialized fertilizers that are designed to feed your grass as much as possible before the cold. Using high nitrogen applications at the start of fall and then high in phosphorous around Thanksgiving before true winter arrives.
2. Don’t Stop Watering
Another common mistake that many home owners make is that they reduce or stop entirely the amount of water they give to plants and grass leading up to winter. This is because as the temperature decreases and it starts to get cold we inherently think that their is less need for watering. But that is not the case, though some reduction may be in order, it is important to keep watering plants through the fall if rain is scarce.
3. Don’t Stop Planning
Now is as good a time as ever to plan or even start a major landscape design project. It’s the end of the season and local contractors will be happy at the opportunity to get in a great looking project before the cold weather arrives, not to mention discounts you can receive. Think spring time and hit the drawing board, good planning goes along way and that goes the same for your home landscape.
The cool Autumn air has started to arrive and that golden hue of the sun reminds us of the changing seasons. Don’t let your landscaping take a back seat just because summer is over. For the best in Landscaping Rockland County NY, look no further than over 25 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815