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Getting The Most Out Of Your Home Landscaping Design This Summer

June 27, 2019 2:00 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


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 What if your outdated patio is cracked and unsightly?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!

Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY

Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY

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.

For the best in all things Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY look no further than over 30 year of local expertise, right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today and get help in making the right choices and a free consultation and quote regarding your upcoming landscaping project. 845-727-88815


Home Landscape Planning Checklist 2019

March 15, 2019 8:33 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


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.

Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY

Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY

Here is a brief look at what you can do to make the most of planning.

1. Prioritize

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.

2. Budget

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.

3. Planning

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.

For the best in Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY, look no further than over 30 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Call today for a free estimate and quote for all of your landscape needs. 845-727-8815


Home Landscape Design – Choosing Plant Varieties

July 7, 2014 8:52 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


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.

Home Landscape Design Rockland County NY

Home Landscape Design Rockland County NY

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


Updating Your Home Landscaping This Summer

June 10, 2014 8:14 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


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.

Home Landscaping Rockland County NY

Home Landscaping Rockland County NY

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


Winterizing Your Home Landscaping – Check List

October 28, 2013 6:00 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


With Halloween now just days away, and winter well on it’s way, you seriously need to start considering the winterization of your home landscaping if you haven’t already. There are many different items that need to be accomplished and seen to before the freezing weather arrives, here we’ll look at a brief check list needed to properly winterize your landscaping.

Home Landscaping Company Rockland County NY

Home Landscaping Company Rockland County NY

1. Outdoor Pipes

If you have a home sprinkler system, a pool, or garden irrigation system, it is absolutely critical that all water is cleared from the pipes and the shut-off valves are closed so no further water can get into the pipes. This prevents them from being destroyed and bursted over the cold winter months as any water within the pipes will expand when it freezes destroying their structure and usability. This can spell thousands of dollars in damage to your property, landscaping, and even home value.

2. Lawn & Garden

Many home owners believe that when fall arrives, after leaves are cleaned, they need to do nothing to their lawn or gardens to prepare them for winter. This couldn’t be further from the truth if you plan on having a healthy yard come next spring. Be sure to lay winter specific fertilizers and nutrition for your plants & grass as well as any cold weather protective sprays preferable for certain garden plant varieties. Consult your local professional to determine what needs to be prepared for winter and how.

3. Perennial Garden Beds

Similarly to traditional plant and garden beds, you’ll want to ensure that you’re perennials are prepared for winter. That means clearing any dead or rotting plant materials so that you can lay fresh mulch which will help protect the perennials through the harsh and cold winter months.

4. Winter Prep

Be ready for the snow and ice that we’re bound to have sooner rather than later. This means contacting your local snow removal company to plan your route and clean-up time frames, as well as preparing your snow blower (if you have one) for the long winter. Things like checking the engine, changing the oil, inspecting belts, and filling with fresh gasoline to name a few.

Winter is nearly hear, we’re already experiencing frost and freezing temperatures through the night, so don’t hesitate any longer when it comes to winterizing your landscaping. For the finest in Home Landscaping Company Rockland County NY, look no further than over 25 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815


Home Landscaping Ideas For 2013

January 7, 2013 4:34 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


2013 is finally here and now is a great time to start thinking ahead to the coming warmer weather. If you held off on a landscaping project last year, you’ve probably had plenty of time to think about what you’ll be looking for this year. Here we look at some great concepts for this coming spring.

 Home Landscaping Rockland NY

Home Landscaping Rockland NY

1. Organic Lawn Care

Does your family have young children or pets who run and play in your yard? Then you should seriously consider switching from potentially dangerous chemical fertilizers and pest control to all organic lawn care proven safer for the environment and your family.

2. Landscape Lighting

A great addition to any landscape can be walkway lighting, garden lighting, and all other varieties of landscape lighting. With so many options to choose from considering placement, style of light, automation, and other aspects, every lighting design can be unique and specialized.

3. Pool & Water Features

Though pools get little use during the winter, that is only one season of the year. Have a pool or installing one this year? Consider the various water feature options around the pool side including irrigation & sprinkler systems, waterfalls & rock cropping, and pool side landscaping & gardening.

With spring just around the corner now is the right time to start planning your upcoming landscaping project. Be the first on your block this year to embrace the warm weather with a beautiful and updated outdoor living space. For the best Home Landscaping Rockland NY, look no further than Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815


2012 Holiday Home Landscaping Ideas

December 18, 2012 3:32 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


The holiday season is in full swing now and as we move closer to Christmas and the new year, many home owners make seasonal changes and additions to their home landscaping. From things like Christmas tree lights around your yard and home, wreathes, and other aspects really add a sense of great holiday cheer to the neighborhood, your home, and your family.

Holiday Landscaping Rockland NY

Holiday Landscaping Rockland NY

1. Setting Up Christmas Lights

You know as you drive through neighborhoods around the community, that setting up Christmas lights around home landscaping sets the mood for the holidays. With the beautiful colors, to white lights, and even icicle designed hanging lights, there are many options open to you. But if you do not have time or the right equipment to set this up on your own, you may consider hiring a holiday landscaping team to get it up and going.

2. Snow & Ice Features

Though we have had little snow to speak of so far this year, installing an ice structure may be something you’re considering for an addition to a holiday party of family get together. This is refined artwork and requires a great deal of experience and the right equipment to complete. This sort of thing should always be looked for to be done by professionals.

3. Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Most children want a white Christmas, but the rest of us know this can cause some problems with safety of not only driving to parties and family get together, but also parking, and even just walking up driveways or steps. For this reason, having a professional ice management and snow removal team keeping an eye on things for you can save you the headache of having to worry about it in the first place.

Christmas is exactly one week away today and we wish great holiday cheer and a wonderful new year to all of our friends, families, and faithful customers. Let’s make 2013 even more special! For the finest Home Landscaping Rockland NY, look no further than right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815


Important Home Landscaping Practices For Fall

September 4, 2012 4:23 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


It’s September now and school is back in session, plus fall will soon officially be here. It is important to not only prepare for the colder fall and winter months mentally, but also prepare your landscaping.

Here we look at some important pieces to fall and winterizing your home.

Home Landscaping Rockland County NY

Home Landscaping Rockland County NY

1. Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems

While other areas of your landscape don’t need much care for the cold, a lawn sprinkler system must have measures taken to winterize it. Things like flushing out all the water in the system to ensure they don’t freeze over the winter and turning off timers or controllers.

2. Pool and Filter

Similarly to an irrigation system a pool and its filter needs steps to become ready for the cold. Flushing the filter, disconnecting pipes, and officially closing your pool for the winter are musts.

3. Tree and Leaf Clean Up

Just as you may have a professional landscape company maintain your lawn during the spring and summer, so to can they ensure your lawn is clean and trees are maintained during the fall.

These are just a few things to consider each and every year during the fall to prepare your home and landscape for the cold. Be sure to contact your local landscape contractors to schedule things before the cold arrives. For the best Home Landscaping Rockland County NY, look no further than 25+ years of local expertise in Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815


Safe Lawn Care For Your Home Landscape

June 12, 2012 3:08 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


If you are a home owner with children who regularly play outdoor and in your yard, then you should seriously consider all of the safe lawn care options available to you as a responsible parent. Because kids love to roll around, get dirty, and play for hours, using toxic or potentially dangerous chemicals to treat your lawn should absolutely not be an option.

Lawn Care Rockland County NY

Lawn Care Rockland County NY

In this day an age, there has been great research put into the most environment friendly pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers which are harmless to both wildlife as well as your growing family. Using different organic fertilizers, reputable landscape contractors have not only invested in their own businesses success, but also the safety and health of every home or commercial space they do work for.

Think about it, what would you prefer for your family?  Landscapers to leave warning flags to stay off the grass due to poison when they are done? Or the latter, where natural options are used and your lawn care is done in a fashion both safe and cost effective.

No matter what route you choose when taking care of your yard, be it through professional services or on your own, be sure to put in the time and do the research into the safest and green friendly options available today. For the best in service and Lawn Care Rockland NY, look no further than 25 year local expert Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815


Home Landscaping Ideas For This Summer

June 7, 2012 6:04 pm
posted by procutlandscaping


Spring is nearly over and as summer steadily approaches you may be considering some updates or changes to your homes landscape. Whether you’re having a pool built, looking to start a garden, or simply wanting something new for this year you’ll have a ton of different options available to you that can really enhance the look and feel of your outdoor living space.

Home Landscaping Rockland County NY

Home Landscaping Rockland County NY

Pool Side Landscaping

Already have a pool or considering one? There are so many great options for pool side landscaping like a sprinkler system to keep patios cool and fun for the kids, or various pool side plants and flowers that can really enhance the entire scene. Also, in-ground pools are required by law to be fenced and gated properly so it may be a better fit to consider a more long term and good looking fence than a standard metal or wire one.

Trees & Shrubs

Around patios, your front door, the pool, your garden, or anywhere else on your property; trees and shrubs not only bring together a landscape but can also offer shade and respite from the sun. Already have trees that need trimming and pruning? Contacting a local landscape expert with the right tools and skills can ensure you get the job done right the first time.

Whether looking to update your outdoor space or completely redesign your home landscaping, be sure to look carefully at your options not only regarding designs but also who you hire for the work. Not all contractors are created equal so look for someone who is well known in your area. For the best Home Landscaping Rockland County NY look no further than 25 year local expert Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815