We’ve all spent more time at home in the past 18 months than in any previous 18 month period! Many homeowners took advantage of the extra time and money saved from not eating out, traveling, or buying new clothes to make some home renovations, and landscape designs received a huge portion of that love and extra budgeting. With a huge increase in new pool construction, estate gates, outdoor kitchens & fireplaces, and patios; many folks opted for larger outdoor updates over the past year. But 2021 is the year to start thinking about the plants, foliage, flowers, trees, and shrubs that will bring your outdoor aesthetic to the forefront. Let’s see how.
Gardening & Growing Seasons are Back
It has been a tough 18 months but one thing the pandemic has done is remind us who and what is most important in our own lives. For many of us, that meant spending time together and doing Zoom and Skype calls with family and friends around the country and globe. Now we are ready to get outside and start having those same family and friends over for summer parties, birthdays, and graduations. But, is your outdoor landscaping up to the task?
Let’s ask a few simple questions:
- When is the last time your mulch was redone?
- Have your trees and bushes been properly pruned?
- Is the grass ready to grow green and weed-free?
- Has your home sprinkler system been updated and renewed?
- Are your sprinkler water sensors operating correctly?
- Have any plants died that need to be removed?
- Is your yard missing some bright colors?
Basic landscaping clean-up will only get you so far when it comes to your outdoor aesthetics. But getting out there with a pitchfork and shovel may not be how you planned your spring and summer this warm weather season. This sort of work is highly labor-intensive and can take a team of experienced landscapers to do it properly and quickly. Think about it, if you plan on redoing your mulch you’ll have to go out and get all the mulch, then dig out all the old mulch, then replace it, and then do that again on every single part of mulch trim around your property. You’d be lucky to do it in 2 or 3 weekends if you aren’t familiar with the process.
Sprinkler Systems & Your Landscaping
One of the best ways to keep your landscaping looking great is an automatic home sprinkler system. Yes, it is for watering the lawn but more importantly also for automatically watering all the new trees, plants, shrubs, and flower beds that you’ve had installed this year. Getting out there and keeping things hydrated takes a lot of time if you’re doing it by hand with a hose, and you’ll waste much more water not to mention water things unevenly no matter how careful you are. One of the biggest home improvement projects homeowners have been taking advantage of is a home sprinkler system and you will benefit from it as well.
Leave Your Landscaping Design to Professionals
It sounds cool to say, “this year I’ll do all the landscaping myself” until you get out there in 90-degree heat and 90% humidity and are on your knees digging out topsoil to plant a shrub. Now repeat the process for the 9 other shrubs you’re planting and you can see why this sort of work isn’t for the inexperienced or faint of heart. This is why you should be looking for a dedicated local landscaping company that specializes in this sort of labor-intensive work and who can help you choose tree, plant, and shrub varieties that are ideal for our location here in lower New York state.
For the best New Home Landscaping Design Rockland NY, look no further than right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. Proudly serving the same communities and neighborhoods where we live for over 30 years.
Call today for a consultation and schedule an in-home visit for your upcoming landscape project: 845-727-8815