Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall is here at last! Now we can really get into some of those projects that you have been putting off for cooler weather.

A lot of people think that winter brings on a slow time for landscaping but the cooler weather is a perfect time to dig in that new outdoor fireplace or put in a new brick pathway. I hope you are inspired to tackle a few projects this fall and winter because I am ready to help.

Think about these common tasks and send me an email if you would like some help:

Winterize your planting beds with a fresh layer of mulch and a little light pruning
Leaf Clean-up
Outdoor painting projects such as fencing and deck staining
Install a patio fireplace or chiminea
Build a wood shed
Install brick or stone pathways
Build a garden shed for next spring

There are so many things we can do for your home, the list could go on and on. I hope you will allow me to come out and help you make your home and garden even more beautiful.

Landscaping Tip: There is no easy way to remove leaves from your yard unless you have a covered truck, a crew of laborers, and a large shredder vac. If you are going to take care of your own leaf clean-up I would recommend a self-propelled walk-behind mower with a collection bag. Set up a large trash can with a leaf bag liner and start mowing. Empty the collection bag often so there is room for the shredded leaves. A mower will work far better than a walk behind vac-shredder or a rotary-brush leaf collector. I have tried both and if the leaf cover is even slighty damp it won't get picked up thoroughly whereas the mower should give you a clean sweep with one pass.