We hope everyone had a GREAT CHRISTMAS and that you’re looking forward to this new year. As the 2020 to-do lists come out, keep in mind projects can be exciting and the rewards enjoyed for years to come. But just remember, as we always say: “Good labor ain’t cheap and cheap labor ain’t good.” By hiring legitimate, local contractors, you can protect your investments and give yourself peace of mind – ensuring that your time and money are being well spent.
January is a great time to get that soft screen planted. Larger shrubs and trees do well when planted in winter due to stored nutrients and the fact that majority of root growth happens in winter. Everyone appreciates some level of privacy, especially in our larger communities where the lots are closer together. So take advantage of the cooler temps and get to work! While things are dormant, it’s also a perfect time to get in your beds and add some structure. Pots, water & fire features, cedar or iron screen walls and accent rocks are all great for personalizing your space. If you’ve experienced standing water or drainage issues with the heavy rains we had this season, a dry creek bed might be a great option for you. A contrast of materials, colors, and texture add so much to the bed spaces as things come alive in the spring.
If you don’t have an outdoor space that’s covered, January could be the perfect time to get that patio cover drawn up and moving forward. Getting to enjoy a dinner on the patio (rain or shine) or an evening next to the fireplace under cover is an experience you’ll look forward to repeating!