Fall Maintenance Package

Even though the sun is out and the heatwave is finally here, you might be noticing those leaves starting to drop around you. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about booking your fall maintenance package from Landscape Away. Our special fall package includes fall thatching and re-seeding for only $99!

Unsure what thatching is? Thatch is the building up of material that can include things like dead grass, leaves and stems. The removal of thatch involves using a rake or power rake depending on the size of your lawn and pulling the material out from the grass. This is important because a build up of thatch in your yard can prevent growth of grass and can cause your grass to become unhealthy. When thatch is removed it encourages grass to thicken and helps to make it stronger!

 

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Re-seeding is a vital part of helping your worn out lawn return to tip top shape! Re-seeding is just simply spreading grass seed over an existing lawn. As your lawn gets older, thinning is normal, especially if it’s used quite often. Re-seeding helps to encourage growth and thickness with your grass.

If you’d like to read some tips on the re-seeding process check out this quick 5 step program on Reader’s Digest.

You can also find some more information on the thatching process here.

So what are you waiting for it’s time to book your fall package now! Contact us!

At Landscape Away we see a lot of backyards and one thing that dates a home, no matter what you have done to update the inside, is dated landscaping.  Recently a client asked us to remove the 90’s style landscape ties to update the look of their worn out staircase to match the rest of their renovations.  It was a pretty straight forward job, removing the old landscape ties that screamed 1990’s, replacing them with updated square ties that fit much better and create a cleaner look.

 

 

 

We cleaned and re-used some of the existing concrete stone and re-surfaced the steps with sand and a level.  We took the opportunity to re-compact the staircase as preventative maintenance and to ensure a strong finished product. What a difference the staircase has made to their back yard!  No longer a dated eyesore, the new staircase will last for years to come.  A job like this took half a day with our crew and was well worth the time and effort.

 

 

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It’s always a good time to start thinking about updating the landscaping at your home.

Give us a call and see how we can help bring your landscaping from the 90’s to the present day!

With the crazy housing market that is happening throughout the Fraser Valley we’re sure that everyone is thinking about selling their home for the best price. If you’re one of the few that’s decided to take the plunge and put your house up for sale it’s a good idea to think about how landscaping can help to stage the outside of your home and provide you with the best selling price.
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Potential home buyers will gain their first impression of your home from it’s curb appeal. Landscaping your home can sometimes be overlooked and it’s during selling where landscaping can play a huge part in your asking price. A well maintained and landscaped yard can add at least 10% to the asking price of a home. So it’s important to make sure that your yard is looking good! Some quick tips on fixing up your yard can be found here on HGTV.

When thinking about selling your home, renovations are often the first thought. Maybe I should update the kitchen, or paint the bedrooms? Landscaping should also get the same attention. Maybe I should add some shrubs or cut those large trees down? It’s important that the outside of your home matches the inside, a well maintained home should be taken care of on the outside and the inside. More tips on how to get your yard into selling shape can be found here on Western Living Magazine.

Landscaping for selling your home doesn’t have to be drastic either. A quick once over by our team at Landscape Away will have your yard up to shape in no time. If you’re currently selling and looking to add some value to your home give us a call and get a quote!

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Free Time!

What does time mean to you?  It means a little something different to each of us in terms of how we use it and want to spend it. Time can be measured in money, we have all heard the term “time equals money” and there is some truth to that. It can be measured in the most literal way by the ticking of the clock. One of the most meaningful ways to measure time is through moments, moments with family, moments doing things that ad value to our lives, moments enjoying life and moments carved out of your day to share with someone you love.

 
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So when I get that call to come out and quote on a job what I often really hear is “can you come out and show us how we can spend more time doing things that matter most to us.” There are only so many hours in the day, with work, kids, family and other obligations taking up most of the day it becomes difficult to find that time that is so important to each of us to spend doing meaningful activities that ad value to our lives.

 

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It is part of the reason I love what I do. Besides the love of working out doors and creating beautiful spaces, I am so rewarded at the end of the day knowing that someone came home after a long days work and was able to sit on the deck and share some time with family, loved ones & friends in a yard or garden that Landscape Away looks after. Knowing that my clients got to spend a little more time doing what they love because we took care of the yard that day is a great feeling.

 

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Call us for a quote, you will be surprised at how affordable our services are. Best of all included in our services is Free Time to spend anyway you like.

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I Hate Mowing The Lawn!

” I Hate Mowing The Lawn” is the number one reason why we get the phone call. Landscape Away hears this common complaint so often. We all love beautiful lush lawns to lounge in and relax after work or on weekends, but when it comes to maintaining it most of our clients would prefer not. We don’t blame you. It’s hard work and there is a certain level of expertise required to get it right. Not to mention all the equipment you need to maintain that yard; lawn mower, rake, weed eater, fertilizer, lawn seed, edger, broadcast spreader, and if your OCD you would probably invest in an aerator and a sprinkler system. Tired yet? Not to mention the relentless trips to the local hardware store to talk to the experts about your lawn and educate yourself on what those brown spots in the backyard are from?

 

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So we at Landscape Away understand that “I hate mowing the lawn” really means I have better things to do with my time and should just leave this in the hands of a local expert. From the perspective of the home owner it makes sense to hire a local professional. Speaking monitarily the cost of equipment and supplies (not to mention your time) runs you about the same as if you give a professional landscaper like us a call. We have professional equipment and the knowledge to get the job done quick and right, giving your yard the care it needs to thrive. Time wise, the last thing you want to do after a long week at work is spend your Saturday mowing, weeding, composting, sweeping, pruning and more. Even someone who enjoys working outside in their yard can quickly become overwhelmed during those peak growing months. Leave that lawn a few days too long and you know what happens. You end up mowing it twice or you try to mow it once and get clumps that didn’t mow properly because they just laid down on your lawn and missed the blades.

 

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At Landscape Away we build packages for the “I hate mowing my lawn” client specifically. Locally we had a client that was going to sell his house and move into a town home to avoid the maintenance. We sat down with him and showed him how to enjoy detached home ownership and incorporate one of our packages into his budget in a way that made sense. No longer using his lawn mower and weed eater he saved money by not purchasing lawn seed, fertilizer and other supplies. His yard is maintained in a way that doesn’t end up costing  him more money. A little yard maintenance can go a long way in saving money in the long run. A tree that is over grown can cause a lot of damage if not maintained. Expert eyes know when a tree is potentially going to cause damage in a wind storm with weak limbs or even worse a week root system that could allow the tree to come over entirely. We remove these hazards before they become a costly fix.

 

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So if you have the “I hate mowing the lawn” mindset, you may want to talk to us about how we can make your life easier and a little funner on the weekends. Enjoying your backyard in the summer months is so much better when your not the one doing all the work. Give us a call for a quote and we can create a plan that sets you free this summer to spend Saturday your way and not tied to the backyard other than in a lounge chair enjoying the sunshine.