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!

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.

 

Summer Fun

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.