Sunday, May 18, 2008

Get Your Curb Appeal Going!

The weather is perfect for your outdoor projects. Time to think about starting a vegetable garden or to start planting some of the hardier annuals. I don't know about yours, but, my shrubs are full of new growth already. They need to be trimmed back. Keeping them clear of your house is wise. They tend to grow into the siding or block sunlight from the windows if they get too overgrown. You will need to get new mulch for the beds and walkways.

If you like to do this yard work, now is the time. If you choose to hire someone, call today. Birch Mountain Earthworks now offers delivery or you may pick it up at their location on Rt 5, They have great choices of different varieties of mulch or stone. One good tip, if you have a playscape for your little ones, they now carry the newer synthetic mulch for play areas. You can stop by or call to order what you may need. This year, they have started to rent out small machinery, bobcats, etc. Now, if you have those big, ugly bushes, or have a yard project in mind, you can take care of it, yourself! Sure makes life easier!

I love to plant new annuals here and there, around our property. The colors are so lovely to look at from every window. It brings more life to your yard. I like to border our wooded areas with mulch. The different colors offer us a nicer depth, a park like look to the yard. Time to get out the bird bath and fill it up. Though, our new lab, Jack, may object to the birds in his space. For now, he just watches and listens to them. Enjoy your week, more tips to follow!

Oh, By the Way...if you know of someone who could use my good services, please provide me with their contact information. I will be happy to follow up and take good care of them for you. I am never too busy for your referrals!