NOW IS THE TIME! The New Year has just begun, meaning you have approximately 161 days from when this blog posts before the first day of summer. Take the time to start planning your expansive summer projects. With Covid -19 finally winding down and the end of restrictions on gatherings, it’s a great time to redo your backyard setup. Most of you probably think you know everything you need to be successful in your summer yard refurbishment. But let me tell you some ways to help you reach max productivity. This week’s blog post will discuss best practices when planning your summer yard renovations.
First things first, how do you envision yourself spending the summer? Is it by a new firepit area surrounded by friends and family? Or it’s time to clear some brush from the side yard and put in the horseshoe pit you or your husband have wanted for years. Find a piece of paper, or go digital (it is 2023), and write down five things you’d like to change about your yard. Consider what benefits you and your family will gain from this improvement. Now take this list and narrow it down to the two most feasible items, keeping in mind time commitments & financial responsibilities. Boom. You’ve got your two “Main” summer renovations to work toward this year!
Next, we are going to want to survey the areas we plan to renovate to see what steps will be needed to achieve our desired end result. This is probably the most time-consuming part of completing a project, but also one of the most important. Check to see if there will be any professional landscaping needs, such as tree pruning, dead tree removal, and brush clearing. Let me give you an example scenario: Let’s say you and your family plan on putting up a new curve slide for your pool that your kids have wanted for years. You go to Walmart and buy the needed parts. When installing it, you realize tree branches are blocking the only safe area the slide can be located. If you had contacted a professional beforehand, the branches blocking the location desire could have been pruned and cleared. This is why planning your renovation endeavors ahead of time is essential!
If you are located in any of our service areas: Western, CT, Dutchess County, NY, Orange County, NY. Putnam County, NY. Westchester County, NY. Then Six Diamonds can help you with these endeavors. As a Landscaping company with years of experience helping families with their tree service needs, we can promise you the best service for a fair price.
|Time Sensitive Goals:|
|Measure the length of the desired fence for installation by 3/16|
|Schedule brush clearing on 3/20|
Now that we’ve figured out what we’ll be working toward let’s discuss how to get there. One step I like to take when working on a new project is setting realistic, achievable goals. Pick power points throughout the next couple of months to ensure your staying on task. What are power points? Power points are times throughout your schedule that you check yourself to ensure you achieve the tasks that add up to your overall goal. One example of this can be: Remove brush from the side fence before April 1st.
This is a realistic, achievable, and timed-out goal that will help keep you on track. Take a look at your calendar and add the dates you’ve selected so you can’t say you didn’t see them! If you want to see your yard vision come to life, you need to hold yourself accountable to your timetable.
Now I know when reading blogs, it’s easy to get lost in the mix of information so let me break it down into three easy-to-follow steps:
- Visualize what you’d like to see done to your property.
- Survey the area to see if any professional landscaping work will need to be done.
- Set time-sensitive tasks to keep yourself on track to your end goal.
If you follow these laid-out planning tips, you will find yourself sitting on your new patio deck, grilling, marveling at the new layout of your yard. We work all year long & look forward to helping you with your tree service needs! So, contact us today for an inquiry into your next landscaping project. Fully licensed & insured. Over 25 years of experience in our community. Free, no-obligation estimates: (845) 878-7888. Service areas include Western, CT; Dutchess County, NY; Orange County, NY; Putnam County, NY; Westchester County, NY; Ulster County, NY.