As spring has officially arrived, we are all feeling the excitement of warmer days ahead and getting back to the outdoors. With this anticipation can come the pressures of spring clean-up and preparing your outdoor spaces for hosting. Once the leaves return, grass begins growing, and hedges reveal themselves as a bit more misshapen than you remember, there can be a long list of checklist items on your mind before you can truly rest in your outdoor spaces. Our team is ready to handle your landscape, hardscape, and aquascape design and care so you can simply bask in the joys of the season.
Aside from curb appeal and personal enjoyment, there are several key benefits to keeping up to date with your outdoor spaces.
1. Grass and Trees Provide Cooler Temperatures
A simple grass lawn is cooler than asphalt, cement, and even bare soil. With grass radiating cooler temperatures all around your home or business, you can actually lower your air-conditioning needs.
Pro Tip: Tall trees on the south and west sides of the building can provide shade during the hottest times of day and lower your attic temperatures. They also can reduce glare through the windows.
2. Improves Air and Water Quality
Grass and trees are hard at work every day capturing dust and smoke particles, removing carbon dioxide, and producing life-giving oxygen. In fact, a single tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the air every year, canceling out the emissions of driving a car 11,000 miles.
Did you know one tree can supply enough oxygen for four people every day?
Mulch and plant life act as water runoff buffers especially during the storm season as heavy rains can hit the Bucks County region. Lush landscapes reduce the flow of sediments and pollutants to nearby bodies of water – or your basement!
Hardscaping & Aquascaping Benefits:
1. Expand your Living Space
Outdoor kitchens, patios, fire pits, and outdoor seating can create spaces for entertaining guests or spending time as a family when the weather is nice, instead of being confined to your living room.
Hardscaping creates unique textures that diversify your space and contrast with your plants and gives you a place to sit and enjoy their beauty. It also allows you to create focal points. Bonus: Hardscaping features don’t die in the winter.
2. Fix Grade Problems
An uneven lawn can create a lot of problems, from soil erosion to areas that are inaccessible. Adding a retaining wall can help prevent soil erosion and create a flat space for plants to grow. Adding a pathway or stairs can make the top or bottom of a steep slope more easily accessible. A patio can even out a slopped or bumpy area of your lawn.
3. Add Value to Your Home
Real estate agents suggest that a home’s first impression is paramount when preparing it for sale. Updates such as adding patios, retaining wall units, and paving stone edging around gardens add value and curb appeal.
If you’re daunted by your spring checklist, our experts can bear the burden of maintaining and elevating your outdoor spaces. Schedule a consultation at https://bountifulacres.com/landscape-design-services/. Happy Spring!