Upgrading Your Landscape

7 Facts to Help You Prep Your Landscape This Summer!

Summer is here, but it isn’t even halfway over! At with it comes even hotter temperatures than we usually get here in California. We wanted to take some time this week to focus on perfecting your property for this summer. Even though the season has begun, there is still time to achieve the landscape you want for the whole second half of summer entertaining! 

Sorry, we are only providing advice for the outside of your house. The inside is 100% on you! 

We are discussing seven ways you can improve the look of your landscape for the summer! The topics covered will be: 

  • Add Some Outdoor Décor and Additions
  • Patio Dress
  • Mulch Addition
  • Extra Services Needed?
  • Organic Fertilizers
  • Protect against insects and pests
  • Call in Support

 Now, let’s dive into the list! 

Should I add décor and additions to my landscape?

It is always exciting to purchase some new additions to your landscape. Some proposed add-ons include: 

  • Fire pits
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Furniture 
  • Fencing 
  • Sprinkler System or Irrigation Setup

These types of additions are a breeze to add to your landscape, and some can even be cost-effective while transforming your landscape and outdoor area into a charming place to spend time. Thinking along these lines, you spend a lot of your time outside when you live here n California. This is even more true during the summer months! So shouldn’t you be comfortable and enjoy the time? We think you earned it!

Make sure you position the add-ons to your landscape in the perfect spots by considering the surrounding plant life of your landscape and the usage of your area too. It is also a really good idea to spend money on water-resistant cushions, so you do not have to cover or bring in furniture during rainfall. In addition, it allows you to cool them off in sweltering temperatures. No one wants to sit on a burning hot lounge chair!

A nice fence around a flowerbed or garden looks excellent too. Adding a bench near your garden creates a zen area to enjoy your property too. Make sure you position some furniture in both the sun and shade so that there are options to stay cool or soak up the sun! 

Dress Up Your Patio

You have to think about cleaning up your patio area as well. Make sure to sweep up all the leaves, twigs, and debris and bring back life to your much utilized outdoor area. If your deck needs to be re-stained or painted, make those changes or upgrades before the hot summer weather arrives. No one likes to paint or re-stain outside in the heat! 

People habitually love to style their patios with accompaniments like carpets, furniture, rugs, and blankets to add some color and contrast to their outdoor patio space. Adding lively plants, planters and or unique landscape lighting will turn any patio space into a warm and inviting place all year round! 

Should I mulch during the summer season?

Crazy enough, adding or applying a thin layer of mulch above the base of your plant life through the hottest times of the summer is something most people do not do. However, mulch adds beneficial nutrients to your soil and protects your plant’s roots and stalks from the hot sun and its rays. In addition, adding mulch with proper watering will let your plants receive the right amount of water they need to sustain their health and beauty! 

Mulch will also keep weeds from appearing and forming on your landscape and will even shield your landscape from insects and unwanted pests.  

Are there any other services I should receive during the summer?

If your lawn did not recover during the spring season from a harsh winter, you might want to receive an overseeding service to help remove dead spots and overall rejuvenate your turf. You may also want to receive an aeration service too as you will most likely compact your soil during the late summer days with all the foot traffic and mowing you will do during the season.

Though these services might not always be completely necessary, they are worth looking into and asking about. 

Organic Fertilizer

Summer can be difficult on your landscape and grass because of the consistent mowing, compaction, and the sun beaming on it all day. It is highly suggested that you apply some organic fertilizer every month to boost the quality of your soil and get sustainable results! 

How can I eliminate insects and pests this summer?

Summer is the time of year that insects are around most. All summer, we deal with fleas, ticks, mosquitos, and bees that bother our pets and our family members

As well as applying and getting any pest control treatments, you may want to look into tree injections to fight tree bugs and any other natural repellent sprays as it is not highly suggested to use anything with chemicals (including herbicide). 

Make sure your check sometimes for garden pests. If you grow fruits or vegetables, make sure you search for and take proper measures when it comes to larger pests from entering your property! Fencing might solve these issues tool. 

Do I need to hire professionals in the summer to care for my lawn and landscape?

Hiring professionals to support you and your landscape is the best idea you will have this summer. Professionals offer the services you need and can help with many of the topics we mentioned throughout this blog.

If you are a resident of Menifee, Murrieta, Winchester, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, or Temecula, CA, or any of their bordering areas, call Ruff and Ready Landscape Construction and ask about all our services, including the ones we can still do for your property this summer!