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Use Landscaping Services this Year to Create More Family Fun Time

by Jeffrey Anderson, All About Lawns Columnist

Some people enjoy yardwork, finding it both relaxing and fulfilling. However, sometimes our schedules become so hectic, it seems we can't keep up with everything. Unfortunately, our work tends to take priority, both at the office and at home. When we don't have time to do everything, our family may lose out.

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Perhaps it's not possible to get more help at the office, however, you can get help at home by using landscaping services.

Landscaping Services Can Be Customized

When you meet with landscaping companies, have them price a plan that suits your needs--you may be surprised at the reasonable prices they offer. If you enjoy mowing, and want to continue doing it, have them price the mulching, weeding, and fertilizing as a package. You can customize the landscaping services plan anyway you desire, having them do as little or as much as you like.

Some landscaping companies also provide winter services, so you may consider asking about snow removal or sidewalk salting services.

Landscaping Companies Provide Landscaping, Too

Don't forget about the primary business of landscaping companies. While they are giving you an estimate for lawn services, have them take a look at your yard, and give you some landscaping ideas. They may see some creative landscaping possibilities you hadn't considered. Even simple, inexpensive ideas like these can drastically improve your yard:

  • Flower gardens
  • Landscape rocks
  • Garden walkways

Or, perhaps a major improvement would suit your space, like:

  • Adding or extending a deck
  • Building a gazebo
  • Digging a koi pond
  • Installing a barbecue area

You owe it to yourself and your family to have more fun together time this summer. Talk to a landscaping company to see what maintenance plans they have available, and get ready to spend more time at the pool.

About the Author

Jeffrey Anderson has a Degree in English from V.M.I. and served as an officer in the Marine Corps. He worked in Residential and Commercial construction management for 25 years before retiring to write full time.

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