The winter is a great time to reconsider the hardscaping features of your home. For many other commercial and residential properties, the winter is normally seen as the offseason. However, you can turn this to your advantage!
What is Hardscaping?
Hardscaping is often mentioned in the same breath as landscaping. If you’re looking to boost your curb appeal, then you need both elements. Types of hardscaping include brick walls, stone walls, walkways, retaining walls, patios, and driveways.
Deal with Less Damage
One reason to get a hardscaping project started in the winter is the fact that you won’t have to deal with as much damage to your home. Protect the lawn, shrubs, and trees that take your landscape to the next level!
Another reason to focus on hardscapes during the fall and winter is that you can save some cash. This is because it’s easier to draw up a budget that balances the investment of time and money.
Define and unite your home’s landscape by adding some hardscaping features. Plus, with the right decorative touches, you can amaze everyone who drops by to visit this holiday season!
Get Ready for Spring
Getting a jump on the spring season is never a bad idea, especially in the world of revitalizing your home. All of the hardscapes will have finished drying, setting, and are cleaned and ready to go. Find a spot to sit and read in the sun with some lemonade once March and April come back – you will have earned it!
Tips to Get Started
One of the problems in the winter is how to handle mortar. If the temperatures outside are lower than forty degrees, then don’t try to lay down any mortar. Be careful when you have to shovel snow, though – use plastic blades instead of metal ones. Once a hardscape project has been completed, it is time to give it more protection with stone or masonry sealant, especially if you know that snow is in the forecast. Also, be cautious when you go to use deicers and other similar solutions. They might leave stains or damage and discolor your stone, cement, or bricks in other ways.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Atlantic Maintenance Group
Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.