Your home patio gets good use throughout the spring, summer and into the fall. With such heavy foot traffic throughout a majority of the year, it’s crucial to make sure that you keep up with regular maintenance and necessary repairs to maximize its lifespan. Today, many patio areas are made with concrete surfaces and slabs. Much like other parts of your home, a patio will eventually need to be repaired as time goes on because of settlement, wear and tear and erosion. If you think it’s time for a patio repair, don’t worry. At Dr. Schultz Home & Tree Service, we can help provide you with the repairs you need to keep enjoying your patio for the seasons and years ahead.
If your home is on a sloped landscape chances are you have or are considering a retaining wall. A retaining wall is a stone wall that is commonly built into sloped landscapes because they provide both an aesthetic appeal as well as a functional purpose. So what’s their functionality? Here are three reasons that retaining walls are an important part of landscape design:
Summer is on its way, but before it arrives it’s a great time to consider installing that in ground pool. A pool can bring a great deal of fun and entertainment to your backyard, however in order to get there a lot of planning is involved in the process. First things first, you’ll need to plan for pool excavation.
As a homeowner you worry about maintenance both inside and outside your home. One area that you may not always think about, however, is your trees. Tree trimming is important because it helps remove dead or dying limbs, remove limbs that interfere with power lines and help keep your trees healthy. In fact, trees will grow and thrive more easily after a proper trimming.
As the winter begins to come to a close, you’re probably dreaming about the impending spring and summer weather and how you’ll take advantage of the warm sunny days this year. One way to enjoy the outdoors in the comfort of your backyard is to add a patio. Patios quickly transform a previously unused area into the perfect gathering place for family and friends. You can entertain outside almost year round with the right patio, whether you want to have backyard grilling sessions in the summertime, or snuggle under a blanket in the fall. Before patio installation begins though, it’s important to consider several things. Here is a quick guide to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your new patio space.
The cold winter months are a dangerous time for trees and plants outdoors. They are not receiving the sun and nutrients they need to grow and thrive. However winter landscaping can help keep these plants in good health throughout the cold, keeping them safe until springtime.
Snowstorms can be brutal and ultimately can be the final straw for your property trees. In order to save a weak or unstable tree and to protect your property, you can opt to have the tree braced. For fruit trees or large trees you can’t bear to see go, tree bracing can extend their lifespan and the appeal of your landscape.
Building a new house is a venture most homeowners find either pleasantly exhilarating or overwhelmingly stressful. While selecting a beautiful location and designing creative floor plans may dominate much of your attention, it is important to remember that proper preparation of the construction site is essential to the overall safety and security of your home. Before any type of site work can truly begin, you must have a surveyor stake out the property lines in accordance with residential codes. Once this process has been successfully completed, a professional contractor can begin the task of foundation excavation. In most cases, new construction excavation begins with the clearing of unwanted rocks and vegetation followed by the removal of soil from the marked boundaries of the foundation.
Homeowners are often confronted with a need to decide whether or not to remove a tree on their property. There are a variety of reasons a tree might need to be removed including storm damage, a dead or dying tree, a tree encroaching too close to other buildings or structures, troublesome roots, or simply that it is blocking a particular view. Trees can be quite a benefit to any property but occasionally the time comes when tree removal becomes essential.
Could your landscape be affecting your home’s foundation? If your landscape has water issues you may want to consider grading your landscape to ensure the safety of your home. Not only will you be protecting your home, but you’ll also be enhancing the health of your landscape. When it comes to fixing a landscape drainage problem, land grading is a great solution.