Looking for a truly rewarding resolution to make for the new year? Look outside! Your outdoor space offers countless ways to invest your time, money, and energy into something that will bring both instant gratification and long-term payoff. Move over, gym memberships. Relax, weight loss programs. Landscaping is the new most popular pick for New Year’s resolutions. Here are a few landscaping goals that anyone can make their own.
Make More of Winter
Here in New Jersey, winter tends to take up a good chunk of the year, sometimes even lasting into what should be spring. Instead of waiting for warmth, why not embrace the cold air? With the right setup, you can still use your outdoor space on those many winter days that aren’t completely freezing. A fire pit is by far the best investment to transform your landscape from barren land to winter wonderland. You can also make winter a little more colorful with winterberry, witch hazel, ornamental kale, and other cold-weather plants.
Be the First to Enjoy Spring
If you don’t see yourself sitting outside in winter even on a mild day, that’s okay. You can still make use of the time by using winter to prep for spring. It’s the best window to schedule any design-build projects without being rushed or sacrificing one bit of warm weather. From December to February is also an important stretch to plant spring bloomers like sweet peas, pansies, calendula, and others. Before you know it, you’ll begin to feel the signs of spring—and instead of “springing” into action, you’ll be able to kick back on that first warm day because the work will already be done.
Stay One Step Ahead
In landscaping, the name of the game is to always be planning for the upcoming season. That’s why NJ residential landscaping companies like High Tech are in demand year-round. Life gets busy, especially as the weather warms up and summer fun kicks in. Before you know it, your lawn is in desperate need of attention. Make the simple resolution to keep your landscape in top shape through every season and hire us to take care of the rest.
Go with the Flow
Already feeling high-strung and rather have a resolution that will help you wind down at the end of a long day at work? Add a calming water feature to your landscape. High Tech can build a custom pond and/or pool fountain that will impart an extra calming element to complement your outdoor space. Surround it with plants and a place to lounge, and you have a peaceful, private retreat right in your backyard. Read a book. Listen to a podcast. Write in a journal. Do anything besides stress. You deserve personal time each and every day.
Make a Meaningful Upgrade
The great thing about New Year’s resolutions is that they can be as modest or ambitious as you’d like. The same goes with landscape upgrades. Whether your resolution for your landscape is as simple as adding a few plants or as large as a complete redesign, there’s no wrong way to invest in your outdoor space. Contact us to get started today!