Guide to Summer Outdoor Living
July 6, 2023

The Essential Guide to Summer Outdoor Living

In New Jersey, summer is so much more than a season. It’s everything you dream of and your reward for making it through the long stretch of cold weather spanning fall, winter, and oftentimes even spring.

Whether you prefer sun-soaked beach days, exciting city trips, outdoor drinks and dining at your favorite local restaurants, or all the above, there’s so much to enjoy. Still, there are times when you want to kick back and soak up summer right in your backyard. For those times, read through this summer outdoor living guide.

Summer Lawn, Tree & Shrub Care
Everything comes alive in summer, especially the surrounding shrubbery and greenery. To make the most of nature’s summer display, ensure proper care for your lawn, trees, and shrubs by hiring professionals like High Tech Landscapes’ Integrated Plant Health Care Systems (IPHCS) division. IPHCS provides comprehensive plant care down to the roots, paying special attention to the unique needs of each plant in your landscape.

During summer, your lawn requires regular maintenance to stay green and vibrant. This includes watering and fertilizing at the right intervals. Trees and shrubs also need pruning to hold their shape. IPHCS understands the importance of summer plant care and provides many services that are especially important in hot weather, including turf care, insect control, weed control, and more. Visit the IPHCS website and call now to create your summer plant health program.

Host Like a Pro
There’s nothing better than hosting a backyard summer BBQ. It’s an opportunity to gather with loved ones, soak up the sun, and grill to your hearts’ content. Preparation is of course key to keep it stress-free.

Start by decluttering and organizing your outdoor space. Clear away any debris, trim overgrown plants, and create designated areas for seating and dining. Make sure your grill is clean and in good working condition, and stock up on essentials like charcoal or propane, utensils, and plates. Then, plan your menu and prepare any marinated meats or side dishes in advance to save time on the day of the BBQ. Comfortable seating is a must, along with outdoor lighting if you plan on relaxing into the night. Read more about how to host the perfect backyard summer BBQ.

Adjust by the Month
Summer may be one season by name, but it has several distinct phases. As the months unfold from July to August and September, the way we host and enjoy summer evolves. Follow the rhythm of the season and make the most of each phase.

In July, the energy is palpable at those backyard picnics and fun-filled family gatherings. Maximize the longer daylight hours and enjoy the warmth of the season.

August brings the peak of summer, when lazy days blend with starry nights. It’s the perfect time for outdoor dinners or perhaps a planned staycation. Create a soothing atmosphere that allows you to relax and unwind.

As September rolls through, the days start to subtly cool down, signaling the transition to fall. September is a time for quiet reflection and appreciation of the changing seasons. Create serenity with calming elements like a water feature or a Zen garden so you can enjoy peaceful moments of solitude. Savor the last days of summer before the vibrant colors of fall take over. Read more about how to host outside in style all through summer.

Make a Splash
If you’re fortunate enough to have a pool, summer is the time to dive into hosting. A pool is amazing on its own, but have you considered taking your pool to the next level and transforming it into a poolscape? A poolscape goes beyond the traditional pool setup and incorporates beautiful landscaping, stylish hardscaping, and inviting amenities. It’s the integration of water and land to create an outdoor oasis that will make your backyard the envy of the neighborhood.

Imagine lounging on elegant poolside furniture, surrounded by lush greenery and stunning hardscape elements. From cascading waterfalls to soothing spa features, a well-designed poolscape adds to the experience and enhances the surrounding aesthetics. Read more about New Jersey Poolscaping 101.

Pace Yourself
Summer is an exhilarating season filled with endless possibilities. It’s easy to feel like you must be out and about all the time. Even so, enjoying your own outdoor space at home deserves its spot on your summer bucket list. Relax, recharge, rejuvenate, repeat.

Don’t let the season pass without investing in your dream outdoor oasis. Contact High Tech Landscapes to bring your vision to life and make your summer staycations truly top-notch. Our team of experts will work with you to design and create an outdoor space that reflects your unique style and enhances your quality of life. Contact us to get started.

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