June 01 2022

You’re Ready for Summer—But Is Your Landscape?

For all that we endure in winter, it doesn’t take much to get excited for summer in NJ. That first warm day in spring instantly reminds us of everything we love about summer, from beaches and boardwalks to outdoor dining, adventures, vacations, and even staycations.

If you have an outdoor space, summer is the perfect time to invite your friends and family—but your landscape doesn’t get itself summer-ready on its own. Sure, things spring to life and naturally look better than winter. Still, you’ll need to think and act on the features that define outdoor living, including:

Ambiance
More than just a backyard, you want a true backyard oasis—a private space that feels like a luxury escape. Water and fire features can help create a peaceful, soothing atmosphere that will make you want to stay home rather than go out. And when you’re hosting, ambiance is even more important. Your guests are going out of their way to spend a summer day at your place; make sure it’s worth their while! Landscape design is all in the details.

Convenience
Going back and forth from indoors to outside can take away from the quality time you spend with your loved ones. It can also get tiring if you’re carrying food and beverages from the kitchen to the backyard all day. Perhaps the pinnacle of outdoor living, an outdoor kitchen is a total game-changer. Walkways and patio design are also important to consider so guests can easily navigate the exterior of your home to the main outdoor hangout area. 

Eye Candy
One of the best things about summer is seeing your landscape thrive. As important as form and function may be, landscaping also quite simply requires some fireworks. No, not the kind you see on the Fourth of July. We’re talking about flowering plants that add bright pops of color. Think of them also as eye candy. Petunias, Sea Holly, Stella de Oro Daylilies and Brown-Eyed Susans are just a few of our favorite plants that bloom all summer long.

Health & Safety
Humans aren’t the only ones who come out to play in summer. Bugs do, too. But don’t worry, High Tech has you covered with its Integrated Plant Health Care Systems (IPHCS) division. Not only does IPHCS help to keep disease-carrying pests like mosquitoes and ticks at bay, we also simultaneously keep your plants truly healthy down to the roots. In summer, though, insect control is undoubtedly one of our most sought-after services.

Enjoyment
With all the above checked off your list, you can do what you were dreaming about all winter: simply enjoy summer. If it gets too hot for your liking, you can also use landscaping to beat the summer heat and kick back in the shade. Ready, set, summer. Now, learn how to host the perfect backyard summer BBQ. Looking for residential landscaping in NJ to bring out the best of every season? Contact High Tech today!