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It’s spring! Here are some things to think about.

Drainage

Does your yard have standing water after a rain? Does your foundation leak after a downpour? Standing water can also be a breeding ground for mosquitoes and the diseases they carry. LawnScapes can help with your drainage issues! Here are some terms you should know: A French drain is a trench filled with gravel, containing a perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from an area. French drains are used to prevent ground and surface water from pooling around building foundations and other areas where standing water is a problem. Box drains are usually constructed from brick of concrete, and are open on top, with a grate covering. These drains hold surface water and move it somewhere else. Downspouts can also be extended to move water flowing off buildings away from the foundation. Plumbers tend to bid these kind of work high, because they usually aren’t interested. Let LawnScapes give you a free, fast estimate!

Deck Washing

Keeping your deck clean is an important step in extending the life of your deck. It is recommended that you power wash decks yearly to remove dirt buildup, algae, mold, or mildew. Let LawnScapes take care of this task for you! Some other tips for keeping your deck at its best: inspect it yearly for moisture buildup and insect damage. Sweep and rake your deck regularly to remove leaves, sticks and other debris. These can cause stains and hold moisture, leading to rot, if not removed regularly. Paint or stain your deck and seal it every five years. Be sure to power wash it first! Keeping it painted/stained and sealed will also help prevent insect damage.

Lighting

Outdoor lighting can greatly enhance the beauty and security of your property. Accenting with uplights and downlights will bring the unique features of your architecture and landscape to life. There’s even an app available to control your lights remotely! Let your landscape/hardscape come alive at night, and extend your entertainment hours outside. You may even get a break on your insurance! Pull into your drive at night with the seasonal amazement that outdoor lighting brings to your home.

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