This customers old metal edging was beginning to rust out in some places. This was causing some of the gravel yard to slip as well as affecting the growth of the grass in other areas. Cut stone border and some flagstone added more height and depth for the gravel to keep grass area of the yard separate.
Changing the old tree rings to cut stone helped bring everything together and consistent.
A section of flagstone was added for more definition while allowing a mower in without gravel in the wheels. It could also eventually be extended into a walkway.
The stone will never need to be replaced, unless the customer wants to redo the yard entirely at some point. At which time the cut stone can always be re-purposed into a fire pit, walkway or other project. We love using rock edging, it is a little more expensive than metal. However the curb appeal and longevity certainly make up for the price. We will be replacing the neighbors old metal edging with stone this winter, keep an eye on our Instagram for those pictures.
We hope everyone stays safe and bundles up tonight if they are going out, it’s going to be a cold one. Chimney sweeps and gas unit cleaning /light ups are on the top of our priority list at the moment. If you haven’t had your unit taken care of yet give us a call instead of being cold. Jeff has been staying out late to make sure customers are warm.
Leaf season is officially in full swing. If you haven’t been scheduled yet please call soon. Being on a routine maintenance schedule is cheaper than a one time clean up, as it takes less man hours.
Next week we start Holiday Lighting installation. The entire first week and a half of November are already booked. New customers who call and schedule during November ask for a discount. Existing lighting customers who refer us ask Jeff as well, we appreciate it immensely.
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
The rain has been pretty constant this summer. Flooding has been a major issue in a lot places. Homes, lawns and driveways are suffering while the grass looks gorgeous.
Keeping the gutters clean and free of debris can help protect your home and in many cases lawn as well. Impacted down spots can be expensive to replace. As well as doing damage to your home and causing erosion in your lawn.
We often forget about our guttering until it is raining, and no one wants to be out on a ladder cleaning them then. Even if they are overflowing and causing damage or just being a nuisance.
Unfortunately gutters don’t just funnel water way from doorways and windows they also transport dirt, leaves and other debris that accumulate on our roofs. This can damage the gutter downspouts if they are not cleaned regularly. Along with siding and facia. In some cases the gutters can even be torn from the house due to excess weight.
For the month of September in 2019 2 J’s & Sons is offering all new customers 20% of their first gutter cleaning service. Don’t forget to ask about power washing siding, sidewalks and outdoor sitting areas as well.
The Autumn Equinox will officially arrive at 8:54 tonight. Lets get ready for hopefully cooler weather finally. Nights by the fire roasting s’mores and changing leaves.
Here is our fall check list to get ready for winter, not that we need to hurry and complete it to soon here in NWA. A few tips on how to care for Mums for those of you who want to start on Autumn and Halloween decor early.
Don’t forget to call and schedule your leaf clean up service for this year. Or any other lawn maintenance that may be needed before the end of the year including a new gas or wood fire pit to sit by.
Thank you for always being there to spoil us, teach and share with us. But most of all for loving all of your grandchildren unconditionally.
Spring may have finally arrived. Hopefully the temperatures will stay up and frost will stay at a minimum for the rest of the season. Now is a good time to plant bulbs, trees and shrubs. Not to mention mowing, removing the rest of last years leaves and shrub pruning.
We are also about to start laying sod in the next couple of weeks. Spring is a great time to lay new sod before the weather gets to hot. The spring rain helps a lot with fresh sod to and cuts out time spent watering.
Give to 2 J’s a call to get your yard back in shape and all spruced up for the year.
In celebration of Labor Day we would like to offer anyone who schedules an estimate between September 1 and September 4th, 15% off of our normal labor charge. Estimates are always FREE. So if you are in need of lawn work or landscaping give us a call to talk about your next project.
Summer is still in swing but the nights are getting cooler and fall is just around the corner. The time to start preparing for cooler weather is coming. If you have been thinking about adding a fire pit to your backyard to enjoy the nice fall nights checkout some of the previous ones we have built.
Speaking of cooler nights don’t forget that we also do chimney sweeps. September is a good month to start thinking about your heating needs and booking cleaning for chimneys and gas units before the service guys get swamped with calls.
2 J’s & Sons hopes that everyone has a fun and safe Labor Day weekend.