Wedding Yard Makeover

This great yard boasts a wonderful lake view. It also makes a wonderful place to host a summer wedding, or in this case two.

We moved flowerbeds, built a couple of new ones. Added steps for better access to the lake front, and a cute walkway to connect the house and steps together.

Retaining walls and channel drains were added for erosion control. As an added bonus the retaining walls give the yard more texture, and make additional seating and planting areas. All of the guests attending will have a level place to converge and sit for the celebrations.

Sod and some seed helped to complete the setting and give the yard a fresh new feel.

 

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Belgard cobblestone pavers

 

 

Weather Clean Up 15% Off

We know how badly a lot of people were effected by the storms over the weekend. Our town and personal property were hit pretty hard by all of the rain and flooding. We would like to offer anyone who needs help removing debris or tractor work 15% OFF.

2 J’s & Sons wishes that we could do more to help. Please give us a call if you need yard work or repair done. Are thoughts are with all of those effected by the recent weather.

 

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New Sod and Flower Beds

This yard went from a rocky mess to a green dream. New sod and flowerbeds, to go with a new home.

 

We planted phlox, ornamental grasses, glit edge, nandina, purple leaf crepe myrtle,and a pencil bush just to name a few. It was all capped off with a Japanese Maple. These hardy perennials will keep coming back and looking great every year with very little maintenance.

Now we just have to wait on all the spring rain coming in to help it all flourish.

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Mid Winter Special

We would like to help everyone get their yards ready for this coming Spring time. After sitting in the house and looking out the window I’m sure that a lot of you have started planning for improvements to your yards.

I want to help as many people as I can to get ready for the new season so now through Feb 20th we are offering 20% off all labor over $200 when you mention you saw this promotion. It will be posted on all of my media outlets to help as many people as we can.

From us to you, we wish you a great spring and summer to come.

 

Blue Grey Flagstone

This is a great blueish-grey colored flagstone. This rock made a lovely sitting area and fire pit.

It has a great retaining wall sitting area, and was finished just in time for holiday entertaining.

Although the fire pit is very narrow, we built in two clean out places on the bottom. These also provide airflow to keep the fire going, and make getting one started easier.

 

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Native Stone Fire Pit 

Aspen Cobblestone Sitting Area

This cute suburban backyard just got a little bit more family friendly. Belgard’s Cobble pavers in Aspen have turned the family’s small back porch into an enjoyable sitting and grilling area. It also added a space for the kids play house without killing dad’s grass.

 

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Cobblestone Sitting Area

Fall To Do List

Halloween is over and Thanksgiving just around the corner. These are traditional markers for bringing in the harvest and other winter preparations. We are trying to check off our fall do lists, and thought we might share some of the things on it with you. autumn-oak-foliage

  • Re-pot and bring in an houseplants that went outside for the summer
  • Cut Back Perennial Plants
  • Divide Perennials
  • Dig up are cover and mulch cold sensitive bulbs
  • Mulch
  • Over seed the lawn
  • Plant bulbs that will bloom next spring
  • Remove Fallen Leaves
  • Clean Gutters
  • Drain and store hoses/ winterize spickets
  • Winterize and properly store lawn equipment, like the mower, weed eater, and power washer.     hose strung out

That’s a lot just concerning the yard. Not to mention taking down and tilling the garden beds. We will start taking down some of ours this week. Not all of them though our tomatoes are still going like crazy. I will leave them until we get a heavy frost and pick what I can the night before.

Some of the really important things go in inside the house. Or will help keep the house warmer when it does get cold (eventually). Not to mention also needs done for safety reasons.

  • Sweep the Chimney
  • Clean the gas furnace, and check for gas leaks
  • Cut firewood
  • Check doors and windows for cracks. Silicone or add weather stripping if needed
  • Spray for spiders

That doesn’t even include dragging out all of the winter clothes and making sure that the kids coats still fit.       Pet Chicken.jpg

Plus we can’t forget the pets. We love heated water bowls, they make our lives so much easier. We also try to keep an extra bale or two of hay on hand for the chickens or  just in case the dogs have to stay outside for an extended period when its cold.

That’s most of our winter prep list. I am sure I forgot something, but it’s a start anyway. Hopefully it helped you remember something you may have forgotten.

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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Thank You for all you have done for us and Our Country. We will take 25% off any service for Veterans that is scheduled from today until Monday 11/14/16. After this weekend tell us if you are a Veteran and we will still work something out with you.

Gutters, Mowing, Chimney Sweep, Holiday Lighting you name it 25% off anything scheduled this weekend.

Lake Front View

This is a gorgeous spot located on a little lake in Bella Vista, AR. The very steep grade of the backyard going down to the lake presented many challenges. The sidewalk leading down to the lake is so steep that you have to almost lean backward in order to walk down it. The homeowners were almost unable to use this entire area safely.

We can’t wait for the newly terraced areas to fill in with grass, and maybe sedum or other ground cover to add more color. On a happy note the homeowners now have a very nice sitting area and are able to safely bring their paddle boat to and from the lake.

graveled-slope  The entire backyard are was originaly all covered in gravel with only two retaining walls. You can see the first retaining wall up by the house.

 

 

 

Keystone Retaining wall systems The gravel below the original wall has all been cleared away. The first native stone walkway is in the process of being laid out.

 

 

 

1105161007Our first Native Stone retaining wall is starting to come together.

 

 

 

 

Native Stone Retaining Wall and Pathways  Both Native Stone walls in place with steps and a pathway.

 

 

 

 

Retaining Wall with block by KeystoneThe bottom retaining wall was raised. These blocks are a Keystone product. They are very durable and easy to assemble. We would recommend them for any similar projects, they will do their job for a very long time.

 

This is the Native Stone sitting area built into one of the walls. The perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, or just look at the lake.

 

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