WAXHAW, NC – Spring is almost here! Soon it will be time to shake off the cobwebs and move our activities outdoors. Now is a great time to give a little extra attention to your outdoor living space to prepare for warm-weather activities with your friends and family. The following are a few ideas to help you create a space you’ll love!
Add Mulch For Curb Appeal
Adding a fresh bed of mulch to your garden and shrubbery areas helps to give a well-maintained lawn a beautiful accent space. Mulch also reduces weed growth by keeping light from reaching the soil surface, reduces water loss from the soil surface (which helps to maintain soil moisture), moderates soil temperatures keeping it warmer on cool nights and cooler on hot days, and protects bare soil, which reduces soil erosion and compaction.
Phil and Pam Carter, owners of Metrolina Mulch, offer 18 varieties of mulch, including pine, hardwood, and custom blends. Metrolina Mulch has been in business in Midland, NC, since 2006 and was started by the couple after Phil returned from serving in Iraq. The company offers a variety of quality products including mulch, stones, hardscaping stones, bulk stones, straw, and high-quality soil blends. The mulch can be double and triple ground; the more it is ground, the more uniform the look. Metrolina Mulch services commercial, residential, government, church, and school buildings. They offer delivery service within a 50-mile radius.
Metrolina Mulch is offering a 10% discount for all military veterans, active duty, and reservists, active and retired law enforcement, firefighters, and EMS workers. For more information on Metrolina Mulch, visit their website, which has a quote calculator, at https://www.metrolinamulch.com/. You can also reach them via phone at (704) 888-1822
Add Trees, Shrubs, and Perrenials
The best time to begin landscaping and planting trees, shrubs, and perennials is in the months of April and May. These spring months will give your plants the opportunity to grow and acclimate during the summer and fall. For trees, consider the Flowering Dogwood, Redbud, and Crape Myrtle varieties. For perennials consider Day Lillies, Cannas, and Hibiscus. Hostas are also a hardy variety that tolerates almost any growing conditions.
Create An Elevated Garden Box
There’s nothing quite like growing your own fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This year, try creating an elevated garden box, making gardening easier on your back and knees. Elevated garden boxes keep pathway weeds from your garden soil, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage, and serve as a barrier to pests such as slugs and snails. Due to their enhanced soil drainage and ability to warm quicker than a traditional garden, raised garden boxes to provide a longer growing season than in-ground gardens. Plus, they offer a beautiful centerpiece to your backyard. There are over 50 simple garden box plans available at epicgardening.com/raised-bed-garden-plans that can have you ready to garden in no time at all! All you need are the necessary supplies, a few simple tools, and a couple of hours to work. Consider adding an elevated garden box to your backyard this spring!
Create a Permanent Outdoor Living Space
With warm weather on its way, you and your family are going to want to spend a lot more time outdoors! Consider adding to your home’s value with an enclosed outdoor living space. Enclosed porches and sunrooms offer extra living space with protection from the weather and outdoor critters like mosquitoes and flies. Entertaining becomes a breeze with a beautiful sunroom or screened-in porch, giving your family space to spread out and enjoy the outdoors. With everyone working from home due to COVID, adding an enclosed outdoor living space will make your home feel much more spacious as well!
Jerry Shkavritko of Valverax provides quality outdoor living spaces at a reasonable price. A real contractor company and exclusive builder and dealer of SunSpace Sunrooms for Charlotte, Valverax is Google-Certified and is GAF Master Elite for roofing. Valverax builds porch enclosures for outdoor living, decks, patios, sunrooms, awnings, retractable motorized screens, and pergolas, to name a few. They will be branching out to the solar industry with solar carports in the near future.
Valverax builds SunSpace Sunrooms, including the versatile WeatherMaster 200, which uses vinyl film windows instead of glass, on an aluminum frame. They also fix storm damage on roofing and offer a variety of screen options such as No-See-Ums Screens, Tuff, Phifer Standard Fiberglass Screens, BetterVue Screens, Phifer Fiberglass Mesh Insect Screens, and Phifer Fiberglass Solar Insect Screens. Pricing for projects depends on whether structures are already in place or need to be built from scratch. Valverax is offering 10% off every signed contract in March in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. For more information please visit them at valverax.com or call or text (980) 477-1783.