Top 5 Flowers for Summer

Now that the temperatures are consistently higher and schools have let out, we officially know that it’s summertime. With gorgeous weather and families and friends coming to visit, everyone is spending more and more time outside. Is your yard looking a little boring or dead?

One of the quickest and easiest ways to impress company is by planting flowers in your yard. Seasonal flowers are a fun way to brighten up your property; however, not all flowers are appropriate for the summer heat.

As one of the top mulch and outdoor companies in Montgomery County, PA, here is a list of the top five flowers for Pennsylvania and New Jersey this summer!

  • Coreopsis. Coreopsis usually flower into a beautiful and bright yellow bulb, but come in a variety of colors. They are essentially hassle-free and thrive in the summer heat.

 

  • Dahlia. Dahlias are known for their unique floral shape, which forms a beautiful ball of symmetrical petals in adulthood. They are one of the prettiest summer flowers but come in variety of types, so be sure to ask your local gardener or landscaper what the specific needs of your type are.

 

  • Marigolds. Most people know marigolds for their fiery orange and yellow color scheme, but they’re also beloved because they are easy to care for and easy to plant! If this is your first season planting flowers, marigolds are an excellent beginner’s choice.

 

  • Snapdragon. Sometimes called “Beardtongue,” snapdragons are known for their beautiful pink and white tube-shaped flowers. They require a large amount of sun, so they’re perfect for the summer season. If you love hummingbirds, plant a bed near your windows- they’re a favorite of birds that eat nectar.

 

  • Gloriosa Lily. This neon pink and yellow flower is perfect for homes with a large amount of vines because they can grow amongst bricks or vining, decorating your home with beautiful and unique flowers. However, be warned that these flowers are poisonous if ingested, so they are not well suited for families with small children or pets.

If you are interested in learning more about these flowers or want to find out about our hardscaping installation services in Bucks County, we encourage you to contact us today!

Landscaping Tips to Try This Summer

It is important to make sure that you’re keeping up with your landscaping while your yard is in full bloom this summer. When the temperatures start to rise, you can make your yard more beautiful than ever with improved landscaping and hardscaping. With the help of Anthony Landscapes, you can give some of these summer landscaping tips a try to watch your yard become one of the most beautiful on the block.

Consider installing a patio

If you love to entertain, there’s no better way to beat the heat during the summer than installing a patio right in your backyard. Paver patios in Montgomery County PA have become very popular because they turn a bumpy or messy yard into a clean, cool place to relax. Paver patios give your yard a classy look while also providing plenty of room for your next backyard barbecue!

Plant Vegetables

Take advantage of the heat this summer by planting vegetables that thrive in high temperatures. Depending on your area, growing vegetables like okra, chili peppers, beans and eggplants isn’t only great for your health, it also helps the environment as well! Do a little research on what types of vegetables thrive in your summer climate, and consider making gardening your new hobby.

Maintain paths and walkways

During the summer, it can become particularly important to maintain the quality of paths and walkways because children and pets playing can trip over broken concrete. Hardscaping installation in Bucks County can help to make sure that your walkways are safe and up-to-date, and also create new ones if you have begun to expand your yard.

Summer is the season to spend time with family and friends outside. If your yard needs a seasonal update or you’ve been looking to have some hardscaping work done, call our professionals here at Anthony’s Landscapes will leave you with a yard you can’t wait to show off to your friends, family and neighbors.

 

4 Ways to Get Your Property Ready for Spring

 

One day, the weather is dreary and damp; the next, it is sunny and hot. Spring can be a roller coaster ride when it comes to weather. However, one thing is for certain: the weather is getting better, and you will be spending more time outside.

At Anthony Landscapes, our goal is to create unique concepts for your outdoor living space. Here are four ways to get your property ready for spring.

Seasonal Cleanup

The first and most practical way to get your property ready for spring is with a spring cleanup. Our trained professionals will remove all debris from your property and have your lawn become the envy of your neighborhood. The cleanup includes services such as trimming and shaping shrubs, mulching, leaf blowing, removing weeds, inspecting irrigation, removing weeds and raking.

Pool Installation

Once your property is cleaned up, you will want to make the most out of it. You can turn to us for a new pool. Our inground pool contractors in Bucks County, PA will work with you to devise a poolscape plan and offer you custom features such as unique stone elements, waterfalls, landscape lighting, fountains and much more.

Mulching and Planting

Getting mulch put down can be a game changer for your property. Not only does mulch liven up your flower beds and trees, but it also suppresses weed growth, reduces the compaction of soil from rain, conserves moisture and helps keep soil cool in summer and warm in winter.

Once the mulch is down, it is time to plant beautiful flowers, shrubs and bushes to make your home stand out from the rest in your neighborhood.

Hardscaping

Our hardscaping services can enhance the appeal of your backyard. Here just some of the options that you have at your disposal:

  • Patios: A patio gives you a comfortable space to host a barbecue or simply sit outside and read on a nice day.
  • Walkways: Looking for a safe way for you and you guests to get around your property? A walkway is the solution for you.
  • Retaining walls: A retaining wall will do wonders for your home and garden as it holds soil and adds another dimension to your property.
  • Fire pits: Want to keep the party going past sunset? Stay outside and share stories and s’mores by the warmth provided by a fire pit.
  • Outdoor kitchens: Don’t want to miss out on the party when cooking? With an outdoor kitchen, you have everything at your disposal to serve a delicious dinner.

If you wish to learn more about how our team gets your property ready for spring or inquire further about our Bucks County landscape services, we encourage you to call us at 215-596-4730 or fill out a contact form on our website.