Create a Winter Wonderland with Holiday Displays and Winter Landscaping

Craft a Warm and Welcoming Atmosphere with Professional Landscapers in Westchester County

Landscaping Design

As winter creeps in, a blank canvas of snow and ice covers our lawns and landscaping. Your views don’t have to be boring or bleak, the team at Landwork Contractors is here to help. With our help can transform your landscaping into the Winter wonderland of your dreams as you enjoy the comfort of your cozy home or office. 

Winter Comes Alive with Easy Landscaping Tips

The Hudson River Valley is known across the nation for its beautiful panoramas and incredible grounds. You can create some of those beautiful views outside your window with these tips. 

  • Berries, Birds, and Color- The jewel tones from the berries contrast with the white of the snow, creating a stunning picture for friends and family. Be sure to include some evergreen bushes with berries for our feathered friends. Though many local birds migrate south, some stay behind through winter. Attract them with berries or lovely seed ornaments and enjoy the show. Be sure to place them away from your foundational plantings so as not to attract hungry mice. 
  • Holiday Displays- There are many winter holidays that you can celebrate in your landscaping. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, and Valentine’s Day can all be represented with some lovely timeless pieces. The team at Landwork Contractors can help you set up your personal holiday display with wreaths, lights, window boxes, porch displays and more. These little touches can add so much to your home or office. 
  • Stunning, Colorful Evergreens- You really can’t go wrong with evergreens in winter. From their fragrant boughs to their gorgeous colors, these trees and shrubs can bring any winter landscape to life. Not sure if you want permanent evergreens? Potted options give you the bursts of color you need with plenty of options. 
  • Roaring Fires- A warm hearth, inside or outside, provides comfort and relaxation on chilly winter nights. The team at Landwork Contractors can help you design the perfect fire-pit and supply your firewood for the season. You can simply come home and enjoy the crackling embers while you sip your evening cocoa. 
  • Mulch- Besides providing protection and nutrition for your gardens, mulch is also a great design option. You can choose from many different colors and textures to add some spice to the bland colors of winter. 
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  • Hardscaping- Winter is a wonderful time to add hardscaping touches to your landscape. Consider putting a brightly colored bench on the garden path. A gorgeous pergola or beautiful natural wood fencing are also great additions for your winter landscape. 

Winter doesn’t have to be dull or boring. Call the landscape design and landscape maintenance teams at Landwork Contractors today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online! We can’t wait to awaken the beauty in your winter views. 

Brighten Up Your Autumn Landscape!

Top Five Tips for Creating Vibrant Autumn Landscapes from Professional Westchester Landscapers

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There is nothing like the vibrant beauty of autumn colors along the Hudson River Valley. From brilliant golds to fiery reds, the entire countryside comes alive with beautiful colors. What if you could bring that beauty into your landscaping? The team at Landwork Contractors is here with the best tips and techniques to help brighten up your lawn and garden areas this fall. 

  • Clean Up First- Before you attempt any new fall landscaping, you should make sure to start with a good fall clean up plan. Think of it as creating a healthy foundation for your landscape and fresh canvas for your design. Your clean up plan should always include:
    1. Leaf Removal
    2. Removing Dead Limbs and Grass 
    3. Aeration and Overseeding
    4. Lawn Trimming
    5. Fall Pruning
    6. Address Irrigation Issues
    7. Tidy and Trim Lawns

By taking care of these issues, you can ensure your landscaping will stay healthy and be ready for new plantings. 

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  • Protect and Color Your Garden with Mulch- Before the first frost comes, it is important to lay out a fresh layer of mulch in your garden beds. Mulch not only protects your bushes, shrubs, trees, and flowers, it also can add some beautiful color for Autumn and Winter. 
  • Bring on the Brilliant Colors!- Fall doesn’t have to be drab or boring. You can brighten up  your landscaping with pops of color. Brilliant Mums are always a favorite and come in so many wonderful fall colors, you won’t know which ones to pick. Another option is adding vibrant ornamental shrubs and grasses.
  • Add Evergreens!- Evergreens add so much to landscaping. Their tall branches can turn any pathway into a regal entrance. The fragrant scents coming from their leaves create a warmth that can turn any location into a home. They also provide privacy and lower noise pollution. Plus, they stay beautiful and vibrant all year long. Some options for evergreens include: 
    • Line pathways to create an intimate or more sophisticated design.
    • Use as a screen along the edge of your property to lower noise and increase privacy.
    • Use as foundational plantings to protect and add more curb appeal to your home or office. 
    • Add potted evergreens for the Holiday season. Decorate or trim to suit your design. 
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  •  Add Texture- While color is important, textures can also really bring your landscaping alive during autumn months. Consider adding:
    • Ornamental Grasses
    • Holiday Displays
    • Pumpkins
    • Hay Bales
    • Cabbages
    • Peppers
    • Wreaths

A few quick additions and changes will transform your dull landscaping into a beautiful masterpiece. The design team at Landwork Contractors is always ready to help you transform any landscape. Call us today for more information at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online. 

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Top Five Professional Tips to Protect Your Landscaping

Without special care and preventative measures, you could be spending a lot of money in the spring to fix problems caused during the winter. The team at Landwork Contractors is here to help you save money by caring for your landscaping and lawn needs now. Here are our top five tips for winterizing your landscaping and lawn. 

Five Steps to Winterize Your Lawn and Landscaping

From dry periods to freezing temperatures, harsh winter weather can wreck your landscaping and lawn. Protecting your investments is simple with these five professional steps:

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  1.  Aerate and Overseed- To get those gorgeous golf course lawns, you need to make sure to follow annual aeration and overseeding plan. Aeration will open up the soil in your lawn and overseeding will create new growth.
  2. Clean Up Everything- Every winterizing plan has to start with a quick tidying of every area of your landscaping.
    1. Rake Leaves- Leaves can create mold, kill off healthy grass, or become slippery hazards. Our team of experts offers professional leaf removal services to completely remove leaves before they become an issue.
    2. Pick Up Debris- Gather fallen limbs, branches, blooms, and all other debris before they invite pests.
    3. Clean Out Drains and Gutters- Remove debris from gutters and drains to prevent puddles or mold.
    4. Pick Up Tools and Toys- A blanket of snow can hide a lot of items. Before it snows, remove them so you don’t trip over them and they don’t kill your grass. Also, be sure to store your pool patio items if you won’t use them over the winter, they can mildew or collect mold during snowy months.
  3. Fresh Layers of Mulch- Mulch is the superhero of gardens. A nice blanket of mulch will protect and feed your plants all winter long. A simple, fresh layer of mulch will:
    • Protect Against Frost
    • Increase Nutrients
    • Prevent Pests
    • Prevent Weeds
    • Retain Water in the Soil
  4. Check and Update Irrigation Systems- Bad irrigation throughout your landscaping could destroy your lawn, gardens, and home or office. A quick check-up on your irrigation systems can prevent costly repairs later. If you don’t have an irrigation system, the team at Landwork Contractors is happy to help create a plan that protects your home.
  5. Wrap Up Trees and/or Plant Evergreens- If you have some beautiful deciduous trees, it is important to wrap them up before winter. Burlap wrapped around trees helps prevent damage caused by winds, burns from the sun, and nicks from nibbling rodents. 

If you have more questions or are ready to start a winterizing plan, contact the team at Landwork Contractors today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment. Our experts have all the skills you need to protect your favorite investment. 

Time to Get Started on Your Fall Cleanup Plan

Protect Your Home from the Elements with Professional Fall Maintenance 

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Cleaning up before winter sets in helps you protect your home and property from falling limbs, loose gravel, mold, erosion issues and much more. The team at Landwork Contractors have all the tools and experience you need to tidy up your landscape and get it ready for winter weather. Here are just a few reasons it’s time for you to start your fall clean up plan. 

1) Catch Problems Early- When you choose to clean up each fall, you are better able to catch issues and mistakes before they become too big or too expensive to handle. A professional landscaper will be able to examine your soil, lawn, and gardens for issues like:

  • Mold in Your Grass
  • Erosion Near Your Foundation
  • Diseased Plants
  • Protect Against Pests
  • Dry Patches in Your Lawn
  • Rubbed Marks on Trees
  • Broken or Dangling Limbs
  • Drainage Issues

Start early and you’ll have the time you need to fix these minor issues before they become major nightmares.  

2) Strengthen the Roots of Your Grass- Over those hot summer months, grass can become wilted and dry. Roots under the soil can become weak and susceptible to disease. Scheduling a simple aeration and overseeding procedure for your lawn will allow nutrients, water, sun, and oxygen to travel deep into the soil, strengthening roots. 

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3) Inspect Your Driveway for Cracks and Potholes

Before winter hits, you should inspect your driveway for cracks or potholes. You’ll protect your car from damage and company from slipping on icy, bumpy pavement. Fall is a great time to repave your driveway or have a new driveway installed. The temperatures are just right for setting pavers or paving your black top.

4) Remove Leaves and Debris Before Winter- Piles of leaves left on your lawn can create slick spots, damage your lawn, and invite pests into your landscaping. Use a professional leaf removal service to not only get the leaves off of your lawn but also away from your property. 

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5) Add Colorful Plants and Decorations to Your Lawn- Once you’ve cleaned up and prepped your landscaping for winter, it’s nice to add some color. You can place potted plants near entryways, install new shrubs, and trees, or even do some harvest decorations for fall.

The best way to protect your landscape and your home from damage is to have routine seasonal maintenance. Before it gets too late, get started on your fall landscape maintenance and clean-up plans. Call Landwork Contractors at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online. We’ll make sure your home is protected and ready for winter. 

Why is Aeration and Overseeding Important for Your Lawn?

Lawncare Professionals Answer Your Questions on Aeration and Overseeding

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Just like your home,  your landscaping needs regular seasonal maintenance. For your lawn, that means routine fall aeration and overseeding. The team at Landwork Contractors have been caring for lawns and landscapes in the area for over 18 years. Here’s why aeration and overseeding needs to be on your fall to-do list. 

Over the hot, busy months of summer, your lawn can take a beating. Your yard could be affected by:

  • Heavy foot traffic pushes the soil down and creates bare patches of compacted soil. 
  • Hot weather dries soil out, making your grass dry, brittle, and brown. 
  • Unhealthy grass becomes more prone to infections, mold, pests, and weeds, making your lawn care routine more difficult. 
  • Cut grass and other debris gather at the top of your soil, creating thick layers of thatch that choke out nutrients, water, and sunlight. 
  • Sparse, dry grass isn’t thick enough to control rainwater runoff and other drainage issues, which can cause foundation and structural issues for your home. 
  • Layers of thatch and/or compacted soil keep moisture on the surface of your lawn, increasing opportunities for molded and swampy areas to form. 

How do you avoid these issues before they start? Perform simple aeration and overseeding every fall and you’ll save yourself a ton of headaches and potentially a lot of money. 

How Does Aeration and Overseeding Work for Your Lawn?

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Aeration creates tiny holes in your lawn which provide room in your soil to let oxygen, sunlight, and nutrients reach down to the roots of your grass. The further these essentials can get into your lawn, the healthier your landscape will be. Once you’ve aerated your lawn, you can encourage even more growth by spreading seeds throughout the lawn, a procedure that is known as overseeding. 

Adding seeds and small amounts of fertilizer in fall allows for new seeds to take root when after the heat of summer and before the freezing weather of winter. Fall aeration and overseeding let your seeds take root so they can be stronger, healthier, and more durable during the rest of the year. 

Benefits of Aeration and Overseeding in Fall

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Take a look at these incredible benefits of aerating your lawn. 

  • Bouncy Green Lawns
  • Fewer Weeds
  • Less Maintenance
  • Provides Protection Against Erosion
  • Makes Your Home Stand Out
  • Keeps Bugs and Pests Away
  • Improves the Texture and Health of Your Soil
  • Adds Value to Your Home
  • Makes Your Lawn More Durable During Drought or Frost

If you have more questions, contact the Landwork Contractors team at 914-479-2357 or make an appointment online. We’ll revive your lawn and get you ready for winter. 

Top Five Benefits of Fall Aeration for Your Lawn

Professional Landscaping Provide Aeration Services in Putnam and Westchester Counties

As we enter fall, the best thing you can do for your grass is show it a little love with professional aeration. The team of skilled lawn care experts at Landwork Contractors has over 18 years of experience nurturing lawns in the Westchester and Putnam County area. 

Aeration Explained

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To put it simply, aeration is adding air to your soil. Professional landscapers use a tool that will pull tiny pieces of soil and thatch out of your lawn. This allows for more water, air, and nutrients to reach the roots of your grass. Here are the top five benefits of fall aeration.

1) Removes Compacted Soil- Overtime your lawn can become compacted by heavy use or drought. Aerating your lawn moves soil around a bit which is a complete game-changer for the health of your lawn

2) Improves the Health of Your Grass- Your lawn needs four main things to survive and thrive; oxygen, water, sunlight, and nutrients. When your soil is compacted or covered in thatch, none of those essentials can reach the roots. Aeration provides a channel for these necessities to reach your grass. 

3) Encourages Strong Roots- When water can’t reach deep into your soil, roots become shallow and brittle. This means your grass also becomes brittle. By shifting the soil around a little, aeration allows water and nutrients to get down deep into the soil, creating stronger more durable roots. 

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4) Improves the Look and Feel of Your Lawn- Admit it, you’re a little jealous of those gorgeous lawns with perfectly manicured grass. Aeration can quickly transform your yard into that same vibrant, bouncy, lush lawn you are dreaming of. With strong roots, fewer weeds, fewer pests, and fewer disease issues, your lawn will be healthy. Blades of grass will be more resistant to drought, they’ll be stronger, giving you that bounce you love.

5) Creates a Low Maintenance Lawn- Since your roots are stronger and your grass is healthier, you’ll have less work to do. Aeration cuts down on weed growth, disease, pests, and mold. You won’t be spending time every weekend fixing another problem with your lawn. 

Fall is right around the corner, now is the time to start your aeration plan. The experts at Landwork Contractors are ready to help. Call us today at 914-479-2537, or you can make an appointment online. We’ll turn your blah lawn into a gorgeous landscape. 

How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home or Business

Professional Landscape Designs in Westchester, NY Make a Great First Impression

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Curb appeal can make or break the value of your home. It can also encourage customers to come inside your office or turn them away. Landwork Contractors provides trusted landscape design services in Westchester and Putnam Counties that will attract buyers and clients. Did you know that a first impression is made in the first seven seconds? Make that first impression count with these landscape design ideas for your home or office. 

Keep it Tidy

A neat and tidy landscape assures guests that your home or office is also maintained. Try the following to maintain an uncluttered and pleasing appearance.

  • Trim and Mow Grass- Even if your office has a tiny patch of grass, you’ll want to keep it trimmed. Uneven lawns look like no one cared enough to tend to them. 
  • Prune- Trees that have water sprouts sticking out at odd angles or dead limbs dangling down look messy and unwanted. Show your guests you care by keeping up with your trees and shrubs. Professional pruning is the best bet since experts will know what and how to prune your plants.
  • Pick Up Debris- Scattered leaves, broken limbs and just random debris can turn a beautiful landscape into an eyesore. Make sure to pick up anything littering your landscaping.

Add Pops of Color

Even if you only have room for a few outdoor potted urns, add color to your office or home. Splashes of color naturally attract the eye. Make your home or office a focal point by:

  • Mulch- With a variety of colors, mulch is a great attention getter all year long. Adding a layer to small flower beds or even around bushes will create a beautiful effect that people will naturally be drawn to. 
  • Seasonal Flowers- Mix it up a little by adding different plants and flowers for each season. Your professional landscaper will be able to tell you which plants work for which season. 

Add Texture

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Besides adding color, create an eye-catching picture with different types of texture. You can do this with the following additions.

  • Bushes
  • Evergreen Trees
  • Ornamental Grasses
  • Assorted Pavers for Pathways
  • Stone or Brick Borders

Add Convenience and Comfort

Welcome your guests and clients in with hardscape additions for their convenience and comfort. Consider adding:

  • Benches
  • Retaining Wall Seating
  • Pathways
  • Driveways
  • Decks
  • Stairs

Creating curb appeal is easy when you know how. If you have more questions or are interested in renewing your landscape, the trusted team of landscapers at Landwork Contractors are here to help. Make an appointment online or call us today at 914-479-2537. 

Create Your Own Oasis with a Custom Crafted Pool Patio in Westchester and Putnam County

Professional Masons Give Top Tips for Pool Patio Design

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Landwork Contractors has a team of skilled masons with over 300 years of combined experience who can make your dreams come alive.  They’re ready to share their expertise with you. Here are the top five tips we have for designing your pool patio

1) Decide How You’ll Use the Area

For many homeowners, the pool patio isn’t just for the pool. It’s also a place to eat, lounge, entertain, and storing equipment. So as you plan, think about all the things you want to include in your patio. Options include:

  • Fire Pits
  • Outdoor Kitchens
  • Grilling Stations
  • Full-Service Bar
  • Lounging Area
  • Playing Area
  • Storage and Organization

Understanding what you want out of your pool patio will help everything else fall into place. 

2) Layout and Size

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Size and layout are very important as you start your hardscape design. Why have a pool patio if you can’t get any sun or have room for your grill? Professional designers can help you see all the angles so you have a patio that fits your needs. They’ll know what size you need and how to situate everything to suit your needs.  

3) Choose the Right Materials

Choosing the right materials can make or break a pool patio. Using custom crafted concrete, pavers or natural stone can help  you protect against slips and prevent cracking. Stick with lighter colored materials that will reflect not absorb the sun’s heat. Landwork Contractors is and Authorized Unilock Contractor so we use only the best materials. 

4) Don’t Forget Storage

You do not want a messy pool patio. People can trip or slip. It becomes a dangerous situation. Make sure you include storage for your pool tools, equipment, and accessories. Consider including:

  • Built-in Storage 
  • A Bathhouse
  • Storage House
  • Outdoor Furniture with Storage Compartments


5) Include Fencing

Fences will not only provide you with privacy, but it will also protect against unwanted guests like stray dogs and prevent drowning, especially with young children.

Build Your Dream Pool Patio Today

It isn’t too late to get your pool patio ready for summer. The team at Landwork Contractors have the skill and knowledge you need to create a beautiful backyard retreat for your home. Call us today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online. You’ll be relaxing by the water in no time.

How Do You Water Your Lawn for Summer?

Professional Landscapers In Westchester Provide Secrets to a Lush Lawn

Keeping lawns lush and healthy during the summer can be a fulltime job. The trusted team of professional lawn care experts at Landwork Contractors answers. We’re here to help you care for and maintain your lawn during these hot, dry months. Here are our secrets to a vibrant, green lawn. 

Water In the Early Morning 

The earlier in the day you water your lawn provides a lot of benefits for your grass. Here’s why. 

  1. Lower temperatures all water to reach root systems before the heat and air dry it up. 
  2. You’ll conserve water and money since evaporation will be lower. 
  3. You’ll have less runoff seeping off of your grass.
  4. Water will have time to sink in and dry out before nightfall, protecting your lawn from the mold.

Provide At least 1”-1 ½” of Water Each Week 

Your lawn needs an inch or an inch and a half of water every week at least. Use a water gauge to measure the amount of water from sprinklers or hoses. Don’t have one? Use a can and a ruler to create a homemade water gauge and place it in your lawn while the sprinklers run. 

Water a Few Times a Week

If you water daily, you can create a shallow and weak root system. A deep watering a few times each week will help your grass develop stronger roots, making it more resistant to dry spells. 

Water More During Hot Spells

Your lawn can be severely damaged when temperatures start to soar. During dry spells, make sure you raise the blades on your mower for a higher cut, then water your grass a little every day to help it cool off. 

Watch for Run Off and Overflow

If you see that water is streaming off the lawn into gutters or streets, stop watering and allow the water to soak in. Wait a few minutes then continue to water. If you see this happening a lot, it could be a sign of impaction 

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Professional Lawn Care in Westchester and Putnam Counties

Seeking the help of a lawn care professional will help you keep your yard looking lush and healthy. The team at Landwork Contractors have over 18 years of lawn care experience, let us handle the hard work for you. Call our experts today at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online

How to Design Your Dream BBQ Center

Professional Hardscaping in Westchester County Brings Cookouts to Life

Who doesn’t love summertime cookouts and barbeques? They are one of the best parts of the season. Imagine having your own BBQ of grilling center, complete with everything you need to deliver the perfect steak. What do you see when you envision your perfect outdoor cooking space? The team at Landwork Contractors can make that dream come true with our skilled team of masons. Not sure where to start? Here’s how to get started on your BBQ Center design.

What Are Your Favorite Foods?

What you love to eat can help you decide what you need to put into your design plan. If you don’t enjoy slow cooking, you might want a smaller grill. If you love s’mores, you might want to add a fire pit or fire place. A few options to consider include:

  • Built-In Grill
  • Pizza Oven
  • Outdoor Stove
  • Free Standing Grill Station
  • Outdoor Refrigerators
  • Outdoor Prep Stations

Include areas to prepare your food and a refrigerator for drinks. You’ll spend a lot less time going in and out of the house and a lot more time enjoying your barbeque.

Who’s On Your Guest List?

The number and type of guests you have can help you choose features that will work for you. Keep in mind the age and interests of the people you usually spend time with, including your children. Consider the following options:

Large Groups:

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  • Plenty of Built-In Seating
  • Ledges or Tables to Eat From
  • Wide Pathways
  • Built-In Sink
  • Built-In Fridge
  • Built-In Storage

Small Groups:

  • Intimate or Close Seating
  • Smaller Pathways
  • Medium Sized Grills

Adult Guests:

  • Bar Area
  • Wine Racks
  • Contemporary Fire Pits
  • Fire Places
  • Water Features

For Young Guests:

  • Wide Open Areas for Play
  • Wide Paths
  • Separate Zones for Cooking and Eating
  • Rounded Edges
  • Built In Seating and Eating Areas

Think about your guests and make decisions that will make entertaining easier. Including an outdoor sink and some storage are great options for people who enjoy entertaining regularly.

How Much Space Do You Have?

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A lot can be done in a small space if planned properly. Using design options like retaining wall seating or grading and leveling can maximize space or create new space.

Whatever BBQ Center design you are dreaming of, we’re here to make it happen. Call Landwork Contractors to get started today. You can reach us at 914-479-2537 or make an appointment online. We’ll have you grilling out in no time.