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5 Benefits of Mulch

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, March 22, 2017




The landscaping world is full of options: perennials or annuals, oak or elm, pool or outdoor kitchen (or both). Options are good because they mean you can customize your yard to your exact specifications and preferences. However, when it comes to landscaping, mulch shouldn’t be an option. It should be an automatic yes. There’s why:

 

Retains moisture

Soil loses most moisture through evaporation, particularly during hot weather. By providing shade for soil, mulch prevents evaporation and leaves more water for plants.

 

Provides nutrients

Organic mulch releases nutrients into soil as it decomposes, which nourishes plants over time. This type of mulch is made of natural elements like bark, leaves and grass clippings.

 

Prevents weeds

Mulch limits the amount of sunlight that reaches weeds. Without necessary sunlight, weeds can’t grow, which means you won’t have to spend as much time and energy pulling them.

 

Deters insects

Some varieties of mulch work as insect repellant. The key is to use fragrant mulch to most effectively prevent insects from attacking plants.

 

Limits erosion

Heavy raindrops will eventually cause soil to erode. Mulch acts as a barrier by reducing water’s impact, helping prevent erosion.

 

Even though mulch is a must-have for your landscape, you do have plenty of options. At Bloomfield Road Landscape, we offer choices: hardwood, red dyed, brown dyed, black dyed and cedar. And we’re having a bulk mulch sale so you can improve your landscape at a bargain. Stop by our new location from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to check out this great deal or contact us to learn more.



Heartland Home and Garden Show

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Calling all landscaping enthusiasts and gardeners! The Heartland Home and Garden Show will be here March 17 to 19 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Over 100 organizations will have exhibits this year, including your favorite landscaping company – Bloomfield Road Landscape.

 

Not all of the exhibits are gardening-related. In addition to landscaping displays, you’ll find businesses offering everything from décor to fresh produce and security systems. Local wineries will also be there. Most vendors will be offering special deals on their products, along with giveaways.

 

The Home and Garden Show will be open

            

Friday, March 17 from 3 – 8 pm

Saturday, March 18 from 10 am – 8 pm

Sunday, March 19 – from 10 am – 4 pm

 

Admission is only $5 for adults, and children 12 and under get in free.

 

We can’t wait to show you all the great landscaping products we have this year, and we look forward to seeing what other businesses in the region have to offer. Be sure to visit our booth, or if you have a landscaping idea before then, contact us to see how we can help.

Sneak peek: New location

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, March 08, 2017

It’s getting closer! Spring is just ahead and so is our move to Scott City. We’re ready for a more convenient location and extra space. With construction going so well, we want to give our customers a preview of our new landscaping headquarters. So without further ado, let’s take a tour: 

 

 

 

This view can be seen from I-55. We’re right off the interstate, which make us incredibly easy to visit. 

 

 

This will be our main building, where you can stop by for high-quality lawn care products and landscaping ideas.

 

 

The inside is really coming along too. 

 

 

Here is the start of our greenhouse, soon to be stocked with all your landscaping needs.

 

And of course, our picture tour wouldn’t be complete without a sky-view photo of the whole area. Things are a little messy at the moment, but once we finish spring cleaning and moving, you’ll love the transformation.

We can’t wait to show you around our new location in real life. Once we get moved, be sure to visit us at 2340 E. Outer Road in Scott City, Missouri, and if you have any landscaping needs between now and then, let us know

 

Ways to Spring Forward

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Although frost covers windshields and the cold temperature forces you to bundle up before going outside, spring is not far away. Daylight saving time, which signals the start of long summer days, begins on March 12. With warmer weather ahead, it’s time to start thinking about how you want your outdoor area to look this spring. Here are some ideas:

 

Plants and trees

The main color associated with spring is green and for good reason. The green buds on trees and plants signal nature’s return from the gray deadness of winter. Add some green to your yard by planting new trees, such as sugar maple, northern red oak and eastern red cedar. For a more vibrant color palette, plant spring flowers like tulips, daffodils and roses.

 

Patios

If you plan to do a lot of entertaining this year, spring is the perfect time to build or update your patio. Don’t settle for just an ordinary wooden deck. Add features that will make your guests want to stay all evening, like a pool, backyard kitchen or garden where you can have all the amenities you need without leaving the sunshine.

 

Outdoor lighting

When the evenings become warm, sitting inside doesn’t seem very appealing compared with listening to the sounds of birds and rustling leaves. Make the most of your yard by installing outdoor lighting. Extra lights can be useful around a patio or along a walkway. In addition to helping you find your way and keeping your home safer, lighting accents the beauty of your landscaping so you can admire your amazing patio and beautiful trees whenever you want.

 

Ready to get your landscape in shape for spring? Contact us to find out how to customize your landscaping and outdoor living space.

We’re Moving!

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Construction is really coming along, and before too long, we will be settling in at our new location at 2340 E. Outer Road in Scott City, Missouri. We look forward to moving and all of the exciting opportunities the new location will offer our customers, such as

 

More storage

An expanding customer base means we need more equipment, more supplies and basically more room. Our current location is quickly running out of storage, and our new location will provide enough room for us to store everything we need. As a result, we will be able to offer ultra-efficient service for all your landscaping needs.

 

Convenience

Our new location is right off I-55 in Scott City – you can see it from the interstate. We will be easier to visit, particularly with the construction on Bloomfield Road. Even though we will no longer be located on Bloomfield Road, we’re keeping the same name and offering the same amazing landscaping service.

 

More innovation

The best thing about our new location is that we have plenty of room to take on more landscaping projects. And once the move is complete, we will have more time to experiment and innovate to find more efficient methods and effective products to make our landscaping projects even more amazing.

 

We invite you to help us celebrate the next phase of Bloomfield Road Landscape by visiting our future home this spring at 2340 E. Outer Road, Scott City, Missouri. Thank you for being part of our business’s success.

 

 

Drone Use in Landscaping

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The lists of popular holiday gifts for the last couple years have included high-tech equipment – drones. Many people see these unmanned aerial vehicles as just remote control toys, but drones offer much more sophisticated features than model cars and planes.

 

In fact, in our line of work, drones make landscaping faster, easier and safer.

 

We fly drones over an area to capture video of the property’s layout. This is especially helpful for large projects when walking the entire grounds could take several hours. If an area looks especially unsafe, we can fly a drone over it to take a closer look without risking personal safety and review the footage to see any places that might cause problems, such as faulty irrigation. Using overhead video of the entire area, we can then create models of how the space will appear, rewinding and pausing to take a second look and plan.

 

Overall, the biggest benefit of drones in landscaping is the reduced planning costs. Of course, the overhead footage of your new landscaping and outdoor living space is pretty cool, too.

 

Take advantage of landscaping innovation by contacting Bloomfield Road Landscape to get started on your project.

 

 

3 Serious Economic Benefits of an Outdoor Kitchen

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Most people know an outdoor kitchen would be a great addition to their home. Who wouldn’t want to spend a breezy summer day enjoying barbecue with friends while relaxing by a pool? Outdoor kitchens are cost-effective additions to any home. Here’s why:

 

Extra living space

If your home becomes unbearably crowded and noisy when you host an event or the whole family visits, it may be time to consider adding some extra space. Outdoor kitchens allow parties to move outside, letting guests move around and make noise. Since you are not adding a new room with a roof and walls, construction costs will be lower.

 

Fewer meals at restaurants

With a fabulous outdoor kitchen in your backyard, restaurants won’t have quite the charm they once did. You’ll have a great place to entertain dinner guests without having to pick up the check after dessert.

 

Higher home value

Outdoor living spaces complete with a kitchen are in high demand among homebuyers, particularly millennials. Should you ever decide to sell your home, your investment in an outdoor kitchen will not be lost. In fact, the increase in home value may be greater than what you spent.

 

If you are interested in an outdoor kitchen, contact us to see how we can customize it to your needs.

 

4 Outdoor Living Space Ideas for Winter

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, February 01, 2017

If snow, wind and cold temperatures keep you indoors, you may find yourself craving fresh air and sunlight. While we can’t provide sunlight, there are ways to enjoy fresh air in your outdoor living space throughout winter. The key is to think cozy. Here are some tips:

 

Fire

Since the caveman era, humans have depended on fire for heat. If the cold weather is keeping you indoors, overcome it with an outdoor fireplace, fire pit, chimenea or a more modern patio heater. Stay toasty while entertaining guests or stargazing in your outdoor living area.

 

Outdoor furniture

With the possibility of snow and ice, the type of furniture in your outdoor space is an important decision. Look for comfortable yet durable materials that can withstand cold temperatures and precipitation. Synthetic wicker and aluminum are good choices. Or if you prefer wood furniture, teak is best for winter months.  

 

Accessories

Keep your outdoor living space decorative and warm by including blankets and pillows to wrap up in as you watch the stars overhead. You may also want to add candles to your outdoor living space to help create a cozy ambiance and provide some extra warmth.

 

Plants

Don’t skip floral decorations because it’s winter. Plants like evergreens, potted blue spruce and boxwood hedge can withstand freezing temperatures and add some green to the gray, dreary days.

 

This year, don’t spend winter sitting inside. Grab a mug of hot cocoa and some of your favorite people, then relax in your outdoor living space. Contact us to get started designing. 

 

 

From Porches to Outdoor Entertaining Spaces

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

One of the most iconic television images occurred when Andy Griffith, joined by Opie and Aunt Bee, played his guitar on a Mayberry front porch. For decades, front porches served as gathering places where neighbors shared food, gossip and stories. Today, though slightly changed, that tradition continues.

 

The origin of front porches goes back to ancient Greece, when columned porticoes marked the entrances to temples. In the 1800s, Greek Revival mansions made that architecture popular again when Andrew Jackson Downing used a porch to distinguish American architecture from English architecture.

 

For several decades, front porches served as community hubs where neighbors gathered to talk and relax. However, the invention of air conditioning caused many to spend more time inside, and homeowners converted porches to sunrooms and family rooms.

 

In 2016, the spirit of the American front porch moved to the backyard. Instead of sitting in porch swings, friends gather in beautiful outdoor living areas for dinner and conversation.

 

Rather than just having a rocker, an end table and possibly a swing, outdoor living areas include everything from a kitchen to a pool or fire pit. You can customize your area with the features you will enjoy most. Visit with others in the total comfort of an outdoor living area that provides both beauty and a place for connection.

 

If you’re interested in updating or adding an outdoor living area to your home, contact us today. 

 

Reimagine Your Gazebo

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

With winter in full swing, outdoor activities and landscaping are probably not on your radar. But now is the time to think about how you want your outdoor space to look once spring arrives.

 

One idea for improving your yard is revitalizing your gazebo to serve as both a focal point and a gathering place for guests. Below are some ideas for what your gazebo could become this year:

 

Entertaining Space

Your gazebo can serve many functions to entertain guests. Add speakers and a screen for an outdoor movie night or set up a temporary puppet stage for a child’s birthday party.

 

Dining Space

Whether it’s spaghetti with family or steaks with friends, make dinner more exciting by serving it outside surrounded by nature. Include a table, barbecue grill or bar in your gazebo for the perfect dining area.

 

Hot Tub

Turn your gazebo into a personal spa by installing a hot tub. With a screened or glassed-in gazebo, you can relax in warm water and bubbles, away from the elements, while wind howls and snow piles up outside.

 

Playhouse

Make your gazebo a special place for children or grandchildren. Include some toys, books and chairs, then let their imaginations take care of the rest.

 

Garden

A gazebo is the perfect place for plants. In the spring, include potted and hanging plants to add some color. In the winter, turn your gazebo into a greenhouse for seasonal plants or vegetables, which thrive with the right heaters.

 

Interested in adding a gazebo to your yard? Discover the endless options available to you by contacting us

 


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