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4 Ways to Celebrate National Barbecue Month

BOLD Marketing - Monday, May 22, 2017

During May, the United States celebrates classic outdoor food with National Barbecue Month. The great thing about this month is there is no wrong way to celebrate. But just in case you’re having trouble finding a suitable celebration, here are some ideas:

 

Pig out.

National Barbecue Month is the perfect time to indulge in all your favorites: hamburgers, brats, kebabs, whatever. Visit your favorite barbecue places or load up your grill without worrying about calories. It’s a holiday, after all.

 

Try something new.

This is the perfect excuse to finally try out a new recipe. Whether you attempt a new grilling technique or throw together a signature sauce, don’t be afraid to take some risks this month. For some tasty new flavors, try Smokin Brothers seasonings, available at Bloomfield Road Landscape.

 

Buy a grill.

If your current grill has become a little out of date or doesn’t quite fit your cooking preferences, there’s no better way to observe National Barbecue Month than treating yourself to the perfect outdoor fixture. Stop by Bloomfield Road Landscape to check out our variety of gas and pellet grills, or really treat yourself by planning a full outdoor kitchen complete with a refrigerator, sink and cabinetry.

 

Host a barbecue

The ultimate way to celebrate a classic American food is with a classic American tradition – an outdoor cookout. Invite a few friends and throw some hot dogs on the grill. Or host the ultimate celebration in a well-landscaped backyard with a complete outdoor kitchen customized to your taste. Whatever you choose, National Barbecue Month is a great time to connect with those you love.

 

If you’re ready to celebrate National Barbecue Month this May with a new grill or customized outdoor kitchen, contact us to see how we can help create the perfect grilling experience. Happy barbecuing!

Which Mulch Is Best?

BOLD Marketing - Monday, May 15, 2017

 

This time of year, sprucing up your landscaping with some new plants is the perfect excuse to get outside. As you start planting trees and bushes, be sure to consider one of the most important elements – mulch. Although the list of available mulch options is long, here are a few main types to get you started:

 

Hardwood

This mulch is especially fibrous when compared to other options. The fibers stick tightly together, so hardwood mulch effectively prevents soil erosion and weed germination. Because hardwood mulch can drain nitrogen from soil when it decomposes, use it as a top dressing around trees and along paths.

 

Dyed

This mulch is aesthetically pleasing, and homeowners can choose colors that make their landscape stand out: black, brown and even red. Made from recycled material, usually brush and logs, the mulch breaks down quickly, which releases extra nutrients into the soil. Dyed mulch is best for mature plants and usually needs replaced every year or sooner if the color fades.

 

Cedar

This type of mulch is characterized by its pleasant odor, which humans love and bugs hate. As a result, cedar mulch is great for repelling insects as well as resisting artillery fungus. Unlike dyed mulch, cedar does not break down quickly, which means it doesn’t need replaced very often.

 

Although these tips may be a good starting point, the best way to judge which mulch is best for your yard is to speak with an expert. Stop by Bloomfield Road Landscape at 2340 E. Outer Road, Scott City, Missouri.

Why Pavers Are a Great Landscaping Choice

BOLD Marketing - Monday, May 08, 2017


If you visited downtown Cape Girardeau in the last few months, you may have noticed the sidewalks transformed from construction zones to beautiful pathways with updated lighting. Bloomfield Road Landscape was privileged to help improve the community by installing pavers along the sidewalks. There are several reasons why pavers are among our favorite options for both residential and commercial properties.


Residential

Pavers rank among the top options for driveways, patios and walkways because they offer several advantages. The benefits of pavers for residential properties include:

-       Easy to clean – Most pavers need only sweeping and an occasional wash with water to remove stains and keep them sparkling.

-       Weather resistant – Pavers are made from hearty materials that resist damage from snow and rain.  

-       Stylish – Pavers come in countless colors, sizes and textures that can be combined to perfectly reflect your personal style.


Commercial

Pavers are great fits for commercial areas due to their classic appearance and ability to hold up well. Other reasons pavers are great choices for commercial areas include:

-       Durability ­– Pavers can withstand heavy foot and automobile traffic without showing wear and tear.

-       Easy to replace – If pavers get damaged, replacing them is easy compared to other materials.

-       Safe – Pavers are more skid resistant than ordinary concrete sidewalks, helping reduce incidence of falls. By incorporating pavers, your property could be as beautiful as Cape Girardeau's downtown streets and stay that way for years to come. If you're ready to see how your patio, sidewalk or driveway could be transformed, contact Bloomfield Road Landscape.





4 Property Additions Homebuyers Want

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

In the real estate market, trends constantly change, and what buyers look for one year may be completely different the next. Although buyers vary in what they want in a house, the majority of people looking to purchase a home have some similarities, such as desiring these four popular features:

 

Outdoor Living Area

Homebuyers want space to gather with friends, and outside living areas fit the bill perfectly. In fact, 63 percent of American Institute of Architects members identify outdoor living areas as the most popular special function room in a home. These spaces can incorporate everything from TVs to fire pits, along with countless options for furniture and décor. One important consideration is to make the area usable all year long. Consider installing ceiling fans for the summer and heaters for winter.

 

Alfresco Kitchen

Americans love eating outdoors. More than 75 percent of all U.S. households include an outdoor grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association. If you’re hosting a party, the most important element is food, but no one wants to spend the evening inside preparing dishes while guests enjoy the great outdoors. An alfresco kitchen solves this problem by allowing you to grill and bake while spending time with your guests. Features like refrigerators, ice makers and sinks keep you from running back and forth to your indoor kitchen.

 

Deck

Going along with the desire to spend more time outdoors, the National Association of Home Builders reports that 58 percent of women and 51 percent of men desire a deck in their home. This feature offers a perfect spot to relax and soak up sunlight in a comfortable deck chair or swing.

 

Pool

Water features are popular among homebuyers, with swimming pools ranking seventh in the National Association of Home Builders’ list of top features buyers want. This fun-in-the sun feature serves as a focal point for landscaping, a gathering place for parties or the perfect spot for a late-night dip.

 

Ready to increase the value of your home and incorporate these four amenities homebuyers want? Contact us today! 

April Brings Showers … and Great Landscaping

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April marks National Landscape Architecture Month – the perfect time to celebrate nature and appreciate the benefits a professional landscaper can bring. Landscape architects design areas to encourage healthy living and make spending time outdoors safe, healthy and fun. Here’s how:

 

Beautiful Communities

Landscape architects design parks and recreation areas in communities to give residents the ability to spend more time outdoors. Parks and playgrounds provide places to walk, bike or play sports, which help people be more active and healthier. In addition, community members have fun together surrounded by greenery, playground equipment and walking trails that make their town look nicer.  

 

Safer Streets

A lot of thought and effort go into planning a street – especially sidewalks and pathways. Landscape architects ensure most streets can safely accommodate drivers, pedestrians and bikers, reducing the risk of collisions. Landscapers also plant flora and trees to make roadways more attractive.

 

Better Health

Simply being outside makes a person healthier by increasing oxygen and vitamin D levels. In addition, spending time in nature has a calming effect on a person’s mental well-being. A 2015 Stanford University study found that spending 90 minutes in a natural setting decreased depression in participants. A beautifully landscaped yard makes being outdoors a pleasure and improves your mood as well.

 

Landscaping has many far-reaching benefits, from effective transportation to health to just plain fun. If you would like to enjoy these benefits on your own property, contact us to see how we can design a custom landscape for your yard.

Thanks Bloomfield Road Landscape Customers!

BOLD Marketing - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

At Bloomfield Road Landscape, we use a lot of methods to get the word out about our great landscaping service – Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, blogs and our mobile-friendly website. But as awesome as it is to share the latest landscaping information in these ways, nothing is as effective as when our customers tell their friends about us. Positive reviews help us reach more individuals and improve our business.

 

We love hearing how excited customers get when they see their completed landscaping projects, and we want to share some of those reactions with you.

 

“They all did a great job putting a retaining wall up in our back yard. Very conscious and precise. Great job, guys!!!!”

-       Sandy

 

“Fantastic to work with and incredibly talented. Highly recommended!”

-       Christa

 

“Got a load of mulch from them for my garden. Very knowledgeable, prompt, and excellent courteous driver. Wonderful experience!”

-       Jason

 

“They hauled 22.99 tons (2 loads) of gravel for me at a very affordable rate. We had the same driver both days and he was very courteous and professional. Would highly recommend.”

-       Misty

 

Thank you all for taking the time to share your thoughts about Bloomfield Road Landscape. It means a lot to know we were able to help you create the perfect landscape for your yard. Want to be featured in a future blog post? Leave a review on Google, Facebook  and/or our Google+ page.

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.


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