Spring things to think about now

Here it is, 30 days until Spring arrives. Hopefully full of warmth, color and new growth. But today, we are still firmly locked in Winter’s grasp. Dreary days, seemingly constant precipitation, and the whole “why am I always cold” question. More importantly, now is the best time to start the ball rolling on that outdoor project that you have been bantering around. Maybe you even picked up some ideas at one of the winter Home shows.

Give us a call now at Green Vista Landscaping, and let us set up a time to come out at talk to you about your project. Estimates are always free, our design team is top notch. We can expand on your vision to help you create the outdoor living space that you have been dreaming of. With over 38 years of landscaping experience combined, Green Vista’s professionally degreed landscape designers and sales representatives work with you to plan every detail of your project.

Whether you have a small planting design problem or a large estate master plan, our designers are committed to making your project part of your “Scenery for a Lifetime.” We pride ourselves on designing the right landscape treatment for each individual property. The choice of the correct trees and plantings for the particular soil, sun or shade location and wet or dry areas makes all the difference.

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Life here at Green Vista Landscaping

Well, here we are, mid-December. And we here at Green Vista Landscaping are just now winding down the season. Besides a few more fall clean-ups, a couple more small projects, and the end of the fertilizer 5 step program. Now what? This week, we will be setting up for the snow removal season by attaching all of the plows, stocking up the old salt pile, and most importantly, getting all of the necessary equipment tuned up and ready to go. Winter in Indiana, right? Will it or won’t it snow today, tomorrow or the next day? Whatever comes, you know that Green Vista Landscaping will always be at the ready.

And once we leap into the New Year? We gear up for the next go ’round. Working on estimates, cleaning and maintenance on all of the equipment, beginning to set up the Spring schedule, planning for the early year outdoor and patio shows. So you see, there really is no rest for the wicked, or at least those of us in the landscaping business. We embrace the cycle, and the extreme challenges that it brings. We also love our customers who keep asking us to come back and help them enhance their out door spaces. So, until next time…

Indiana Spring

Just some ramblings about Indiana Spring

So, here we are, several weeks into Indiana Spring, and we are STILL waiting for this so-called rebirth that happens every year about this time. We seem to be in a stop/start cycle as far as Mother Nature is concerned. Our typical 5 day weather forecast looks something like this: Monday-10 degrees, with snow around 1″ or so; Tuesday-highs around 72; Wednesday-cold, windy, with rain totals near 7+ inches; Thursday-record high today of 85 degrees; Friday-below zero wind chills, more snow, possibly ice pellets, maybe up to 3-10″…hard to predict at this moment. Yes, the grass is greening up, and the golf courses are opening occasionally to let the hard core linksters take a crack at the frozen tundra. But, where is that beautiful Spring optimism? The glorious moments when the birds are chirping, trees are blooming, and the entire universe is celebrating that winter has come to an end. Well, around this office anyway, there has been wonder, but the optimism has been waning a bit. Yes, we are working. Out doing Spring clean-ups, mulching like crazy, laid down the first round of fertilizer, even a couple of construction projects. But, those have all had weather challenges. Not that landscaping never has those challenges, heaven forbid, but this Spring has seemed to drag on just a little more than we maybe, are accustomed to. Ok, so much for the glass half empty talk. It’s coming. We all know it is. We are going to go to sleep one night, and wake up the next morning and move all the heavy clothes to the back of the closet, pitch the boots to the basement, and break out the tank tops, shorts and flip-flops. We will also turn our attention to our outside spaces. Time to give Green Vista Landscaping a call. Oh my gosh, I need my yard cleaned up. I need to get my flower beds mulched and new plants in. And I really don’t have time to mow the lawn anymore, I will let them do it. Where is that letter from the city about my irrigation system? Man, I think we need a patio upgrade, I really liked that outdoor kitchen they designed at the Flower & Patio Show. So you see, even though we may have had to wait a smidge, we are soon to rejoice in the rejuvenation that is Indiana Spring.