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263Remember last year’s Canada-esque winter? The neverending snowfall, the massive dirty gray piles that blocked our view of shopping center parking lots… the power outages around the tri-state area? As we enjoy these last dwindling days of summery weather, our thoughts turn to the next New Jersey winter with no small amount of dread. Wondering how long we’ll have to endure bitter-cold nights; snow delay calls that come at the last minute; outrageously high heating bills; cabin fever with kids and pets; and endless shoveling shoveling shoveling?

If the Farmer’s Almanac is right, and we end up with an equally frigid as (or worse than) winter as last year, we may be waiting for quite some time before spring gardening season 2015 becomes reality. Remember last spring, how long before our May gardens took to really begin heating up and flourishing?

4 Seasons Lawn Care and GardenBedsNJ.com are thinking ahead to solutions for the big spring thaw of 2015. What do you want to be doing once those crocuses finally come poking out of the snow? Hacking away at your brick-solid garden beds that will still need the earth turned over, compost added, and all the other necessary prepwork before you can actually begin planting? Or, excitedly drawing up those garden plans, knowing that as soon as the ground is workable you can head right out to an already-prepped garden bed and begin your early spring plantings of snow and snap peas, turnips, radishes, cabbages, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, etc.?

Yes – the solution for your future spring garden is here: 4 Seasons Lawn Care is taking FALL orders for garden bed installation. Right now in September and October (maybe even November?), we can build cedar wood garden bed frames; add organic soil and compost; create gravel pathways, and install a wire fence to keep critters out. We’ll get your garden beds all ready to be worked; cover them with straw or mulch for the cold winter months… and, once warmer weather arrives after our terrible NJ winter, you’ll be all set to start gardening without all the backbreaking toil, mess and fuss.

To discuss your gardening plans for 2015 and get your garden beds installed now, contact Mike Hyde at mikehyde@4seasonslawns.com or call 908 783 5733.

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In the summer, we posted some pictures of a work-in-progress grape arbor rebuild and garden bed install job we did in Montclair, NJ. Our customer was kind enough to send after pictures of the garden and patio once they had added some cool features like plants, flowers, lighting, a gravel path and a cold frame. Looks really great!

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Give Mike a call to discuss raised garden bed design and installation today: 908 783 5733. For ideas, check out our other website – http://gardenbedsnj.com.

 

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Before: broken-down grape arbor requiring removal.

Before: broken-down grape arbor requiring removal.

Patio also requiring us to break it down and remove.

Patio also requiring us to break it down and remove.

In the process of removing the patio.

In the process of removing the patio.

Grape arbor being rebuilt

Grape arbor being rebuilt

Garden beds built, filled and installed.

Garden beds built, filled and installed.

Still time for an "after" photo before the sun goes down!

Still time for an “after” photo before the sun goes down!

New grape arbor - ah, that's better!

New grape arbor – ah, that’s better!

 

Give Mike a call to discuss raised garden bed design and installation today: 908 783 5733. For ideas, check out our other website – http://gardenbedsnj.com.

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weber4At the moment, I am gazing angrily glaring out my window at a blanket of snow, with more due to fall for the remainder of the day and into tomorrow morning. Even so: I’m eagerly looking ahead to warmer temps, those first crunches of shovel blade into thawing earth – turning over the garden beds, and the start of spring!

Just because everything is frozen over doesn’t mean we can’t dream a little, right? In fact – cold days that keep us mostly-indoors are the perfect opportunity to draw up those garden plans that we won’t have time for once things heat up in March.

For anyone who was not aware, 4 Seasons Lawn Care does custom-built garden bed frames for those who understand the benefits of raised bed gardening. In fact – we have an entire website discussing this topic in detail, with helpful hints for the NJ Zone 6 gardener. Learn all about it and get some organic gardening inspiration at http://gardenbedsnj.com

If you live in Hunterdon, Warren (NJ) or Northhampton (PA) counties, why not pull out your graph paper and pencil and leftover seeds from gardening seasons past. Start planning your garden beds today! In fact… we are booking orders for garden bed plans starting now – January, 2014. Work will begin as soon as weather permits – but we are happy to take your call and talk about your vision for a NJ garden that is both attractive and prolific!

Give Mike a call to discuss raised garden bed design and installation today: 908 783 5733. For ideas, check out our other website – http://gardenbedsnj.com.

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CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO ENLARGE. Call 908 783 5733 to order your garden bed frame installation today!

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Hi Mike,

Wanted to send these pics along to you. It’s only been 4 days, but already the veggie plants seem to be standing taller and looking more lush than they were in the old garden space.

Your work gave us the inspiration to really focus our time and energy on the backyard spaces of our property. We feel proud looking out on our terrain! Can’t wait to enjoy some grilling and campfires in the great space!

We appreciate your time and your craftsmanship!

–Alex and Maria

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Hey there, Mike from 4 Seasons Lawn Care here. With the early spring bloom happening in NJ this year, lawn care season started roughly a week and a half ago and is officially in progress as we speak. Be sure to contact us early to be put on the mowing schedule for 2012.

If you’re a new reader just finding this blog, check out our website at http://4seasonslawns.com or click the various posts on this blog and visit the About Us page to learn how we can help you have the nicest yard on the block!

Contact mike@4seasonslawns.com or call 908 783 5733 for your lawn cutting or spring cleanup quote today.

Also check out our other website, Garden Beds NJ, to find out how we can help make garden bed prep super simple this spring. Thanks!

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