Timelines for Outdoor DIY Projects for Your Next Year

Dec 27, 2018 | Landscape Supply, Uncategorized


2019 is almost upon us and that means it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor projects for the upcoming year. Before you blow off making any outdoor improvements because it seems too expensive, remember that there are cost effective DIY projects that with a little sweat equity, can redefine your yard. In fact, from enhancing your yard to installing a feature fireplace, there are many DIY outdoor projects for 2019 that can make a significant impact on your outdoor space. Imagine the memories you will make gathering around a stone fireplace that you installed or the pride you’ll feel when you cook a meal with fresh produce straight from your new vegetable garden. If you are looking for ideas, keep reading for a breakdown of outdoor DIY projects for 2019 by season! 

Spring (March – May) 

If you are looking to give your lawn a bit of love, early spring is a great time to do so! Throughout Ohio, March and April continue to be a great time to seed or sod your lawn. Seeding is best done when soil temperatures range between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit and from mid-March to mid-April the region experiences ideal conditions. Keep in mind that you should wait until after the last frost and you will want to be sure to plant appropriate grasses for your area like perennial rye grass blend. You should also use a quality fertilizer and be sure to water regularly to ensure germination. 

Spring is also the ideal time to start a new lawn care routine. If you want to rid your lawn of weeds and grubs in 2019, there are quality fertilizer products best utilized in the spring. For a year round program that will keep your lawn looking pristine, check out the line offered by TurfCare. Just pick up a hand spreader or commercial spreader and set to work. 

During the spring months, it is also a great time to do landscaping improvements or additions. If you want to add landscaping beds or plant new trees or bushes, late spring is an ideal season. Landscape beds can be labor-intensive but they really make a statement when all is said and done. Just be sure to lay fabric, use ample amounts of and the right type of soil, and select a quality mulch to keep your plants healthy and weeds at bay. Also, keep in mind that purchasing a quality spade for edging and a wheelbarrow for carrying soil and mulch to your new landscape bed will make the job much easier! 

Late Spring/Early Summer (May & June) 

Late spring and early summer is also a good time if you are going to plant a vegetable garden. You must wait until after the last frost, which can occur as late as mid-May in some areas of the state. After the last frost, you can begin your vegetable garden project by framing out a raised bed with some pressure treated lumber from your local home improvement store to keep rabbits at bay. Then, fill the space with the appropriate soil for your desired plants. If you are wondering what the ideal soil is, the experts at Kurtz Bros., can help you through the selection process. After instilling a bit of your green thumb, you can have fresh vegetables like beans, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers to enjoy all summer! 

Summer (June – August) 

Hardscape Improvements are a great addition to your outdoor space that can really make a statement. If you are looking to add outdoor dining space to your backyard, you don’t want to put a table and chairs right on grass because bugs like mosquitoes will be a constant problem. It can be hard work installing your own stone patio, but the end result is certainly worth it and it will drastically reduce your cost. To install a quality hardscape or patio, you must make sure to use the right materials and method. Kurtz Bros., can help you with material selection to ensure you have everything needed. We have quality stones from brands like Unilock and Oberfields, and, in addition, we also supply the necessary adhesives, cleanersedgingsealerssand, and base reinforcements to complete the project properly. If you’re going the DIY route for a new stone patio or hardscape, trust our knowledgeable experts to help. 

Fall (September – November) 

As the temperature cools off, you might be wondering how to add an element of warmth to your yard. Have you considered adding a fireplace to your outdoor space? With quality stone products from Oberfields and Unilock, you can find great options at a price that you can afford. Simply select the style, size, and a design that meets your needs and then get to work. While extremely intricate or elevated designs might need the expertise of a professional, adding a small stone fireplace to your backyard is the perfect DIY project for fall. Cooler temperatures mean less gruesome working conditions and once you’re finished you can grab some firewood and start enjoying your new DIY stone fireplace right away! 

Like spring, the fall months are also a good time to reseed or repair your lawn. That is because the cooler temperatures allow the soil and seeds to retain moisture and nutrients longer, which helps the seeds germinate more quickly and healthier. With TurfCare Winterizer mix, once the new grass grows, you can easily prepare them for winter.   

Kurtz Bros., Can Help with All Your 2019 Outdoor Project Needs 

If you are looking to make some improvements to your outdoor space, 2019 is as good a time as any. This is especially true when you have a trusted partner like Kurtz Bros., to help you! Kurtz Bros., is a leading supplier of landscape supplies and tools throughout Ohio.  

Our expert team can help you plan your DIY projects for 2019, helping with everything from soil and mulch selection to delivery. You can also pick up the tools necessary to get the job done efficiently and effectively, like wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, and more. 2019 is the perfect time to elevate your outdoor space and with the help and experience of Kurtz Bros., Inc, the process has never been easier! Contact us today to learn more about the products and services we offer.

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Matt Malone
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