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There are many options for outdoor living spaces. Fire features not only add the cool factor, but serve a purpose as well.

Spending time in your outdoor living space can be enjoyed with the addition of a fire pit or fireplace to enjoy throughout the year.  There are many choices available and can be custom designed to suit your preferences. Either way it will be an asset that your family and friends will enjoy for many years. 

Some building codes in different cities may impact the design or construction. So it’s a good idea to double check what your options are before moving to far along. We’re familiar with most of Greater Cincinnati’s do’s and don’t so you’re in good hands.

Here are some options for fuel source:

  1. Wood burning. Obviously the coolest option because it’s just like having a campfire in your backyard. However, cleaning is more intensive and some of those building codes apply more stringently to wood fire pits. 
  2. Propane.  Propane firepits can look pretty fancy with addition of cool glass, and lava rocks.  It’s also more controlled and there’s less cleaning. As with any fuel source there is a cost to refilling propane.
  3. Gel fueled logs. You may not have heard of this option before, but the gel is actually inside the log. It looks authentic and can be set up in virtually any design.
  4. Natural Gas. Chances are your home is already supplied with natural gas. So running a LP line or special infrastructure isn’t necessary.

Every property, location, and municipality is different. So we’ll work together to ensure we choose the most functional and economical option for your outdoor living space.

 

Cincinnati often experiences heavy rains in the Springtime. Proper drainage of your lot will help reduce or eliminate flooding.

Almost every year in March snow and ice finally subside and the Ohio River typically sees some amount of flooding. The spring time can be a particularly wet season. This can spell trouble for homes and businesses around the Tri-state that do not have the proper grading around your home or business. 

At Upscale Lawn Care we take special care on new properties to properly grade away from foundations. We typically use a 90 degree angle with 6-10 inches of grade about ten feet away from the home. That’s the industry standard. 

Several drainage options are available if the proper grading can’t be met, or in certain circumstances.  Drainage pipe, window well drains, and trench drains may be used to help move water away from the property.  Downspouts are important to maintain as well. But we prefer to choose proper landscape grading as the first option. 

If you experience basement flooding, standing water in your yard, or other grading and drainage issues please get in touch. 

 

Retaining walls do add beauty and function to your property.

A retaining wall doesn’t have to be drab and industrial. A good design will marry both form and function. Most homeowners in Cincinnati, Ohio need a retaining wall along your homes for mulch beds, patios, and driveways. Let’s discuss a few important items. 

 

  1. Selection of materials. There is a wide range of materials to suit your needs. Natural stones are great, they look the best, but tend to be on the higher end of the budget. Some manufactured stone and concrete options can be more budget savvy and there are more color choices and size options. 
  2. Design. A good design of your outdoor space can take something that is utilitarian and turn it into something enjoyable. That’s where the skill and expertise from Upscale Lawn care comes in. Our expert estimators and landscape designers will give you the best option in terms of function, but design something that still wow’s friends and neighbors. 
  3. Proper drainage. Referring back to function, a retaining wall serves a purpose.  In most cases its holding back earth and preventing it from encroaching other areas of the property.  Properly installing drainage will keep the form of the wall together and structurally sound for a lifetime.

 

Upscale landscape designers put your needs first. A comprehensive review of your property and landscape is included with our estimate. We’ll help guide you in a direction that makes most sense for your budget, and add some appeal to your outdoor living space. 

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We all look forward to the spring and summer months after often long winter months in Cincinnati.   

At Upscale Lawn Care we often use the term “The Upscale Look.” That’s our tagline! For many years we’ve designed outdoor living spaces in Cincinnati that have been featured in some of the regions most beautiful homes and subdivisions. From Home-a-rama style homes and new construction to any of Cincinnati’s most interesting and historic neighborhoods. Homeowners across the tri-state depend on the pro’s at Upscale Lawn Care to deliver premium outdoor living spaces that last a lifetime. 

Hosting outdoor parties and gatherings is a great way to unwind after a long week at the office or after a long road trip.  Your backyard can be a get-a-way space with amazing outdoor lighting, custom patios, landscaping, unique features that increase the value of your home while making your neighbors, well, envious. 

Installing water features, fire pits, and outdoor grills can give your outdoor space not only the Upscale Look, but a serious WOW factor. 

Have some amazing ideas? Let’s talk. Get in touch with one of our landscape designers today and give your property that Upscale Look! 

 

Client Review:

“Upscale Lawncare has provided top notch service for over 5 years.  Chris is available to discuss new ideas for our yard and follows through with his promises.  I highly recommend Upscale Lawncare and look forward to many more years of service from them.”

-Chad Espelage 

Cincinnati homeowners look to Upscale Lawn Care for ideas to impress their guests and neighbors around their pools.

 

There’s several ways to improve the look and feel of your outdoor living spaces. From stonework, patios, mulch and flower beds, decking, and outdoor lighting. Here’s three areas that our landscape designers really love:

  1. Landscape lighting. Available in a variety of colors, combinations, and purpose.  Whether we’re lighting a path to the pool, trees and shrubs, or around your home.
  2. Mulch and flower beds. Think of your pool area as an outdoor oasis. You’ll want the proper design to ensure ample shade in the hot summer months, and something that flows well or compliments the rest of your home or outdoor space.
  3. Patios.  At Upscale lawn care we love creating patios and outdoor living spaces. How about a fire pit or outdoor grill? Perhaps it’s just to lay out and catch some rays… Either way we love coming up with amazing ideas that keep your friends and neighbors envious. 

If you have some cool ideas or like what you’re reading get in touch with our landscape designers. From hardscapes to waterscapes I’m sure we’ll find something that provides an Upscale look and that provides smiles for a lifetime! Contact us here.

 

Client Review:

“Quite frankly, I’ve never needed to consider hiring anyone else but Upscale Lawncare. Highly recommend these landscapers. On time, under budget, and I love my backyard.”

-Evelyn M.

Keep your Commercial Building Looking Upscale with Landscape Lighting.

Commercial landscape lighting in Cincinnati has several benefits.

 

During the day your property probably looks awesome.  Fresh cut grass, signage, well maintained trees and shrubs, and possibly some cool water features. But, what does it look like at night?

 

Properly lighting your commercial building has several benefits:

 

  • Increased visibility and exposure
  • Safety for walkways and sidewalks
  • Lighting for logos and signage
  • Lighting for trees, shrubs, and mulch beds
  • Light adds to security of premise

 

Just like in any other form of advertising, it’s about leaving an impression. People will remember your building when it looks lit by Upscale at night! Make sure your commercial building looks just as Upscale at night as it does during the day.  If you’d like to speak to a landscape lighting design specialist contact us here.