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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 that Upscale Look with Bed Edging in Early Spring!

 

Edging helps maintain that Upscale look, and stops grass from invading your beds.

 

Things can get messy real quick if you’re not edging your landscaping. Edging along the perimeter of your sidewalks, driveway, and flower beds helps to keep things crisp and clean, but stops the roots of grass in its tracks! 

 

It’s much more difficult to maintain an upscale look if your beds and walkways have grass growing in them.

 

It’s part of our early springtime maintenance for both our commercial and residential clients. You’ll see our crews all over Cincinnati edging beds in preparation for lawn care through the season and all of our beautiful mulch and flower beds. 

 

Don’t break your back. Contact the team at Upscale Lawncare to properly edge your lawn and beds. You’ll be thankful you did. Questions about edging? Contact us here.

 

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