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The Comfort and Joy of Home

2021 has been a year of resilience. As we pause to reflect on where we’ve been, we can think more clearly about where we’re going. The end of the year always brings a flurry of holiday activity that too easily distracts us from the simple act of reflection. This has been another hard year. We have become reluctant masters of …

The Certainty of Giving Thanks

2021 Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2021 is the perfect time to pause and reflect on what we have learned in the past 18 months. As normalcy returns and the boundary lines of travel and gatherings widen, what do we see differently? What will we do differently? What positive lessons of the pandemic will we apply to our Thanksgiving celebrations this year? Have we mended …

Humble Christmas

2020 has been a year of humbling. We have been sent home to make sense of our reordered and restricted lives. We are not, as we had so often presumptuously imagined, in charge of our own destiny. And yet, Christmas still comes. While our modern American Christmas has been completely unraveled, the steady reliability of times and seasons continues. Some …

Benefits of Commercial Irrigation System

As a business owner, it can be frustrating to spend so much time handling property management issues in the midst of regular business operations. Whether it’s become a mild irritation or a major setback, you should consider hiring professional help to maintain your commercial property’s irrigation and landscaping. From firsthand experience, we’ve seen the benefits of commercial irrigation installation. It’s …

Simple Thanksgiving

2020 Thanksgiving

In a year of unpredictability, Thanksgiving may seem like an odd holiday to celebrate. Endless cancelations, disappointments, and heartbreak in 2020 have been frustrating, discouraging, and sometimes, life-changing. It is hard to give thanks in hard things. What, exactly, are we supposed to be thankful for this year?   A different Thanksgiving As we lament the loss of what we’ve …

Illuminating your backyard for entertaining

Backyard Pool Lighting

You might have a stunning backyard that’s great for entertaining, but if you want to keep the party outside late into the evening, you’ll need to consider some outdoor lighting options. Whether you’re looking to accent your dream backyard or you’re just starting to plan for a backyard renovation, we’ve got some helpful tips to illuminate your backyard for entertaining. …

Creating your own Outdoor Oasis

Outdoor Oasis

Summertime is vacation time, whether we are planning the trip of a lifetime or relaxing in our own backyards. If 2020 has kept you closer to home than originally planned, why not create a private outdoor oasis right in your own backyard? Escape to your backyard When we think of vacation, we often think of escape. We want to leave …

Planting and Maintaining Annual Flowers

Annuals are colorful flowers that are available seasonally in Bergen County.  Varieties include Pansies (very early), Petunias, Salvia, Impatiens, Geraniums, Begonias, Marigold, Snapdragons, plus many more.  Most varieties come in a rainbow of colors and usually become available in the beginning of May.  If you are not sure of the right time to plant, Mother’s Day is a good guide.  …

Outdoor Lighting for Warm Summer Nights

Outdoor Kitchen and Fireplace

Summertime invites us outdoors, to spend more time in the natural spaces that God made us for. We were not created to dwell indoors, and, in the Northeast, where we experience four distinct seasons, summertime is the best time to maximize our outdoor time. Outdoor lighting, well planned and well placed, creates ambiance that allows us to enjoy our outdoor …

Celebrate Independence in your Own Backyard

Wood Burning Fire Pit

The annual celebration of our nation’s independence is a wonderful opportunity to gather with friends and family in our outdoor spaces. Whether we’re planning a large picnic or simply enjoying the beautiful summer weather, July beckons us outdoors. Understanding Your Vision  A patio right outside your home’s main living area eases the transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. With this …