Hot summer days are officially upon us, and the extra-long days of sunlight mean even more time to spend in your great outdoor spaces! Whether tending to the grill, relaxing by the pool, squeezing in a game of cornhole with some friends, entertaining the kids, or braving the heat to get in some physical activity, there is no better time to enjoy your home's outdoor space. Other than a few tips to prevent insect damage and routine maintenance, we're hoping your yard is sufficiently prepped for fun by now, so all you have to do is whatever you want! Carry on with your best-bad summer self (but don't forget the sunscreen). Hopefully, the reprieve of the A/C is there when you need it!
Love to see your yard full of colorful, bright flowers in Spring? The deadline to contact us about planting fall bulbs is August 15. That gives us ample time to order tulips, alliums, daffodils, irises, crocuses, and more and schedule planting for Fall. Give us a call to order your flower bulb plantings today. 
With the intermittent summer storms and high temperatures of late, humid conditions are ripe for mosquitos, Japanese beetles, cicadas, and non-native, invasive insects to make themselves at home in your landscaping. If you notice any signs of damage to your plants, shrubs, or trees, you may want to treat your yard with extra protection. Keep an eye out for these telltale signs, and give us a call if you think any insects are damaging your plants and lawn beyond repair. We can provide treatment or barriers to prevent damage.
As a landscape designer and our Executive Director, Jeff Mull spends a lot of his time meeting client expectations and crafting impeccable spaces that fit our clients' lifestyles. Luckily, with a lot of motivation and a bit of spare time throughout the year, he found time to build his own family a little piece of heaven at home, creating a sanctuary for his friends and family.

With a Koi pond, multi-level paver patio, wood-burning fire pit, outdoor kitchen, natural stone walkways, hot tub, and outdoor lighting, this yard is ready for Jeff and his family to enjoy these long, summer days. Explore all of the details of this project on our blog.
Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Chris Sander!
Chris is one of our extremely hardworking Landscape Designers! He specializes in creating spaces that are functional yet beautiful, while also complimenting the architecture of the home. Chris has a distinct ability to design outdoor spaces that go above and beyond his client's dreams, which is probably how he beat Property Pros' single-day, week, and month sales goals for the month of June! Thank you, Chris, for all of the creativity and dedication you bring to your designs. We can't wait to see how these projects come to life over the next year! Please help us in congratulating Chris Sander for being our Employee of the Month for July! 
Fruit Crumble, Your Way
We know turning on the oven on a hot summer day is a big ask for some, but throwing together a simple, crowd-pleasing summer fruit cobbler is worth a little heat in the kitchen! Pair your selection with some vanilla ice cream for the perfect treat to follow any grill-out goods.
Serves 8 | Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes

For the filling: See chart below for specific measurements.
  • fruit of choice, use the chart below (Feel free to mix and match!)
  • sugar, measured in accordance to selected fruit
  • lemon juice
  • corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

For the topping:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

  1. Make filling: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine fruit with sugar, lemon juice (if applicable) cornstarch, and salt. Transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish.
  2. Make topping: In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and brown sugar on medium until light and fluffy. Add flour and salt and, with your hands, mix until large pieces form. Scatter over the fruit filling.
  3. Bake until center is bubbling, 40 to 50 minutes, tenting loosely with foil after 30 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes before serving.