With kids back in school and most of the major summer milestones behind us, it feels like time has flown by this season, but we promise there's still some warm-weather fun to be had as we coast through the halfway point of summer. If you weren't aware, August is National Picnic Month! Grab a basket of snacks and a blanket and hit your favorite outdoor spot, backyard, or park for some grub and good times with family and friends. We know some of our clients have the perfect finished space to enjoy an alfresco meal, like Kimberly's Indianapolis clients and their stamped concrete patio. In addition to National Picnic Month, National S'mores Day is August 10th, so light up your fire pit (we're swooning over this client's backyard setup) and get the marshmallows toasting! Check out our S'mores variations below for inspiration!
In between finding moments for fun, this time of year is for finishing off your outdoor to-do list while the weather is still on your side. Our crews are finishing up some exciting outdoor renovations like this unique paver patio in Westfield and starting to plan for the routine end-of-season maintenance like aeration and overseed services. But in between our busy workload, we plan to squeeze every last drop of summer fun out of this month that we can, and we hope you're ready to do the same! 
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 bulb plantings today. 
It's the time of year to start thinking about your lawn's long-term health. Adding aeration and overseed to your annual landscape maintenance checklist will keep your turf thick and strong as we transition into the cooler seasons. With wear and tear from outdoor activities, heat, and heavy rains, aerating your lawn to relieve soil compaction by poking small holes throughout your grass allows oxygen, water, and nutrients to recirculate. Adding additional seed during this process allows more grass to take root, filling in any weak or bare spots on your lawn. This maintenance is best completed in the cool fall weather. The Pros are happy to help with your yard's aeration and overseed. Contact us today to get on our schedule.
Congratulations to our Employee of the Month, Christian Gonzalez!
Please help us in congratulating Crew Leader Christian Gonzalez as our August Employee of the Month! Christian's attention to detail and consistency as a Crew Leader is what Property Pros is all about. He is the first guy at the shop every morning, ready to get to work, and he has been so efficient on job sites this past month. He has continually proven himself as a reliable and dedicated team member which is visible in all of the work he completes, including several front yard landscaping projects he worked on last month. With over three years with us at Property Pros, we are so happy to see him continuing to build his skillset and prove himself as a strong asset to our team. Thank you for all you do for us, Christian! 
More S'mores Please
People of all ages can't help but resist a warm, gooey, chocolatey, s'more roasted over a summer fire and shared with laughs and fireside stories. Get creative with your s'more combinations for with these twists on the traditional s'more. PS: Stock up, National Smore's Day is August 10th!
Chocolate Covered Strawberry S'mores
Chocolate or Regular Graham Cracker + Chocolate + Sliced Strawberries + Marshmallow
Caramel Churro S’mores
Cinnamon Graham Cracker + Dulce de Leche + Marshmallow
Grasshopper (Mint) S’mores 
Chocolate Graham Cracker + Peppermint Patty (or Andes Mints) + Marshmallow
Nutella Banana S’more 
Graham Cracker + Nutella + Banana Slices + Marshmallow
Cookies and Cream S’mores 
Oreo Cookies + Cookies and Cream Chocolate or White Chocolate + Marshmallow
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