Welcome to Summer
As the temperature increases, so does the amount of time you spend in your yard. You want your outdoor space to be functional and inviting, and we have just the tips to help you make it happen!
Protect Your Pool
Few things feel as good as jumping into the pool on a hot summer day. But safety and privacy concerns can put a damper on any pool party. Trex’s unique design provides solutions for all of your concerns. Unlike other fences, Trex products are made with high-caliber mix of recycled wood and plastic. These fencing materials make them more durable than the rest.
Your pool is an investment, and your fence should be too. Trex’s composite fencing and variety of color choices complement any look and enhance the beauty of your water feature. Splashing, intruders, and privacy issues won’t stand a chance!
Fire Up the Grill!
Nothing says summertime like a barbeque. But before you show off your skills, you need to start with a clean slate. Whether you’re barbecuing or grilling, you should begin by turning off the barbecue’s gas line. Next, use a wire brush to clean the heat tents. You can then use the same brush to clear the burners, tube, and grates to remove any remaining gunk.
For a deeper clean, remove the burner protectors, chrome iron grates, and cast iron grates to brush. Finally, scrape out the burner plates and wash them with a sponge and soapy water.
Don’t forget about the outside of your grill! If you have a stainless steel appliance, you can use glass cleaner for a streak-free shine. Dishwashing soap fights grease and works well on all surfaces.
Summer Lawn Care
Lawn care in the summer creates different concerns than it does in other months. For example, it’s important to take care to not cut your lawn too short. Though it might seem like doing so will save time between mowing, it can actually harm the grass. A longer lawn retains water better than grass that is too short.
The type of grass you have (cool-season or warm-season) determines whether you should fertilize your lawn during the summer. Warm-season grasses thrive on summer lawn fertilizer, whereas cool-season grasses should be fertilized when the weather isn’t as hot (September is generally a good time to fertilize).
Use Your Green Thumb
The ideal time to plant a garden varies by geographic location, but it’s important to do it before the weather gets too hot. A vegetable garden provides delicious food all season long (that you can grill on your newly-cleaned barbecue!).
Be sure to create enough space for your garden–remember that plants continue to expand as time goes on. You should also pay attention to how much sunlight your vegetables will get, as most veggies need at least six hours of sun per day.
A balanced amount of water is critical to plant health. Vegetable gardens should get an inch of water per week. This will keep your garden producing regularly and looking green. Make sure to weed regularly, both for aesthetic purposes and to prevent weeds from stealing the nutrients your vegetables need.
Harvesting times vary by vegetable. It’s a good idea to keep the seed package to refer back to questions about harvesting.
Blazing summer days can leave you desperate for relief. Trees, in addition to looking beautiful and being environmentally-friendly (two things Trex yard fencing believes strongly in) provide much-needed shade during the hottest time of year. Good shade trees create a cooler yard, increase privacy, and lessen the need for expensive air conditioning.
The best shade trees depend on your location and landscape, but certain trees generally do better than others. For example, the Weeping Willow can grow to a staggering 40+ feet tall and has several varieties that thrive in multiple types of climates. Additionally, red maples grow quickly and can provide significant shade in as soon as a few years.
Whatever you choose, you can be sure your new greenery will create a gorgeous contrast with your eco-friendly Trex composite fencing!
High temperatures can spell doom for ordinary fences. Cracking caused by heat, water, and other elements isn’t a problem for Trex products. While vinyl fencing can expand during hot weather and become damaged over time, Trex composite fencing was designed to accommodate high temperatures and expand in a way that won’t alter your fence’s aesthetic appeal or functionality. You won’t need to worry about cracks that can allow outsiders to peek into your yard, or that can let Fido sneak out again.
Wood fence panels are prone to fading and require frequent painting and staining. Trex fencing, however, needs virtually no upkeep. Instead of spending time refinishing your wooden fence, you can relax and enjoy the great outdoors. Trex products’ high-quality engineering and material ensure a durable finish that you’ll admire for years to come.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, maintaining wood and vinyl fencing is an extensive, time-consuming process. Dirt and grime can build up on wood and vinyl fences over time, leaving them looking dingy and unappealing. Cleaning Trex fences is as easy as using soap and warm water. You’ll save on time, energy and money by choosing Trex.
Entrust Your Yard to Trex
Summer months bring up unique concerns about yard care. Trex Fencing will help you rest assured that your yard will be a practical, beautiful space during the time you use it most. Contact Trex today to make your yard the hottest place to be this summer!