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Get a Head Start on a Healthy Lawn and Spring Landscaping

Get a Head Start on a Healthy Lawn & Spring Landscaping for Success Throughout the Summer Season

We can all agree it’s nice to have a healthy looking lawn. It’s “going green” in its most basic form! The time to make it happen is now, when there is still opportunity to tap into the spring showers and mild temperatures before the arid summer heat kicks in. This year commit to the two keys to success: water and fertilizer. You can do it or let Curb Appeal Design help. Here are some water usage and fertilizing guidelines to get you going.

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Giving Back to the Community

Curb Appeal Design’s Fine Workmanship Donation of
Patio Seating Area for Spring and Summer Park Enjoyment

Almost forty years after the William G. Mennen Sports Arena officially opened to the public in 1975, it continues to be a Morris County highlight. This spring the facility sports a new 15,000 square foot patio seating area thanks to the contributions and donations of local landscaper and home improvement specialist Mo Soliman and his Curb Appeal Design crew.

Curb Appeal Design became involved in this special project through their work with The Park Alliance, the non-profit organization that works in support of Morris County’s parks, historic sites, and open spaces.  Soliman donated his design and workmanship installing the pavers and stones at the Mennen Arena that include an attractive seating area for the popular recreation destination.  Denise Lanza, Director of The Park Alliance, who was instrumental in overseeing the project, is delighted. “The community-minded volunteerism of Curb Appeal Design brings beauty and practicality to public spaces. Their generosity is an example for others to follow.”

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Valuable Top Soil Washed Away?

Install Residentially Designed Retaining Walls Just like The Mennen Arena has done in Morristown, NJ

There weren't many April showers but we remember quite a few “deluges” that may have done some damage to our homes both inside and out. Now that the weather is great for outdoor entertaining, there may be a need to assess and repair what the rains have not washed away. The solution may lead to the design and hardscaping of retaining walls with the proper vegetation and planting.Curb Appeal Retaining Wall

Residential property slopes in many Essex and Morris County towns provide beautiful summertime views, but this leads to a need for some tough-love care to preserve its innate beauty. A drive through any neighborhood will identify cracked or bulging walls that have not met the challenge of holding back the hillside. The labor intensive job of hauling dirt around and cutting out the property “is not for the faint of heart” Mo Soliman of Curb Appeal Design cautions.

Changing a high sloped backyard into a terraced summer paradise, the retaining wall works to prevent water runoff of valuable topsoil especially when near the home. Too much soil loss can result in a foundation wall collapse or worse. These hard working retaining wall barriers undergo a constant battle with gravity every day. Even the smallest 18 inch to three foot wall can be handling an enormous load. Soliman agrees “When soil is saturated, the pressure on the wall is in the thousands of pounds range. Double the height and the wall must endure 8 times the load.”

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