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Getting Your Backyard Ready For Summer

Ah, summer. The wonderful time when beach trips are planned, pool days are frequent, kids are out of school, and the days are 90+ degrees… okay that last bit might not be too wonderful, but you know what I mean! With summer quickly approaching, those of you with backyards have some work to do to make sure it is summer- ready. Here are some things you can do to make sure you are prepared for one of the best times of the year.


Prep your Garden

Having a garden is one of my favorite things about warmer weather. There is nothing better than growing your own food to use in your dinner recipes, or just having beautiful plants and flowers that you can say YOU grew yourself! Personally, I like growing foods like squash, zucchini, strawberries, cabbage and eggplant. Herbs are great to grow as well and can be very useful for having fresh ingredients around when you are cooking. Before summer (and summer weather) hits, prepare your garden by planting seeds and getting those plants growing. That way when summer comes around, your plants will be flourishing and ready to show off to any guests you might have over.

Pool Care

Your pool is the main focal point of your backyard and I am sure many people will visit you this summer just to hop in and cool off! Because of this, you want to make sure you are taking care of your pool, but that can take a lot of time and effort. Instead of trying to do it yourself, why don’t you hire a reputable pool service such as Triton Pool Service? Triton Pool Service is here for you -- they have open communication (text, call, and email), they provide a worry-free guarantee, they are professional, and they provide straightforward and honest pricing - you will never have any surprise bills. Although all of these perks are great, the best part of all is that your service tech from Triton Pool Service will know what he or she is doing!


Triton Pool Service provides residential pool services, commercial pool services, leak detection, pool repairs, deep cleaning, and more. Triton Pool Service says, “A swimming pool is a major investment—Protect yours with an all-inclusive pool maintenance package from Triton Pool Service. As an established business, we service pools of all kinds in Gainesville, Braselton, Hoschton, Oakwood, Flowery Branch, Buford, Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Pendergrass, Talmo, Chestatee, Auburn, Dacula and Cumming. From seasonal inspections to more extensive maintenance, we have the tools and experience necessary to keep your pool looking its best. By investing in pool maintenance, you’ll be lowering your chances of encountering a major issue with your pool when you want to use it the most. We offer routine pool maintenance to have your pool in its best shape, year round. Our team is dedicated to providing 100% customer satisfaction, and we go above and beyond to exceed our clients’ expectations.”

When you hire Triton Pool Service for your routine pool cleaning service, you will receive services like skimming, vacuuming any debris, brushing, emptying the skimmer and pump baskets, chemically testing and balancing the water, backwashing sand filters as needed, cleaning the cartridge filters, etc. each time they visit. Each visit will take about 15 minutes to an hour, depending on your needs and the time of the year and ideally, you will have Triton Pool Service come once a week to be chemically checked and balanced, so that you are swimming in a clear and safe pool this summer! If you are in search of timely, affordable, friendly, and knowledgeable service, you should call the owner, Andrew May, with Triton Pool Service today.


A Mosquito-free Yard

Picture this: it is a beautiful evening with perfect weather, and you decide to eat dinner with your family in your backyard. All is well until about 5 minutes into your meal when everyone starts itching and chaos breaks loose when you see a mosquito on your baby’s leg. Is there anyone out there who likes mosquitoes? I doubt it, but luckily, this is a problem that can be prevented ahead of time. There are plenty of options to try if you want to attempt keeping mosquitoes away yourself, or you can hire a professional to treat your backyard if you don’t want to try yourself. If you plan on trying to control mosquitoes yourself, some options to try include bug spray, repellant candles and torches, or netting placed around areas you spend a lot of time to keep mosquitoes out. If all else fails, it is often worth it to hire a mosquito control company for some relief!

Do Yard Work Early

Summer is a time when you see a lot of beautiful landscaping all around your neighborhood. To avoid being the token neighbor with an uncared for lawn, do as much of the yard word as you can before we hit those temperature extremes. Who wants to do yard work when it is 90+ degrees outside? Of course your lawn will still need mowed and weeds will need pulled, but getting planting and grooming completed can same you some time, effort, and sunburnt skin come the cruel temperatures of July and August.