We certainly are living in unprecedented times here in Georgia, around the country and around the world. The Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect virtually all aspects of our lives, including new restrictions on our movements announced by our governor just two days ago. Currently we have a “Shelter in Place” order for all at-risk groups throughout Georgia. Additionally in Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms went a step further, issuing an executive order asking all of her city’s residents to “stay at your place of residence” for 14 days starting at midnight Tuesday night.
Being stuck at home during this time can be boring as heck, in addition to stressful – but you can put your “idle” time to productive use. The weather forecast for the next few days in particular is good, with temperatures even reaching the 80’s by tomorrow and Saturday. This is a great time to tackle some DIY (do-it-yourself) projects around the outside of your home before it gets too hot this summer.
Here is a list of some DIY stone landscaping projects you can undertake during your time at home:
IF YOU ONLY HAVE A SHORT TIME
- Mulching beds – now is the perfect time to lay down new mulching beds or revitalize your existing ones. Winter has ended, and your flowers and plants are coming back to life. And so are the unsightly weeds and other unwanted inhabitants. Mulch help to beautify your beds while also keeping much of the stuff you don’t want away.
- Accessorizing your beds and other landscapes with garden Boulders – Garden boulders can really help to accentuate the look, feel and colors in your varying landscapes.
IF YOU HAVE A BIT MORE TIME ON YOUR HANDS
- Building a Walkway – Spring is a great time to tackle a project like this, particularly if you have time over a week or two (depending upon how large and elaborate you want to make your walkway) to do it in. You can plan and build even a pretty sizable walkway in that time if you are able to devote yourself to it full time.
- Building a Patio – Similar to a Walkway, a small Patio will most likely take you a few days, while a larger one might take a week or two. But when you get to the end of projects like these, you will really feel as if you have accomplished something substantial.
Yes, this downtime with quarantines and social distancing caused by the Coronavirus can be stressful. But tackling that home improvement project around the outside of your home including any of the ones mentioned above can help relieve at least some of that stress, and help you feel like you accomplished something substantial to improve your living space.
We are here and available to help you: with any or all of your stone project and landscaping questions along with many of the materials you need. Contact us by coming to our 5-acre lot conveniently located at 1675 Bells Ferry Road in Marietta, by telephone at (678) 354-0566 or by visiting us online at https://www.stonedist.com or on our Stone Distributors Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stonedist/. We are open OUR REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS – Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed on Sundays.
And above all, we hope all of you stay safe and healthy, now and always.