School might start in a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean the summer is over! Enjoy what’s left of this sunny weather and do a few great activities outside. And though we know it’s hot in Middle Tennessee, there are so many fun things you can do that don’t require a whole lot of effort. Sit outside under the trees, sunbathe in a pool or even go for a short evening walk with your dog. There are always so many great things that can keep you out and about in Nashville.
With that said, there are three things in particular that you can do outside with a little help from the Parke Company. Our friendly arborists are always making sure their clients have the best landscape and services available at their disposal, so if you have an activity in mind, they can easily help you accomplish it. Other than leisurely reading by the pool, what are some other fun summer activities you might be able to do?
Here are a few things to consider:
Build a Rain Garden
If you’ve lived in Nashville for any extended amount of time, then you know summer storms are a common occurrence. Though frustrating, it’s a frequent issue we all face during the warmer months. But did you know one great way to combat these storms and the flooding that comes with them is building a rain garden on your landscape? Installing a rain garden in your landscape is a great way to filter runoff stormwater and encourage your local ecosystem. And the cherry on top? It’s a fun activity for you and your family. Parke’s landscape team will help you build the garden, and you and your family can plant your favorite native plants. It’s a great way to spend some time together and learn about gardening and landscape.
Climbing trees can be such a fun activity for your children during the summer, but it can also be a fun activity for adults. There are even tree climbing clubs you can find in the Nashville area, but you can also climb the trees on your landscape. Though we encourage this behavior, our arborists always ask that if you want to climb trees that you always take the proper safety precautions. We certainly understand the enjoyment of climbing branches, especially for children! That’s why we want to make sure the trees you have are sturdy so you can safely enjoy your favorite outdoor activity. Call us for a full tree care work-up and our arborists will analyze your trees and its branches for any necessary treatment.
Explore Sites with Historical Trees
Just because it’s summertime doesn’t mean you can’t learn a little history! Our arborists have worked with historical trees all over the Middle Tennessee area. Go out and explore one today! Better yet, go out and find some historical trees yourself. Find a majestic tree and study its leaves and branches. See if it has a cool backstory or if you can learn more about it. You never know what you might find in your own backyard.
There are so many entertaining things you can do outside in the summer. Don’t waste anymore time! Whether it’s working with the Parke Company on a new rain garden or trekking in Percy Warner Park, admiring the trees and their branches, summertime fun is still in full swing. Want more information about tree care and landscape services? Contact an arborist today for more information.