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REAL ESTATE: HOME IMPROVEMENTS SECOND HOME OWNERS BLUES W ith these last lazy, crazy days of summer here the last thing most folks want to do is waste precious time tending to their house’s seemingly unending needs! After all you came here to hit the beach, not pull weeds. With that thought firmly in mind here’s a list of pro’s who can keep your house looking great all season long. LAWN  GAMES MOW  ‘EM DOWN No matter how large or ornate your lawn, you need to mow, trim and bag your green acres on a weekly basis. Fun, huh? For some, but if like most you’d prefer a day on the beach there’s one man to call. Mickey, as in MICKEYS LAWNSCAPES 631-668-9120. Since 1983 they’ve managed lawns and gardens like few others on the East End. From simple mowing to full-blown estate care they have the trained crews to get the job done punctually, properly and carefully. And with crews on the road 7 days a week from Montauk to the Moriches they’re there when you need them most.   WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE No use having a lawn or landscaping if you can’t keep it well watered. All it takes is a short hot spell and your prized petunias wilt and your dogwoods begin to bark. Install a decent irrigation system and you’ll never be troubled by that! Relatively simple to install and maintain you can always count on the folks at Southampton’s IRRIGATION SOLUTIONS 631-205-5700 to get the job done right and maintain what they install. COOL  IT!! The key to a carefree and comfortable season, make sure your A/C system is ready for summer, now. Central A/C systems should be checked for proper coolant levels and leaks, window units should tested and cleaned. Both could use new filters, a simple but effective way of keeping that cool breeze flowing even in the depths of summer. If you need a hand with anything heating or cooling in the very East End be sure to call Mon- tauk’s PRADO BROTHERS PLUMBING AND HEATING 631-668-9169. They’ll replace what’s damaged, upgrade what’s substandard and add whatever new needs installing for this season. Ready for jobs large and small, licensed and in- sured, they’ve been at this for a cool 50 years. DIVE  RIGHT IN With the cooler and wetter early summer we had this past year many folks put off opening their pools into just last month. And sad to say, before this one is out most will begin to schedule their closings. While you still enjoy your’s remember By now you should have a lawn that’s green, lush and frankly the envy of your neighbors. Of course there’s no harm in upgrading your land- scaping. Matter-of-fact, it’s one of the Hampton’s most popular pastimes! Adding a few specimen trees, installing hedges or a gardens maybe going for a full make-over. When the urge to manicure comes to mind be sure to call the friendly folks at Montauk’s FT. POND NATIVE PLANTS 631- 668-6452. From design and installation to main- tenance and repair they are simply the best. You’ll find them just a block north of Main Street in the heart of the village. Further west the largest and most well-regard- ed garden center/lawn architecture group would be MARDER’S GARDEN CENTER 631-537-5000 Located just behind the K-Kart complex in Bridge- hampton Village they have the largest selection of plants, trees, ornamentals, flowers and acces- sories on the East End all on one huge property. Have an idea but not a plan? They offer complete landscaping design for properties of all sizes and estates. At Twin Forks Pest Control, we’re Spiders proudly helping keep montauk’s roads clean and pristine. Ants Cockroaches Termites Flies Silverfish Stinging Insects W hether it crawls, flies or walks, if it bugs you, call us and we’ll make it disappear! At Twin Forks Pest Control — eastern LI’s family-owned pest removal experts — we offer the most thorough and proven methods to eliminate creepy crawlies in and around your home. Whatever the threat, the highly-trained, licensed technicians of Twin Forks Pest Control have the profes- sionalism and commitment to “doing it right” to eliminate your problem quickly and efficiently. Whether you suspect that you have a small pest problem or an infestation, we know that our work will exceed your expectations. SOUTHAMPTON 631·287·9020 76 | Montauk / Hampton Life | August 2017 www.MontaukLife.com