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Why Cutting Landscaping Maintenance Costs Will Cost You More

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Whether you’re a business owner or just a homeowner, everyone loves saving a few bucks. But one area where it can be counterproductive to cut costs is your landscaping. Delaying the time between property maintenance allows greenery to grow unchecked, resulting in more arduous and lengthy work for the landscaper and more likely for property damage to occur as problems go unchecked. Let’s review in detail some of the reasons why cutting landscaping maintenance costs will cost you more. Continue reading Why Cutting Landscaping Maintenance Costs Will Cost You More

Multi-Purpose Landscape Features for Summer

Garden backyard pond with waterfall water plants brick paver patio trellis landscapingNothing beats a vibrant landscape to accompany the warmth of summer – except of course a landscape that fulfills a purpose beyond the aesthetic. If you consider your yard an extension of your living space, it makes sense for you to incorporate versatile features into your landscape. Fortunately, there are many options for features – both living and constructed – that can provide you more than just scenery. Let’s review some multi-purpose landscape features for summer so you can get the most out of your yard. Continue reading Multi-Purpose Landscape Features for Summer

Water Irrigation Tips to Prevent Lawn Burnout

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With summer less than a month away, you may be concerned that droughts and the blistering heat may tarnish your lush grass. Your green lawn can certainly be difficult to maintain during the dog days of summer. Fortunately, there are some watering techniques you can employ to keep your grass looking fresh and healthy, even during the harshest of heatwaves. Let’s review some water irrigation tips to prevent lawn burnout this summer. Continue reading Water Irrigation Tips to Prevent Lawn Burnout

What to Look for in a Landscaping Company

A landscaper using a leaf blower around decorative shrubs and a small tree.If you’re considering investing your money in a professional to maintain your landscape this spring, it’s important to realize not all landscaping companies are created equal. It’s easy to fall into the trap of hiring the first landscaping company you happen upon, but if you rush your decision, you may be left with a subpar landscape design and maintenance as a result. You want to invest in a multi-faceted company with a track record of reliability and flexibility. Let’s discuss some of the most important things to look for in a landscaping company.

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Protecting Your Trees and Shrubs Throughout Winter

Tree climber on a crane platform in a basket with a railing. Cut of an old dry tree with a chainsaw. He has a helmet and a red winter jacketWe’re in the middle of a pretty harsh winter, but it’s never too late to learn about some techniques that will help preserve your landscape during the snowy season. As New Englanders, we’re no strangers to witnessing the damaging effects of winter on our greenery. However, it’s important to recognize you’re not helpless in defending your trees and shrubs against the destructive elements of mother nature. Let’s take a look at some simple steps to protecting your trees and shrubs throughout winter. Continue reading Protecting Your Trees and Shrubs Throughout Winter

The 3 Most Common Landscape Problems After Winter

A spring lawn affected by gray snow mold, one of the common landscape problems after winterFollowing a season with dry air, frigid temperatures, and heavy snowfall, it’s no surprise these conditions can have a lasting toll on your landscape. After winter, we can’t wait to get out in the yard and soak up the warmer weather, but oftentimes, your lawn and garden need to recover from the snow and ice. Fortunately, many of these issues are easy to fix. Let’s discuss a few of the most common landscape problems after winter and how you can spur on the recovery process. Continue reading The 3 Most Common Landscape Problems After Winter

Ways to Avoid Property Damage During Snow Removal

Bucket snowplow on the background of a pile of snowWhether preparing your commercial or personal property for the winter, it’s always wise to work with your snow removal company ahead of time. As residents of New England know, snowplows can cause significant damage if the drivers are unaware of an obstacle, as snow tends to hide parts of your property susceptible to breakage. Before the snow piles up, there are some precautions you can take to avoid property damage during snow removal. Continue reading Ways to Avoid Property Damage During Snow Removal

Planning Your Landscaping for Your Shady Property

A shady garden with a miniature pond water feature, flat stones, and large-leafed plantsNew England is home to some of the country’s most densely forested states, leaving many properties cast in large amounts of shade. Since most plants require sunlight of some degree to survive, this predicament leaves many property owners wondering how to go about their landscaping. Given the dreariness of a sunless yard, plants that can weather these environmental conditions are important to adding color to the landscape. Fortunately, Dolan Landscaping has tips for planning landscaping for your shady property. Continue reading Planning Your Landscaping for Your Shady Property

Eco-Friendly Drainage Solutions for Your Sodden Landscape

A dry stream made of large stones surrounded by a garden, exhibiting eco-friendly drainage solutionsIs your yard a swamp? Do the soles of your shoes become saturated with water every time you step outside after a drizzly day? In New England, it’s not out of the ordinary to hear of a flooded basement, soil erosion, or deep, lingering puddles overtaking one’s yard due to the hectic weather patterns. Fortunately, many eco-friendly drainage solutions are available to help your property absorb heavy rainfall and direct water runoff away from your home. Continue reading Eco-Friendly Drainage Solutions for Your Sodden Landscape