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Successfully Prepare Your Garden and Lawn for Fall

How to Successfully Prepare Your Garden and Lawn for Fall

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of garden and lawn care. Many homeowners think gardens and lawns need less care in the fall because crops and grass grow slowly, when in fact just the opposite is true. During fall, crops and grass are busily absorbing energy, moisture, and nutrients in preparation for a dormant winter. By getting started with your preparation earlier, you, your garden, and your lawn won’t have to worry so much about the early New England freezes. Take a look at what you can do in summer to ready your garden and lawn ready for fall. Continue reading Successfully Prepare Your Garden and Lawn for Fall

When Should You Fertilize Your Lawn?

Push fertilizer spreader on green lawn.In a previous blog, we addressed why you should be fertilizing your lawn. However, that brings up another point: when should you be fertilizing your lawn? While the short answer that fertilizer is food and you should feed your lawn when it’s growing the most, knowing exactly when that is and how often aren’t always so clear. For your lawn, this blog is going to help you identify what’s the optimal time to fertilize and how different fertilizers affect when and how often you should fertilize your lawn. Continue reading When Should You Fertilize Your Lawn?

Summer Lawn Care and Irrigation Tips

Children outside playing above a summer yard.Summer is a great time to get out there and enjoy your lawn, from fun and games on the front lawn to a nice relaxing afternoon in the backyard. However, summer can also bring some issues you need to deal with to avoid lawn damage and a high water bill, something especially important in drought conditions. Below are some tips and tricks for summer lawn care and your irrigation systems so you can get the most out of them and avoid troubles down the line – letting you enjoy more of your summer! Continue reading Summer Lawn Care and Irrigation Tips

The Different Designs for Patio Construction

Photo of a finished Dolan patio, complete with fountain and bench.Patios are a wonderfully flexible way of extending the living space of your home, allowing you to work, play, and relax just a few short steps from your door. If you’re looking at getting a patio installed, you have many options on the design, to both suit the needs of the space for you, as well as a style that complements the rest of your home and landscape. Below are some basic design and feature ideas to give you an idea of the possibilities available for patio construction. Continue reading The Different Designs for Patio Construction

Picking the Right Irrigation: Drip Lines for Your Landscape

Seedling vegetable beds with drip irrigation system.There are many options to choose from when it comes to landscape irrigation for your home or business, and it is a vital part of maintaining great lawns and plants. From soaker hose and drip irrigation lines to keep gardens and other plants watered in the most efficient way, to sprinkler/spray systems, all the way to industrial-strength rotor systems for large estates or commercial lawns. Today we’ll look at a popular choice for gardens and landscaping plants: drip irrigation system lines and soaker hoses that can be installed into your garden to cut down on work and wasted water. Continue reading Picking the Right Irrigation: Drip Lines for Your Landscape

Dealing with Irrigation Systems Damaged by Winter

Man Tightens Part Of Lawn SprinklerWhen the ground freezes, so can your irrigation system. From sprinkler heads to in-ground pipes, when irrigation components freeze, any remaining water inside can freeze too. Forgot to perform winterization on your irrigation systems? This can cost you as that water expands when freezing into ice, warping and cracking your pipes and sprinkler heads. Below we look at the two most common issues on irrigation systems after winter, and what it takes to solve them. Continue reading Dealing with Irrigation Systems Damaged by Winter

Apartment Landscaping 101: Installations and Management

Landscaping lawn and green tree in apartment community.From singular landlords to property management companies, the management of an apartment or apartment complex is just that: complex. However, while you’re focusing on the buildings and apartment units themselves, it’s important to look at the entire property – most notably your apartment grounds. This article is going to focus on landscaping projects and maintenance that won’t only keep current tenants happy, but also help you attract new ones. Continue reading Apartment Landscaping 101: Installations and Management

Warm Season Grasses vs. Cool Season Grasses

Fresh green spring grass with drops water.When it comes to grass, you’ve always got options. From sod to seeding, you’re often looking at many species of grasses that fill diverse needs: from growing times, to weather resistance, to drought resistance – and that’s not even considering factors like their appeal or if they are invasive or native. However, most grasses do fit into one of two categories: warm season grasses or cool season grasses. This article is going to look at the two types of grasses, help you understand their differences, and help you find the right one for your project. Continue reading Warm Season Grasses vs. Cool Season Grasses

Looking Past Winter at Spring Lawn Care

Lawn in grayish colors in early spring on a sunny day.It might feel like winter will never be over, especially with all the subzero temperatures recently. However, spring is just a few months away. While there is still snow on the ground and ice in the gutters, it’s time to start thinking about spring and what you should be doing early on to make sure your lawn is in peak condition as soon as possible. Here are our tips for spring lawn care. Continue reading Looking Past Winter at Spring Lawn Care

Building a Pet-Friendly Yard and Garden

A dog laying in the grass in a backyard smiling at the camera.When it comes to landscaping your yards and garden, it’s important to take your pets into consideration if they like to head outside. This can range from overhauling your outdoor living space to be more pet-friendly to picking the right plants and fertilizers to avoid making them sick. The following are several things to keep in mind when talking to a contractor about landscape construction, or if you’re picking out plants for the next year’s garden. Continue reading Building a Pet-Friendly Yard and Garden