Fall Landscaping: Prepare for Deer Ticks

Now that summer has ended, many might think they no longer have to worry about pesky deer ticks. However, ticks are not just a seasonal concern; they can strike during any season. They’re especially bothersome during the cooler months, as they seek warmth and shelter underneath leaves and other debris. When raking one’s lawn or moving firewood, these ticks can latch onto your skin and clothing, sneakily migrating to an inconspicuous spot on your body and biting you. With their population flourishing in the fall, let’s discuss the keys to prepare for deer ticks. Continue reading Fall Landscaping: Prepare for Deer Ticks

4 Tips to Managing Your Landscape During Late Summer

Summer straw hat with blue ribbon and dots lay at dry end summer grass.If you’ve been neglecting lawn care this summer, managing your landscape late season may seem like a fruitless effort with cold weather on the horizon. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s the perfect opportunity to play catch-up on the lawncare tasks you couldn’t get around to earlier in the season. What you do now can nurture better growth next spring. Let’s review some tips on managing your landscape during late summer. Continue reading 4 Tips to Managing Your Landscape During Late Summer

Why Cutting Landscaping Maintenance Costs Will Cost You More

Extremely tall overgrown grass with faded thistle and other weeds with rusty wheelbarrow in the middle of wild bush

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

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

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

Applying Ornamental Grass to Your Landscape

Purple, feathery ornamental grass, indicating the benefits of applying ornamental grass to your landscape.When most think of adding flavor to their landscape, the first thing they turn to is flowers. However, ornamental grass is an easy way to add color and texture to your garden. There are a variety of types, and they’re perfect for the chaotic weather patterns in New England. In this blog, we’ll discuss more of the benefits of applying ornamental grass to your landscape and steps to maintaining it. Continue reading Applying Ornamental Grass to Your Landscape