9 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Landscape for Spring

Groundhog After Hibernation - Predicting an Early SpringThe grass is blanketed in snow. The trees are leafless. And the ponds are frozen over. But this year, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, thereby predicting an early spring! And if this famous groundhog is right, it means now’s the perfect time for New England property owners to engage in thoughtful planning for the upcoming season. Here are nine things you can do now during these final weeks of winter to prepare your landscape for spring.  Continue reading 9 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Landscape for Spring

Your Guide to Lawn Weed Control

Person with gloves on hand pulling a weed from their lawnThe war against weeds on the lawn is a struggle that so many home and property owners are familiar with. But with the right strategies, you can enjoy a lush, weed-free expanse of green. In this guide, we’ll explore preventive measures and practical tips for tackling lawn weed control. While DIY methods can work for minor weed issues, you’ll need to recognize when it’s time to call in the professionals for a more comprehensive solution.  Continue reading Your Guide to Lawn Weed Control

What Happens If I Skip Fall Leaf Cleanup?

House and yard covered in leavesAutumn can be a beautiful time of year in New England as the leaves turn to vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows and blanket every surface. However, what many homeowners might not realize is that neglecting fall leaf removal can pose significant threats to the health and beauty of their lawn. So, before you skip fall leaf cleanup at your home or business, let us explain the hidden dangers of doing so and why this is such a crucial seasonal task.  Continue reading What Happens If I Skip Fall Leaf Cleanup?

The Best Ways to Tackle Fall Leaf Cleanup

Person raking fallen leaves on lawn in autumn.It’s that time of year again when the leaves start to turn and fall from trees, drenching our lawns, streets, and houses in all kinds of beautiful colors. These seasonal crimson and gold hues in nature are a welcomed sight by many. But then comes the reminder that they present more yardwork. Before your autumn weekends waste away while you break your back raking for hours on end, consider other ways you can effectively tackle fall leaf cleanup on your property. Here are some timesaving, environmentally conscious, not-so-physically-demanding methods to try and how you can get help.  Continue reading The Best Ways to Tackle Fall Leaf Cleanup

4 Ways to Build a Sustainable Landscape

A sustainable landscape with native bushes and flowers and green grassIf you’re looking to lead an eco-friendlier lifestyle, your landscape is a good place to start. A sustainable landscape – one that takes advantage of native plants and erosion control – not only lowers your carbon footprint but contributes some stunning aesthetic to your property. Let’s review how you can build a sustainable landscape and contribute to the fight against climate change. Continue reading 4 Ways to Build a Sustainable Landscape

How to Organize a Sprinkler System for Maximum Efficiency

Automatic lawn sprinkler watering green grass. Sprinkler with automatic system. Garden irrigation system watering lawn. Water saving or water conservation from sprinkler system with adjustable head.Finding the right balance between having a green lawn and not spending a fortune on water bills can be difficult. That’s why it’s important to properly zone your sprinkler system. Knowing how to best set your sprinkler system can ensure your grass, garden, and shrubbery are all getting the precise amount of water they need. While we here at Dolan Landscaping can help you properly zone your sprinkler system and use it to its fullest potential, let’s review the best way to organize a sprinkler system for maximum efficiency. Continue reading How to Organize a Sprinkler System for Maximum Efficiency

6 Different Types of Soil and Their Properties: Part Two

A close up of clean soil for cultivation with grass in the background.If you read part one of this blog, you’ve learned by now that soil is much more than just dirt. It provides plants with the vital nutrients and environmental conditions they need to thrive. However, not all soil is the same, and the well-being of your particular plants relies on using the right type. Let’s discuss the other three types of soil and what you can do to nurture a better growing environment for your landscape and garden. Continue reading 6 Different Types of Soil and Their Properties: Part Two

What Month Should You Begin Mowing Your Lawn?

Riding lawn mower cutting grass .While we’re still fighting to get through February, spring is less than a month away, which means we’ll soon need to set aside time for our garden tasks. One task, in particular, you may be looking forward to or dreading is mowing your lawn, but in order to ensure your winter landscape recovery goes according to plan, you have to be careful about when you give your lawn its first clip of the year. Let’s discuss the most appropriate time to begin mowing your lawn. Continue reading What Month Should You Begin Mowing Your Lawn?

How to Prevent Frost Heave This Fall

Frost heave crack in residential concrete sidewalkIn New England, we’re used to severe temperature swings. As a local resident, you’re likely no stranger to roads, driveways, plants, and structures suffering damage as a result of hard frost. This phenomenon, known as frost heave, often occurs at the end of autumn, and it can spell disaster for your landscape and hardscapes. To avoid the havoc this can cause, let’s review some tips on how to prevent frost heave. Continue reading How to Prevent Frost Heave This Fall