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

Tips for Pruning Trees in Winter

A man pruning an apple tree in winter using hand prunerAlthough every tree has its own set of requirements for optimal growth, most benefit from proactive tree care in winter. During their dormancy in the cold-weather months, pruning can be used to ensure trees experience active growth come springtime. Removing dead or unhealthy branches and encroaching limbs can pave the way for more lively greenery or increase your fruit harvest. However, you must go about maintenance in the right way to achieve success. Let’s review some tips for pruning trees in winter. Continue reading Tips for Pruning Trees in Winter

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

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

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