Keeping Critters at Bay: Tips to Protect Your Vegetable Garden

Mole crawls out of a wormhole in vegetable gardenThere’s nothing quite as satisfying as cultivating your own vegetable garden—until uninvited critters decide to make it their personal buffet. From rabbits and deer to squirrels and birds, wildlife can wreak havoc on your hard-earned harvest. But, with a few clever tricks and strategies, you can protect your vegetable garden from pesky critters. Let’s explore some effective methods to keep unwanted visitors at bay.  Continue reading Keeping Critters at Bay: Tips to Protect Your Vegetable Garden

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

Rooftop Snow Removal: Why, When, and How

house covered in snowA fresh blanket of snow on your property may look pretty, but don’t let it blind you to the potential dangers accumulating on your rooftop. Removing snow from your roof is a crucial part of home maintenance that ensures safety and preserves the integrity of your roof. In this blog, we’ll explore the best practices for rooftop snow removal, covering the right timing, tools, techniques, and why calling in the professionals is often the wisest choice.  Continue reading Rooftop Snow Removal: Why, When, and How

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?

Annuals or Perennials: What to Plant

Blue and purple hydrangeas in full bloom.Spring is just around the corner; before we know it, all the snow will be melted, and it’ll be time to start tending to the gardens. Take a look around your yard: what are you growing this year? When you head to the nursery, your plant purchasing options come down to two primary categories: annuals or perennials. Today, we’re going to share the things you need to know about each prior to planting.

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What Is Snow Stacking?

Large orange tractor plowing snow in snowstorm.

It’s been an uneventful winter so far in the severe weather department. But as we New Englanders know, the season is far from over. There’s nothing stopping us from getting a pop-up blizzard or even some serious snowflakes in March and April. And whenever we do get hit with a couple of snowstorms in a relatively short period of time, that snow piles up quickly. So how do landscaping and snow removal companies like ours deal with all that snow when space is getting tight? Today, let’s talk about snow stacking, snow hauling, and other techniques for a snow-heavy winter season. Continue reading What Is Snow Stacking?

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 Use Your Landscaping to Help Repel Pests

Ladybug on a leaf with holes. Green radish leaf eaten by insects. Pests in the garden that eat the leaves of vegetables. Ladybug in the gardenWhen pest control comes to mind, most immediately picture insecticides, poison bait, or other forms of hazardous chemicals. These methods are most often used after pests have done damage. But there’s a far more efficient and eco-friendly way to control pests, and that’s through yard planning, maintenance, and landscape design. Let’s discuss how you can take advantage of natural preventatives and use landscaping to help repel pests. Continue reading 4 Ways to Use Your Landscaping to Help Repel Pests

Using Retention and Detention Ponds to Manage Stormwater

A small residential rentention pond with stone and mortar lining to prevent erosion.New England is known for heavy rain spells, making it difficult for business owners with larger properties to manage all the stormwater. A flooded parking lot on your commercial or retail property can do much more than deter business; it can have adverse effects on water quality, cause erosion, and ruin your premise’s reputation. Let’s review how you can protect your commercial property by using retention and detention ponds to manage stormwater. Continue reading Using Retention and Detention Ponds to Manage Stormwater