The Tips, Tricks, and Expertise for Better Outdoor Living Spaces

Spotted Lanternfly

Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an invasive plant hopper insect native to China, India, and Vietnam. It was first discovered in the United States in Pennsylvania September 2014. Since that time the insect has spread into Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and West Virginia. In September 2020, two dead specimens were found… View Article

Best Practices for Mosquito Control

May 29, 2020
Temperatures are rising and you are spending more time outdoors. You have also probably been swatting away mosquitos and other pesky bugs. Have you been thinking about mosquito control for your yard? Did you know there are 51 species of mosquitos that occur in Massachusetts? Most of these mosquito species only bite birds or other… View Article

7 Spring Tree Care Myths

May 26, 2020
In this day and age of internet and social media, there tends to be plenty of misinformation shared. This even holds true on subjects involving the green industry. Today we’re going to share and debunk 3 spring tree care myths you may have read about. Myth – Pruning in the spring will make trees “bleed”… View Article

Common Spring Lawn Diseases

May 13, 2020
Having a healthy, lush lawn is the dream of most homeowners. To get to that point, you may have some obstacles to hurdle. Lawn diseases, unfortunately, are one of those obstacles. In order for disease to occur there must be a host, a pathogen and the right type of environment. Here are some of the… View Article

Crabgrass Control: 3 Ways to Keep this Weed at Bay

April 22, 2020
Your lawn is looking beautiful and lush! Your grass is thriving in the cooler weather and you’re feeling proud. Summer arrives and you walk outside to see your lawn full of another type of grass. It has a lighter, green tint. Then it dawns on you, there’s crabgrass in your lawn. Crabgrass is a major… View Article
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Weather Related Tree and Shrub Diseases

April 14, 2020
Understanding how tree and shrub diseases occur will help you monitor your ornamental plants with a keen eye. Tree and shrub disease can be caused by either physical and environmental conditions (abiotic) or pathogens like fungi and bacteria (biotic). Trees and shrubs are not all affected by diseases in the same way and diseases can… View Article

5 Steps to Control Ticks Around the Home

March 31, 2020
Ticks are potentially dangerous parasites that feed on many different animals including small mammals and birds, namely mice, chipmunks, and squirrels. They also will feed on large mammals like deer, dogs, and humans. Their ability to transmit diseases its what makes them such a problem and the reason tick control is important. Tick Species The… View Article

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Common Questions about Poison Ivy

If you've ever had a rash from poison ivy, you probably take precautions to assure the plant isn't growing in and around your yard and avoid it as best possible. ...
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Red Thread in Lawns

Red Thread in lawns looks like its name suggests, light pink or reddish threadlike patches.  Infected turfgrass will turn light tan, and the leaf tips or margins may be covered ...
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2020 Year In Review

Lawns, trees and shrubs are living organisms and therefore face their own battles throughout the year. Now is the perfect time to recap many of the diseases, pests and environmental ...
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How to Protect Plants Over the Winter

Have you ever noticed how rhododendron leaves curl themselves and droop in the winter? This is a natural phenomenon to reduce transpiration. Transpiration is a process by which plants naturally ...
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Dos and Don’ts of Planting Trees and Shrubs

As we welcome fall, it is also the best time of year for homeowners' to plan new trees and shrubs. We've put together a list of dos and don'ts for ...
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Fall lawn care best practices

Fall is the best growing time of the year for cool-season grass types like those found here in Massachusetts. Below, we've put together a list of fall lawn care best ...
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