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

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. Each year, we receive calls from homeowners about poison ivy and the best way to remove the troublesome plant. We’ve put together this list, answering… View Article
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Spring Lawn Care Service and What to Know

February 6, 2020
Snow may be covering the ground, but the first day of spring is only six weeks away! If you’re the type of person who likes to plan ahead, now is a perfect time to begin thinking about your spring lawn care service and what you need to know. Here are four lawn care tips to… View Article

How to Prevent Deer from Eating my Arborvitae

January 22, 2020
Have you ever woken up in the morning, gazed out your window, only to notice your arborvitae are destroyed? Even more peculiar there is still green growth, seemingly untouched, from the middle up. The culprit, in this case, is more than likely deer! This raises a common homeowner question, “how can I prevent deer from… View Article

Picking a Local Lawn Care Company

January 10, 2020
Picking a local lawn care company can definitely get confusing and overwhelming. The industry is competitive, leaving you with several companies to choose from. There are large, national companies; the guy in a pickup truck with a spreader; the company that mows, weed-wacks, blows walkways, hangs Christmas light, etc.; and the company that specializes in… View Article
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Common hemlock pests and problems

October 22, 2019
A common question we get in the fall regarding hemlock and other evergreen trees is, “Why are my trees turning yellow?” In many cases, it is more than likely natural needle loss. Evergreen trees will naturally lose their older interior needles each year the same way a maple tree changes color and drop its leaves…. View Article
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Mulching leaves back into the lawn

October 15, 2019
Being a homeowner often means that with every new season, yard work follows. Fall time is no different and living in New England, your fall cleanup probably involves a combination of acorns, pine needles, branches, and of course leaves! Whether you do-it-yourself or hire a landscaper, there are some important things to consider when it… View Article

Do my trees and shrubs need to be fertilized?

September 18, 2019
As we approach fall, you may be wondering, “what the next steps are for protecting the health of my plant material?” You may be asking, “do my trees and shrubs need to be fertilized?” All great thoughts to consider as you prepare your ornamentals this fall to withstand the harsh winter weather conditions ahead. The… View Article

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