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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

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
hemlock tree

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
mulching leaves

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
lawn seed

What are the benefits of aeration and overseeding?

August 21, 2019
It’s the middle of August and we are experiencing another spike in temperatures. You might be asking, “What does this mean for my grass? Should I aerate and overseed my lawn?” Both questions are very common during the late part of summer as we prepare for the fall. Let’s dive in for a more thorough… View Article

Three common tree and shrub pests

July 24, 2019
Throughout the year, your landscape plants can become susceptible to various pests and diseases. We want to introduce you to three different tree and shrub pests that are making their appearance now in your area! The plant species, time of year and mother nature all play a critical factor in which pest may be present and… View Article

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planting shrubs

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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Watering Trees and Shrubs Efficiently

Watering trees and shrubs is very important particularly this time of year. As of August 13th, in Massachusetts 35% of the state is abnormally dry and 65% is in moderate ...
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Mosquito Borne Diseases

There are primarily 2 mosquito borne diseases in Massachusetts that have special concern. These 2 diseases are eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) and West Nile virus (WNV). These Arboviruses, viruses ...
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Broadleaf Weeds and How to Fight Back

Broadleaf weeds are one of the biggest issues that can be found in a home lawn. There are multiple practices that can be taken to control these weeds. To obtain ...
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The Benefits of Honey Bees

Insects are not typically on the top of most peoples lists of favorite animals because of the pest we deal with on a regular basis. This can make it easy ...
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