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 lose water through their leaves in order to draw more water up from the roots. Read on to learn more on how to protect plants… View Article
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
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
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
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
It’s that time of year again when the season’s highest temperatures as well as the least amount of natural rainfall. These weather conditions, combined with town water bans, can be a bit challenging as you care for your lawn. Not to mention, it’ll be more vulnerable to common summer lawn stressors. Even if you’ve managed… View Article
Do you want this year’s lawn to be your best ever? Watering and mowing your grass correctly is vital to a healthy, great looking lawn. For lawns growing in the Northeast, follow these simple rules to get it right! Best Practices for Watering Your Lawn How often to water – Water your lawn infrequently and… View Article
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 ...