Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid

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The weather is starting to warm up and do-it-yourselfers are getting ready to mulch, prune, and plant trees.  As the “Authority in Landscaping and Tree Health”, we wanted to provide useful information on not only creating but maintaining a happy, healthy and beautiful landscape.  Avoid Volcano Mulching Your trees require oxygen, water, sunlight, and nutrients […]

Using a Growth Regulator for Attractive, Healthy and Manageable Trees

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When you planted the tree – as a sapling – all those years ago, the yard was still mostly a blank canvas. In fact, when the tree was initially placed in the ground, it needed to be staked, and it somehow it made the yard look even more barren. Over the years, though, it grew […]

New Homeowner Guide Part 3: New Home, Inherited Responsibilities

old rustic shed

Inherited or otherwise acquired properties with existing landscaping can be a mixed blessing. In the best-case scenario, the property may have previously been well-maintained. In the worst-case scenario, it may have been neglected. Either way, you are now responsible for maintaining (or salvaging) an existing landscaping project. And, for the sake of this example (acknowledging […]

New Homeowner Guide Part 2: Custom Home, Legacy Trees

custom cabin with large trees

You found the perfect lot of land to build your dream home. You didn’t choose it in spite of the trees that were there, but because of them. You recognize that these trees have value – value that can’t be replaced by new trees; value that needs to be protected and maintained. If the existing […]

New Homeowner Guide Part 1: New Home, New Opportunity

home with mulch in front

The home buying process can be an overwhelming experience. Decisions made today can have ramifications for years, decades and possibly even generations down the road. At the same time, you’ve likely spent the months leading up to move-in day thinking about all of the changes you are going to make to your newly acquired property. […]

Straw Erosion Netting and Successful Lawn Germination

straw erosion netting

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. While we understand that it’s intended as a moral lesson – a reminder to appreciate what we have because if we get caught up in comparisons, we will never be satisfied…. But our landscaping crews can confirm that sometimes the […]

Landscaping on the Edge: Green Walls, Privacy Screens and Natural Alternatives to Fences

Conifers - Vegetation

A perfect landscaping project is one that combines both form and function. In terms of aesthetics, landscaping projects provide gorgeous social media-ready before-and-after pictures that are easily shareable (be sure follow us on Facebook and Instagram!). However, when we are discussing a potential project with a client, we begin by exploring how they imagine themselves […]

Winter Plant Health Care Guide: Seasonal Needle Drop

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Every year we get an increase of calls from concerned property owners who are alarmed to see that their recently planted evergreen trees are changing color and dropping a substantial number of needles. This is a very common situation that we encounter in both our Landscaping, Plant Health Care and Tree Care divisions. Fortunately, the prognosis is […]

Incorporating Natural Elements into Design

Stone slab walkway

Incorporating Natural Elements into Design With each year, we see a greater demand for the use of natural materials in our landscape designs.  Man-made pavers, wall block, and steps are being replaced with flagstone, bluestone, boulders, and natural stone slabs.  These natural elements allow the new landscape to better fit with surrounding features, such as […]