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Spring Gardening Tips. It’s Never Too Early To Make Plans.

Spring Gardening Tips. It’s Never Too Early To Make Plans.

Planning – Plan planting areas based on exposure to sun, shade, and wind; consider distance from water source – Test for soil types and pH levels before major planting Chores and Maintenance – Carefully remove winter mulches from planting beds – Dig beds in preparation for spring planting as soon as earth is friable – Add compost in four to six inch layers and work into planting bed soil – Remove protective cover from evergreens – Reset frost-heaved plants – Apply horticultural oil sprays to dormant trees and shrubs before buds open and if there is no danger of night frost – As ground becomes workable, de-thatch lawn; fill in low spots with soil; fertilize established lawns Planting – Plant deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, weather and soil conditions permitting – Sow seeds of annuals and vegetables indoors that require 10 to 12 weeks before transplanting – Sow radish and lettuce seeds directly into the vegetable garden – Plant cold weather vegetables like spinach, peas, lettuce, and broccoli as soon as soil is workable – Plant and transplant perennials – Divide and transplant summer-blooming perennials – Soak mail order bare-root plants before planting – Plant roses Pruning/Fertilizing – Prune all plant material to remove any diseased, dead, weak, or crossing branches – Complete tree pruning before new growth begins – Prune late-flowering shrubs such as buddleia and Hydrangea paniculata but wait until after flowering on early-flowering shrubs like forsythia, Hydrangea macrophylla, rhododendron, and syringa – Wait to prune evergreens, hedges, and other shrubs until late spring into early summer – Prune all fruit trees before growth begins – Prune hybrid tea...
Tips & Advice for Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Tips & Advice for Eco-Friendly Landscaping

Image via Pexels Water Scarcity in the United States Despite what many people think, water scarcity is a real problem in the United States. Half of the country suffers from a drought at any given moment. Rivers and lakes all around the country are at risk for running dry due to pollution, demands, and various other factors. Meanwhile cities from Los Angeles to Miami are water stressed, meaning residents have to limit their usage. In LA, high temperatures and reduced rainfall created the worst drought for the area in 1,200 years. In Miami, rising sea levels leak into wells and contaminate fresh water supplies used for things such as bathing and drinking. Even if you don’t live in a water scarce area, limiting your water usage has several benefits: Minimizes the negative effects of drought should one happen Saves money Preserves valuable drinking water Keeps water available for recreation Builds safe and beautiful communities An easy way to reduce your water consumption is through landscaping. Your traditional English lawn was not designed with the current ecological climate in mind. The amount of water it takes to keep grass green and lush is downright wasteful. Plus, the pesticides and fertilizers you use get washed away and pose a risk of contaminating your area’s water supply. That’s why, in this day and age, it is much smarter to opt out of having a lawn in favor of an yard landscaped with native and water-saving plants. So break out your gardening gloves and sun hat– we have the best tips for eco-friendly landscaping. Eco-Friendly Landscaping If you truly want your yard to...
2 Big Reasons Why Your Lawn is Brown And Your Neighbor’s Isn’t!

2 Big Reasons Why Your Lawn is Brown And Your Neighbor’s Isn’t!

If you can’t understand why your neighbor’s lawn always stays go lush and green all year long, it’s time to get your Grass in gear and listen up to these two Lawn Care tips that will change your life.  While some may argue there are numerous reasons for a Brown Lawn, here we will discuss the most common reasons for having a sharp contrast between two adjoining turf areas. Lawn Diseases here in Connecticut are a complex issue, but rarely only affect one area enough to be considered for this example. Mowing Height The thing that is most unsettling is driving down Boston Post Road in Madsion and Guilford and seeing so many brown lawns during the summer.  Most of these are noticeably Mowed at the incorrect height. Mowing your grass too low damages the Grass blades, allows weeds to thrive, and diminishes the plants abilities to retain water.  Here are some key facts to proper Lawn Mowing Height, with a height chart for the most common Grass Types. Mow grass no more 1/3 of its current height. Cutting the Grass plant to agressiveley stresses it and causes it too go dormant in an effort to repair itself. Mow frequently.  Bi-weekly or longer mowing allows grass to grow too long and is a risk for thatch formation. Heights between 2-4 inches will help the Grass retain more moisture, give more sahde to the soil, and “choke” our more weeds. A properly maintained mower with sharp blades will allow for a cleaner cut, causing less stress on the blades of grass Mulching the clippings is always reccomended over bagging as the recycled...
Mosquito Medic To The Rescue!

Mosquito Medic To The Rescue!

Take back your yard and protect your family and pets from dangerous blood borne diseases. Mosquito Medic Services provide comfort and peace of mind with complete Mosquito Control. According to the Center For Disease Control, climate change has caused an exponential increase in mosquito populations. As a result emergency rooms and physicians have reported marked increases in rare diseases like West Nile and Malaria. West Nile is known to be most prevalent right here in Connecticut. Protect Your Family Today Call Mosquito Medic Dispatch today at (860) 222-7171 or visit GreenTeamCT.com for an on scene evaluation and treatment plan. First application special $39 with monthly treatment...
Lawn Care Service Clinton CT Featured Yard

Lawn Care Service Clinton CT Featured Yard

Our Current lawn Care Maintenance feature is located in the heart of Clinton, on Cow Hill Road.  The road us locals use to avoid route one between Madison and the outlets, contains some Clinton’s best green landscapes in CT.  It’s always an honor to provide lawn maintenance services on a target area for local traffic, as it is a way to showcase our work to the demographics that really matter. This lawn has about 3/4 acre total of grass, on mostly level ground.  We have provided weekly lawn mowing services at this residence for most of the 2017 season.  It is a lush, green northeast seed mixture of fescues and rye grasses.  These type of grasses are very heat tolerant, and can thrive with little water.  With this in mind, even a weekly grass cutting would bear enough mulched clippings to feed the lawn again naturally. One unique challenge in this landscaping journey are the large, beautiful cherry trees and evergreen shrubs methodically placed throughout.  With large drip lines and low hanging branches, extra time trimming where the mower couldn’t reach was essential for a completely manicured look.  The trees provided a shady retreat for natures wonders, creating encounters with frogs, snakes, and other critters.  ...