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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...
6 Tips For Preparing Garden Beds For Mulch.

6 Tips For Preparing Garden Beds For Mulch.

Mulch is a very useful product when used in your shrub, annual, or flower beds. It retains moisture for plant roots, blocks weed growth, and is just plain better looking than dirt. Properly preparing your beds for Mulch Installation ensures the best outcome for weed management and the cleanest looking final product. 1. Pruning As part of a complete bed cleanup and mulch project you should always get your shrubs and trees nice and tidy for the growing season. Pruning as the initial part of the process is important because the clippings will become a mess that will hamper your efforts at later steps. All plants have different pruning requirements and recommendations. For example, Hydrangeas should be cut down to no more than 2-3 leaf buds, and second year deadwood should be completely removed. Make sure to research the pruning style for your particular plants before causing damage. 2. Weeding As last season’s mulch has undoubtably broken down over winter, weeds have inevitably taken over your garden oasis. This step is the most crucial in the Mulching process. Removing established broadleaf weeds as far to the root as possible will give your new mulch its best chance to do its thing. Hand Weeding: Most surface dwelling annual grasses and ground cover weeds can be pretty easily removed by hand. Weeding Tool: Metal tools such a weeding spade can help to create more force to remove deeply rooted perennial weeds such as dandelions and crabgrass. Weed Whacking: In large open areas very saturated with taller weeds, using a gas powered trimmer can make quicker work of removing unwanted green from...
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.  ...
Lawn Life Support Complete Year Round Yard Care Plan

Lawn Life Support Complete Year Round Yard Care Plan

We are now introducing our Complete Lawn Care Maintenance Plan Called “Lawn Life Support“.  It’s comparable to a comprehensive healthcare plan, for your yard. With a busy work, life, and family schedule; Lawn Care is sometimes overlooked and difficult to prioritize.  We have developed a Full Service to obtain a perfect Green Lawn, without the hassle of worrying about each task separately.  This Lawn Care Contract is Priced to save you time, money, and worry.  Priced at just a few dollars more than normal Grass Mowing Costs, in 12 monthly installments.  An don’t worry, while you are contributing to your Lawn’s Health during the cold months, Lawn Life Support includes Snow Removal Services as well.  Mowing Grass cut to healthy height at regular intervals, as often as weekly.  During the cooler months of Spring and Fall, lengths will be longer, and mowing more frequently.  During the hot months Grass will be kept shorter to allow for water absorption, and cut less frequently to avoid stress. Trimming & Pruning Grass edges trimmed after every mowing. Sidewalks and beds edged monthly. Small bushes, shrubs, and trees keep at healthy levels with regular trimming.   Fertilization & Weed Control 4 Step Fertilizer Program at 2-3 month intervals.  Early Spring Fertilizer with Crabgrass control, Late Spring Weed & Feed, Summer Lawn Food, and Fall Fertilizer with “Wintergaurd”. Round Up selective Weed Control sprayed as needed for spot control.  Garden and Shrub beds hand Weeded, Preen application for maintainence.   Oerseeding & Aeration Keeping your turf replenished with regular application of new seed maintains a thicker, denser lawn, and chokes out weeds.  Aeration pulls...
Seed Saturday 2017 Limited Event

Seed Saturday 2017 Limited Event

September is the best time of year to plant new Seed in your Lawn for germination and root establishment during the cool Fall months.  We are running a special one day only event, which happens only once a year One Day Only, 09/09 Sign up early for 1 of only 25 spots available for this amazing special day. As low as $25 gets you on the list, as long as you book early. Half off regular rate of complete “Lawn Life Support” Package. Estimate required, includes all of the following 3 services: Seeding URI #2 Northern Blend Seed Spread with Gas Powered Spreader System. Placed under turf using “Up & Under” method. Seed Germination will highly dependent on after care and maintenance. Watering strongly recommended 3 times per week for at least 2 weeks. Aeration Mechanical Aeration Occurs when “Plugs” are removed from soil, creating a looser environment for roots, and allowing for better drainage. Aeration is acheived with holes created by Over-Seeder. Visible “Plugs” may not be visible. Fertilization Gordon’s Liquid “Weed & Feed” 15-0-0 Nitrogen based Formula. Kills Weeds Currently Established and Prevents Germination of Future Weeds. Nitrogen Blend Strengthens Roots and Increases Green Mass in Your Lawn...