Following several months of hat-and-gloves weather, we’re all looking forward to the days when we can sit on the patio while enjoying a barbecue and the pool. Spring is around the corner—finally!—and now’s the time to consider what your landscape needs to recover from snow, ice and the inevitable damage that can occur during the … Read MoreWhat Are the Most Common Landscape Problems After Winter?
Adding seasonal color to your property’s plant beds can wake up a tired landscape and add instant curb appeal. The vibrant annuals and eye-catching perennials we place at entrances, in containers and by gathering spaces make a statement—just like dressing up a basic top with a striking necklace. But even seasonal color can feel blah … Read MoreUpdate Landscape Plant Beds with the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year–Living Coral
As fall approaches in the Northeast it means two things for your outdoor living space and landscape: First, you only have a handful of days to take advantage of being outside in the comfortable weather, and second, you need to start preparing your landscape so it can survive the dreadful winter. Remember, having an attractive … Read MoreBenefits of Burlap Covers, Dormant Pruning, & Vapor Guarding Your Landscape For Winter
Anytime you plant trees or shrubs in your outdoor landscape, you’re making an investment and it’s important you protect this investment all year long, otherwise, you’ll be looking at extra costs for landscape maintenance that could have been prevented. There are multiple signs that will tell you the winter wasn’t nice to your plant life … Read MoreSigns that Winter Took a Toll on your Trees and Shrubs
Every landscape needs decorative grasses. Beautiful, sturdy, easy to grow, there’s one for every landscape need. Short, compact types are great for edging and ground cover. Tall, billowy varieties with captivating plumes wave in the breeze and add a soothing sound to your landscape. Some offer fluffy seed heads that attract birds all winter. Others … Read MoreBest Decorative Grasses for the Northeast and Zone 6
Like it or not, winter’s coming. And we have some news for you: You’ve got some winterizing to do. The pretty plants, lush lawn, sparkling pool, tranquil pond and reliable sprinkling system that gave you so much pleasure over the summer are all calling out for a bit of help. If you want them to … Read MoreNeave’s Complete Guide To Winterizing Your Landscape This Fall
Mulch isn’t the prettiest word in landscaping lingo, but it’s a wonderful thing. It can help to conserve water, shield your plants’ roots from temperature extremes and discourage the growth of weeds. Over time, mulches made from organic materials break down and increase your soil’s fertility. Plus, it looks good. Decorative mulch can add color … Read MoreWhat Is The Best Mulch For Landscaping A New York or Connecticut Home?
Curb appeal isn’t just some urban myth that real estate agents peddle. It’s a real thing. Adding landscaping to your property boosts your curb appeal AND your property value. Decorating trends come and go, but landscaping endures. It adds value to your property right away, and its value increases as your trees and plants get … Read More5 Affordable Landscaping Ideas To Increase Your Property Value
Yes, it’s cold and snowy outside, but it’s time to bundle up and spend some quality time with your deciduous trees and shrubs. Winter is actually the best time of year to prune deciduous plants. Your reward for braving the cold? Your bare-branched beauties will burst out with vigorous new growth in the spring. Pruning … Read More10 Winter Pruning Tips For Trees And Shrubs
It’s easy to get wowed by pretty plants without knowing much about them. Then you wonder: why do they need so much water? Why aren’t they attracting any birds or butterflies? It could be because they’re not from around here. Plan your landscape using native plants — plants original to your area of the country … Read MoreAre Native Plants Right For Your New York Or Connecticut Landscape?