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Yes, You Can Have a Beautiful Landscape During Winter

Make Your Landscape Beautiful During the Winter

It can be difficult to create a beautiful landscape during the winter. During this cold season, many plants either close up or die, which can leave your yard looking pretty barren. You shouldn’t lose hope, however, as there are plenty of ways to make your yard look great during the winter. Below are a just a few ways you can create the perfect winter landscape.

Get Ready for Winter With A Sprinkler System Winterization

When Should You Winterize Your Sprinkler System in NJ??

Before it gets too cold, it’s important to think about getting your property ready for the winter. Now is the perfect time to schedule a sprinkler system winterization. Part of our sprinkler services, a sprinkler system winterization basically insures that all water is taken out of your system before the first freeze of the year hits. Here’s a little bit more detail about how a sprinkler winterization is done.

When is it Time to Schedule Your Seasonal Yard Cleanup?

Signs It’s Time for a Seasonal Yard Cleanup in NJ

As summer quickly fades into fall, have you started thinking about how your landscape reacts to seasonal changes? If not, than a seasonal yard cleanup is something to consider. Typically, the best time to do one is early to mid November. If you notice a few of the signs below as you prep your lawn for fall, it may be time for a seasonal cleanup.

Save Money & Energy With Your Irrigation System

Running a Cost-Saving Irrigation System

Having an sprinkler system is an easy way for you to keep the grass and plants in your yard properly watered. However, if you aren’t careful with how you use your irrigation system, it could dramatically raise your water bill, and you will lose a lot of money. If you want to save money and energy with your sprinklers, take a look at the following tips.

How to Prepare for A Paver Walkway Installation

Simple Steps to Make Your Walkway Installation Easier

You’ve decided to hire a professional landscaper to conduct your paver walkway installation. You’re excited to see your landscape include, but may not be sure about what you should consider. Worry less by following these three suggestions below.

Shrub Tree & Flower Plantings For Your Landscape

Our Top Shrub Tree & Flower Plantings

Trying to figure out how to make your landscape stand out from your neighbors? Don’t have time to do hours of research on the type of plants you need? No problem, we are here to help. Somerset County falls in USDA plant hardiness zone 6b. Here are five different shrub and flower tree plantings you should consider for your landscape.

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Home's Landscape

Create Your Own Oasis

Do you currently have an unappealing front yard or back yard, but not sure what to do with it? If not, now is a good time to think about ways you can improve it. According to the American Society of Landscape Architects, hiring a professional to create your landscape design can help increase your property value, know what types of plants work best for your topography, and create a master plan to create a landscape you love. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started in creating your ideal landscape design.


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Get Ready For Summer With Mosquito Control

Protect Yourself From Mosquitos

With the Zika virus making news over the past year, more and more customers have been asking us about mosquito spraying. While it’s been confined to southern states, it’s still a good idea to protect your home from these unwanted guests. Below are just a few reasons why you should consider mosquito control for your home, along with information about our process.

What Should I Do With A Damaged Sprinkler System?

Common Causes for Damaged Sprinkler Systems

There are a variety of things that can happen to your sprinkler during the winter. While this winter provided plenty of warm spells to Somerset County, you could still find issues when you turn your sprinklers on for the first time. Here are some of the things we find when we do irrigation maintenance and how you can potentially identify these issues. With any of the issues below, it’s best to call a professionally licensed company like us to handle repair.


Posted by on in Landscaping
Top Plantings for Colorful Autumn Landscapes

Colorful Landscapes for Fall

As the temperatures cool off and everyone starts thinking about school again, you might not be thinking about the appearance of your yard. Here in Somerset County, fall foliage peaks around October 19 to 29. According to the USDA all of Somerset County falls under hardiness zone 6b, which can handle temperatures down to -5 Fahrenheit. Here are some of the most popular plants, trees, and grass types for a colorful landscape this fall.

Irrigation Maintenance: How Can I Keep My Lawn Green All Summer?

After your spring lawn fertilization, your lawn should be able to flourish into a bright green. Keeping that green is not as easy as you would think. One heat wave could come through and turn your lawn brown. To avoid that from happening, follow our advice on how to keep your lawn green during the summer.


Posted by on in Lifestyle
Make The Most of Your Patio

Does your patio look bare? With summer in full swing, you’re probably thinking about different ways to attract friends and family over. Even the smallest of cosmetic changes can turn your patio into a staycationers paradise. Below are just a few ways to make the most of your patio.

Brighten Your Nights With Landscape Lighting

Whether it’s the dead of winter, or the middle of the summer, landscape lighting can help your property shine. Whether it’s emphasis on your home’s facade, or simply providing a safe pathway after a fun summer party, landscape lighting is something that can be used all year long. Not sure which type is best for your home? We outline the different types of landscape lighting.

Drainage Installations & Solutions: What You Need to Know

Do You Need Drainage Installation?

Figuring out why things are not draining properly in your backyard can be stressful. Over time, the topography of your property can change. When you have a drainage issue, it can cause damage to your foundation and could even flood basements. In areas of Somerset County that surround the Raritan River, it’s even more important to ensure that your drainage works properly after a heavy rain. Below are some of the drainage issues we run into, and how we can solve them.


Posted by on in Landscaping
Bluestone Patios & Walkways: Built to Last

Bluestone patios are a popular choice among Americans for backyard areas. When designed with moss and other greenery, these patios can add a rustic feel to outdoor areas. The bluestone works well for a variety of different walkways and patios. Learn more about the different types and benefits of bluestone.

3 Tips to Keep Your Landscape Alive This Winter

Here in Central New Jersey, keeping your landscape alive is not as easy as it seems during winter. You may know to make sure you blow out your sprinkler system but you might want to know what to do about your lawn and walkways. Here are a few things you can do to ensure that damage to your landscape is minimal.


Posted by on in Lawn Care
Winter Friendly Trees for Your Yard

When planting trees, it is always a good idea to consider how they will withstand winter temperatures since New Jersey can get pretty cold (remember the Polar Vortex?) Here is our professional advice for picking trees this winter.

Seasonal Yard Clean Ups: Prep your Yard for Winter

Now that you have received valuable fall clean up tips, we want to share what is important to take in account for your lawn’s winter preparation. Because as we know too well in New Jersey, winter will be here in a blink of an eye. As we approach the cold harsh winter months, it is important to prepare your yard now for a better spring. Hillsborough Irrigation can help you by implementing the following winter yard clean up strategies to make sure your yard is more than ready!


Posted by on in Lawn Care
Prepping Your Lawn for the Fall

With the dryness of summer behind us, the fall offers the perfect weather to get your lawn prepped for next year. Take advantage of this fall’s weather for a healthier lawn that you can enjoy in just a few months. Here are a few tips from the experts that could help reduce your time in the spring spent on lawn care maintenance.


Posted by on in Lifestyle
Make Your Staycation Dream a Reality

With gas prices on the rise as the summer heats up, going away on a vacation can seem like a pipe dream. However, have you ever considered a deluxe “staycation” at your home? You can cut down on travel expenses and put your hard earned money toward turning your backyard into a “staycation.” Put your vacation savings into a vacation spot that you can go to anytime you want – your backyard! If your friends start booking rooms at your house, don’t say we didn’t warn you.