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Tips for Protecting Your Landscape During the Winter Season

Winterizing Your Landscape

Winter can be a dangerous period for your outdoor landscape. The drop in temperature, coupled with the occasional bouts of extreme weather can put plants, lawn, sprinkler systems, and more at risk. It is important that you winterize your landscape so you can minimize the amount of damage. Prepare for the upcoming winter season doing the following things as soon as you can.

When is it Time to Schedule Your Seasonal Yard Cleanup?

Signs That You Should Do a Seasonal Cleanup

As a new season arrives, you should take notice of how your landscape is reacting to the different changes it brings. Leaves begin to fall from the trees as autumn begins, and as winter starts the temperature begins to drop. These changes can bring certain issues with them, and can turn your landscape into a bit of a mess.

As you prepare for the changing seasons, keep your eye out for these signs in your yard. If you notice any of them, you may need to schedule a seasonal cleanup soon.

Learn About Yard & Landscape Drainage Solutions

Keeping Your Property Well-Drained

Have you ever noticed large puddles of water around your property after a strong storm hits? If you have, this means that your landscape was not designed with a good drainage system. When excess stormwater is unable to move it builds up in your yard, and this can create serious damage over time. If you have some time, take a few minutes to read about why good drainage is so important, and see how you can implement a landscape drainage solution.

How to Protect Your Lawn From Summer Activities

Keep Your Landscape in Check During the Summer

Summer has arrived, which means people are going to be spending more time out in their yards. Outdoor activities are lots of fun during the summer, but they can also harm your landscape if you are not careful. The heat on its own creates problems for your lawn, but when everyone is outside walking over it more damage can occur. To keep your landscape healthy during this summer season, try using the following tips and tricks.

Why Summer is an Important Time to Think About Drainage

Draining Solutions Are Important During the Summer

If you are thinking about installing a new drainage system in your yard, you might want to think about having this done during the summer. Most people handle drainage installation before winter arrives, since this is when rainfall is usually the most frequent. Despite this, there are few good reasons to get this installation done during the summer. Take some time to read about why you should be thinking about drainage solutions early in the summer.


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Best Native Stones for Your Landscape

Craft Your Landscape Using Natural Stones

If you are planning to incorporate a stone patio or walkway into your yard you might want to consider using natural stones that are native to your home state. Natural stones are versatile and durable, making them great tools for any type of landscaping project. Below you can find information about stones from New Jersey that are frequently used to design home landscapes. Take some time to read about each stone so you can determine which one will suit your yard the best.

4 Things To Know About Tick Control & Spraying

Answers to Questions About Tick Control

Imagine you’re hosting a great summer party in your backyard. The next day, you get a call that someone found a tick on his or her skin. But what type is it? Somerset County is a battleground for ticks, and nearby Hunterdon County was home to a new type of tick to the United States: The longhorned tick. With this in mind, now is a great time to consider tick control and spraying. Here are a few things you should know.

Spring Cleaning: It Involves Your Landscape, Too

How You Can Get Your Landscape Ready for Spring & Summer

When you first think of spring-cleaning, you probably think of everything you have to do inside of your home. As spring approaches the Hillsborough Township area, it’s also time to consider the “spring cleaning” of the exterior of your home, to get ready for summer get-togethers. Here are some of the ways we perform some spring-cleaning to your landscape.


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Common Issues With Outdoor Lighting

Dealing with Common Outdoor Lighting Issues

Outdoor lighting is a great addition to any yard, especially when you want spotlight particular architectural features. While it is quite helpful, outdoor lighting products can start having issues from time to time. Many of these issues are common, so people have been able to develop solutions that can help deal with them. Continue reading to learn how you can fix common issues that can affect outdoor lighting systems.

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.


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Drainage Solutions Explained

Different Kinds of Drainage Solutions

As a homeowner, it’s important to keep the area around your home well drained. If you have ever seen pools of water around your house after a storm you do not have a good drainage system in place. Poor drainage can harm your lawn. If you’re currently looking for drainage installation take a look at ones below and determine which one is a good fit for you.

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.

5 Step Lawn Fertilizer Program: How to Make Your Lawn Green

Creating a Strong, Healthy Lawn

The key to having a beautiful landscape is to have a healthy lawn to go along with it. Growing healthy grass can be a challenge however, because certain weather conditions can do serious damage to it. Our five-step lawn fertilization program can help you grow a strong, green lawn that will last the entire year. If you want to learn more about each of the individual steps in our fertilizer program, please continue reading.

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.


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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.