Landscaping

Exotic Invasive Plants in New Jersey

Did you know that invasive plants are a major problem in New Jersey? These exotic invasive plants can out-compete native species and create an imbalance in the natural ecosystem. The most common invasive trees in NJ are Tree of Heaven, Japanese Barberry, Norway Maple, Common Privet, and European...

Stump Grinding

Stump Grinding

You did the right thing, took down the trees that were either sick or were showing signs of decay,...

Spring Scourges and Ecology

Spring Scourges and Ecology

March is a funny sort of month; anything can be expected to happen and much of it does. There are faux springs and bitter winds, just a typical March of any year. And just like the month of March with its interesting weather come two springtimes scrouges, and...

Spring: It IS Coming

Spring! It IS coming!

Maybe it was when the snow shovel broke under the weight of the combined ice and snow from the last storm, or the weatherperson’s chipper voice announcing another spate of ‘weather concerns’ this week’. Whatever the reason, in mid-February in New Jersey,...

Reseeding Your Lawn

Reseeding Your Lawn

Your lawn, in the summer you want it lush enough for the children to play on, as well as being a focal point for entertaining. There are several reasons for wanting to reseed your lawn.
  • Reseeding the lawn compensates for slowed growth and rejuvenates the...

5 Flowers that Bring Color to Autumn

Ahh summer as it bleeds into autumn, with the tell-tale cooling breezes and pumpkins coming into their own; if only some flowers could remain and soften the edge of the turning of the seasons...and not surprisingly there are flowers that do exactly that! While most people know that the crocus is...

Springing into Summer with Flowers

Whether you have started your flowers from seeds or get them from the local greenhouse, now is the time to think about planting time as Spring slogs its way into the warmer planting weather. Many flowers will not survive a late season frost, although spring bulbs can be planted if the soil is...

Preparing Your Lawn and Garden for Spring

Yes, here comes March, a changeling month if ever there was one. Either it comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb, or it comes in like a lamb and leaves like a lion or worse it simply rains for days and then in the last week, snows. This is the perfect time to begin preparing your lawn and...

Best Ornamental Grasses for New Jersey

Want to add a bit of flair to your backyard? Or add some pop both in color and interesting lines? Ornamental grasses may be what you are looking for! Ornamental grasses can grow anywhere from a few inches to 7 feet tall including plume and the range of colors is amazing. Most residential properties...

Best Natural Weeding Stategies

So many of us aspire to have it all. The manicured lawn, pruned shrubs; and a backyard that is both gracious and welcoming to invite friends, and family into. And then reality hits. There are weeds growing everywhere! There is crabgrass growing in the cracks where the driveway meets the walkway and...

The Best Shrubs and Hedges for New Jersey Lawns

The Best Shrubs and Hedges for New Jersey Lawns

Sometimes you love your neighbors, sometimes not.  Or the neighbors, who are lovely, decide to put a hot tub on their raised deck in the direct line of sight of your children's play area.  Either way privacy shrubbery can solve or mask the...