Lawn Care

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...

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...

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 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 5 Best Ornamental Trees for New Jersey

New Jersey is blessed with a plethora of native and transplant-friendly ornamental trees that will not encroach on other plants, and stand a good chance for survival in our climate. The trees listed are nearly all native. Native trees will not encroach or steal nutrients from your other trees. Many...