How To Protect Your Patio Over The Winter

As we move into the frigid, snow and ice-covered New England winter, you may be wondering about the best ways to protect your patio (and even other forms of hardscape) on your property, especially if you recently had your patio constructed. Today, let’s explore a few easy steps that you can take to preserve and protect your patio, whether stone,...

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How To Tell If Your Tree Is Structurally Safe

Healthy trees are one of the most beautiful parts of a home or property’s landscape. A diligently cared-for tree that flourishes with vibrant leaves can be truly picturesque. However, while we all enjoy the sight of our favorite trees, ones that are not structurally sound can be extremely dangerous. So today, let’s explore how to tell if your trees are...

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How Do You Stop The Emerald Ash Borer?

There’s currently an invasion happening in New England; the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This small, metallic green destructive beetle has spread to over 35 states, including provinces in Canada, since its discovery in Detroit back in 2002.

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How to Keep Your Trees Healthy Year Round

Part of the joy of living in New England is enjoying the big beautiful trees that are all around us. Fall is an especially momentous time when we get to watch the “show” of changing colors on Sugar Maples, Red Maples, Oaks, Dogwoods, and other native trees to the Massachusetts area. Keeping trees healthy all year is an important part...

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Fall Tree Care for New England Trees

Fall may seem like the time of year when things begin to slow down heading into the winter months, but tree care should continue in order to protect all of your plantings including shrubbery and mature trees. Here at Carpenter Costin we want to review some of the steps you can take to care for your trees and plantings this...

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How Landscape Can Boost Your Curb Appeal

The housing market is currently exploding with more home buyers than inventory on the market. That means that homes are going fast and well over the asking price. Sellers are rightfully excited about the prospect of a bidding war on their home. However, this real estate market, like everything, is sure to evolve and change over the next year or...

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The Danger of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

First discovered in Brooklyn, New York in 1996, the Asian Longhorned Beetle has caused destruction in six states and threatens to kill ornamental trees across the eastern half of the country. Homeowners in three key states should be vigilant for these destructive and invasive wood-boring pests as they can cause tree death to many beloved hardwoods in our region. 

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The Effect of Storms on Your Trees

Trees are such an integral part of our world. We name streets after them, lounge under their shade, swing from them in our youth, and eat fruit from them. Even part of the quintessential American dream is to live on a quaint tree lined street.   

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