Tips for Protecting Shrubs in the Winter

Keep your shrubs safe from winter elements with these simple winter shrub care tips. If you ensure your shrubs make it through the winter damage-free, you’ll be preventing many landscape-associated headaches come spring time. The main threats for shrub damage in the winter include wind damage, snow-weight damage, and salt damage.

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Summer Lawn Care Practices to Follow

Help your lawn through the summer and follow these lawn care practices. Lawn care is often a forgotten practice in the summer, as home owners submit to the hot, humid, and dry weather. These summer conditions make it difficult to keep your turf lush and green, but that doesn’t mean you should stop caring for your lawn. The following practices...

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Review Your Landscape this Summer with a Landscape Architect

Have a Landscape Architect over to review your landscape, and start planning projects for the fall or spring 2013. Summer is a great time to review your existing landscape. In the summer, a trained Landscape Architect will be able to see all the plants in your landscape, including perennials in full flower, and get an excellent idea of exactly what...

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Avoid Soil and Turf Compaction this Summer

Limit the amount of foot and vehicle traffic on your turf this summer to avoid compaction, and maintain a healthy lawn. Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of outdoor cookout and gathering season, which often entails heavy foot traffic, and even vehicle traffic, on your beloved lawn. If you work hard to have a great looking lawn, by all means...

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Tips for a Great Lawn This Spring

Take advantage of the weather this spring and make some significant improvements to your lawn. It seems like we’ve settled into a normal spring weather pattern. A few days of moderate temperatures, cloud cover, and precipitation followed by a couple of warm, sunny days. This cycle usually occurs for about four weeks each spring before settling into a more summer-like...

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Will May Showers bring May Flowers?

The saying usually goes, “April Showers Bring May Flowers,” but with very little precipitation in April, what will happen to our landscape in the 5th month? The abnormally dry and warm early spring gave us an early glimpse at many flowers, but it also created some potential problems in the landscape. Flowers that bloomed early were then welcomed with chilly...

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