Renovate Your Lawn For Optimal Health

Overview Lawn renovation is important to keep your lawn strong, healthy and lush. The healthier your lawn the easier it is to keep weeds from growing. In this post we will go over two of the main cultural practices; core aeration and over seeding and when you should have them done.

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Maintenance Tips For Your Spring Landscape

With temperatures skimming 50 all week I think it’s safe to say that winter is behind us. It’s time to focus on spring! This is the perfect time to plan your spring landscape so you can enjoy your yard through spring, summer, and fall.

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Cover Shrubs with Burlap for Winter Protection

Don’t get burned by cold winter wind – Protect your shrubs with burlap. Despite the mildness of this fall; the cold, whipping winds of winter will be here before you know it. Without proper protection, your shrubs can be severly damaged by cold winter wind. One method of defense is to use anti-transpirants; however, in areas with excessive wind, a...

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Still Time for Fall Clean Ups on the North Shore

This mild November has lengthened the landscape maintenance season. Take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and prep your landscape for winter. Unless you’re a diehard winter person, or perhaps a frequent skier or snowboarder, this extended warm fall has been a blessing. With temperatures comfortably in the 50s, and even in the 60s in some areas, winter seems a...

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Don’t Forget to Clean Those Gutters

As we approach winter, ensure your gutters are free of leaves and debris. Clearing the fallen leaves and twigs from your lawn and flower beds is absolutely essential in maintaining a great landscape; however, that is the simple part of the fall clean up. Cleaning your gutters of the same fallen foliage and debris is even more essential to ensuring...

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Time For Fall Clean Ups

Carpenter Costin’s experienced landscape maintenance crews provide efficient, and effective fall clean up services. It’s hard to believe, but with this morning’s chill, I can safely say that winter is on its way. The frost on my windshield made it tough to see the leaves scattered across the lawns in my neighborhood, but as the defroster started to gain on...

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Storm Damage In Eastern Massachusetts

Though her punch was not as mighty as it could have been, Hurricane Irene brought some high winds, heavy rain, and big surf to our region. Many trees and limbs are scattered across our yards, streets, and parks. Cleaning up after a storm like Irene is never a fun experience. The powerful storm dropped limbs and trees, and scattered leaves...

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Spring Landscape Maintenance Tips

Follow these essential steps to ensure a healthy landscape this spring! Old Man Winter seemed to stick around longer this year, but spring is now here, and you must get out in your yard and ensure these spring landscape essentials have been completed so you can enjoy a healthy lawn and landscape this year. Use the following “Spring Garden Calendar”...

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Look Out for Red Thread, Pink Patch, and Other Fungus Diseases

After an extended period of low sunlight, fungal diseases like Red Thread and Pink Patch will start to severely infect your lawns. The dismal weather that we have had over the past few weeks has certainly lowered the spirits of those who love the spring. Thankfully, the forecast is looking brighter; however, the extended period of wet weather, low sunlight,...

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Don’t Smother Your Trees with Mulch

Over-mulching can kill your trees! I love the look and smell of fresh mulch. One of my favorite parts of spring is when people begin to mulch their yards. It’s an unofficial beginning of spring – people are out in their yards looking to beautify them for the upcoming growing season. However, many people don’t realize that they can kill...

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