Just as many people neglect the last gardening task of the year before the snow falls, many homeowners forget to get their lawns ready for winter. Most have already put the lawnmower away to make room for the snowblower! But preparing your lawn for winter is an important task.
You either spent time or money this past spring and summer caring for the plants in your garden and making the beds look good. But many people neglect the last gardening task of the year before the snow falls: preparing perennials for winter.
Did you know leaving your landscape alone during the winter months is healthy for plants? If you follow this advice, then it’s important to perform a spring clean-up. Here is a spring landscape cleanup checklist to help you decide what projects you should take on this spring to ensure an attractive and healthy landscape.
If you take a ride through a residential neighborhood, you’re bound to see gardens. Some will have rock mulch and some will have bark mulch. It begs the question, which is better? While both alternatives are functional and visually pleasing, the best option comes down to what works best for you and the soil.
In the landscape world, it’s a question asked a lot. Which method is better for starting a new lawn: hydroseed or sod? The best way to answer is by acknowledging each method has its pros and cons. Depending on your personal situation, one option may be better for you. Read on to learn more.
Pruning is a horticultural and silvicultural practice involving the selective removal of certain parts of a plant, such as branches, buds or roots. Many experts agree winter is a good time to prune. So, sharpen your shears and prune on a mild day. Cut out dead and diseased branches first. Then remove overgrown branches. Make sure to keep all the branches critical to the structure of the tree.
Americans are busier than ever. Children’s activities take up much of the weekend. Demanding jobs, plus long commutes, make weekday landscaping difficult. So, let’s face it, there’s never enough time for a high maintenance yard. If you you’re looking for low maintenance landscaping ideas for your front yard to free up your time for more fun, read on.
There are many benefits to fall garden planting and landscape construction projects. Besides being better for the plant, it may also be better for you. Find out why you should plan and plant your fall garden now.
Whether you want to create more back yard enjoyment for your family, or you want to improve your back yard’s appearance for an upcoming sale, consider improving your property with landscape construction. Choose landscape features that you can enjoy now, and will also pay back dividends if and when you decide to sell. Contact New England Enterprises for an expert consultation for your drainage, grading or landscape construction project.
Lawns are an important part of your property. Good lawns improve the appearance and curb appeal of your home. They provide an area to enjoy the outdoors in both the front and back yard, for your family as well as friends and guests. They also act as a watershed for your property, allowing water from impermeable surfaces such as your roof and driveway to be absorbed before they become a problem. However, bad lawns can hurt your home and even cause damage: today we will look at five reasons to grade your lawn.