Getting Larger Estate Landscapes Ready for Fall and Winter

Estate in Fall and WinterFall is just around the corner, and with it comes the two hardest seasons the manage landscaping on larger estates. Fall is the last chance to break ground on any projects, cleaning up leaves, and performing triage on the various plants to help them survive the cold. Winter is a balancing act of winterization, snow and ice management, and planning out new projects for when the ground thaws. This blog is going to look at how a landscape estate management team can work with you to get larger estate landscapes ready for these two seasons and maintain them throughout the year. [Read more…]

Sand Volleyball Courts and Other Private Sporting Installations

Group Playing Sand VolleyballThe great thing about landscaping your property is you can turn it into your ideal space to work, play, and relax. From water features of ponds or pools, to places for yourself or your pets to relax, landscaping your exterior has almost limitless options. Today, we’re looking at sporting installations that can be done on your property – with the primary example of installing a sand volleyball court. Options like this are perfect on larger estates, or for vacation homes where recreation rule supreme, especially on beachfront property. [Read more…]

Tips for Watering a New Lawn: Seed or Sod

Landscaper installing new sod from rolls on a pallet.Regular lawn care is vital for a healthy green lawn year after year. But after the installation of a new lawn, special care and different rules must be applied to avoid damaging the lawn in its initial stages, because of bare patches, sod die-off, or diseases striking the lawn when it’s young. In this blog, we’re going to look at tips for keeping your new sod installation or grass seed hydrated in its beginning months. This assumes you’ve already picked a grass and gotten it installed: if you need help with that, check out our blog, All about Grass: How to Get the Perfect Lawn. [Read more…]

Should You Pick a Pond or Pondless Water Feature?

Backyard landscaping with pondless water feature.When it comes to having the soothing sights and sounds of babbling brooks and waterfalls in your backyard, you’ve got options. Assuming you’re looking for something more natural and integrated into your landscape than a fountain installation (though fountains work especially well in hardscape design), you have two major options. The first is the traditional pond, usually fed by a waterfall or brook, which can host whole ecosystems of plants and animals like fish. The second is less well known but could prove a better fit depending on your circumstances: the pondless water feature or pondless waterfall. [Read more…]

Avoiding Chemicals and Plants Harmful to Pets

Puppy of German Quail Dog with cat in the garden.Pets are a great addition to any home, especially those with the landscape to support them. Many a dog has enjoyed a yard to run around in, and many a cat has enjoyed a garden to prowl. You care a lot about your pets, so it’s important to not be careless when it comes to your landscaping. When looking at improving your outdoor space, either DIY or with the help of a contractor, it’s important to prevent your pets coming into contact with things that are hazardous to their wellbeing. This article will look at two of the most common causes of pet harm on your property: chemicals and plants used for landscaping. [Read more…]

What to Know Before Getting a Koi Pond Installed

Decorative koi pond in a garden.Koi ponds make a great water feature for any home, giving you a little slice of aquatic wildlife in your own backyard, alongside all the soothing sounds and sights of a great water feature. Not only does it give you a great reason to head outside more, but it also provides another source of tranquility after a stressful day. However, both the installation and care of your pond and its fish are a bigger responsibility then you might think – this blog will help you understand what to expect when it comes to dealing with your new outdoor pets and their home. [Read more…]

Troubleshooting Landscaping Issues on Beachfront Property

Classic Cape Cod Beach HouseFrom Salisbury to Cape Cod, Massachusetts has a lot of beautiful places for beachfront property. And while these locations provide vistas and opportunities for sea-side access, these properties can also pose unique problems when it comes to landscaping the areas. In this blog, we’ll look at the common issues that can arise when it comes to beachfront plant installations and landscape construction, as well as stopping larger landscaping issues on beachfront property before they can turn into disasters. [Read more…]

Standing Out with Business Landscape Lighting

Solar lanterns lighting a path by a business.For many businesses in many parts of the country, at least some of your business’s hours will occur after the sun goes down or before it comes up. For many businesses, such as restaurants, retail outlets, and service companies, these hours in darkness can run much later. Either way, highlighting your business and your landscaping at night won’t only turn heads with curb appeal, it’ll also help contribute to the safety of your clients, employees, and the security of your business. Let’s look at using landscaping lighting as a tool of your business. [Read more…]

Constructing the Right Water Feature for Your Landscape

Backyard garden landscaping with waterfall and pond with hardscaping.When it comes to landscape features, a water feature can be one of the most arresting sights in landscape, but also the most difficult to install. Not only does it require many specialties to come together – landscaping, hardscaping, excavation, plumbing, electronics, and pumping – but its long-term success depends on many factors. This article will work as a starting point for a dialogue with a landscaper, narrowing down your ideal water feature and what obstacles you will have to overcome. [Read more…]

Buying Landscaping Materials from a Landscaping Contractor

Pile of black dyed mulch with sign.We’ve been selling landscaping supplies for almost two years and have had great success with fellow contractors and homeowners alike. In this blog, we want to talk about what has made that successful. On the surface, it might seem an odd choice to go toe-to-toe with big home improvement stores – not to mention selling to other landscape contractors. Let’s look at three major reasons you should think about buying from us. [Read more…]