Landscape Design: Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit

The burning question when planning out your landscape is deciding between an outdoor fireplace or firepit. Both are great features to add to your landscape, but which one is best for you? The best way to decide is how you plan on using the feature, it is just for you and your family, or do you plan on having backyard barbeques to have multiple people enjoy it? There are differences between these two whether in looks, available space, and price. [Read more…]

Privacy Barriers for Your Landscape

Evergreens that are acting as a privacy barrier between two homesThere are many different types of privacy barriers you can invest in. The typical fence such as a white picket fence, or you can get more creative and consider adding a natural fence such as evergreens. It all depends on what you want your landscape to look like. Some people like the natural look of trees, while others enjoy the look of wooden fences to add privacy. Here are the different kinds of privacy barriers. [Read more…]

New Year’s Resolution for Landscaping

Front yard of a large estateA green, healthy lawn and perfectly trimmed shrubs and trees are a major statement to any house. Along with remembering to add a creative display throughout the holidays and the different seasons. We all want to have the best looking home in the neighborhood, so it’s time to start a new, new year’s resolution. No more letting your front lawn overgrow or saying, “I will get to adding that vegetable garden next year.” This year, follow some of these routines to help make your house stand out the most on the block.   [Read more…]

Dangers of Postponing Snow Removal

exterior of an office building after a stormWe all hate having to shovel our driveways, but it’s even worse when you’ve got an entire parking lot and entrance to keep safe for staff and customers. Without proper care of your commercial land, a business can be stopped, employees won’t be able to get in, and it is all around dangerous. When the snow hits, you need a plan in place to take care of it, that is why you should hire a snow removal company to do it for you. When your parking lots are clear, this makes a safer environment for yourself and anyone coming and going to your office.   [Read more…]

Tips for Fire Pit Safety

Large backyard, two chairs around a firepit on hardscape looking at the woods.Fire pits are an attractive addition people will install on their property. Not only do they add warmth, but they also add style and even enhance the value of your property. However, as fun as they are, fire pits can be dangerous if you don’t properly manage them. If you decide to add a fire pit to your yard, make sure you take the necessary safety precautions. Here are some tips on how to do so. [Read more…]

Do’s and Don’ts of Outdoor Holiday Lighting

A home is completely decorated for the holiday seasonThe holidays are here, and we are just as excited as you are to decorate and get into the spirit. Before you go overboard on decorating your lawn, porch, or anywhere else on your property, remember there are some downsides to overdoing it – lights can burn out, you could blow a fuse, injuries, power outages, etc. You need to make sure you have everything you need and are prepared for the worst to happen, like your favorite string of lights no longer working or your favorite light up reindeer no longer lights up. Let’s look into how you can guarantee the safety of yourself and your home. [Read more…]

Why Should You Prune Your Trees?

Cutting off branches for tree pruningIt’s that time of year again, where getting your landscape ready to sit for the next 4 months is imperative. There is a laundry list of what needs to get done before the snow hits. Have you heard of tree pruning? It is where you remove dead and low hanging branches off your trees. Landscape trees need more attention than trees that grow out in the woods. Make sure you know how to do this before you do it incorrectly, one wrong move can shorten the lifespan of a tree. [Read more…]

Seasonal Display Ideas for The Fall and Winter Holidays

Front porch decorated for the HolidaysHomes and neighborhoods around October, November, and December can look they were cut out straight from a magazine. It is time for you too to join in on the fun of decorating your front, side, backyard, roof, garage, or wherever else you can decorate and get yourself in the holiday mood. There is nothing better than driving through a New England neighborhood in the autumn and winter months to see everyone’s different displays for the holidays. With the help of Greener Horizon, we can help get your larger estate ready for the holidays and create a display that stands out from the rest [Read more…]

Fall Landscaping: What to Do in Autumn

Fall Leaves With Rake.Fall has arrived and brought with it another season of landscaping. Fall landscaping is great for making your property look beautiful as well as preparing your yard for the winter ahead. Take advantage of this season and get the most out of your landscaping. [Read more…]

Tips on Lawn Care for Cool Season Grasses

Hand over green lush grassFall is one of the most important seasons to care for your cool season grass. As temperatures begin cooling down each month, there is a responsibility to properly maintain and prepare your lawn for the dormant winter. When preparing your yard for the change in temperature, there are multiple effective strategies and techniques you should remember. In this article, we will walk through those tips so you can best care for your cool season grass. [Read more…]