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…]

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…]