Category: Gardening

Bugs That Are Beneficial for Your Garden

Cute photo of ladybug climbing up the herb chives in the vegetable garden

If you’re an aspiring gardener or still polishing up your green thumb, you might see any bug that dares to enter your garden as an intruder that needs to be eliminated. But believe it or not, not all bugs are bad news! Some creepy crawlers can help your garden thrive! These friendly bugs feed on… Read more »

Reasons to Have a Garden Built by a Professional Landscaper

Professionally Installed Gardens

Spring has sprung, and new life is everywhere. There is no better time to start planning out that backyard garden you’ve always wanted! Your own private sanctuary, full of blooming buds and all the beautiful wildlife that flies by to admire your hard work. Creating your own landscaped paradise takes a great deal of time… Read more »

4 Native Plants to Try in Your Northeast Garden

Pink Bleeding Heart Flowers on Stem

Here in the Northeast, winter seems to last forever. But when March rolls around, we finally start to get glimpses of hope that spring is on its way. When we’re gifted with a few of those 50-degree days (often followed by another round of snow), we can start to dream about how we’re going to… Read more »

Bugs That Actually Help Your Garden

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If you’re an aspiring gardener or still polishing up your green thumb, you might see any bug that dares to enter your garden as an intruder to be eliminated. As you become more familiar with the ins and outs of gardening, however, you’ll learn that some insects are actually quite beneficial for your plant life…. Read more »

Your Checklist for Fall Perennial Care

Fall Perennial Care

Many people choose to fill or sprinkle their gardens with rich and lavish, long-lasting perennials! These plants are perfect for decorating your home exterior while simultaneously lightening your landscaping maintenance load. As we make our way through the last month of summer, it’s a good time to brush up on the best and most important… Read more »

Don’t Let Weeds Ruin Your Garden

Weeds and Gardens

Most people do not like to weed. That said, it can be meditative and therapeutic. Just like you feel good when you clean your house because things are put in order and look nice, a weed-free garden area gives you a sense of accomplishment and peace. Unfortunately, even after you weed, guess what… more weeds… Read more »

Water-Saving Strategies for Your Lawn and Garden

Rain Barrel

While it might be tempting to let your sprinklers run every day in pursuit of a picture-perfect lawn, it’s also costly and environmentally inefficient. The same idea applies to heavily watering your plants and flowers. So, what’s a gardener to do? The short answer: a few things. Thanks to the help of our lawn and… Read more »

Preparing Your Soil for Spring Gardening

Preparing Your Soil for Spring Gardening

As the spring season swoops in and revitalizes the outdoors with new life, it is time to prepare your soil for spring gardening. Here are a few ways to get your soil ready for planting this season. Compost/manure Compost provides soil with a fresh infusion of nutrient-rich organic matter, improving its ability to absorb water… Read more »

Low-Maintenance Ground Cover Alternatives to Grass

Low-Maintenance Ground Cover Alternatives to Grass

If you love having a beautiful backyard, but aren’t a big fan of all of the upkeep that it takes to maintain the lawn, you might be interested in installing a low-maintenance alternative to grass instead. Whether you’re looking for drought-tolerant options or a set-it-and-forget it ground cover, there are plenty of plantings to consider…. Read more »

Recycle Fallen Leaves in Your Garden This Fall

Recycle Fallen Leaves in Your Garden This Fall

Fall has officially arrived, and that means two things: you’ll be enjoying the crisp cooler weather, and start dreading the day when you have to spend hours raking and removing leaves from your yard. We know it can be a huge hassle to remove leaves from your yard, but it’s an important part of keeping… Read more »