Controlled, or Back, Burning Field Grass

As public use for lawns this is against the law, however if it is an agricultural necessity you may seek out permission.  Back Burning is normally done as forest management, controlled burning is also used in agriculture. Often referred to as slash and burn it is seen as one component of shifting cultivation, or part of field

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Don’t Over-Fertilize Your Yard!

Have you been over fertilizing your yard?  One of the quickest ways to kill your lawn is by over fertilizing it. Chemical fertilizers are made up of mineral salts and will burn your lawn when done properly. The salts build up in the soil and cause a drying effect, resulting by turning the grass yellow

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New Year, New Yard!

Inside Plant Care:

To clean your indoor beauties and give their leaves a shine, mix equal parts milk and water then with a cotton ball gently wash the leaves.  Inspect your indoor plants closely for pesky insects.  Here are a few to watch out for: Aphids – Indoors Aphids (Hemiptera) are a common problem on indoor plants. Sticky

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Merry Christmas, from our family to yours!

Winter Water Snakes

Do you worry about your water snakes during the winter?  Some of the common species during Spring, Summer and Fall for the northern states are include: Black Rat Snake, Corn Snake, Garter Snake, Copperheads, Water Moccasins and the Northern Water Snake. You will see these beauties slithering around your pond and in your grassy fields,

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Are your Koi Fish ready to be “dormant” for the winter?

When the temperature drops your koi, and other pond, fish enter into “Torpor” a period of decreased activity that allows them to save energy.  They don’t sleep the winter away but the do hibernate.  They let Mother Nature take charge and follow her lead.  When the temperature drops so does their activity level and appetite

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Does your Landscape need a make-over?

To make a big impact, consider an outdoor fireplace or fire pit; custom retaining or setting wall(s), or start planning for your garden water feature.   With over 30 years design experience we can help you create your very own backyard paradise.  From a small Meditation Garden to an Outdoor Kitchen, we can customize your space

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Tips to prepare your yard for winter hibernation:

NOTE: When spraying for Winter temperatures must be above 40 degrees. Spray repellent to detour the deer from browsing on your woody ornamentals. Protect broadleaf evergreens like rhododendron or mountain laurel by spraying an anti-transparent / anti-desiccant. Build barriers around plants that typically get flattened by snow and ice sliding off roofs. Consider erecting a hardware

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