Why hire a professional property maintenance company? Anyone can mow a lawn and blow leaves right? While that may be correct, that is the same as saying that anyone with a phone is a photographer. By hiring a professional property maintenance company, you are receiving trained professionals who have the knowledge, equipment, and materials to make sure you are investing in your property.
With a consistent and...more
A paver patio and walkway are a great investment for the value of your home. What deters many people from getting a new paver patio or walkway is the initial cost. Paver walkways can range from $5,000 to $12,000, and paver patios can range from $5,000 to $50,000 depending upon the size, but it has been proven that they increase the value of your home by 20%! Lets say your home is valued at $500,000. If you added a $15,000 paver patio, the...more
Deer, while very beautiful to look at can ravage your landscape. Deer absolutely love to eat a variety of plants, especially your arborvitaes. Luckily there are a couple of very easy and inexpensive options to help prevent the deer from feasting on your beautiful plants.
The best results we have found is to spray Deer Out which can be purchased right on Amazon. The results using this product have been fantastic in our experience and it...more
Paver walkways are such a great investment for your home. Unlike those ugly asphalt walkways that just seems to crumple more and more each year, or a concrete walkway that starts cracking after just a couple of short years, paver walkways can and will last as long you want to keep the same pavers.
The best part about paver walkways are that well they are a much more premium look and price than the two other options mentioned, they are...more
Professional landscape maintenance is something that everyone would love to have and for too long landscapers have answered this question with "well it depends on the yard size" or " I can't give you a price until I see it". Imagine if a restaurant put that on their website or told a potential client that on the phone, crazy! Well it is time for us to level the playing field and start providing people with the answers that they are looking...more
Probably less than you would expect. When you take into account the longevity of a product like pavers it decreases the overall cost of a patio significantly overtime, especially for colder climates where the ground is going to move with all of the freeze and thaw cycles. We have installed patios that have a price range from $5,000 for small simple patios all the way up to $50,000 which are far more complex and larger areas.
Continuing your lawn care regiment does not stop when the warm weather leaves. It is very important to make sure that each and every step is hit for the entire season to ensure your lawn has everything it needs to make it through the harsh winter and thrive next Spring. By now you should be getting ready to for your final lawn fertilization in the last week of October to first week of November. The best fertilizer to use at this time is a...more
How Often Should I Mow?
Consistent and frequent mowing is one of the most important aspects of growing, maintaining, and keeping a thick healthy lawn.
By mowing frequently, a minimum of once per week ideally, will allow you to abide by the crucial 1/3 rule. The 1/3 rule is that you never want to be mowing more than 1/3 of the height of the grass length. Reason being by is because if you allow too much of the...more
Need those rocks gone but don’t want to spend thousands having them hauled away?
To hire a landscaping company or and excavation company to come pick up and haul away those unwanted rocks on your property will be quite costly and most cases thousands of dollars for the labor, equipment, dump fees etc. Here is my advice to anyone in this situation that wants to save a few bucks.
The best way to get rid of larger...more
It’s that time of year already!
Fall is here and with it, cooler temperatures. That makes it the best time to work on establishing a greener, thicker, and overall healthier lawn for next year. Two of the best ways to do this without breaking the bank is a simple Aeration and Over-Seeding combination.
The best window to perform these jobs in this part of the country is during September and October. Aeration opens...more
So you want to roll up your sleeves and spend the day doing some good hard honest labor do ya? Well that’s great! Today I am going to share with you EXACTLY what to do so that when everything starts turning pretty colors, your home will be the focal point of the street. Here are my 7 tips to make your property look like you have a landscaper, without actually hiring one!
- Pick up all of the little and big sticks in your yard that...
KEEP IT CLEAN
Probably the easiest way to improve your curb appeal is to make sure everything is tidy. Any loose hoses can be put on a reel or hung on a hook neatly. Make sure to keep any toys picked up and kept in a designated spot to make sure they won’t be seen by passersby; otherwise, your home will be viewed as messy.
Keep your mulch beds fresh each and every season with a...more
How much does landscaping cost is the most frequent question that I am asked by people. The cost of landscaping is completely dependent on a variety of factors. Having your lawn mowed on a weekly basis may be $50 or $60 per week and on the other side of the cost scale a new outdoor living space with a patio, sitting walls, and an outdoor kitchen will be 10’s of thousands of dollars. You must also take into account the company you choose...more
Hiring a landscaper can be a daunting task in today’s world. It is so easy to get overwhelmed by all of the names you see on trucks, trailers and online. There are a few ways however, to be able to sort through all of the companies to find the correct match for you.
The first thing we always tell people is to look at the way your potential landscape provider dresses and what condition his equipment are in because chances are if they...more
Hopefully you have been going to the gym all summer to prepare for the winter because if you plan on shoveling instead of hiring a plowing service you’re going to need that strength and stamina. As we all know, winter in New England is no joke. Shoveling snow is an extremely intense activity that quite frankly can cause you more harm than its worth. There are numerous studies out there that find that...more