How to Shovel Snow
Some people enjoy the snow while others prefer the warmth of staying indoors. However, when the snow arrives, homeowners will likely spend some time outdoors, shoveling driveways and walkways. Shoveling can take a toll on the body, causing backaches and sore muscles for days. There is more to it than moving the snow from the driveway to a nearby pile.
Driveway Clearing and Maintenance
Just like homeowners take care of their lawn seasonally from spring through fall, it’s important they tend to their driveway in the winter. Proper driveway clearing is one of the many activities that can help prolong the life of a driveway and landscape.
Your Lawn and Morning Frost
Fall is winding down in the northeast, which means homeowners will soon be finished tending to fall leaves. With cold temperatures already arriving in New Jersey and winter only a few short weeks away, waking up to a morning frost will soon become a daily occurrence. At first glance, the frost offers a serene backyard view, but it can be detrimental to your lawn.
Winterizing Your Lawn
Get on Top of Winterizing Your Lawn This Year The northeast is currently going through its annual season change from fall to winter. As the evening temperatures drop to near freezing, many homeowners are ready to spend the cold months bundled up indoors. Before you call off yard tasks for the season, it is best […]
Winterizing Your Lawn Mower
How Winterizing Your Lawn Mower Will Prolong Its Life Autumn is almost over in New Jersey. Even though we’re still a few weeks away from our winter solstice, now is the best time to start thinking about winterizing your lawn mower. In past years, you may have decided to skip this important step after getting […]
Mowing Leaves in Fall
Fall is a beautiful season that many look forward to every year. The red, orange, and yellow leaves are a breathtaking sight to see in New Jersey landscapes. That is until the leaves fall and cover the grass you’ve worked so hard to maintain all summer long. Once this happens, most homeowners start the weekly task of raking and bagging leaves. Before you dust the rake off, consider mowing leaves in fall instead.
Making The Most Out Of Fall Leaves
As leaves continue to fall in New Jersey, many homeowners spend their evenings and weekends raking and bagging them, struggling to keep up. While jumping in the leaves is appealing to children, most adults are looking to check this annual task off their never-ending to-do list. If filling bag after bag has lost its appeal, there are other uses for fall leaves that homeowners could consider.
Pest Control During the Fall
Now that summer has come and gone, many New Jersey residents are ready for the cooler temperatures and comfortable evenings spent outside. Fall is also a promise that the endless yard work will soon come to an end. Even though lawn tasks slow down this time of year, homeowners should be aware that pests are still a common problem in our area. Fleas, ticks, ants, and termites often become a bigger problem as the weather cools down, making pest control during the fall a continued priority.
How to Deal with Fall Weeds
Now that fall has arrived, many homeowners are focused on football games, cool nights, and fewer yard tasks to tackle every week. However, lawn care is a year-round job that isn’t over just yet. The lower temperatures and shorter days prompt fall weeds and perennials, like Canada thistle, marestail, and dandelion, to prepare for winter by transferring sugars to their roots. Homeowners should take action to prevent these weeds from establishing stronger roots and prevent new weeds from germinating.
Halloween Lawn Damage
The countdown to Halloween has begun, and many neighborhoods are preparing for annual trick-or-treat nights and handing out candy to kids dressed in costume. While safety is often and should be a priority for households choosing to participate in the festive tradition, homeowners should also consider ways to prevent possible lawn damage cause by over eager kids. As trick-or-treaters set out to visit their neighbors, even the best kids can be tempted to take shortcuts through yards to grab their treats.