What Do You Know About Boxwood Blight?
It’s that time of year again! Many New Jersey residents are spending a considerable amount of time outside caring for and investing time into their landscape and lawns. For some, landscaping is a stress reliever and a favorite hobby, adding a sense of accomplishment to their busy week. Planting flower and vegetable gardens are some favorite spring activities, along with planting shrubbery known as boxwood plants. As most individuals know, there is always an ongoing risk of plant disease and pests ruining all the hard work. Boxwood blight is a new form of disease that even the most experienced gardeners are dealing with. So, what is it?
Tree Care Checklist
9 Tree Care Tips & Tricks For Spring Now that the trees are beginning to bud and blossom, the dreary winter months are beginning to feel like a distant memory. Spring is the perfect season to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the tranquility that your backyard has to offer. Many of us are fully engaged […]
Today’s Guide: How to Move a Tree
Not all homeowners know how to move a tree the right way. Before deciding to move your favorite tree, doing your research gives your tree a better chance of thriving in its new location. Whether you need to move a tree because it requires more sunlight, more shade, or it is just too large for its current space, here are some tips to make the process easier.
It’s Crabgrass Prevention Time
The warm weather and sunshine do wonders for the New Jersey landscape this time of year. Unfortunately, warmer temperatures also bring crabgrass. Initially found in Africa, crabgrass is an annual weed that spreads rapidly through its seeds. Since it sits low to the ground, crabgrass prevention can be challenging, as it rarely falls victim to the lawn mower and requires special attention for removal.
Dandelions Blowing In The Wind
Controlling Dandelions On Your Lawn As a child, the sight of dandelions in the backyard meant one thing, the possibility for an endless number of wishes once they turn into fluffy white stems. As adults and homeowners, a backyard full of dandelions isn’t quite as magical. These widespread lawn weeds are persistent and difficult to […]
What is the Deep Root Fertilization Process?
Fertilization, pruning, and watering each play an important role in how well a tree grows. Since trees have much deeper and larger roots than grass, they require a more intense fertilization process known as deep root fertilization.
How to Keep Your Lawn Looking Healthy
Whether it’s to improve lawn appearance, add shade, welcome wildlife, or to add a focal point, the tree location can impact the lawn’s health. Before settling on a location for a new tree, follow these 6 tree planting tips to help keep your lawn healthy.
Does My Yard Need a Retaining Wall?
Retaining walls are often looked at as an addition that can spruce up a yard. What many individuals don’t realize, is that retaining walls serve a far greater purpose.
Do I Have the Right Ecosystem?
Yard ponds offer many benefits and are great additions to a landscape. The key to seeing the benefits of a yard pond is picking the right ecosystem.
Using Lime On Your Lawn
Many homeowners wish they could swap their spotty lawns with the ones in the movies or TV shows. These common fantasies about having lush green backyards are consistent for homeowners all over the country. Unfortunately, growing a lawn that is the envy of your neighborhood requires ongoing work. In New Jersey, some have found success with fertilizing, mowing, aeration, and even using lime! But does this really work?