Best Wishes for Happiness, Health & Harmony in the New Year! ~Shayne “Live in each season, as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” –Henry David Thoreau (1817–62) RECYCLE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE Real Christmas trees are biodegradable which means they […]
AUTUMN, ELEVATE RECAP, GOLF WINNERS
Happy Autumn! It’s that time again when we transition from the growing season to fall. As we said goodbye to summer, we held our annual fundraising golf tournament and attended a landscape industry conference in Florida. Now, while most people are beginning to spend less time outdoors, the season presents different and specific tasks and […]
SPECIAL EDITION DROUGHT ALERT!
drought[drout] (n) Merriam-Webster Dictionary: “A period of dryness especially when prolonged.” American Meteorological Society: “A period of abnormally dry weather sufficiently long enough to cause a serious hydro-logical imbalance.” NOAA’s National Weather Service: “A deficiency of moisture that results in adverse impacts on people, animals, or vegetation over a sizeable area.” 100% of Connecticut is currently in a […]
OVERSEEDING & PLANTING FOR SPRING COLOR
We are now less than three weeks away from the 17th Annual YardScapes Quad-Am Golf Classic. Player registration sold out quickly for another consecutive year and now we’re in the “last call” phase for sponsorships and donations. To be included in the printing of the event materials and to be recognized in any signage, the […]
GRASS CUTTING 101, CHINCH BUGS, AND MORE!
Although Memorial Day weekend was the “unofficial” kickoff of summer, we are still two weeks away from its rightful start when the summer solstice occurs at 5:13AM on Tuesday the 21st. This time of year is special for us because everything is blooming, grass is green and lush, the colors are bright and cheerful, and […]
HELLO SPRING!! With three snow events since that groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter weather, wildly fluctuating temps, and now more daylight, we are surely ready to welcome the vernal equinox and the beginning of the Spring season on Sunday! We’ve been doing housekeeping at HQ, updating and streamlining our procedures and processes, […]
FOR THE LOVE OF FIRE PITS, FIREPLACES, AND FIRE BOULDERS
FOR THE LOVE OF FIRE! There is no denying our love of hypnotizing flames coming from a fireplace, fire pit, campfire, bonfire, or even a tiki torch or some candles as they add warmth, light, and a one-of-a-kind ambience to our surroundings. Add in a comfy seat and the sound of crackling wood and that […]
January Thaw / Landscape Planning & Design
In the midst of winter, it’s hard to imagine that there is such a thing called the “January Thaw”. With its beginnings in New England folklore, the January Thaw is a string of days, usually around the 19th-28th, that are unseasonably warmer than usual. It is the winter equivalent to Indian’s Summer in the autumn. […]
Thinking about landscape and garden design / Happy New Year! 1/4/22
FALL LAWN, GARDEN AND ESTATE CARE 9/7/21
The heat waves of summer are behind us with warm days and cool nights ahead. Autumn is approaching and that only means we still have a considerable amount of work to do. Fall is not only the perfect time to seed and feed your lawn, but it is also crucial to inspect and treat for […]
Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
Here was are in August already with another month-and-a-half of summer to go. In ancient times, they saw this as the beginning of the harvest season because everything was growing, blossoming or fruiting and ready for picking and the first grain was cut for the upcoming winter. There were festivals where they celebrated and shared […]
Lyme Disease – Fertilization – Mulching March 2
PROTECTION FROM LYME DISEASE It’s that time again. We hear the sweet sounds of the early morning birds and see the tinges of color in the treetops. As we look forward to all the wonderful things the spring months will have in store for us, one thing we all dread is the resurgence of ticks. […]
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