3 Types Of Landscape Lighting For Curb Appeal & Safety At Night
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by Ken Scherer
1y ago
Landscape curb appeal has to value points: how good your yard looks in the day, and how it impresses at night. Although the dark won’t allow you to see most of your manicured lawn and meticulously trimmed shrubs, there is one feature that can really make it shine: landscape lighting. Outdoor & landscape lighting isn’t meant to show off your entire lawn at night. Instead, its strategic placement turns your home into a thing of wonder, highlighting specific features of landscape design for aesthetic and safety. There are three (3) kinds of landscape lighting to consider; when tastefully plac ..read more
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How To Get Started Installing A Paver Walkway For Your Home
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by Ken Scherer
1y ago
How To Prepare For A Walkway In Your Yard Choosing a paver walkway can seem like a big undertaking for any yard, but we assure you that it can be simple! It’s all about the preparation. If you follow these helpful steps, you’ll have a smooth installation for beautiful paved walkway. Plan Around Installation Time The first thing to do is decide when you want to have your paver walkway installed. Believe it or not, there’s no golden rule for the best time. It really depends on how you want to use your yard, the weather and when is the best overall time for your lifestyle. Pros of Spring & ..read more
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Winter-Friendly Trees You Can Plant in Your Yard
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by Ken Scherer
1y ago
Winter-Friendly Trees & Shrubs To Use In Landscaping Living in a seasonal state, NJ homeowners are often stumped in their landscape design. They want unique curb appeal, but need help learning which plants will both survive and thrive in the winter. (After all, no one wants a dead-looking yard!) Fortunately, NJ’s soil falls under Zones 6 & 7, both of which are ideal for winter-friendly and evergreen trees and shrubs. These are some of our favorites! Blue Atlas Cedars Many landscapers love to use the weeping version of Blue Atlas Cedars for its artistic curb appeal. This is a hardy tre ..read more
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The 3 Main Causes Of Sprinkler Damage And How To Identify Them
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by Ken Scherer
1y ago
Responsible for keeping your New Jersey lawn healthy and green, your irrigation system is a vital part of your landscaping. However, sprinkler damage can be a serious problem. The following are the three main culprits and causes of sprinkler damage, and you can identify them before they become a serious problem.   1. A Broken Sprinkler Line What Causes the Problem: A broken line occurs when pressure is continuously applied by compacting soil Digging or burrowing animals can cause a line to break Tree roots can grow, severing or damaging the line How to Identify the Problem: A line brea ..read more
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The 7 Most Important Fall Cleanup Tasks For NJ Yards & Landscapes
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by hillsboroughir
1y ago
7 Things To Do To Your NJ Yard In Fall For A Healthy Landscape   Seasons are changing, and these are the months that count! As New Jersey grows colder in the coming months, homeowners need to take precautions to ensure the health of their yards. By doing the following 7 tasks this fall, you will give your landscape the best fighting chance to survive in winter and thrive in spring.   1. Rake Up The Leaves One of the aspects of New Jersey that makes it such a beautiful place to live is the trees. Even the most tree-bare yard will likely experience the litter of the seasonal foliage ..read more
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Zone 6: Fall-Friendly Flowers & Veggies For Landscape Design & Gardens
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by hillsboroughir
1y ago
The Best Zone 6 Plants For Fall Locals in NJ look forward to fall every year. We love the cooler weather, and so do many plants! By incorporating these flowering plants into your landscape design you can enjoy beautiful color and blooms when your neighbors’ are beginning to wilt. Or do you love a homegrown salad or vegetable side dish? Fall is the ideal time to harvest some of nature’s healthiest creations. Here you’ll find information on some of the best vegetables for you that are also easy to grow in your backyard vegetable garden. Fall Flowering Plants People often think that spring and su ..read more
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How Different Local NJ Wildlife Can Affect Your Yard & Garden
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by hillsboroughir
1y ago
How Animals Can Affect Your NJ Home Landscape   Here in NJ we are blessed to live in seasonal climate, one with mountains, woods, and the ocean all near by. Locals love to have this variety at their fingertips, but they’re not always fond of sharing the landscape with the other locals: animals. New Jersey is home to an incredible ecosystem, and while we appreciate the beauty that nature brings, it’s not always pleasant when nature comes into our yards. It’s important to recognize the different kinds of wildlife living in the area and understanding what will attract them to your yard. The ..read more
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The Best Deer Resistant Plants, Shrubs & Herbs For Zone 6 Landscaping
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by hillsboroughir
1y ago
Deer Resistant Plants for Zone 6 Landscapes Deer are as common in New Jersey as kangaroos are in Australia. While outsiders think of these antlered animals as harmless, local clam-diggers have a different opinion….especially when they choose your lawn for dinner. Deer are a gardener’s nightmare: they come at night, silent, and hungry. You awake to find your landscaping devoured, chewed, and scavenged. That is, unless you plant the right kind of plants. The following are plants you can trust to thrive in Zone 6 climates, like Hillsborough, NJ and be resistant to deer and other snacking critters ..read more
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How to Keep Your Lawn Green in the Heat of Summer: Use These Methods
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by hillsboroughir
1y ago
How to Keep Your Lawn Green in the Dog Days of Summer New Jersey, like so many other states is fortunate enough to have all four seasons in turn. Unfortunately, this means that yards are subject to the temperatures of each, and summer can be brutal on grass. No matter where you live, if you’ve experienced brown, dry, dead lawns in the summer, we’re here to tell you that it’s preventable—your lawn can stay green and healthy even on the hottest day. Here’s how to do it… Irrigation is Key It might seem like common sense that your lawn will need water for the grass to live, but it’s not quite t ..read more
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The Favorite Zone 6 Summer Perennials Of Professional Landscapers
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by hillsboroughir
1y ago
Best Summer Perennials For Zone 6 (Hillsborough Township, NJ) The best thing about perennials is that they only have to be planted once. With the right care, they will thrive and grow into an incredible garden or landscaping features. Here in Hillsborough, NJ, our soil falls into “Zone 6.” Fortunately there are several varieties of perennials to satisfy all gardeners that will do well in this zone. Here are some of our favorites… Zone 6 Perennial Flowers When people think of a garden, the first thing that comes to mind is flowers. A beautiful, well-kept garden begins with planting varieties th ..read more
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