Plowing Solutions: We’ve got you covered!
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by Maiah Homer
2y ago
Why is now the best time to start looking for plowing solutions? & Why is it important to hire a professional snow contractor? Snow removal in the summertime should most definitely be on your mind!  I know what you’re thinking… we’re nuts! Summertime should be packed full of sunshine and good times; and while this is true, lingering in the back of your mind should be those cold winter months and snow covered driveways and parking lots. Why? because it is the perfect time to get things squared away with a professional snow contractor!  Finding the right s ..read more
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Top 5 Garden Trends for 2021
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by Amanda Shepard
2y ago
Top 5 Garden Trends For 2021 2021 has been a record year for home gardeners. There are more people gardening this year than ever before for a variety of reasons: the pandemic has created a fleet of remote workers who are finding more time to get out in their backyards and tend to gardens, often for the first time ever. These gardeners are mostly looking to grow their own food and become more self-sustainable. Others — especially younger gardeners — have been turning to houseplants and containers to brighten up their small spaces in cities. With this epic boom in gardening, 2021 garden trends a ..read more
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Perennial Maintenance: How to Divide Plants
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by Amanda Shepard
3y ago
Although perennials are famously low maintenance, there are some varieties that need to be divided every few years to maintain healthy roots and foliage. Bonus: that favorite daylily you planted a few years ago will now be three! Dividing plants is a fairly easy and straight-forward garden chore that can be done in the spring or the fall. Do some planning ahead for where you want to put your ‘bonus’ plants in the garden (or which lucky friend will be gifted some for their garden) because you’ll want to get them in the ground fairly quickly. We’ll talk about some of the most common perennials t ..read more
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Community Outreach… Why We Like To Give Back!
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by Maiah Homer
3y ago
Giving back to the community is so important for a number of reasons! It gives you a sense of purpose, it helps you to gain new perspectives, and it allows you to share your expertise in a way that helps others.  Every year here at di Stefano Landscaping, since we opened our doors for business about 15 years ago, we have picked a volunteer project to complete for a person or business in need. This is something that our owner, Chris di Stefano is passionate about and something he has done since the company was just a one man show. As the company continues to grow, it shouldn’t mean that we ..read more
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How To Plan, Plant & Maintain A Kitchen Garden
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by Amanda Shepard
3y ago
With many people getting more and more interested in growing their own food, kitchen gardens have become extremely popular in recent years. But what exactly is a kitchen garden and how can you create one in your backyard? The good news is you don’t need a lot of space (or money) to create a kitchen garden this season. We’ll give you some of our favorite tips on planning, planting, and growing a kitchen garden that will be productive and beautiful all season long.  What Is A Kitchen Garden? Kitchen gardens, also known as potager gardens, have been extremely popular in France for hundreds o ..read more
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Seasonal Annual Color
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by Amanda Shepard
3y ago
With these chilly mornings, fall annuals come to the forefront of our attention. Many gardeners strive for a low-maintenance, colorful perennial garden that comes back year after year. But one of our favorite ways to elevate our clients’ landscapes and add new color each year is with annuals. Annual plants provide a low-cost, low-stakes way to get creative with filling in bare spots in the garden, containers, windowboxes, and more. We’ll go over some of our favorite easy-to-grow annuals for summer color and how to incorporate them into your landscape. One of the easiest ways to design an annu ..read more
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Creating A Truly “Low Maintenance” Landscape
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by Amanda Shepard
3y ago
Low maintenance gardens have become a big trend in the landscape industry in the past few years as gardeners have had to limit the amount of water, time, and effort they’ve put into their landscapes. We’ll talk about some of our favorite ways to create a truly low maintenance landscape and how it can not only provide you with less garden chores, but also help out local pollinators and wildlife at the same time. Community Plantings One of our favorite low maintenance landscape practices is the idea of community plantings. A philosophy made popular by Claudia West, the idea of community plantin ..read more
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How to Prune Shrubs
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by Amanda Shepard
3y ago
Shrub maintenance and pruning can be one of the most confusing parts of garden chores, but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve put together a list of some of the most common shrubs from our area with pruning instructions. As long as you have healthy shrubs, follow these simple guidelines to maintain steady growth and prolific blooms each season. Hydrangea Hydrangea are some of the most common shrubs and cause some of the most confusion. The good news is Hydrangeas fall into two categories: varieties that bloom on old growth (like “Endless Summer”) and varieties that bloom on new growth (like “Annabel ..read more
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Client-Driven Design
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by Amanda Shepard
3y ago
As we set out to design a new project, we first want to hear our client’s perspective. This, combined with our extensive experience in landscape design, helps us to create a comprehensive plan for each project that is perfectly inline with our clients’ needs and budget. How does this set us apart? Many of our clients have told us that they have been disheartened from past encounters with design professionals. They’ve experienced professionals coming to their first meeting with preconceived ideas, not interested in taking their desires or concerns into account. As a result of this, the client e ..read more
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Best Winter Pruning Practices to Promote Spring Growth
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by Tyler Vezina
3y ago
An often-missed opportunity for beautifying the landscape in the winter months is deciduous shrub and tree pruning. As the colors of spring and summer fade into fall with each plant entering a state of dormancy, the plants are easily disregarded. This naturally occurring dormant stage of the plant provides the ideal conditions for pruning. Pruning is crucial to both plant health and aesthetics for a number of reasons. It helps to maintain size, shape, and form of overgrown plants but also to remove dead or diseased branching. The process of “thinning” or removing overgrowth opens the crown of ..read more
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