Month: August 2012

Garden Maintenance

Boxwoods for Litchfield County

If you’re looking for a Boxwood species that will thrive in Litchfield County or Northern Fairfield County, you’ve come to the right place. Even though Boxwood’s are the anchor to most gardens, there are varieties of Boxwood’s that are better suited to this part of Connecticut than some other varieties. I’m often shocked at the …

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Landscape Installation and Maintenance: Bad to Worse

All I can say is Wow! This blog post fires me up. I’ve been watching the landscape maintenance practices on this commercial property in my town for years. I’m left scratching my head on how a landscape company continues to maintain a landscape poorly and benefit from it. The poor trees in this New Milford …

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Healthy Landscapes: Soil Prep is the Key

They say that 90 percent of plant problems occur below ground. Because of that, we take the garden prep process seriously. I’m always interested in seeing how other landscape companies install their landscapes too. I’ve noticed a couple of different strategies from some of the local landscape companies located in Litchfield County. Some, do nothing …

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Garden Maintenance in Redding

We recently took over the maintenance of a garden in Redding. In this case, we were called to the property to install their new pool landscape. During the design process, the client asked if we could also take over the maintenance of their garden. When we take over a new garden, we always try to …

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Spring Snow Storms and Your Landscape

Once again, another heavy wet snow is falling in Fairfield and Litchfield County. Not only are these storms causing a late start to the landscape season, it’s also wreaking havoc on our landscapes. We were down in Westport yesterday, removing a large tree branch that just missed my clients house. Phew! I was surprised how …

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What To Do When Hollies Outgrow Their Space

What to do when Hollies outgrow their space? That’s a hard question to answer but at least you have options. Typical responses to an overgrown landscape is to: Avoid the area and close the drapes so you don’t have to see the overgrown mess. Spend a day attaching each plant to the back of a …

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