Plant Now for a Spring "Wow!"

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance

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When spring approaches, do you find yourself missing that "wow" factor that  your neighbors have in their planting beds? Imagine if you had the planting that the whole block envied instead of another year of gardens that no one even notices. Planning for spring is now. Spring bulbs are a great way to bring color into your landscape. There are plenty of colors. mixes and varieties of bulb plants. From light pastels, to bright contrasting colors, there are fabulous bulbs that work with your taste and property conditions.

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Why Planting in the Fall Gives You More

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka

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Do you wish you had done more with your garden this year and think it’s too late now ?  Are you  anxious about what your garden will look like  in early spring?   W hy not take the steps  right now  to  address these concerns ? The best way to assure that your garden will thrive  as early as possible in spring and summer  is to plant in the fall. Planting in the fall is a great idea because the cool temperatures paired with the warm soil are ideal for planting. Also, stores are usually trying to clea r  out their inventory, so you can get  great deals  on plants in fall. Fall  planting  also lessens the chance of pests and diseases interfering with your plants' health.
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Why is Your Garden Not Thriving?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 14, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care, Landscape Maintenance, Tree & Shrub Care

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Nothing is worse than seeing your hard work  wasted --and that includes your garden. You spent so much time, and invested in your garden, but still when spring comes around it seems like your plants had a rough winter. One  likely  reason is they had a lack of nutrients or poor root development. Imagine if this next spring, those same plants looked healthier and  even  more vibrant. It is hard to tell exactly what the problem is unless you are educated in horticulture. Luckily, we are not only able to determine the cause of your garden looking  stressed ,  we can  also  fix it with our fall fertilization program.
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How to Mulch Your Leaves

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care, Landscape Maintenance

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Are you ready to use your fallen leaves to add organic content to your soil? 

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Why Mulch Your Leaves?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 7, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Lawn Care, Landscape Maintenance, Tree & Shrub Care

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Leaves are a pain to rake up, and it doesn't make sense when mulching is easier and benefits your garden in so many ways. If you just leave your fallen leaves on your property without mulching them, they can cause disease and damage to your garden, especially in the colder or damper weather. Mulching is the process of taking those leaves, and turning them into a benefit for your garden year round. In hotter seasons, mulched leaves protect your soil from being scorched by the sun. In colder seasons, mulched leaves act as a blanket for your garden. Mulched leaves provide moisture to the soil year round, while also providing organic nutrients your lawn needs to thrive. You know your soil is healthy when there are earthworms, as they especially like soil that is rich in these nutrients. 

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3-D Garden Rendering

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Landscape Design, Landscape Construction

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It can be stressful to redesign a space without being able to preview what it will look like, but it can finally be an easy process with 3D rendering. Not sure if a tree or flowering plants will look good around your hot tub or pool? Want to brighten up your front foundation beds? Whether you're redesigning a whole garden, or just trying to add some new textures and colors, 3D rendering can help you preview the end result. The possibilities are endless with what designs you can preview with 3D software, and more accurate than a 2D drawing. You can even map out what areas look best for social activities. The software also allows you to get a 360 view of the layout, change angles of the view, and zoom in on different areas. To make sure you have the design you want, 3D rendering is the best and easiest option. 

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Irrigation Benefits

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka

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With the right irrigation pumps and equipment, it is possible for plants to grow to their full potential. Not only do proper irrigation systems ensure that plant growth will improve in the short-term, but they also play a huge role in maintaining the soil quality over the long-term. For example, you only need to take a look at the difference watering a space through an irrigation system, in contrast to manually watering. With manual watering, you are never going to get optimal results.

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Winter Wonderland

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Landscape Design, Landscape Construction, Tree & Shrub Care

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Just because it's winter doesn't mean it is time to give up on your garden! There are plenty of ways to enhance your outdoor aesthetic no matter the season. Winter is a great time to consider the hardscape s  of your outdoor spaces. Additions like awnings or beautiful entryways are  improvements  that you can appreciate all year. An outdoor seating area with a fire, or even  just  a bench  in the sun ,  can be  a charming addition to a garden.  Also consider the structure of your existing plantings without the distraction of leaves and flowers. Winter is the perfect season to really look at the views framed by your windows and doors, which can be enhanced to look beautiful and interesting in a structural way, while also planning for the growing seasons ahead.   It is important to think about small details that can really make your outdoor space stand out  in all the seasons .
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Why it dies: Reasons for High Bio-Mortality

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka

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Lots of factors can kill plants, and the only way to determine the cause is to closely inspect the plants and the site. 

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Spring Bulbs: A Time Capsule of Beauty

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 17, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Paula Telyczka posted in Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance

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Fall is here--and it is time to plant your spring blooming bulbs. They are best planted in September or October. First, you will want to pick a spot in your garden that gets a lot of sun. It is very important to plant bulbs at least 6 weeks before the soil is expected to freeze, butequally important not to prematurely plant them, as you risk other complications due to heat. You should also know how deep you need to plant each kind of bulb. They all grow at different heights and too shallow planting puts them at more risk for critters or to be otherwise damaged. 

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