1. Poison Ivy leaves

    How to Identify & Safely Get Rid of Poison Ivy in Your Yard

    If you suspect you’ve got poison ivy growing around your landscape, this toxic plant can be a real threat to your family. If your children or guests come into contact with this nuisance, they can develop a nasty rash from the ivy’s resin or oils (Urushiol). Identify poison ivy in your yard and g…Read More

  2. bug on plant leaf

    5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Landscape Pest Control

    Ticks, mosquitoes, deer, beetles, caterpillars, mice— the list of landscape pests can go on and on. We’re here to pique your interest and share some interesting (and somewhat scary) facts about some of Massachusetts' most common lawn pests. Ready to be wowed? Check out these five things you pr…Read More

  3. The Dangers of Over-Fertilizing Your Lawn

    You may have good intentions when fertilizing your lawn, but not laying down the proper amount can cause your grass a lot of stress. Here are four ways over-fertilizing can harm your turf: 1. Unnaturally Quick Growth Can Lead to More Maintenance & Future Turf Trouble In humans, overeating has bo…Read More

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    Poor Lawn Drainage Can Cause Winter Crown Hydration

    During the winter, your grass undergoes a great deal of stress. Cold temperatures, freezing ice, and compaction from heavy snow and snowmen building are just the beginning. Some landscapes have something else to worry about: crown hydration. Homeowners with poor lawn drainage systems are often the v…Read More

  5. How to Create Your Own Landscape Design Plan

    You want a home landscape that you can be proud of, but you also don’t want to sacrifice your vision or break the bank hiring a professional landscaping planner or designer to give it the facelift it needs to shine. What if we told you that you could make your own plan — allowing you to bring yo…Read More

  6. How to Know You’ve Picked the Right Landscape Designer

    When you’re ready to bring your outdoor yard design vision to life, the first thing you need to do is find a landscaper. With many options and such a large project at stake, hiring the best landscaping company can seem overwhelming. But there are certain traits that separate the right designer fro…Read More

  7. 7 Turf Care Tips for a Lush Lawn

    Maybe you’re not concerned with “how to cut grass” and just want green grass. Is there really a wrong way to mow? Ask any Property Care or Fertilization expert and they’ll assure you— there is. Proper turf care can promote the lush lawn you’ve always dreamed of, while negligent or slop…Read More

  8. 12 Classic Landscaping Ideas for Your Massachusetts New England Style Home

    There’s nothing like the marriage of clean white siding and rustic elegance. Because of their simplistic beauty and functionality, these New England style homes were popular throughout all of America’s architectural history. Whether it’s the balanced symmetry of the Cape Cod style or the spa…Read More

  9. Weeding & Feeding 101: Know Before You Seed

    When it comes to lawn care, you’d be surprised how much science is involved. You’re shooting in the dark from the start. You don’t even know what “kind” of grass you have, never mind determining the right herbicide and fertilizer to care for it. But it seems like a Catch 22. You use chemic…Read More