Fall is the Perfect Time to Fertilize

Fall is the Perfect Time to Fertilize

Your grass growth has slowed and it’s almost time to retire the mower to the shed for the winter. You’ve spent a long, fruitful spring and summer maintaining your property and you’re just about ready to take a welcome break from seasonal lawn care. You’re almost done, but don’t throw in the towel just yet!… Read more »

Making the Most of Your Landscape Lighting

Making the Most of Your Landscape Lighting

Installing landscape lighting in your yard is a great way to add a warm ambiance to the space in the evenings. It can also make dark pathways and steps easier to traverse at night. Before you invest in landscape lighting, however, it’s a good idea to do some preliminary planning to ensure the finished product… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Water in the Fall

Don't Forget to Water in the Fall

We’re already halfway through September and summer is almost at an end. That means it’s time to start rethinking our lawn-care strategy for the fall. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare your lawn for dormancy in the winter so it will come back green and healthy when spring rolls around. As the relentless heat… Read more »

The Unique Virtues of Push Reel Mowers

The Unique Virtues of Push Reel Mowers

These days, gas-powered lawnmowers are about as ubiquitous as driveway basketball hoops and SUVs in American suburbia. You might see the occasional homeowner mowing their postage stamp lawn with an electric alternative, but by and large gas-powered motors are the norm. Just a few short decades ago, however, the push reel mower reigned supreme. You… Read more »

Managing the Effects of a Drought on Your Lawn

Managing the Effects of Drought on Your Lawn

For first-time homeowners, it can be tricky to know how to handle your lawn during a drought, and if you don’t know what you’re doing it’s easy to overwater. Here are some easy ways to protect your lawn during a drought and avoid watering too much, or too little. You have two options when it… Read more »

Saving Water and Money With Your Irrigation System

Saving Water and Money With Your Irrigation System

Not only is a modern sprinkler system a great way to keep your lawn lush and green, it also serves as an opportunity to save big on your water bill. When maintained and used correctly, a sprinkler system can keep your lawn green while using far less water than a garden hose sprayer. So how… Read more »

Protecting Your Lawn From the Heat of Summer

Protecting Your Lawn From the Heat of Summer

Even here in New England, the summer months can get pretty hot. We might welcome all that warm sunshine, but too much of it can put serious stress on our lawns. During the months of July and August when the summer heat peaks, grass growth slows and brown patches emerge in places where grasses are… Read more »

Smart Home Technology Comes to Irrigation Control

Smart Home Technology Comes to Irrigation Control

Over the course of the past ten years, the idea of of the smart house has emerged from the pages of science fiction and found its way into our living rooms. These days, tech savvy homeowners can control everything from their HVAC systems to kitchen appliances and light fixtures at the touch of a button,… Read more »