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Benefits to Maintaining a Lush, Green Lawn

c/o: Loredana Bejerita There’s no doubt that a healthy green lawn is preferred over one that is not. Yet there are many benefits to keeping your yard healthy and well maintained than just the looks that it provides. Healthy lawns are important to our communities, lifestyles and environment. To get your lawn up to this level of quality takes a ...

Spring Showers Bring…Foliar Disease?

c/o: en.wikipedia.org Nothing is more exciting than watching the snow melt away, the green grass grow in and the flowers start to bud on the trees. These are true signs that spring is here for good and the winter weather is behind us. Yet as New Jersey gets hit with heavy rains, foliar diseases in the landscape are more likely ...

Making Gardening a Family Friendly Spring Activity

c/o: babykrul Gardening is a great activity for the whole family, and it already comes with built-in fun thanks to all the digging and raking in the dirt. Gardening is great for kids of all ages. It gets them outdoors in the fresh air and having fun while learning about plants, flowers and trees. Below are some creative ways to ...

Battle Winter Burn in New Jersey

c/o: Aureliy Movila Winter burn occurs when the cold winds dry out the leaves of evergreen trees. People often believe that hearty evergreens are exempt from damage from the winter weather. After all, we often see evergreen trees pictured with mounds of snow on their branches, looking beautiful and winter-like. Unfortunately, these beautiful trees can also be affected by cold ...

The Best Flowers to Give on Valentine’s Day

c/o: Olga Zielinska Forget the roses this Valentine’s Day! There are many other flowers that are just as beautiful and romantic as these Valentine’s Day staples. Plus, going beyond roses will show that special someone that you put extra thought into their V-Day gift this year. Living in New Jersey, you won’t be able to find these flowers just anywhere, ...

How to Protect Your Bedding Plants Over the Winter

c/o: Florin Garoi We spend a lot of time caring for our flowers in the spring and summer, so you certainly don’t want them to go to waste just because the weather gets cold. While it does take extra work to care for your flower beds over the winter months, you’ll thank yourself later. You won’t have to keep making ...

Various Types of Mulch

Mulch offers many benefits in landscaping, but which type should you choose? With so many varieties, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, so the best place to start is with the application. Some mulch varieties are better for certain uses, as some break down easier, are better for the planet or are more cost-effective. Let’s take a look at the different ...

Organic Lawn Care Techniques

Boy Sitting with his Dog on Lawn Many people are concerned with using pesticides on plants and landscaping. Pesticides can be toxic to humans and pets, dangerous to the environment and also make the difference in what you can safely eat from your garden. For these reasons, more people are turning to organic lawn care techniques. However, are these techniques really better for the environment? More importantly, ...

It’s great to be back

Perennial sedum flowers all summer. This variety is Autumn Joy.It has been two weeks since I wrote our last blog, and that is because exciting things are happening in our social networking world!  Our Horizon Landscape website has been given a face lift, and changes have been put into place for search optimization.  I would like to send out a great ...

Rain, rain in the drain, hopefully

Today is a visually stunning spring day in Wyckoff, NJ - the sky is the most beautiful blue with just a smattering of puffy clouds.  It is a welcome sight after the many days of continual rain and drizzle we just had.  As much as I am itching to start writing about all things green, a soggy wet area in ...