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Recovering from Winter Lawn Damage in NJ

Now that the snow is starting to melt away in New Jersey, you may notice that your grass doesn’t look all that healthy. With the heavy snow this season, people will experience damage from the snow, such as snow mold and winterkill. While there is no foolproof method that immediately repairs turfgrass, there are steps you can take today to …

Per Push vs Contract Snow Service: What’s the Difference?

Most people are surprised by how many options are available when hiring a snow and ice management service especially when it comes to contracts. As you get estimates from the various companies in your area, you may be wondering what it means when they ask whether you want a pay per push contract or fixed seasonal pricing. Horizon Landscape offers ...

How to Hire a Professional Snow Service Company

Do you know when the worst time to hire a snow service is? In the middle of a Northeastern snowstorm! Before you find yourself with six inches of snow on the driveway and nothing but a small plastic shovel, take the time to research snow service companies in your area. Many people are worried about the cost of hiring such ...

My Arborvitae are Bending Over from the Snow!

Arborvitaes are conifer, evergreen trees, and they look absolutely stunning in the winter months with fresh snow glistening on the branches. While these trees are low maintenance and can withstand harsh weather conditions, they can be affected by heavy snowfall. In fact, some homeowners are disappointed to see that when they shake off the excess snow from the branches, the ...

Avoiding Slips and Falls in Your Parking Lot

As a commercial business, it’s your responsibility to keep your parking lot safe from snow and ice during the winter season. This is a tougher job than we often realize because the weather can change at the last minute and create a messy scene in the parking lot the following morning. That’s why its important to hire a snow removal ...

Salt vs. Calcium for Ice Control

When snow and ice start to accumulate, residences and businesses must clear walkways, driveways, sidewalks and parking lots using a deicer. One of the most commonly used deicers is sodium chloride thanks to its low cost and efficiency. Yet, before you order traditional rock salt for winter ice control, consider the pros and cons to calcium chloride as well. You ...

Plowing vs. Snow Pushing on My Parking Lot

With winter just around the corner, you need to start thinking about how your business plans to clear snow from the parking lot. Knowing which attachment you plan to use is the biggest decision of them all, aside from choosing a professional landscaping company to do the work for you! Let’s compare the pros and cons of traditional snowplows and ...

How to Hire a Snow Plow Contractor

Snow may not be on your radar right now, but it won’t be long before this winter weather arrives. Now is the best time to hire a snow plow contractor, as it gives you time to do your homework, ask for references and find a service provider that will meet your needs. Here are helpful tips on hiring the best ...

Deer Resistant Plants in New Jersey

c/o: Dave Dyet It’s not just tough winters that New Jersey faces, but also hungry deer that help themselves to household gardens. Fortunately, there are deer-resistant plants that most deer will look past, which means you can finally garden in peace. Remember that not all deer are the same, and some may still help themselves to a bite or two ...

Plants that Provide Winter Food for Birds

c/o: Izabelha Despite the coldest weather during the winter months, there are still plenty of birds to be seen. In order for these birds to stay safe and warm, they need reliable sources of food. Dormant flowers, buds and berries are common during the winter, and this poses a threat to wildlife. Fortunately, birds are resourceful and know how to ...