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Preparing Your Landscape for Winter in Bergen County

Winter is here! Now that it is December, it’s time to get serious about the winter season. Most of us have a habit of putting off this weather, but each year we’re reminded of what winter brings: bitter cold temperatures, mounds of snow and high winds. Now is the best time to prep your landscape for the long winter season ...

How to Protect Your Landscape for the Winter

What do you do before you go outdoors when the weather gets cold? Put on a jacket! Unfortunately, plants cannot throw on a jacket, so they need protection from the elements to survive the long winter. Plants are sensitive to heat and cold, just as humans are, and they require oxygen to live. Oxygen becomes harder to find and use ...

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 Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the first frost sets in, as this can cause the remaining water to freeze. Freezing water in the sprinkler system can be very damaging, causing problems such as the following: Cracked PVC piping Cracked brass body Damage to internal components In order to avoid damage done to ...

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 ...

Preventing the Risk of Snow Mold

Most people assume that mold is associated with moist conditions only, but there is such a thing as snow mold, which is basically fungus that grows underneath the snow. It appears in the early spring as the snow starts to melt away and can affect the foliage that is around the area. There are two types of snow mold: pink ...

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 ...

Why winterize your sprinkler system?

A very good question, indeed.  For a number of years, I worked as the Irrigation secretary here at Horizon, and one of my duties was to contact any of our customers at the end of the season who had not winterized their sprinkler systems.  I had a number of clients over the years who never winterized the sprinklers ever, and ...