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Below you'll find a list of all posts that have been categorized as “Maintenance”

Zika Virus in New Jersey: Protect Your Family This Summer

Prime season for mosquitoes in New Jersey started in May and could last until the first frosts of October. With the summer months upon us, be mindful of the pesky mosquitoes that can potentially harm your family and ruin your outdoor barbecues. Mosquitoes are the most dangerous creatures on the planet. They have the ability to spread Malaria, West Nile virus, ...

Springtime Maintenance On Your Irrigation System

Once you have installed an irrigation system, it is important to protect your investment.   It is important to winterize your irrigation system. It is just as important to maintain the your irrigation system during the spring. You want your irrigation in tip top condition for the entire season going into summer. Here is a step by step guide on ...

The Perfect Backyard For A Memorial Day Barbecue

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer. Longer days, warm weather and abundant sunshine are just some of the things that people love most about this season in New Jersey. Summer is also a time for entertaining. Between Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day and everything in between, you have an excuse to invite people over almost …

Spring is here, early! Are you prepared?

Spring has arrived in New Jersey... at least according to the temperatures. In Northern New Jersey, Crocuses are popping, smell of fresh cut grass is in the air, the birds are singing in the morning, and the world is ready to move forward out of its winter sluggishness and come to life.  With 73 degrees in Wyckoff, NJ at 2pm this afternoon - not ...

Hiring A Snow & Ice Management Company For Your Commercial Property in Bergen County

  Snow may not be on your radar right now, but it won’t be long before this winter weather arrives in Bergen County, NJ. Now is the best time to hire a Snow & Ice Management Contractor, as it gives you time to do your homework.  Ask for references and find a New Jersey service provider that will meet your ...

Getting Started With Automatic Underground Sprinklers

If you are my age you might remember the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. Who can forget that enormous, stainless-steel model of the earth, the Unisphere? Or the premiere of the injection molded dinosaur, otherwise known as the Sinclair Dinoland Waxy-Plastic Dinosaur? Automatic Underground Sprinkler System At 9 years old, I was intrigued by the incredible technologies of the future being ...

Planning for a New Landscape in Bergen County

Spring is in the air! Before long, you’ll be enjoying longer days outdoors and extra time in the sun. In order to make the most of this warm weather, it’s helpful to have a yard that facilitates outside fun. If you’ve struggled to make your backyard space the social gathering place you intended, it may be time for some updates. ...

How to Choose a Lawn Maintenance Company in Bergen County

If you need help caring for your lawn, a lawn maintenance company can help you reach your goals. Since you will be paying for the service each month, you want to make sure that you choose the best company for your needs. Reviewing local companies online, asking the right questions and being honest about your needs will go a long ...

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 ...

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 ...