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May is a month of renewal

Spring time

May is a month of renewal  in our gardens Spring rains nourish the ground as the first flowers of the season peek out from the warming soil. May is a month of renewal. Temperatures gently rise, trees bear their buds, flowers blossom, and wildlife becomes more active. Even in the most urban areas, the signs of spring abound. Perennials emerge …

Chickweed – Salad or Weed

Chickweed

Chickweed.   Why won’t deer do us all a favor and eat this plant?  It sure looks like salad in our lawns and shrub beds every spring. Chickweed is unusual in that it is a winter growing annual weed that loves rich moist soil (remind us of all the rain we have had this winter and spring?) and continues to grow …

The Latest Garden Trends that will Simplify and Impress

Garden Trends in Bergen County

Current garden trends give new ideas for the growing season. Colors, lines, and textures make good first impressions and lead us down a garden path that will ultimately recreate the garden.  Try these backyard ideas and integrate them into your landscape design this year. Contemporary Lines Give Simplicity and Create a Soothing Space Simple lines without a lot of details can calm …

Industry Leader in Landscape and Commercial Snow Services

Horizon Landscape Company

A dedicated leader in the Landscape and Commercial Snow Industry Mike Kukol has spent more than 40 years learning and growing Horizon Landscape Company in Wyckoff, New Jersey. He is a firm believer that continuous learning is the key to success — even if you’ve been in the industry for more than 40 years. Kukol spoke with Snow Business at length …

The True Meaning of Christmas

Meaning of Christmas 2018

“Peace on earth” is a popular saying at Christmastime. We speak it as a warm greeting of holiday cheer and goodwill. We wish our neighbors a Merry Christmas and a peaceful holiday season. In our homes, the desire for peace usually means the easing of chaotic schedules and family conflict. Nationally and globally, we pray for racial and political tensions, …

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks - Thanksgiving

Autumn is the fulfillment of the seasons. It brings warm sweaters, falling leaves, and completed harvest. After the fruits of summer fade, autumn bursts with ample greens and bountiful gourds. This natural nourishment sustains our bodies as we are utterly dependent on the land. Yet we are so far removed from our food source that we fail to appreciate the …

Six Steps to Turning off the Water to Your Automatic Sprinkler System

Automatic Sprinkler System

You wake up in the morning or come home during the day and find your automatic sprinkler system is running when it is not supposed to. You double check and then turn the controller to off but the results do not change.  In frustration you even unplug the controller but the sprinklers will not stop running.  No you have not …

Outdoor Lighting for Warm Summer Nights

Bluestone Hardscape Patio Ramsey

Summertime invites us outdoors, to spend more time in the natural spaces that God made us for. We were not created to dwell indoors, and, in the Northeast, where we experience four distinct seasons, summertime is the best time to maximize our outdoor time. Outdoor lighting, well planned and well placed, creates ambiance that allows us to enjoy our outdoor …

Lawn Pest Control Programs To Protect Your Yard

You might need a lawn pest control service you if you are continually hearing that bzzzzzzz in your ear! Those pesky mosquitos are out for lunch, and you’re on the menu! NOT! We’ve had a long, wet season and the mosquitos are hungry along with all the flying cousins. Gnats, ticks, deer, and geese are also on the warpath. Are …

Outdoor Patio Ideas to Bring the Indoors Out

Landscape Design Ideas

Signs of spring are emerging in Bergen County after a long winter’s nap. You’ve just ventured out on your back patio to grill a hamburger after a long week of work. What?! The grill has rusted out from the outdoor elements, and there’s nowhere to sit. If you have this dilemma, it might be time for some backyard patio ideas. Stay …