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Watering Basics for New Jersey Lawns

We all know that grass needs water, but exactly how much does it need? Many homeowners leave this job up to Mother Nature, but if you want a great looking yard with plenty of lushness, you can’t rely on nature entirely. Understanding the various types of grass can help determine how much watering your lawn really needs to thrive. Common ...

Balancing Your Garden with Annuals and Perennials

Flowers enhance the natural beauty of a yard by integrating color and character. Yet it’s important to understand the difference between the types of flowers and how these differences will affect the look of your yard. Types of Flowers Let’s define the various types of flowers that are available. Annual: An annual flower grows from seed, blooms and lives its ...

Seed vs. Sod: What’s the Best Choice?

Planting a lawn is a great way to add color and warmth to your yard, but most people are left wondering: seed or sod? What’s the better choice? The Difference  The short answer is that both types of lawns are great choices; the one that is best for you lies in a few factors. First, let’s talk about the difference ...

New Jersey’s Invasive Species

Invasive Lesser CelandineOver the past four hundred years, literally hundreds, if not thousands, of invasive plant species have been introduced into New Jersey. These natural invaders may start as a nuisance, but can quickly and aggressively spread, taking over a habitat. These invaders can be found on farmland, in forests and gardens, as well as in the marshlands and bays, ...

10 Trees to Make Landscaping Come to Life

New Jersey is a gorgeous state. It is especially beautiful during early spring as the leaves on the trees start to come out and flowers start to bloom.  Some places look like a lush green paradise. Trees are magnificent things that give back in so many ways. This post is going to highlight 10 of the best growing trees in ...

Everyone’s a Winner at Wyckoff Family Fun Day

In June of 2010, the town of Wyckoff, NJ started a new tradition they call the Wyckoff Family Fun Day.  It is held on the grounds of the Wyckoff Family YMCA, and features booths from vendors in the local area, giving them a chance to interact with the community.  Horizon Landscape Company has had the pleasure of participating in this …

One Man’s Weed…

viola sororia...is another man's wildflower.   It all depends upon your perspective.  Simply put, a weed is "a plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, especially one growing where it is not wanted, as in a garden."  That doesn't necessarily mean that it's a bad plant; it just means that it showed up someplace it shouldn't have -- usually in our beautiful grass ...

Snow Season Recap in Bergen County

Snow Plow Moving Snow in Bergen County NJ

When it comes to snowfall, we here in New Jersey have surely had our fair share this past winter.  In fact, the winter of 2010 – 2011 was a record setter.  According to the NJ State Climatologist, an analysis of thirteen recording stations produced an average of 38.1 inches of snow in January 2011. This is the 2nd snowiest month …