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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 …

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 Choose the Right Landscape Lighting System

Never underestimate the power of landscape lighting. When the sun goes down and the sky gets dark, you need something outside your home to keep it safe, beautiful inviting and well lit. Unfortunately, some homeowners simply pick up an inexpensive box of low voltage lighting or solar lights at the local retail store, stick them in the yard and never ...

Frozen Pipes Due to Extreme Temperatures in New Jersey

This past winter has been a cold one in New Jersey. Bergen County homeowners got their first taste of frozen pipes! Frozen pipes are not uncommon When water freezes, it expands, and if it expands enough, the pipe can break. It’s not the expansion of ice against the pipe wall that causes it to burst, but rather a blockage that ...

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 ...

Best Christmas Present: An Outdoor Kitchen

Are you looking for an amazing Christmas present for that someone special who has everything? Maybe that someone special is your partner or spouse, and you want to make an investment that will keep on giving. For people who love to entertain and spend time outdoors, an outdoor kitchen is a holiday gift that is beyond compare. The 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 ...

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 ...

Snow Plowing vs. Snow Pushing on My Parking Lot

Contact Horizon Landscape to learn more about our Snow Contracts. COMMERCIAL SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT Salt vs. Calcium for Ice Control