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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 Commercial Snow Plow Contractor

Snow may not be on your radar right now, but it won’t be long before this winter weather arrives and you will be looking to hire a commercial snow plow contractor. Now is the best time to hire a commercial snow contractor, as it gives you time to do your homework, ask for references and find a service provider that ...

Battle Winter Burn in New Jersey

c/o: Aureliy Movila Winter burn occurs when the cold winds dry out the leaves of evergreen trees. People often believe that hearty evergreens are exempt from damage from the winter weather. After all, we often see evergreen trees pictured with mounds of snow on their branches, looking beautiful and winter-like. Unfortunately, these beautiful trees can also be affected by cold ...

Deer Resistant Plants in New Jersey

It’s not just tough winters that New Jersey faces, but also hungry deer that help themselves to household gardens. Fortunately, there are deer-resistant plants that most deer will look past, which means you can finally garden in peace. Remember that not all deer are the same, and some may still help themselves to a bite or two of even deer-resistant …

Plants that Provide Winter Food for Birds

c/o: Izabelha Despite the coldest weather during the winter months, there are still plenty of birds to be seen. In order for these birds to stay safe and warm, they need reliable sources of food. Dormant flowers, buds and berries are common during the winter, and this poses a threat to wildlife. Fortunately, birds are resourceful and know how to ...

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 ...

Tips for Safe Winter Shoveling

c/o: Mateusz Stachowski (Mattox) We may have celebrated the holidays, but that doesn’t mean that the cold, wintry weather is behind us. In fact, it’s just the beginning. January and February are the coldest months of the year, and they can also bring a lot of snow. If it does snow, it will be your responsibility to shovel the driveway ...

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 ...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

'Tis the season for celebrating.  "Happy Holidays" has long been our social mantra, encompassing Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the winter solstice, and even the fictional Festivus.  I'm sure there are other holidays, both religious and secular, in the mix as well.  My upbringing focuses on Christmas, and since I am not intimately familiar with any of the other celebrations listed here, I would not dare ...

How to Prevent Salt Damage

As we look out of our office window at the poor mum plants that were damaged by the early snow of October 29 and see new growth popping out due to the unusually mild weather for mid-December, it’s hard getting my thoughts together about winter.  But Mother Nature is out there, waiting patiently to slam us again soon, and we …