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Pavers vs. Bluestone

Pavers are hard blocks that are used to create smooth, hard surfaces outdoors such as patios, walkways and driveways. There are a variety of pavers available for people to choose from in terms of size, color and material. For example, common paver materials include concrete, glass, clay, brick, stone or plastic. This allows people to choose the best material for ...

Best Christmas Present: An Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen Patio 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 ...

My Sprinkler System Won’t Shut Off

You’ve done your homework and know that your sprinkler system needs to be turned off for the winter. You don’t water to freeze and cause damage to the piping, and you want to protect and preserve the sprinkler for optimal performance next spring. But, what happens when you go to turn off your sprinkler and the system won’t shut off? ...

Salt vs. Calcium for Ice Control

When snow and ice start to accumulate, businesses must clear walkways, 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 may find that ...

How to Repair Your Sprinkler System

A sprinkler system can be intimidating when something goes wrong, but don’t let your lack of skills with irrigation systems scare you away. The truth is that you can have a lush, green lawn and take excellent care of your sprinkler system without any special skills. The goal is to identify the problem and take care of it with these ...

In the Right Light, at the Right Time, Everything is Extraordinary

Today's blog title is a quote from Aaron Rose.  It was the first quote that struck me when I thought about writing a piece on low voltage lighting, and this simple statement really says it all. Outdoor lights create mood and drama.We have a deep fascination with light.  What type of lighting we use in any given situation sets the ...

July is Smart Irrigation Month!

July is Smart Irrigation Month, and a perfect time to reassess the efficiency of your lawn sprinkler system.  If you have been thinking about making some changes to your sprinklers because of alterations to your property or if your system is older and not equipped with some of the newest water saving features, you may be able to benefit from ...

We shall by morning inherit the Earth

Spring and early Summer here in Wyckoff, NJ has been wetter than usual.  While not at record levels, the excess rain and cool temperatures bring about the eternal problem of fungus on the lawn.  Some of the most common fungi we see in this area are red thread, leaf spot, and mushrooms.   Red thread fungus (Laetisaria fuciformis) occurs after periods ...

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 ...