See Our Blog Posts Below:

Lawn Irrigation 101

Posted by John Tighe on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 09:20 AM

Warmer weather means growing grass, and growing grass needs water. Before you pull out that old sprinkler and place it on the lawn for a few hours, read on for a quick class on Lawn Irrigation 101.

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Tags: lawn irrigation, cool season grass

Can You Install a Stone Patio in Cold Weather?

Posted by John Tighe on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 09:14 AM

As the warm season wraps up and winter descends on Massachusetts, many homeowners wonder about those last minute landscaping projects. Is it possible to install a stone patio in cold weather? Can you fit that stone retaining wall in before the chill truly hits New England? Depending on the location, design and current weather patterns, you may be able to plan for a patio installation this fall.

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Tags: Boston, patios, landscape design, backyard, stone, bluestone

How Walkways and Stone Steps Make Your Home Safer in Winter

Posted by John Tighe on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 09:09 AM

As winter creeps up on Greater Boston Area homes, the lay of the landscape comes into play. Have you assessed the safety and manoeuvrability of your front entrance or side door? Can you easily clear snow from the walkway or spread ice melt to help improve traction? Stable walkways and stone steps help your home look inviting in the warm months, but they can also enhance safety over the winter.

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Tags: ice melt safety, stone steps, potassium chloride, calcium chloride

Snow Removal Tips to Help Protect Your Garden

Posted by John Tighe on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 @ 09:01 AM

Most of your landscaping goes into a dormant period over the cold months of winter, covered by a nice blanket of snow. But when that blanket coats your driveway and walkways, something needs to be done for safety. Follow these snow removal tips and be sure to protect your garden from damage during the winter season.

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Tags: ice melt, walkways, calcium chloride