Lawn, Tree & Landscape Tips for Central NJ & Eastern PA

Begin Your Organic Lawn Care Around Labor Day

Late summer into early fall is the perfect time to grow grass. With the cooler nights and shorter days, weed growth is beginning to slow, which provides less competition for grass. Use the proper cultural practices and the three simple steps described here to build a lush, safe, chemical-free lawn.

Autumn Shrub Care Tips

Many shrubs, especially broadleaf evergreens like hollies, boxwood, laurels and rhododendrons, can be easily damaged by brutal winter weather. Instead of lush green leaves, you end up with crispy brown ones. So we’re sharing these autumn shrub care tips to help you protect your valuable shrubs from severe winter conditions.

Top 18 Benefits of Trees

18 reasons why you should plant a tree today! Learn the social, health, economic, and environmental benefits of trees in urban and suburban communities.

Control Lawn Weeds Organically, Part 2

organically grown grass

Lawn weeds appear in your lawn because of soil conditions, nutrient problems and poor cultural practices. Some very simple things that will provide huge benefits in growing a healthy lawn are proper mowing and watering habits. Here’s how to do it right.

Boxwood Leafminer – A Major Pest Of Boxwood Shrubs

boxwood leafminer

Have you seen small orange flies swarming around your boxwood shrubs? Spring is Boxwood Leafminer mating season! Perfectly timed, just as the healthy new flush of spring growth leafs out on your boxwood shrubs, small orange flies may be visible fluttering around your boxwoods. This is the mating season for adult Boxwood Leafminers. The pest…

Control Lawn Weeds Organically

dandelion - control weeds organically

Lawn weeds are indicators of soil conditions, nutrient problems, and poor cultural practices. If you look closely, there are likely many different species of weeds that are now actively growing in your lawn, each telling you something specific/different. Here are some of the key things to look for and address.

6 Best Trees to Plant in NJ / PA

We’re often asked to recommend a good tree to plant in your yard. Here are our 6 top choices for great-looking trees for properties in central NJ/PA.

Update on Emerald Ash Borer (2016)

emerald ash borer on leaf in new jersey

We continue to keep you updated on the arrival of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) into our area.  Here’s the update on Emerald Ash Borer for 2016: While Pennsylvania has been dealing with EAB for several years, New Jersey will start seeing, first-hand, the devastation that it brings in 2016.  Native to Asia, Emerald Ash Borer…

How to Protect Your Property From Gypsy Moth

gypsy moth in NJ

Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) is one of the most destructive forest insect pests to infect New Jersey and Pennsylvania forests.  Repeated defoliation by gypsy moths represents a serious threat to woodland and shade trees. Introduced accidentally from France about 120 years ago, gypsy moth damage tends to rise and fall in terms of severely destructive…

Why Leaves Change Color in Autumn

Weekend chores can wait, but the Autumn colors likely won’t. So, …. whether by foot, bike or car, make plans to get out this weekend to enjoy the peak display of fall colors. We are fortunate to live in a part of the country that gets to witness this rainbow of colors. Due to the…

Deep Root Fertilization Builds Healthy Trees

Deep Root Fertilization

Keep your trees healthy and beautiful or restore them to good health with Deep Root Fertilization. What is Deep Root Fertilization? [contemplate-3] Deep root fertilization is a process where a high quality organic nutrient solution (“fertilizer”) containing macronutrients, micronutrients and important trace minerals is injected into the ground right in the root zone of trees.…

5 Simple Grass Mowing Practices for a Healthier Lawn

Simple mowing practices that can help your lawn be healthier, reduce weeds, lessen the need for fertilizer and develop deeper, more drought-resistant roots. Best of all, they don’t cost you a dime!

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