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June 22 2017

Latest Landscaping Feedback from the Crossroads at Oldwick Community Association

Previously, we shared a testimonial from Larry Brenner, VP of the Crossroads at Oldwick Community Association in Whitehouse Station, NJ. Mr. Brenner had voiced his gratitude for Mike Woronowicz, our NJ landscaping branch manager who works directly with the association’s board to ensure its grounds are in top shape at all times. We were pleased […]

June 22 2017

Hosta

Hosta, also known as the plantain lily, is a flowering shrub originally from Eastern Asia. It is very low-maintenance and produces beautiful, watercolor-like foliage, making it a mainstay in gardens across New Jersey. There are more than 40 species of hosta, with approximately 2,500 cultivars of various sizes, textures and leaf shapes.  The lighter your […]

June 22 2017

Viburnum

Viburnum is a large flowering shrub that is most known for its fragrant flowers and pretty berries. Viburnums belong to the Adoxaceae family of moschatels, and can be evergreen or deciduous. There are more than 150 species of viburnum, some of which can grow as tall as 20 feet. While viburnums are beloved for their […]

June 22 2017

Knock Out® Rose

Everyone loves roses, but unless you’re a gardening pro, they can be difficult to maintain. In 2000, Milwaukee rose breeder William Radler changed the history of rose gardening when he introduced what would become the world’s bestselling rose, the Knock Out® rose. Home gardeners love Knock Out roses because they are extremely easy to care […]

June 02 2017

Why Every NJ Homeowner Should Have Organic Tick Control

Ticks may be tiny to the eye, but they pose a large threat to humans, namely as carriers of Lyme disease. Worse yet, they are infesting the entire U.S., including New Jersey and the Eastern Seaboard. On the TickEncounter Resource Center’s Tick Spotters monitor, NJ ranks near the top for tick sightings. Are you protecting […]

June 01 2017

What Do Your Plants Need? A Down-to-the-Roots Guide

For longtime and first-time homeowners alike, determining how to care for a given plant can be difficult. With so many different types of plants and New Jersey’s fluctuating seasonal conditions, how do you know what your plants need and when? Here’s a handy guide: Sunlight Sunlight allows a plant to photosynthesize and feed itself. Some […]

May 09 2017

Azalea

Azaleas are flowering shrubs that burst with color in May and June. They belong to the Ericaceae family, commonly known as the heath or heather family, in the wooded plant genus, Rhododendron. With 16 species native to the East Coast alone, azaleas are one of the most popular garden plants in New Jersey. And that’s […]

May 01 2017

Perennials vs. Annuals: What’s the Difference?

Do you know which plants and flowers in your garden will need to be replanted next spring? How about which ones will bloom by themselves? The difference between perennials and annuals is one of the foundations of home gardening. Here’s a quick guide to help you decipher between the two. The Short Answer Perennials typically […]