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March 25 2012
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Lawn Grasses

Whether you are planting a new lawn or redoing/improving your current lawn, you will have some choices to make. If you have struggled with your lawn it could be because of the type of grass that you currently have. First we will talk about planting a lawn and then share with you some of the […]

March 15 2012
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Aphid Control

Wikipedia defines aphids as “plant lice, young white flies, green flies and black flies” and names them the most destructive insect pest in temperate regions. They are probably the most common of all the insects you will find in a yard or garden and the problem with them is that their palette is not discerning. […]

Choosing the right Lawn Furniture

So you have landscaped your garden or lawn, and you have probably created a patio area. Now it’s times to add garden furniture or patio furniture. Choosing outdoor furnishings isn’t always easy. Here we share some tips for selecting lawn and garden furniture and decor. The right garden or patio furniture will complement these areas—not […]

February 21 2012
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Lawn Fertilizers – Types and Uses

If you are not happy with your lawn—maybe you have bare patches—your grass is too thin—or you would like to make it greener – try fertilizing. Using fertilizer can address these issues. So you head off to get some fertilizer and then you realize that there are different types: dry fertilizers that are powdery or […]

February 09 2012
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Trees of the Northeast – the Deciduous Forest

The Northeastern Deciduous forests are an ideal environment for many mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. But what about the trees where many of these creatures make their home? There is a vast variety of trees that grow in the Northeastern Deciduous forests. The following are some fascinating examples of trees that show an awe-inspiring […]

February 03 2012
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Best Plants for the Northeast

Taking care of a garden can be a lot of hard work! The Northeast weather can take a toll on your plants and shrubs – especially if you’ve made the wrong selection of plants for this climate. Fortunately, there are plants that require low maintenance that will make your yard beautiful without a lot of […]

Ground Cover – Types and Uses

The Wikipedia definition of Ground Cover is: Groundcover refers to any plant that grows over an area of ground, used to provide protection from erosion and drought, and to improve its aesthetic appearance (by concealing bare earth). Typically, ground cover is grass. But the term can be used for anything that lies on top of […]

Holiday Decorating to Ring in the New Year

Let’s face it—holiday decorating can be fun—or it can be stressful. Many times we avoid putting up our outdoor lights and decorations until the last minute, and the reason is that we consider it a pain in the butt. Or maybe we are just too busy. Our suggestion this year: decorate lightly but tastefully for […]

Protecting Plants and Shrubs During Winter

Another helpful How-To article from your friends at High Tech Landscapes The winter season can be a challenge for many new and experienced gardeners. Both tender and young, hearty plants are at risk to not make it until the spring season. Here are steps you can take to protect your plants and shrubs from winter’s […]

Core Aeration and Turf Restoration

When is the best time for lawn maintenance? While you might think that spring is great for restoring the backyard, you should be getting it done now. The fall season has the most ideal climate for a new healthy lawn. No matter how often you water or fertilize your grass, you will have to deal […]