How to Prepare for Winter

Prepare for Winter

Prepare for Winter

For many people living in Mid Coast Maine, as well as any other cold-weather state, they are already covering their ears with mittened hands after hearing all the dire predictions for another wicked Winter season.

When the Spring thaw finally occurred this year, did you go outside your home and find any consequences resulting from your poor preparation for the Winter weather after the brutal Winter of 2013-2014?  It would be no surprise, because even the well-prepared homeowner could never have fathomed what Mother Nature had up her sleeve last year. Continue reading

What is Landscape Design?

landscape and garden designIf you regularly subscribe to home and gardening publications, or peruse the internet looking at impressive landscape ideas, you might have come across the term “landscape design” and words associated with it to describe people who specialize in that field. These experts are referred to as “landscape architects”, “landscape designers”, or sometimes “landscape consultants”. Wikipedia, the online source most people frequent these days, defines landscape design as “an independent profession and a design and art tradition, practiced by landscape designers, combining nature and culture. In contemporary practice landscape design bridges between landscape architecture and garden design.” Continue reading

Fall Landscape Design Ideas

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Fall décor is more than pumpkins

You may think the Spring and Summer are the seasons for creating the ultimate design and coordination of color in your garden and backyard living space, but this is not true. The Fall season is a wonderful time to create a picturesque setting of shrubs and trees which every Fall will be cloaked in Mother Nature’s many hues: crimson, gold and burnt orange to name a few. The finest paintbrushes and most-extraordinary pigments could never hope to duplicate those exquisite colors that nature has created for us. Most gardeners, or people in general, look at Fall as a time of harvest and putting the garden to bed. It is a sad ritual for someone who has tended their perennials, rose bushes and annuals with the utmost of care by deadheading and fertilizing regularly and watering sometimes daily throughout the growing season. If you’re lucky, in a cold-weather state such as New Jersey, the TLC you’ve rendered to your prized flowers and bushes might have them still blooming profusely throughout the Fall. If you want a yard that is ablaze in color throughout the Fall season, why not seek the advice of a contractor whose expertise is in landscape design in Monmouth County? He or she will enable you to choose the best combination of trees, bushes, shrubs, vines and groundcover to create the best of Fall’s bounty of beautiful colors and astounding foliage, right in your own backyard.
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