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dethatching can take the yellow out of your lawn

What is Dethatching (and Does My Lawn Need It)?

May 7, 2018

Are you sick and tired of having a lawn that looks dead half of the time? Does your lawn have a mix of dead-looking yellow grass mixed in with the green grass? If so, you probably have a built-up layer of thatch that needs to be removed. What is Thatch? In the simplest of terms,…

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spending the day on the patio is always a fun time when you have these things with you

What You Need When You Spend the Day Outside

May 2, 2018

Spending the day outside, feeling the sun on your face — nothing beats it! And with warm weather FINALLY here (internally cries tears of happiness), you can finally spend your day outside without losing feeling in your fingers. However, before you bring your book and glass of lemonade to the patio (is that only lemonade…),…

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clogged gutters lead to damaged lawns

How Spring Rain Can Hurt Your Lawn

April 12, 2018

Spring is the season of rain, some more rain, and you guessed it — even more rain! Your lawn needs this rain during its growing season in order to flourish this year. However, this rain can severely hurt your lawn and prevent it from ever reaching its full potential. It’s not the sheer amount of…

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aerating your lawn is a very important piece of its maintenance

Should I Be Aerating My Lawn?

April 9, 2018

When you drive by a house, what’s something you instantly notice that can make or break its curb appeal? The lawn. A discolored, dead-looking lawn can make the nicest of homes and landscapes look unattractive. While a well-maintained, green lawn can make you fall in love with a property at first glance. In order to…

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having beneficial insects in your garden can help protect it

5 Beneficial Insects You Want Near Your Garden

April 5, 2018

When you think about having bugs in your garden, you probably have an image of leaves that are half eaten and fruit that is rotting and filled with holes. Yes, there are bugs that can ruin your garden and eat all of its contents. No, not all bugs do this. Some bugs are actually beneficial…

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patios are the perfect places to host parties

What You Need For Awesome Patio Parties

March 30, 2018

There’s no better way to celebrate life (or any special occasion) than doing it right on your back patio, surrounded by friends and family. And with summer on its way, there’s going to be a lot of parties and get-togethers that will be had — all of which should be enjoyed outside in the warm…

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very homeowner should have their garden and lawn tools clean and organized

How to Clean Your Garage and the Tools Inside It

March 7, 2018

Depending on your habits, cleaning your garage could feel like a piece of cake or it could feel like an exercise in futility — either way, it’s got to be done. (Especially if the condition of your garage could earn you a guest appearance on Hoarders.) An unkempt and inappropriately used garage is a horrible…

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overwatering garden and lawn can be bad for their health

How to Conserve Water on Your Lawn & Garden

March 6, 2018

Do you know if you water your garden and lawn correctly during the spring and summer months? Chances are — you’re probably not. Some plants require more, some require less, and a lot of the time — people will use an uneducated guess and overwater everything. Overusing water is a foolish mistake and every homeowner…

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spring is the time for garden and lawn prep

How Should I Prep My Garden for Spring?

March 5, 2018

At long last, we have made it. The dreary trudge of a Connecticut winter has passed, and we stand poised to welcome in the spring. A standard for many families in age-old ritual is preparing a garden to bloom. After all, nothing quite says, “Spring!” like a well-tended and blossoming garden. And let’s be honest…

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the size of a patio should be custom to your needs

How Big Should I Make My Patio?

March 1, 2018

Connecticut has some of the most beautiful springs and summers of all time! And there’s nothing better than being able to sit out on your patio and enjoy the weather. There are many people who want to build out their current patio, but don’t know what size they should make it. Well, you don’t want…

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