Lawn striping

How Do I Stripe a Lawn?

Think back: What’s your most vivid memory about the first big-league baseball game you ever went to? For many people, it was stepping out from the dark tunnels of the stadium to reveal a seemingly endless sea of green grass, checkered in striking patterns across the outfield. Those stripes aren’t the work of lawn painters […]

Snow melting: When shoveling and plowing isn’t enough

Snow Melting: When Shoveling and Plowing Isn’t Enough

Winter 2019/20 has been a relatively mild one so far in Connecticut, but we New Englanders know not to count our chickens about winter weather: let’s not forget the three Nor’easters we got from late February to mid-March just a couple of years back. In fact, sometimes blizzards hit CT so hard and so fast that […]

Winter landscaping

Four Ideas for Your Commercial Landscape This Winter

Winter can get pretty dreary on commercial properties here in Connecticut – and a little dangerous, too, with icy conditions on roads and laden limbs on trees creating perilous pathways for passersby. Here are some ideas to create a safer and more welcoming atmosphere for your commercial property in the winter months ahead. Add cold […]

Athletic field

Nothing Lasts Forever – Not Even Your Athletic Fields

By the time your prized athletic field has reached its 25th birthday (on average…your mileage may vary), it will probably need at least some kind of substantial renovation. Although the kind and scope of the renovation will vary based on field conditions, your budget, and the future use of the field, most athletic field renovation […]

Overseeding

Why Should I Overseed My Athletic Fields?

When it comes to keeping our athletic fields healthy in the cool and cold months here in Connecticut, one of the most important tasks is overseeding – the process of applying a cool season grass seed (such as perennial rye grass) over an established warm season turfgrass. Why overseed? As fall temperatures drop and nights […]

Landscaping tips

Eight Fall Landscaping Tips for Your Commercial Property

As we near the final days of summer 2019, we’re already beginning to feel fall’s cooling touch on our evenings – and as that chilly weather arrives, it brings changes that will significantly affect the care of your commercial property. Here are some tips for the coming weeks and months to help keep your commercial […]

Pruning commercial landscape

The Importance of Pruning Your Commercial Landscape

Labor Day is just around the corner, which means that fall won’t be far behind (believe it or not). Once we head into September, it will be time to think about one of the most important late summer / early autumn tasks you have for your commercial property: pruning. Pruning may not seem like a […]

Dry lawn heatwave

Preventing Heat Stress on Your Commercial Lawn

When the summer heat gets to be too much for us, we can simply head off to the cool comfort of an air-conditioned home or refresh ourselves with a cold drink. But your commercial landscape doesn’t have that luxury. During the dog days, the greenery of your commercial property needs regular watering to remain healthy, […]

Landscape lighting

Two Key Reasons to Add Landscape Lighting to Your Commercial Property

Chances are you have spent a lot of time, effort and money to design the outside of your commercial property, and with good reason: the exterior of your space is typically the first place where people interact with your brand, and says a lot about your business and what it stands for. But even though […]

Watering garden

Eight Ways to Use Less Water for Your Garden or Lawn

As unpredictable as weather has become, it’s hard to know when water will become scarce here in Connecticut – but since water conservation is generally a good idea (for our municipalities and our wallets), it’s best to be armed with strategies that reduce how much water we need for the landscapes around our home and […]