Category: Landscaping

Landscaping
2013 April Invasive Species

 In Worcester, Massachusetts, the north side of the city has been stripped of its  shade trees, victims of a slow but persistent invader from China—the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). The value that mature hardwoods provide in  dense reside…

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2013 April Keeping the Grass Greener

 New England is not exactly known for year-round sunshine and palm trees swaying  in the breeze. At first glance, greenery, lawns and lawn care, may seem a non–issue for many Northeast residents—but like most Americans, New Englanders have…

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2012 April Feeling Flowerful?

 The phrase, “April showers bring May flowers” is a classic—but in real-life condo communities, beautiful, abundant flowers are a bit more  complicated than merely a little bit of rainfall, and don’t just spring up overnight. Colorful flow…

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2012 April Treating Trees

 Months have slipped by, but it’s not easy to forget the damage that last year’s brutal weather brought to the trees in the New England area. In June, severe  tornadoes touched down in Massachusetts, leaving total devastation in their  wak…

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2012 April Chemical Concerns

Since the 1950s, American lawns have been “hooked” on petroleum-based and synthetic chemicals. A plethora of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers have been eagerly embraced by both homeowners and landscape professionals, w…

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2012 April Eco-Friendly Landscaping

In the face of rising water costs, maintenance costs, and a continued depressed housing market, many community associations are finding long-term savings through new landscape strategies that also help our environment. Eco-friendly lan…

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2011 April The Arbor Day Foundation

The organization, with founder JohnRosenow still at the helm, is active in educating the public about the beauty and significance of trees in our world and in our lives. Headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Arbor Day Foundat…

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2011 April Fairfield, Connecticut

Fairfield, Connecticut is an upscale suburban enclave of tiny neighborhoods, pristine beaches and big city proximity. The mix is so popular that most people, once they've settled in, want to stay put. Walter Hibbs is one of those happy ca…

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2011 April "The Contractor's Disappeared!"

It’s the ultimate fear of anyone who has ever remodeled anything larger than a birdhouse: A month into the project, the contractor disappears – taking half the budgeted money and leaving a large hole in the building in exchange. …

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2011 April Hardscaping Your Condo

When most people think of a condo’s landscaping, images come to mind of well-trimmed lawns, beautiful flowers or stately trees. But there is another part of landscaping that is just as important, but not as well known – hardscaping. …

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