Category: Landscaping

Landscaping
2014 April The Suburban Jungle

Many residents of New England believe that when it comes to climate, New England has it all, including wet and dry and hot and cold air streams, producing a diverse pattern of climate variations from the mountains to the shorelines of the …

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2013 April The Grand Design

 Whether enhancing a towering high-rise or a sprawling suburban development,  landscaping not only helps a condo or HOA increase and retain property values,  but has a positive impact on residents themselves. Beautiful, functional green  s…

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Landscaping
2013 April The Irrigation Situation

 One of the things that attracts people to a condo or HOA are the beautiful  grounds and lush landscaping that surrounds the property. Because of the  topography of New England, it’s almost always necessary for properties to use irrigation…

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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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Landscaping
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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Landscaping
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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Landscaping
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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Landscaping
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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