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A Little Mulch Goes a Long Way

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Sustainable Landscaper in Bergen County NJ

Mulch, simply defined, is a protective layer of natural material that is spread on top of the soil. A sufficient amount of mulch will help control the weeds, reduce moisture evaporation, and protect against erosion and soil compaction.The primary benefit of mulching for perennials and shrubs is to protect the plant from wide temperature fluctuations in the soil as the seasons change. Frost heaving, or an upwards swelling of soil during freezing conditions, is especially harmful and can weaken or even kill t... read more.

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Pruning Your Perennials: The Basics

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Sustainable Landscaper in Bergen County NJ

Perennial pruning varies greatly based on species and is further influenced by weather conditions, age of the plant, soil fertility, moisture availability, and much more. However, every gardener should observe a few basic practices and principles to keep their perennial garden healthy and blooming for years to come.First, by “deadheading”, which is the practice of removing blossoms and blooms that have passed their peak. Doing this will force the plant to put its energy into new flower and shoot... read more.

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Preparing Your Landscaping for the Winter

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

As autumn fades, now is the ideal time to put your garden to rest for the winter. Perennials have dried and are dormant for the season, the grass has stopped growing, and annuals lie brown in your flowerbeds as reminders of sunny, summer days past. To get your landscaping off to a strong start in the spring, give your landscaping the attention in needs before a blanket of snow and ice covers your yard.The key to a beautiful garden in the spring is a good clean up in the fall. Cut back stems of perennials an... read more.

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Install a Smart, Water Saving Sprinkler System

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems

The hazy, lazy days of summer are upon us and many Bergen County homeowners are caught in the struggle between keeping their landscaping lush and their water bill down. Fortunately, July is Smart Irrigation Month, an annual campaign to promote awareness about best practices and technology to conserve water and keep your landscaping healthy.In addition to common sense, landscapers have begun to implement many new, water-efficient technologies that make managing and maintaining your irrigation system easier t... read more.

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Landscaping Tips for the Perfect Lawn

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Landscaping Company in Bergen County

Believe it or not, a lot goes into keeping a residential lawn looking green and lush all season long. It’s an art and a science that many turf and agricultural specialists have spent their entire lives perfecting.But you don’t need to be a degreed horticulturalist to have a lawn over which the neighbors will drool. Just follow these tried and true tips to grow a lawn that will flourish from early spring to late autumn. It’s a Book of Commandments, of sorts, that ought not be broken.Mow oft... read more.

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Landscape Design Ideas: Front Yard Renovations

By GlennJacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

First impressions really do count, which is why it’s important that your front yard be inviting to visitors and passersby. If you’re due for a front yard landscape renovation, there are a number of factors to consider with your landscape designer. Here are some tips to get you started:Choose your stone material wisely for your front walkway and landing. Consider color, texture, durability and style when picking out a hardscape material and choose something that reflects the character of your hom... read more.

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Landscape Design: Where to Start in 2014

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Spring is right around the corner and now is the best time to think about improving your landscaping. But with so many landscape design possibilities to choose from, it’s hard to know where to begin. Here are some great places to start as you consider a new landscape design for your property:Highlight your property’s strengths. When searching for areas of improvement around your property, it’s always best to start by taking inventory of what you love most. First, think about environmental... read more.

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6 Simple Landscape Improvements for your Commercial Property

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Landscaping Company in Bergen County

As every commercial property manager knows, a well-maintained business landscape setting has a lasting impression on tenants, clients, and community members. Year-round attention to detail on your site’s landscaping will score you points with property owners and do wonders for tenant retention.  Here are 6 simple, cost-effective landscape enhancements that will go a long way in making your landscaping stand out from the rest.Lawn Applications: First impressions really do count, so keep your lawn... read more.

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What You Need To Know About Outdoor Kitchens

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Outdoor Kitchens have become a popular focal point in many landscapes around northern New Jersey.  They can be designed to be as simple as a grill with a small countertop or as elaborate as an indoor kitchen, complete with a sink, refrigerator, warming tray, or even pizza ovens. Before you take your summertime entertaining to the next level by installing an outdoor kitchen, here are a few important facts you need to know:Layout is everything: Whether you’re considering a simple straight counter a... read more.

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Choosing a Professional Landscaping Company

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Landscaping Company in Bergen County

Hiring a landscaping company in Bergen County to do work on your property is no easy task. Before any ground is broken on a landscape project or any grass is mowed, you want to be sure you’re making the best choice. Here are some questions to ask before choosing a professional landscaping company in Bergen County, New Jersey.  How long has the landscaping company been in business?Years in operation is an important indicator in the quality of landscape services you are going to get. Companies that... read more.

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