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Good Winter Reading for the Bergen County Gardener

By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Like many Bergen County gardeners, I spend much of the cold, bleak winter months reading books about gardening and landscape design. This time of year is a welcome opprotunity for me to recharge my creative energy and develop new design ideas for unique outdoor living spaces.As your imagination turns toward spring in northern New Jersey, reading gardening books or magazines is a great way to prepare your garden while stuck indoors. Take some time to reflect on what did or didn’t go well in your yard o... read more.

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

Believe it or not, Christmas is only a week away. In the midst of all the cookie baking and present wrapping, it’s also important to make sure your Christmas tree looks its best for when Santa comes down the chimney next week. If properly maintained, a good tree can last a month or even longer.  Here are some simple (and critical) tips for making sure your tree is fresh and fragrant on its big day.Unless you cut down the tree yourself, it’s likely that it was cut weeks before arriving in yo... read more.

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By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

By Mark Milidantri, Landscape Design Ready or not, the holiday season is right around the corner. As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, it’s time to start thinking about brightening up your home with holiday decorations! The amount of decorating that you do depends on your budget and personal tastes, and there are all sorts of approaches to take when spreading that holiday cheer around your yard. Are you going for that “Wow” factor, or are you content with a few, old-fashion... read more.

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By writer, Posted in Sustainable Landscaper in Bergen County NJ

Maintaining a sustainable yard can help conserve the natural resources on your property, reduce synthetic pesticide use, and make room for wildlife. Here are some suggestions for your lawn that will encouarge a safe and balanced environment for you, your children, and your pets.What kind of mower do you use to mow your lawn? The larger the mower, the more non-reusable fossil fuel it uses. And don't forget, noise pollution can be a major irritant for your neighbors and has a negative effect of wildlife espec... read more.

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By writer, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

by Jessica Orellano, Landscape Designer “The forgiving light of autumn has softened as the angle of the sun tilts away. It is almost a relief after the harsh overhead glare of summer, which can flatten the garden for most of the day and bleach color to such an extent that it is almost invisible.” For experienced gardeners, Autumn is more than a time of chrysanthemums, pumpkins, and apple cider. It’s the time that gardens display some of their grandest and most stately flowers. To be sure... read more.

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By writer, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

Now that the initial burst of summer color has passed, far too many gardeners find themselves in the height of summer with dull, flowerless gardens. But with warm weather and lots of sunshine, now is the time to take advantage of the conditions that are ideal for floral growth. Creating a garden that blossoms and blooms all season long may be easier than you think, and with the multitude of flowering plant varieties that are available in Northern New Jersey the possibilities are endless. Follow these few si... read more.

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By writer, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

As New Jersey homeowners begin to make summer plans, many are opting to stay at home more often and even vacation in their community—a trend that has helped coin the phrase "staycation." According to one recent poll, moreover, two-thirds of homeowners say they would rather have a barbecue or cookout at home than eat at a restaurant.So if you find yourself searching for a relaxing place to escape to this summer, look no further than your own backyard. Whether you’re seeking solace from the maddin... read more.

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By Glenn Jacobsen, Posted in Bergen County Landscape Design Ideas

So you’ve spent your Saturday working in the garden- every weed has been pulled and every plant has been watered. As you pack up your garden tools, the daylight quickly disappears leaving you hardly any time to enjoy all the work you’ve done. If you’ve found yourself in this disappointing position, it’s time for you to explore the endless possibilities of outdoor landscape lighting.Many homeowners remain “in the dark” about the basics of landscape lighting, and miss out o... read more.

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

The word ‘audit’ has a negative connotation this time of year, and evokes feelings of stress, aggravation and hassle. But there is one type of audit you can receive this spring that doesn’t include a visit from an IRS representative—a water saving audit!Water restrictions are a fact of life in many local townships and boroughs during the summer months. Water companies increase rates annually, and with the lack of snowmelt this year we can’t expect this summer to be any dif... read more.

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By writer, Posted in Landscaping Company in Bergen County

Every year at about this time the same thing happens—I get the itch to go outside and work in the yard. The air smells fresh, the birds are chirping, and the daffodils, hostas, and other spring bulbs have started to poke through the debris of one of the strangest winters on record.Now that the warmer weather seems to be here to stay, it’s time to get the ball rolling on your spring clean-up for your lawn and garden. Here are a few tried and true tips that will help your property along as the pla... read more.

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