lilac and childMany of you have probably heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers” but the past few seasons we have not really had a spring and Mother Nature has definitely thrown us some curve balls. But so far other than the occasional 80 degree day, it looks like here in the Northeast we may actually have a more normal spring season this year. With the recent week of rainy weather and If my allergies are a good pollen indicator, all the trees are budding and flowers are popping up everywhere! Lilacs will be in bloom right in time for Mother’s Day in a few weeks. Grass is greening up nicely for those of you that did your last lawn treatment in the late fall and the perennials are starting to emerge as well…

Pretty Dogwoods in Bloom

Pretty Dogwoods in Bloom

Crews are continuing spring yard cleanups and freshening up the mulch. As a reminder, here’s our Plant Bed Maintenance and Weed Control Info sheet for both mulch and rock beds. Maintenance-Care-guide-after-mulching (pdf form)

For those of you looking to repair some grass this spring here are some useful tips that I had in an article last year with some links and info for you: Landscape and Lawn and Watering Tips

If you are looking to renovate your entire lawn and you are not going to invest in an irrigation system then we recommend waiting until late summer/early fall for more success and less weeds. If you have an irrigation system or looking to get one installed or serviced you can contact Fournier Irrigation out of East Hartford and tell them we referred you 🙂 Give us a call if you need a lawn estimates or other options to cut down on lawn care overall. 860-228-3915

picture-perfect-landscape-waterfeatures-5We are starting some of our plantings and water features next week too. Nurseries are chock full of stock with lots of good specimens are arriving each day and the selection is incredible this time of year. I’d like to highlight a few of my findings such as the quick fire panicle hydrangea tree (below) which was a big hit last year as well as some really big containers I found at Scott’s Orchard over in Glastonbury where I like to take my son Jason in the wagon and get annuals for seasonal color. Woodland Gardens in Manchester is another great place to go to get container flowers as well as supplies for all you bird lovers and they also carry statues and ornamental yard and garden decor too. Take care and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend-feel free to give us a shout if you need any assistance on your landscape projects this spring!  Kim


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