Green Tips by Jim
Attention North Haven Residents
This has been a year of crazy storms with lots of branches and debris left on our properties. Everyone is making neat piles along the
Caring For New Sod
Watering is the key. You are excited because you just had your beautiful new sod installed and you want it to continue looking great, just
Beautiful Landscape Series – Planting Or Renovating Shrub Beds
A fresh look for your shrub and flower beds At the beginning of Spring, after a long, cold winter, our shrub and planting beds can
Healthy Trees Series – Emerald Ash Borer Is On The Attack In Connecticut
Treating your Ash trees in mid-May through June is essential. What is EAB or Emerald Ash Borer? EAB is a wood boring beetle that feeds
Spring Plantings – Planting Colorful Flowers To Brighten Your Landscape
We’re all ready for a little color in our lives March is here and after a gray winter we are all eager to see some
Did You Know About The Battle In Your Yard?
How To Grow Healthy Trees In Your Yard Grass and trees don’t always get along Below I have our very first video blog post. Yes,
Tree Service – It’s Never Too Late For Trims And Take Downs
Are you getting concerned about those branches hanging over your house? Lately we’ve gotten a lot of calls from people who have branches hanging over
Landscaping – Those Fall Projects That Will Pay Off Later
Besides raking your leaves…what to do There are several “Landscape beneficial” projects that can be done on your property in the Fall. Of course, the
The Colors of Fall – A Beautiful Landscape
Who doesn’t look forward to the beauty of Fall There are so many lovely and familiar flowers, plants, and grasses to decorate your landscape in
Overseeding Your Lawn…The Time Is Coming
Now this is a lawn in need of overseed, indeed! I know, that’s my corny side coming out. Why should you overseed? Most mature plants
You Gotta Love Fresh Mulch
Advantages of mulching Besides the fact that fresh mulch makes landscape and flower beds look well groomed and lovely, there are several other advantages to
Protect Your Trees From EAB.
What is EAB? EAB is Emerald Ash Borer. We discussed the damage that these beetles do to your lovely Ash trees in the early Fall.
Do I Really Need To Prune Those Fruit Trees?
You sure do. Here’s why…Pruning is an important part of caring for your fruit trees because the outer layer, called the canopy, becomes densely crowded
March Is The Month To Start Planning
The days are longer, we have more warm days, and although, as I look out the window, it’s snowing, we’re seeing less white on the
Clean Up After The Storm
Winter is finally starting to kick in which means wind, snow storms, and tree damage. When your trees are damaged by winter storms, clean up
Who Is The Queen Of Winter?
OR maybe I should ask, What is the Queen of Winter. In the midwinter you just might see a small tree, no leaves but full
To Fertilize Or Not To Fertilize?
Why is tree and shrub fertilization important? In the forest, in a natural undisturbed setting, trees grow having all of the essential elements and nutrients
Emerald Ash Borer ALERT!
I have been noticing the enormous damage done to the Ash Trees in my neighborhood and the Greater New Haven area as well as throughout
Who’s Killing My Lawn?
Is it Moles, Voles, or both? I have been dealing with moles and voles for years. The mole tracks are bad for your lawn, look
Pruning…for Health and Beauty,
Look at this little beauty. This is one of my favorite bushes. Fortunately for me, it is a dwarf and grows very slowly and hasn’t
The Beauty of a Kousa Dogwood
FUN FACT: Those beautiful white flowers on the Kousa Dogwood are not actually flowers at all. They are modified leaves called “Bracts”. These surround a
I Didn’t Know It Was Poison Ivy.
So many people have said exactly that…I didn’t know it was Poison Ivy. My own wife has said it many times when my very allergic
Safely Protect Your Yard Against Ticks
How do I safely protect my yard against ticks, you ask. Cedar Oil is the answer. Cedar Oil, as a repellent and pesticide is proven
Do Trees Really Add Value To Your Property?
Yes, they do. Studies have shown that residences with trees in the area can increase home values from 10% to 15% depending on the location.
Stop The Dancing Worms
In the spring you may notice needles disappearing on your ornamental pines. Soon enough you will start to see larvae or as my wife calls
Preparing For Spring
Winter time is a good time to plan for the upcoming season. Begin by making a list of landscape items that you want addressed. Items