A hibiscus bloom at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, Morris Twp, NJ

Best Flowering and Ornamental Trees to Grow in NJ

Flowering and ornamental trees not only add drama and beauty to your landscape—they also give your home a feeling of permanence.  Few pleasures surpass the joy homeowners feel when they arrive on their street and view their beloved home and landscape. Wondering which trees will best enhance your New Jersey

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A curved circular patio with seating wall and firepit

Planning a Perfect Patio

Why should you spend time planning a perfect patio? Because a well-planned patio will greatly increase: Your enjoyment of your home The dollar value of your home Planning your perfect patio makes good dollars and sense! How to Determine the Perfect Patio Size Three major factors go into determining the

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Stone retaining wall with steps going up to a raised patio

Landscape Retaining Walls

Landscape retaining walls are structures designed to hold back soil and prevent erosion in outdoor spaces. They are commonly used to create level areas for planting, gardening, or outdoor living spaces on sloping or uneven terrain. Retaining walls can also enhance the aesthetic appeal of a landscape by creating visually

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Two paver patios with different designs connected by steppingstones and surrounded by gardens

Why Patio Pavers are the Way to Go

With pavers, you can create beautiful mosaics, a unique entertaining area, and easy-to-maintain hardscaping. No matter what the end design is, pavers are an amazing component to your outdoor living space.

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A back yard in the winter with snow and frost

Winter Planning for Spring Landscaping Projects

Don’t let the winter just slip by. Use this time productively and wisely for winter planning for spring landscaping projects. Time flies. If you feel like the summer was just here, you’re not alone. And before we all know it, spring flowers will be in bloom. Before you know it,

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Tiered retaining walls with flowers and shrubs planted on each level

How To Solve Common Landscaping Problems

Does a landscape problem limit your outdoor plans and dreams? Is that slope in the backyard limiting your usable space? Does water pooling in your yard make it a soggy, unusable mess? Here’s how to solve common landscaping problems with your property. Rocky Terrain Does your landscape have an area

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A Tudor style home with attractive landscaping

Landscape Design Ideas – Important Things to Consider

When it comes to landscape design ideas, there are many important things to consider. Creating a landscape design has a lot in common with decorating your home. You wouldn’t want to fill a Victorian home with all modern furniture. It just wouldn’t feel right. There are certain design principles you

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A fall scene of a house and its trees and garden

Fall Lawn Fertilization Tips

Now that fall is here, homeowners are spending more time indoors watching football games than outdoors sitting poolside. Thoughts turn toward upcoming Thanksgiving feasts and away from lawn care. But late fall is a critical time to prepare your lawn for winter. You’ll want to follow these fall lawn fertilization

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A New Jersey lawn damaged by summer heat and drought

September is Lawn Renovation Time in NJ

If you live in New Jersey, your lawn is probably looking pretty tired by now. Our dry, hot summer was difficult on our lawns, and by now they’re showing serious signs of water and heat stress. If you want your lawn to look healthy and lush next spring, now is

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Potted young tree, shovel, and watering can on expansive lawn

Is Fall a Good Time to Plant Shrubs and Trees?

Are you thinking about adding new shrubs and trees to your property? If so, you’re probably wondering—is fall a good time to plant shrubs and trees? Soon the summer will be ending. It was fun getting out and enjoying our beautifully landscaped yards. But during your time outdoors, did you

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