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5 Things to Consider When Designing Your Outdoor Gathering Space 

 So you’ve decided to create an outdoor gathering space? Wahoo! What better way to celebrate the landscape than by spending time in your yard?   Now what?   There’s lots to consider when setting up your plein-air retreat, but don’t worry; we’ve come up with a list of things to keep in mind while planning,...

4 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Fruit Trees for Winter

Winter may seem like the sleepy season for landscaping and gardening, but that’s not entirely true. Your most sensitive trees can benefit tremendously from a little cold weather TLC. For fruit trees especially, proper winter maintenance is just as important as springtime care. Here’s how we recommend preparing your fruit trees for winter… Step 1:...

To Rake or Not to Rake?

Jumping into a colorful pile of freshly raked leaves is the essence of autumn in New England—but all that raking (or leaf-blowing) of your lawn might not actually be the best idea. In fact, we’d venture to say that your entire fall gardening tradition should probably entail a lot less leaf cleanup. Shocked? It’s not...

7 Trees for Adding Spectacular Fall Color to Your Home Landscape

By Robin Catalano​ We’re fortunate to live in an area of the country that’s treated to a fireworks-spectacular change of color every fall. If you enjoy autumn colors as much as we do, the timing is perfect for incorporating more of them into your home landscape. With soil temperatures remaining warm but air temperatures cooling...

Planning a Home Orchard

Fall in New England is practically synonymous with apple picking or heading to the farmers’ market to stock up on sweet, juicy pears. If you’ve ever wished you could enjoy these and other tree fruits right in your own backyard, a home orchard is within your reach. All it takes is some careful planning, early...

The Katsura Tree: A Bold, Sweet Beauty

The season is changing. Walking around nature you may notice a sweet fragrance in the air. Most likely you are standing near a Katsura Tree. Its scent is commonly compared to that of cotton candy or brown sugar and is emitted as its leaves yellow and drop to the ground in the Fall. When my...

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