Installing a Snow Melting System

By Robert Robillard

Snow Melting For Residential Remodeling Projects As a remodeling contractor we oversee a lot of landscaping with our projects. Recently we have seen an increase in snow melting projects.   SAFETY TIP – When performing projects like installing this walkway snow melt system or when cutting or grinding masonry it is super important to take…

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Fall Lawn Care

By Robert Robillard

Lawn Care The best natural defense against insect and weed damage is a healthy, dense lawn. Many folks pay a lot of attention to theirs lawns in the spring and summer but loose interest in the fall. The fall season an important season to pay attention to lawn care, this is when your lawn starts…

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Somerset II Trellis

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Somerset® II Trellis Review A trellis is an architectural structure often used to support plants.  When done correctly a trellis should create a simple and attractive addition to your landscaping. These days people are getting more and more into vertical gardening.  Were seeing this more and more in the city and on roof…

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Fertilizing Trees And Shrubs

By Robert Robillard

Fertilize Your Own Trees And Shrubs! As you can tell I’m a huge advocate of Do-It- Yourself!  DIYers don’t just take on carpentry projects ~ they do everything…. even fertilize trees and shrubs. Trees that live in manicured landscape and in grass areas need fertilizer more then ones that do not compete with grass and…

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How To Install Cobblestone Edging

By Robert Robillard

Cobble Stone Garden Edging and Borders I live in the Metro-Boston area where older streets are still paved in granite cobblestones and setts. Cobbles stones make great edging material for gardens, raised beds, pathways and even driveways. Cobblestone edging transforms a landscaping project into a neat and organized looking finished product.  In this article we…

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Winter Moth Caterpillar Infestation

By Robert Robillard

  Tree Insect Control – Winter Moth Caterpillar Infestation If you live along Northeastern Seaboard chances are you have or will have tree damaged by a small, green caterpillar called the winter moth (Operophtera brumata), a member of the Geometridae family. Winter Moth Caterpillar The Winter moth is an insect pest that was introduced to…

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How To Make A Raised Garden Bed

By Robert Robillard

Photo:  www.eartheasy.com Benefits of Raised Garden Beds Spring has arrived and as the days grow longer it’s time to move outdoors and work in the yard. We recently have been doing more and more lawn and garden articles and thought that writing an article on how to make a raised garden bed dovetailed nicely between…

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How To Build An Outdoor Shower

By Robert Robillard

Outdoor Showers This article will discuss planning considerations for, and show you how to build an outdoor shower. Days of Old Outdoor Shower Outdoor showers used to be associated just for beach houses, cottages or houses with a pool.  Not anymore, outdoor showers are growing in popularity, and powered by the desire of residents longing…

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