Bulb Planting with the Yard Butler Roto Auger

By Robert Robillard

Yard Butler Roto Auger for Planting Bulbs By Sarah Green Carmichael New England winters are long, cold, and dark – by March I’m usually a depressed husk of a woman. What always brings me back to life is the thrilling sight of the first crocuses peaking out through the last remnants of snow. By the…

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TROY-BILT FLEX Power Base w/ Wide-Area Mower

By Scott Arnold

Troy-Bilt FLEX Power-Base w/ Wide-Area Mover Review Here in New England keeping a lush green lawn is an incredibly tough task. With ever changing temperatures, one day its 90° and the next it can be in the mid 60’s or rain. Lawns will grow fast one week and not at all, the next.  The secret to…

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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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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 Replace A Broken Granite Post

By Robert Robillard

I live just outside of Boston and just about everywhere you look, new and antique, granite is used in hard scapes. Everything from century old granite posts, reclaimed curbing, foundation / seawall block, trestle and bridge support block, steps, gates, post, borders and support walls. This article will address how I replaced two 6″ x 6″…

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Gilmour Flexogen Hose

By Robert Robillard

Gilmour Flexogen Premium Duty Hose  How many of you reading this have leaking garden hoses or worse yet watering nozzles that have been on your hose so long they’ve fused to the coupling? Come on, you know who you are; I bet there’s a ton of you. You’re Only As Good As Your Weak Link…

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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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Reviving Your Lawn After The Winter

By Scott Arnold

Reviving Your Lawn After The Winter Your once perfect lawn is going to need some serious TLC if it’s going to survive New England’s snowiest winter ever recorded! Not only did we take a beating here in New England this winter, but so did our lawns. The extreme cold and snow have been on the ground…

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