Warmer weather is on the way – which means it’s time to schedule home and apartment projects before the summer heat sets in. Get on these outdoor living upgrades, gardening boosts, lawn care solutions, and cleaning salvations to make spring prep a breeze. Minor planning on your part now hands all the work to qualified pros—and means you spend all summer summering.

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Excitement builds each spring as tiny darts of color split green buds, hinting at what will surely be a marvelous and joyful display of vibrant color in flowerbeds and gardens. All too commonly, blooms fade as spring wears on, leaving a bland void of lackluster foliage where color once prevailed. This garden tragedy can be avoided. With a little research and planning, blooms can be a constant presence from early spring through late fall.

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April is the key to success with your lawn.  While many of us could not get out on our lawns in March because it was too wet or cold, you have to start and active lawn care program in April to be successful throughout the year.  Think of your lawn program as a New Year’s resolution.  I’m going to start living a healthy lifestyle by eating well, getting enough sleep and taking a walk to enjoy the sunshine and get out and conquer my lawn.  However, do not give up on this New Year’s resolution!

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Anyone who’s tried to tackle lawn care in a blustery, wet spring knows that nothing can create lawn and mowing problems like heavy rain. Standing water, mud, and long, damp grasses provide less-than-ideal conditions for pulling out the mower. But it’s necessary because heavy rain can cause an equally heavy growth cycle. And of course, growth eventually needs to be cut down. There are ways to maintain your lawn even during heavy spring rains. Although you’ll need to take a little more care than usual, you can make the most of the new growth without sacrificing your lawn’s appearance.

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Winter weather can leave your grass, shrubs and trees weak and hungry, especially after months of lying dormant under a blanket of ice and snow. If you want them to come back fuller and lusher than ever, follow these simple tips from Ed Laflamme, a Landscape Industry Certified Manager in Connecticut and author of Green Side Up: Straight Talk on Growing and Operating a Profitable Landscaping Business.

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The arrival of spring may be subtle in the southern tier of the nation, but it arrives nonetheless, bringing with it changing needs for maintaining a vibrant, healthy lawn. As strawberry season withers and snowbirds begin migrating back to their thawing Northern dwellings, those who make southern states their year-round home should turn their focus to their lawns.

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As your lawn wakes up from its winter slumber, there are things you can start doing almost immediately to clean it up and get a proactive start on maintenance.

A Note on Timing

While it may seem beneficial to get out as soon as the weather begins to warm up, a little patience can go a long way to maximize the results of your work. Wait until your lawn has mostly greened up to begin mowing, aeration or other maintenance…

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Spring is just around the corner! Spring will officially arrive this month but will the weather be spring like?  There is so much hope anticipating the arrival of spring, green budding leaves and the sweet sounds of birds returning from the south in the early morning. Children want to play outside again and of course your lawn is waking up from its long winters nap.

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As your lawn responds to nature’s spring wake-up call, help prepare it for a year of healthy growth with the lawn care it needs to help it thrive. By tackling a few simple chores, you’ll prepare your lawn to defend itself against this year’s wave of weeds, diseases and drought.

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Avoiding these common landscaping mistakes will save money and time down the road.
The best garden I’ve ever had was in my mind’s eye — before changing whims, funky soil and various predators have had their say. Still, I’m successfully putting my brand on what had once been an open expanse of lawn.

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