Leafing Out

Plant Health Care

Plants and trees are major assets in any yard or environment. Therefore, proper plant and tree health care is vital to keeping landscapes healthy and sustainable.  Plant Health Care involves. . .
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Getting Landscape Ready for Winter

It is time to prepare your landscape for a long winter’s nap.  Due to cooler temperatures you can now reduce watering needs for your property. However, if you have planted. . .
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Create A Landscape You Can Embrace

  We have all been staying at home more often than we’ve wanted and many of us unfortunately are having stay-cations this year to stay safe.More than likely you’ve examined. . .
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Gardening Tips

Our recent stay-at-home orders have given many of us spare time to think about what our properties potential is.  It’s not a surprise that many of us have taken up. . .
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Grow a Magic Bean Stalk

Magic Bean Stalk Materials: Glass mason jar, cotton balls, and dried beans (broad beans, kidney beans, and lima beans all work)  Instructions Grab a large handful of cotton balls and. . .
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March Gardening To-Do-List

This is the time of year when we yearn for spring and the promise of a new gardening season! There are still a number of tasks on our Long Island. . .
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Fall Lawn Care Tips

Fall (September, October, November) If you fertilize only once a year, a single application early September is the best time. Most home lawns with modest expectations do just fine with a. . .
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Fall Perennial Planting Tips

Perennial flowers, unlike annual flowers, are best planted in the spring or the fall. When selecting perennials, be sure to consider your planting zone and whether your garden is shady or sunny. Also think about. . .
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Vegetable Gardens

Do you have a green thumb? How about planting a vegetable garden? There’s nothing like a bite of a just-picked carrot or the sweetness of a juicy tomato. And the. . .
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Soil and Mulch

Why should I know the type & pH? Do you know what type of soil you have?  Perform a soil analysis.  Take a handful of slightly moist soil and close. . .
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Spring Lawn Cleanup

GET READY FOR SPRING We have much work to begin to get prepared for.  Spring will be here before we know it.  These are a few things that will need. . .
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Fertilizer Treatments

Did you know that grass can only absorb fertilizer when it is actively growing? That’s why the timing of fertilizer treatments is important. The best time to fertilize your lawn. . .
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Tree Disease – Oak Wilt

Last year the Suffolk County was declared an “oak wilt protective zone” by the state. That means that the removal from Suffolk of any portion of any oak is generally prohibited. . .
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Landscaping Rain Gardens

How would you like a garden that’s easy to install, looks good year-round, requires little maintenance, and helps prevent water pollution? Consider a rain garden. Rain gardens are different from. . .
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Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars… and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole. . .
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Joyce Kilmer, “Trees,” 1914

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks. . .
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Alice Walker, The Color Purple, 1982

“Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?”

John Muir

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

Woody Allen

As the poet said, “only God can make a tree” – probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

Cree Indian Proverb

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.


The best part of happiness is the pines.

Plant Some Spring Flowering Bulbs

Plant some Spring flowering bulbs in your yard! Spring bulbs are some of the most rewarding plants you can grow. Spring flowering bulbs can be planted anytime in the fall after. . .
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Tree Pruning

All trees will need pruning from time to time.  Regular tree pruning is part of landscape maintenance.  Be sure to consider safety issues, as well as tree health.  Will your. . .
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Deer Repellents and Deterrents

All wildlife is a vital part of the South fork of Long Island’s eco-system and a nice reminder that the East End is one of the last places on Long. . .
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Fertilization and Mulching in Fall

Fall Fertilization – Mulching A good fertilization program helps maintain the vigor and health of trees and shrubs at a landscape site.  Satisfactory plant growth depends as much on proper. . .
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Landscape Turf

Landscape Turf: Due to the high temperatures and humidity lawns are under stress and subsequently may be susceptible to disease pressure.  In addition earlier season treatments are broken down because. . .
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Drought Conditions

Drought Conditions: Hot temperatures and dry weather conditions are causing some concerns on properties. We you see wilting Hydrangeas and dry brown lawns so during this kind of weather we would like to urge. . .
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Why are my Boxwoods Brown?

This has been the most common inquiry this season. In 2011 the first cases of Boxwood Blight were confirmed in the Hamptons.  With Boxwoods being a signature plant of the. . .
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