Archives: Landscaping

Building Wood Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens Growing fresh vegetables is something I’ve done since I was a kid. When I was a kid we had a huge garden that took lots of hours and hard work but provide our family with all the vegetables we needed. With my family’s busy schedule a huge garden isn’t a viable…

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Applying Bark Mulch to Flower Gardens

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

How To Apply Bark Mulch To Flower Gardens I love Spring and early Summer here in New Hampshire especially when flower gardens blossom and the grass gets green after a long Winter. Mulching flower gardens not only helps control weeds but it also helps retain water and moderate soil temperatures. Applying bark mulch to flower…

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Selecting Flower Garden Mulch

By Todd Fratzel on Gardening

Flower Garden Mulch Each year we mulch our flower gardens with pine bark mulch. Mulching your flower gardens has several benefits including: Weed Control Reduced Watering Pest Control Added Beauty and Value To Your Home If you’ve taken a trip to your local garden center or nursery then you know there are more types of…

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Fall Leaf Cleanup Tips

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

Cleanup Fall Leafs for Healthier Spring Lawn Fall leaf cleanup is essential in order to have a healthy lawn in the Spring. Based on a recent survey (for John Deere conducted by Harris Interactive) only 22% of Americans know that Fall is the best time to clean up leaves over Spring. The following tips were…

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How To Seal An Asphalt Driveway

By Todd Fratzel on Driveways

Sealing Asphalt Driveways Sealing your asphalt driveway is an important maintenance step that’s needed to prolong the life and keep it looking like new. Asphalt driveways are a simple yet effective mixture of asphalt, stone and sand. When properly maintained an asphalt driveway can last 15 to 20 years. Maintenance of asphalt driveways consists of…

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Lawn Care Tips for Father’s Day from John Deere

By Todd Fratzel on Lawn Care

Father’s Day Lawn Care Tip This Father’s Day why not share some great lawn care tips with Dad. The folks at John Deere were kind enough to share 5 common mowing mistakes to avoid. Combine this with several of our detailed articles on mowing, fertilizing, aerating and care so that you’ll have the best lawn…

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Spring Landscaping Projects

By Todd Fratzel on Landscaping

Spring Is Here – Get Your Yard Ready For Summer Here in New England we are coming off one of the worst winters I can remember in a VERY long time. Now that Spring has finally arrived I’ve been busy planning spring landscaping projects that will ensure our yard is looking it’s best this summer.…

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Black & Decker® Rechargeable Mower Giveaway

By Todd Fratzel on Feature Story, Giveaways, Landscaping

And the winner is…. The contest is now closed. I wanted to quickly thank Black & Decker for sponsoring this great giveaway. I also wanted to thank everyone that entered. Ok…so the big winner is…..Russ! Congratulations Russ. Be sure to watch for an email so I can get your mailing address and have Black &…

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