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What Makes a Garden Great? Winter Interest!

By Bruce | February 12, 2019 |

It is easy to enjoy a landscape in the warmer months of the year. Beautiful flowers greet us in the spring, taking us throughout the summer with infinite colors and smells to delight each of our senses. In the fall, the subtle drifts of fresh air campfires carry us through the brisk season. We are…

Your Turf Grass is Thirsty!

By ELD Staff | May 7, 2015 |

As we head toward the second week in May, we are experiencing an abnormally dry period of weather and your turf grass may be suffering!  If your lawn is starting to suffer, it’s time to contact your irrigation company and notify them that your watering schedule needs to be adjusted for additional irrigation. To learn…

Shhhh! Your Crape Myrtle is Still Sleeping!

By ELD Staff | May 7, 2015 |

Now that spring is here and many plantings are jumping to a vibrant life, some people are anxiously awaiting the return of their Crape Myrtles (also spelled as “Crepe”). Crape Myrtles are members of the Lagerstroemia genus and, while native to southeast Asia and northern Australia, they have become a favorite colorful addition to the summer foliage…

It’s Time to Test and Tune Your Irrigation!

By ELD Staff | April 14, 2015 |

Now that spring is here, it is important to make sure that your irrigation system doesn’t get overlooked! Systems need to be tested and adjusted every spring to verify proper coverage of spray heads and the integrity of drip lines. At the time of this writing, it isn’t yet necessary to begin watering existing plantings.…

Azaleas, Fall in Love Again!

By ELD Staff | April 8, 2015 |

If you ask most professional landscape designers and architects why they don’t incorporate more Azaleas into their projects, a common response would be that the plant only offers interest during a limited part of the growing season.  While the vibrant and showy flowers make a grand entrance in the spring, traditional azaleas only maintain their bloom…

Tips for a Proper Irrigation Regimen

By ELD Staff | June 30, 2014 |

With the arrival of summer, we have moved out of our rather wet spring and into the typical cycle of long hot days in New Jersey. This is the time of year when attention needs to be paid to turf grass as it has already begun to show signs of inadequate watering. By employing proper…

Turf Maintenance: Invasion of Poa Annua

By ELD Staff | June 18, 2014 |

Are you a grass lover?  Do you enjoy the rich dark green look of your property’s turf?  If you are like us, then the answer is an emphatic “yes!”  While there are many unwanted invaders that seek to disturb the perfection of a well-maintained lawn, few are as frustrating as Poa to remedy. Poa Annua,…

Attack of the Killer Frost – Hydrangea Blooms in Jeopardy

By ELD Staff | June 18, 2014 |

In the first of our new blog posts, we will be addressing the effects of this past winter on perennial plantings in our area. Many of our clients have seen unusual “die-back” of some of their favorite plants and, in some cases, death of long-established specimens.  Among the many varieties that have suffered, Hydrangea tend…