Well, here we are again. Smack dab in the midst of the “dog days of summer”. And Lord have mercy, heat indexes in the hundreds of the weekend. GEEZ!!!! Yes, those sweltering, hot, humid conditions are back. You know the “dog daze of summer” officially started on July 3rd and run until the 11th of August.
So how does a landscaper unwind and relax? You would think go on vacation. Well not this landscaper. Some things just run through your blood and no matter how hard you try to get away from them, you end up right smack dab in the middle of something new yet the same. I go for a “WILD WALK”
I’ve often been told that “appearance is everything” and with that in mind, let me ask you? Does your house look like this from the street? This street curb bed planting was initiated with an annual planting in early May of 2016. By July 1 you can see these splashes of colors and different textures and forms from your car driving down the street.
Boy if we all lived with the environment in mind and as our top priority, maybe our towns would look a little more like the one in the image above. Oh boy, there I go again; off on another wild tangent of whimsical dreaming? Perhaps so, but With that in mind. Almost Perfect Landscaping of Bergen County encourages “going green” to help the environment. As such, water conservation in New Jersey is a big issue.
Irises, those tall and elegant garden standards are among the easiest to grow of all our flowers in the garden beds. One of the benefits of growing bearded iris (Iris spp.) is the ability to share them with friends or add them to other garden areas when you dig and divide them every few years. This keeps the iris performing and blooming at its peak. If left undivided, flowering decreases and the rhizome is subject to pests and damage from soft rot and borers. Large, showy flowers appear from early spring into summer, depending on the cultivar, in all colors and color combinations, giving iris the name of rainbow flower. Bearded iris grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 through 10.
How to Help Your Community Create an Effective Mosquito Management Plan: A Xerces Society Guide. This guide will help you learn more about mosquitoes and the diverse wetland communities in which they play an important part, and give you the resources and information you need to work for the adoption of safe, effective methods of mosquito management in the places where you live and play.
Everyone loves watching them flirt by or hover nearby. So how do you draw them in? You are certain to lure lively Hummingbird Feeding into your backyard gardens with these plant selections. One good way to enjoy the company of hummingbirds is planting a hummingbird garden. The flowers detailed below will provide them with a rich and natural diet.
Envious of your neighbors lush green lawn in the heat of the summer. Maybe he practices a basic lawn maintenance principle often overlooked and unknown to many homeowners. “lawn aeration” In order to achieve and maintain a beautiful lawn, you should employ basic lawn care practices such as properly mowing, fertilizing and watering. It is also important to ensure that nutrients can reach the soil beneath your grass. Aeration can be an extremely vital element to a healthy lawn because it allows air and water to penetrate built-up grass or lawn thatch.
I’ve always been taught that “patience is a virtue” and this spectacular display of spring color is an example of such. These beds were originally planted back in mid-October (see Haworth NJ Landscaping) with masses of daffodil bulbs. We chose daffodils because of the large deer population; because deer, as a rule, tend to stay away from daffodils. Only members of the Amaryllis family, which includes daffodils, snowflakes and snowdrops, are truly deer and rodent proof.
The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient annual spring festival the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses. The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. Ancient Romans, too, celebrated a spring festival, called Hilaria dedicated to Cybele, a mother goddess. It may be noted that ceremonies in honour of Cybele began some 250 years before Christ was born. The celebration made on the Ides of March by making offerings in the temple of Cybele lasted for three days and included parades, games and masquerades. The celebrations were notorious enough that followers of Cybele were banished from Rome.