Category: Landscaping

Landscaping
2013 April The Grand Design

 Whether you live in a towering mid-block high-rise or a sprawling suburban  development, landscaping not only helps a co-op, condo or HOA increase and  retain property values, but has a positive impact on residents themselves—beautiful, f…

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2013 April The Irrigation Situation

 One of the first things both prospective residents and visitors to a condo or  HOA notice are the beautiful grounds and lush landscaping surrounding the  property. Of course, a key component in maintaining all that greenery is the  availa…

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Landscaping
2013 April Invasive Species

 In March, federal and state agricultural officials trumpeted some good news to  New Jersey residents: The state is officially free of the Asian Longhorned  Beetle.    The declaration marked a victory against the invasive pest that …

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2013 April Keeping the Grass Greener

 New Jersey is not exactly known for year-round sunshine and palm trees swaying  in the breeze. New Jerseyans as do many Northeast residents and most Americans,  have a love affair with lush green turf.    Keeping grass green in the…

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2012 May The Boards Role in Landscaping

With spring around the corner, many co-op and condo boards and HOAs start thinking about giving their landscaping design a fresh new look but they want to keep it within their budgets. How can this be accomplished? Some common sense qu…

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Landscaping
2012 April Flowerful

Spring is here, which means the sky is blue, the grass is green, and the flowers will be blooming—that is, if you plant them. From knowing which plants do best in which location to keeping up with everyday care and maintenance, keeping …

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Landscaping
2012 April Treating Trees

The months have gone by, but it’s not easy to forget the damage that 2011's brutal weather brought to trees in New Jersey. Tropical Storm Irene swept through the area in late August with 120-mph winds and heavy flooding that snapped lim…

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2012 April Chemical Concerns

Since the 1950s, American lawns have been “hooked” on petroleum-based and synthetic chemicals. A plethora of post-war pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers were eagerly embraced by both homeowners and landscape professional…

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2012 April Eco-Friendly Landscaping

In the face of rising water costs, maintenance costs, and a continued depressed housing market, many community associations are finding long-term savings through new landscape strategies that also help our environment. Eco-friendly land…

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