Mulch ado about Thatch

I was having a chat with a client recently about thatch on their lawn. I mentioned the word thatch and the client ‘s eyes bulged as if said there were zombies in their shed. One thing a lot of people don’t understand is thatch is a naturally occurring integral part of your lawn. Excess thatch … Read more

July 2021 Lawns

Rain, Rain, Rain!   It certainly has been a wet month so far. The rain plus relatively cool-ish nights and warm days are causing lawns to grow like crazy! (Yup that is a proper horticultural term)   Ideally lawns should be mowed using the “1/3 : 2/3” rule. What this means is no more than … Read more

Summer Lawn Care

So one my pet peeves is lawn care. There are a number of landscape designers who hate lawns and call them a waste of resources. I am agnostic as far as lawns go. I have seen louses with large lawns that looked good and houses with no lawns that look good. Healthy lawns have some … Read more

Audrey II

An interesting morning. I love mornings. I love spring mornings when the plants are all dripping from the overnight rain. There is a low cloud, it is misty and drizzly. We do our best to develop connections with our clients. We have a client that had an out-of-control wisteria in her back yard. She has … Read more

April Pruning

Spring is here. What an odd year we are having. The COVID-19 isolation is hurting many people very profoundly. Our business is hurting. But I’ll tell you something. I would rather be hurting in my business than be sick – or worse. And I would rather be at home than run the possibility of infecting … Read more