What is aeration? - The process of creating holes in the lawn allowing the circulation of air. It also relieves compation of the soil and imporves the movement of water and nutirents needs for a healthy lawn.
What is overseeding? - The process of laying seed in the holes created through the aeration process to promote new growth.
When should you aerate and seed? - The best time for aeration and overseeding is in early Fall. The lawn should not be too dry because it would not be effective in penetrating the soil. It should also not be too wet, such as after a rain storm, because it can also be ineffective. The temperature also plays a major role in the germination process for the seeds. If it is too hot, or too cold, the grass can either become more weed-like or in some cases, not grow at all.
Why is it important to aerate? - The process is a way to maintain a healthy lawn while strgthening the grass from the roots. This keeps the lawn looking fresh and lush through the season.
If you or someone you know lives in the Brockton, Easton, Marshfield or any surronding cities, and would like a FREE estimate for aeration and overseeding contact Gardenin' Angels at (774)-284-1171 you may also follow the 'Get An Estimate' tab to directly email the company TODAY!
Watering- Typically lawns need about one inch of water per week. If you are watering by hand or using any for of sprinkler system, it may be hard to determine how much water your lawn is actually getting. Especially when it is hot and not raining very often or, you want to know how long it will take for you to water by hand. A great tool would be using a guage, this will tell you how much your lawn is getting. Place a small container under the area you are watering, this will give you an idea as to how much water you grass is atually getting.
Mowing- It is important for the health of your lawn to keep the grass at 3" length. In the hot summer, if the grass is cut too low it could end up being brown and dry looking, even if it is watered properly. It is also important to keep the blades shap to prevent jagged edges which it turn also prevent the grass from burning in the summer.
Fertilizing- There are two ways fertilizer can go in the summer time. If the roots are unstable and lawn looks unhealthy, fertilizer can damage the lawn further. The the roots are healthy and the lawn is looking fresh and full. Overall, it may be a good option to fertilize year round for the best results.
Weed Control- It is a great idea to use a weed killer when young weeds are beinging to sprout. Like fertilizer though, it is important that your lawn is in healthy sustainable condition to prevent the grass from burning further. If weed killing is necessary try to apply in temperature below 85 degrees for best result.
If you live in the Marshfield, Brockton, Easton, or South Shore areas of Massachusetts, please contact Gardenin' Angels for your free estimate and lawn evaluation.
It's Summer in New England and it's time to check your trees and shurbs for any needed attention!
What's the difference between purning and trimming?
-Pruning is the process of removing unneccesary branches that aren't flowering or look dead. Not only for tree mainenance, but also can sometimes be done from the dead or decaying roots.
-Trimming is to allow shrubs, bushes and other plants to grow in a healthy surrounding. Trimming also can be used to make a property more appeling to the eye and offer a beautiful aesthetic.
Gardenin' Angels uses high quality tools to handle all trimming and pruning needs.
If you live in the Easton, Brockton, Marshfield, or South Shore area and looking for a new landscaper to advise you on trimming or pruning, contact us for your FREE estimate today!
It is a crazy time that we are living in right now. This year every person has experienced some drastic changes. We would like to formally thank each and every one of our front line works that has made handling the pandemic possible. The grace and courage that they demonstrate is impeccable and we wouldn't have come this far without them. Gardenin' Angels created a small nomination based contest to show our gratitude and appreciation on our Facebook page. We asked our friends, families, and following to nominate a front line worker that they thought deserved 5 months of free mowing services provided by us. Now, we know that all these workers deserve to win this contest, however, we chose three winners that had received the most liked comments on our page. Thank you to everyone that participated in this contest! We hope to be able to do this in the future, in order to continue to play our part in supporting our front line staff. Together, we will overcome this hectic, unpredictable time. Also, thank you to our clients and fellow contractors that continue to work with us and support the business.
Lawn mowing maintenance? We got it! Gardnein' Angels offers weekly mowing services to the Brockton, Easton, Marshfield, Canton areas as well as surrounding cities. Lawn mowing plays a vital role in maintaining the look and overall health of your lawn. Gardenin' Angels always uses freshly sharpened blades and quality equipment on each and every job. Dull blades will tear the grass instead of making a crisp and clean cut. This can leave discoloration, or ragged looking lawn disease. Another benefit of cutting the grass weekly with Gardenin' Angels is that we only cut the top 1/3 of the grass for each mowing. The reason being, is that if the grass is too short, it will burn out from lack of shades, that usually suits to provide more moisture in the soil. Having slightly taller grass also leaves for a better chance for the grass to form a deeper root system. How do you get started? Follow the "Contact Us" tab and send over your submission. We will make an appointment for your free estimate then we will send one of our trusted crew members out and give you an email that same day with your quote. Upon approval we will add you to the schedule the very next week! Please note that we are taking precautions recommended by the state and practicing a number of health regulations including social distancing. Stay safe! We look forward to hearing from you!
Is your current fence starting to look a little tired? Are you maybe, looking for a new face in your yard for a pet, pool area, or even just to spice up the look and feel of your property? Look no further! Our professional fence experts are here to help. We can offer you the opportunity to get a few estimates with exact measurements and even show you a full layout and design of a fence added to your property using our unique software that helps us to recreate a virtual look at your home. We offer Cedar wood, Vinyl, and chain-link fences. All build with quality materials and equipment. If you or someone you know, that lives in the Easton, Brockton, Marshfield, or South Shore area, and is looking to replace, or install a new fence, contact us TODAY!
It's Spring time in New England and while some of you may be enjoying your freshly groomed properties, you may be thinking about installing a new patio, walkway, or even an outdoor kitchen. Gardenin' Angels is proud to offer free estimates to make your outdoor dream a reality. We use a software that will show you exactly what you may be looking for by building a model of your property with any new features that you would like to see. This gives you the best representation and also, will give you an opportunity to see your options and what you can expect everything to look like. Our hardscape specialist is trained to pinpoint exactly what will match your specific and unique property, and to find the most appealing look for your project. We not only build new features, but also build, repair and replace retaining walls, steps, and all items listed above. If you are in the Easton, Brockton, South shore or any surrounding cites, please contact us through our website, call/text, or email.
It is that time of year again, Spring is finally here! Gardenin' Angels is proud to offer free estimates and full service landscape management. There is nothing better than enjoying the beauty of your property with a freshly groomed lawn and beautiful, high-quality mulch! During the Spring we also offer planting services including pick-up and installation. We can give your land a nice pop of color with magnificent flowers or, add some extra shade, with a larger sized tree. This would serve the purpose of protecting areas of your lawn that may get too much sun exposure and could make for a nice place to relax and take in the the warmer weather that the Spring brings along in New England. If you are looking for a nice clean-up, edging, and/or mulch and live in Eastern Massachusetts; in areas like Easton, Brockton, Marshfield or surrounding cities, contact us today to get your FREE estimate!
Hydration is one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy and fresh looking lawn. Rain is the number one source of hydration, but having a quality irrigation system in place will give you the opportunity to create the lawn of your dreams.During this time of the year we are turning on irrigation systems and making sure that they are all functioning adequately. Sometimes, after a winter season in New England irrigation systems may have suffered some damage. Lucky for you, our expert professionals are able to pinpoint a problem and resolve it in no time! If you do not have an irrigation system and are looking to have one installed, look no further. Our team at Gardnein’ Angels is here to help. We can offer you a free on-site estimate to determine how many zones are needed for your property. Another situation that some people find themselves in is that their lawn is getting too little or too much water in a given day. Our team is trained to set the timer that is unique to every property and will give you the best outcome for your lawn maintenance. If you are in Eastern Massachusetts, in a city such as Easton, Brockton, or Marshfiled and are looking to have your irrigation system turned on, reset, repaired, or installed, contact us today!
What are permeable pavers?
Permeable pavers are paving materials used in an installation system for hardscaping surfaces. They are porous, allowing water to infiltrate through the pavers and into the ground underneath. Permeable pavers are as strong or stronger than traditional paving materials like asphalt and concrete and are just as durable.
How do they work?
Permeable pavers are installed with joints that are filled with gravel and are designed to allow water to penetrate their surfaces, flow into the rock base, and absorb into the ground. Other paving systems (asphalt, concrete, compacted gravel) can collect stormwater, resulting in puddles or run-off. Permeable pavers, however, allow for a more natural simulation of the ground reacting to rainwater, with rain absorption on the spot.
Why are they better than traditional pavers?
Hardscaped surfaces that use permeable pavers help immensely with stormwater management. They minimize water runoff and flood risks (which is typically caused by traditional paving materials like concrete, asphalt, and gravel). Runoff is dangerous for homeowners, as it can often run into basements, crawl spaces, or foundations without the homeowners' knowledge. It can also be detrimental to cities and towns, as water runoff picks up pollutants as it flows toward and into sewers. Eventually, this runoff flows into our the natural waterways. Major rainwater runoff from sever storms can overwhelm sewer systems, causing flooding or other water management issues. They can be plowed easily with no risk of damage to the paver surface.
Are they more or less costly than traditional pavers?
Initial costs to install permeable pavers are generally higher than traditional pavers or asphalt, but similar to concrete. The cost-benefit is based on the life cycle of the surface. There are major savings in the minimized risk of damage from runoff and flooding as well as the reduced need for sealing or replacing. While other surfaces (or underground utilities) that need repair may require a complete tear up, permeable pavers can be removed and replaced individually. Ongoing maintenance is cheap and simple. For residential properties, use a leftest blower to clear out paver joints as needed. For commercial properties, restrict debris from clogging the joints by blowing regularly and/or vacuuming surfaces every year or two.
Permeable pavers are environmentally-conscious surfaces for patios, walkways, parking lots, roadways, fire lanes, driveways and other paving functions that absorb water and prevent flooding.
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