We have all been staying at home more often than we’ve wanted and many of us unfortunately are having stay-cations this year to stay safe.More than likely you’ve examined every inch of your indoor and outdoor spaces to see what improvements could be made for your enjoyment. Who wouldn’t want an ideal space to embrace, to…

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What causes brown spots on lawns or turf?  Some reasons for lawn brown spots are; dull mower blades, disease, fungus, drought stress, soil compaction, insects or improper watering. To ensure a healthy and beautiful lawn, the installation and maintenance of an irrigation system is   important.  A proper watering schedule is required as too much or…

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Enjoy the outdoors without fear Don’t be surprised if you have seen a mosquito even though it’s April, they are generally active from April through October.  Since the weather is warming up, it is time to protect yourself from mosquitos and ticks. According to a recent 3 part series presentation at the Locust Valley Library…

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Nobody likes having too much pressure. Sprinkler systems don’t like it either! Landscape irrigation sprinklers are often installed at sites where the system pressure is higher than what is recommended for the sprinkler nozzle. Fixed-spray-head nozzles are the most common types of sprinkler heads out there, but they may throw large amounts of water up…

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The dialogue that goes on in Nature occurs throughout the seasons mostly without our direct involvement, but April may very well be a wonderful time to interject a hearty ‘Thank You.’  Thanks for Spring returning to give us warmer temperatures, longer days, stronger sunlight and a glimpse of the Summer to come.  This year Arbor…

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Plants absorb water through the roots. Deep infrequent watering creates deep roots. Shallow frequent watering creates short roots. As water evaporates from the surface of the soil, short rooted plants and lawns will need water more often. Did you know that 50-60% of your irrigation can be lost to evaporation? Whenever possible, water between midnight…

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Mike Sperber of Nature’s Guardian Inc Are your trees ready for the next storm?  High winds, heavy rain and snow can be devastating for trees especially stressed ones. Good tree pruning can help prevent future storm damage.  During a storm, tree branches can break or trees can uproot.  Lives can be at risk and property damage…

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Mike Sperber of Nature’s Guardian Inc. Did you know that proper landscape design can lower your energy bills? Solar heat absorbed through windows and roofs can increase cooling costs, and incorporating shade from landscaping elements can help reduce this solar heat gain. Trees are available in the appropriate sizes, densities, and shapes for almost any…

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Robert Boyle of RB Irrigation – Article in Dan’s Papers When it comes to a home’s irrigation system, improved technology can help you conserve water and save money. Now, more than ever, you can find irrigation products that use Wi-Fi technology, such as irrigation controllers, flow meters and rain/freeze sensors. This technology has app-based capability…

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