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Garden Tips for Novices

Some people just have a natural talent at making things grow and bloom beautifully- we call them green thumbs.  These green thumbs have a yearning to dabble in the garden and spend weekends trying to nurture and cultivate flower, veggie or herb gardens.  Most of us...

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Benefits of Automatic Sprinklers

Benefits of Automatic Sprinklers

If Mother Nature would allow for rain every few days in the exact right amount each time, none of us would have to think about irrigation systems and sprinklers. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Therefore, as homeowners, business owners, and property managers we...

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5 Tips for Maintaining Irrigation Systems

5 Tips for Maintaining Irrigation Systems

Each spring and fall it's a good idea to make sure your irrigation system is working properly. Whether you bought a property with an existing sprinkler system or installed one yourself, carefully maintained irrigation systems will reduce problems—ensuring everything...

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Spring Lawn Care II – Getting Your Lawn Going

After a long winter the world outside has finally begun to turn green and the trees have begun to bud.  New Englanders have waited for this all winter.  This past winter (one of the worst on record) especially has made us anxious to get outdoors and care for our lawns...

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Common Garden Mistakes to Avoid

Last year, when I was lost in my exuberance to start my garden, I accidentally weeded what I later found out were my beautiful lavender-blue Cat mint perennials!  Another time I drown my impatiens by leaving the sprinkler on overnight by mistake.  These are errors...

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Playing it Safe with Lawn Maintenance

At Peace of Mind, we love the spring and summer basically because we get to be outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine.  There  really is nothing better than seeing the results of our hard work in a client’s yard.  Some homeowners merely need our assistance getting...

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Home Equity and Landscaping

In our last blog we discussed how landscaping can increase curb appeal to potential home buyers.  This week we are looking at how landscaping can can even improve your home equity when it is done right!  Let’s examine what home equity is and how an expert landscaping...

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Pruning 101

Spring is a busy time spent cleaning up the yard and getting garden areas planted and growing.  Pruning the bushes are trees in your yard is an important step in this process that should not be overlooked.  In fact, pruning should be completed carefully annually....

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Spring Aeration

You mow, water, fertilize and still feel like your neighbor’s grass is quite literally greener than your grass? Does it  look more lush and seems healthier than your yard?  Don’t have yard envy!  You may be missing an important step in basic lawn care that should be...

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Spring Lawn Care I – Lawn, Tool, and Irrigation Care

This has been a historically long, cold and snowy winter.  We have all had just about enough of the winter of 2014-2015.  We long to get outside and enjoy warmer weather and spring activities. Well, if you think you need spring, think about your lawn and garden....

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