Shrub Trimming- The Basics

One of my favorite things about well-kept landscapes and gardens are healthy shrubs. I think that in many aspects, homeowners and landscapers forget about the shrubs- like they’re a plant and go, leave alone part of landscaping, which couldn’t be furthest from the truth. To make your landscape a cut above the rest, knowing how to trim your shrubs properly … Read More

Aerial View Of Our Milford, CT Composting Site

Piles of mulch, endless rows of organic waste. This is a little picture of a big operation. If you have ever wondered where your leaves end up this is a pretty safe bet. They start as long rows of fresh leaves, and in about a year end up beautiful organic compost. Our 20 acre compost facility is located in Milford, … Read More

How and When to Properly Fertilize Your Garden

Colorful, Landscaped, Flower Garden

Proper general fertilization isn’t really something you can describe in one setting. Fertilizing the right way depends on what you’re growing and the results you’re looking for. But there is one constant- you should do your best to do it right. Different plants have different needs. Your lawn is going to have far different needs than your vegetable beds, for … Read More

Tips for Growing Bigger Vegetables

four ripe red tomatoes on a green vine

There’s nothing better than harvesting the biggest veggies you can possibly grow. Many people find great satisfaction in producing crops that have produced to their maximum potential. Awards are given away for these accomplishments at fairs and other competitions. As a home gardener, what can you do to maximize yields and sizes of your vegetables? There are several general things … Read More

Thank you so much for your sponsorship of the New Haven Land Trust

Hi L.J., The Land Trust fall fundraiser on October 6th was a wonderful success! Thank you so much for your sponsorship – it really made a difference in helping us reach our fundraising goals. I’m just putting a more formal thank you in the mail, but it contains a link to a great article in the New Haven Independent about … Read More

Wood & Brush Waste Dumpsters – Recycled Organically

With severe hurricanes each of the past two seasons I think most Connecticut residents are used to dealing with fallen branches and downed trees. What you have probably noticed is that it can be difficult to dispose of this wood waste. Most garbage companies don’t take it, the town won’t on garbage night, so what do you do? Often times … Read More

There’s More to Grilling than a Grill

Not everyone can afford, or even has the space for, the kind of kitchens you see on television. Yes, those professional chefs can turn out a ton of delicious food with their array of professional-class ovens, but what about the person with average appliances? Well, think about it; do you even want to spend all that much time in the … Read More

Hydrangeas Make a Home!

Don’t you love flowers with a long life? Hydrangeas are beautiful from the time they’ve bloomed, and if preserved correctly, last long after they’ve dried. The soft faded colors of dried hydrangea can create a peaceful country feel in your home for years to come. The beauty that exists in our landscape brings inspiration and serenity so why not carry … Read More

The Benefits of Organic Lawn Care

Great infographic provided to us by Safer® Brand. Safer® Brand proudly offers the broadest and most successful line of organic gardening, organic insecticide and organic pest control products reviewed and validated by third parties. Benefits of organic lawn service