In Northern New Jersey, we’re officially feeling the chilly and rainy days of the fall, and we know winter is not far away. Property managers know that if you haven’t already, you should hire a commercial snow removal company this fall. Fall is the prime time for securing snow removal contracts for your Northern New Jersey property from a reliable provider. Read more
It feels like we’ve seen the last of our extended summer here in Northern New Jersey. This week the weather is colder, damper, and you can just smell fall in the air. Garden lovers have been hurrying to get all of their pruning, raking, bulb planting and yard work in before the first frost. We all know that winter is on the horizon as we look forward to November, and then garden lovers will be trying to figure out how to make their garden pop against all of that white snow that. Here are some tips for cold weather landscaping: Read more
Autumn is the ideal time of year to prune your plants and trees. With proper technique, and perfect timing you can prune and enhance the look and feel of your garden this fall. Of course, if you are not sure of yourself when pruning, call in a landscaping company to do the work for you. Experience and know-how are key to preserving the plants and shrubs and helping them to grow better next year.
Pruning in the Fall:
- Tackle large bushes and trees first. Trim away what looks dead or diseased. Damaged limbs, twigs with no growth need to be cut back to the next closest junction of live wood. If trimming a topiary or something with groomed shape be careful and prune a small amount at a time to preserve shape.
- Cut back summer flowers that are finished blooming, just their flowers. Cutting back the new growth will stunt the number of blooms you have next year, so simply cut back dead stems and leaves. Late summer bloomers should be dead-headed as well.
- Autumn plants should not be cut back or pruned just yet! They turn beautiful colors in the autumn and may have not changed just yet. Leave things like ornamental grasses alone for now.
- Clean Up your trimmings. Some think that leaving the trimmings on the ground help for mulching, this isn’t always true. Pick up your trimmings and get rid of them.
Would you prefer to have someone complete this task for you? That’s OK too! Call DeCarlo Landscaping Contractors and ask about our home maintenance services. We service year-round and pruning is naturally in our fall clean up!
Its never to early to start planning for winter, especially if you’re looking for a commercial snow removal company for your business. Finding a local, commercially insured snow removal company can be hard once we get into the nitty-gritty of the winter. Here’s your advanced warning – find a commercially insured snow removal company this fall and secure your contract. Read more
One of the best parts of installing and maintaining commercial and residential landscaping for so many years is seeing our work flourish season to season. We love to see how our installed gardens move from season to season easily with our expert year-round maintenance. With respect to those with a green thumb who do it all on their own, we offer up some tips for maintaining your fall garden that only 30+ years of experience can offer. Read more
Autumn has made its way to New Jersey officially! While you’re out on your property assessing what needs to be prepared for the winter, be sure to check your sidewalks, walkways, and curbs for damage. If there is a lack of integrity noticed such as cracks, crumbling and uneven walkways, sidewalk repair is recommended before winter hits. Read more
Please join us for our 2019 Joey’s Fund Car show!
When: Saturday, September, 28th
Rain date Saturday, October, 5th
Where: St. Mary’s Church, 20 Legion Dr, Closter, NJ
Time: 11am to 4pm
Price: Free for Spectators
ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE PEDIATRIC AND YOUNG ADULT CARE AT MEMORIAL SLOAN KETTERING CANCER CENTER TO HELP WITH UNFORESEEN EXPENSES RELATED TO CHILD ILLNESSES.
A Message From The Founder of Joey’s Fund
My family and I started this fund in honor of our son Joseph DeCarlo, who passed away from cancer in 1986 at the age of 2 1/2.
At that time we were the luckiest family, as a result of an experimental treatment, we were able to have Joey in our lives for an additional year and a half! Joey will be forever in our hearts.
On behalf of Joey’s Mother Cathy, brother Michael and sister Samantha, who he did not have an opportunity to meet, but we are sure he is watching over her today, we are asking you to help us “play it forward” and provide assistance to those families who are faced with the challenges of taking care of a child with an illness.
This fund is dedicated to easing the challenges that parents face when caring for a child suffering from a life-threatening illness. While insurance covers most medical expenses, there are so many unforeseen costs that are NOT covered. These expenses can include exorbitant insurance co-pays and prescription drug fees, lost wages due to missing work, gas, tolls, parking, food and other daily expenses.
In an effort to provide relief to families suffering from these circumstances, my family and I are asking valued customers, friends, families and business owners for their sponsorship in helping us “play it forward”!
There is no cost to come and check out the cars, so we look forward to seeing you there!
Property owners in Northern New Jersey are preparing for winter as September approaches. The question comes back around whether or not to do your own parking lot plowing yet again. Well, let us tell you why its a better idea to hire out and relieve yourself of the hassle. Read more
You may think that the most important aspect of your driveway is its look. That fresh clean sharpness of the blacktop or the even and smooth look of concrete can be really appealing to the eye. However, the most important aspect of your driveway is durability. Vehicles need to pass over its surface multiple times daily, it must stand up to the four seasons of weather in New Jersey, not to mention kids playing sports on its surface! Read more
Doing a paver project this fall? Don’t do it yourself, call DeCarlo Landscape Contractors for your fall project. Building and maintaining a paver project is unique dependant on the specific project. Precise measurement, planning, and execution are key to making sure the project is completed correctly and will last.
Paver Project Ideas:
- Paver Patio
- Out Door Kitchen Area
- Garden Walks
- Fire Pit Area
- Pool Surround
If you’re looking to do a paver project this summer, call DeCarlo Landscape Contractors. With our experience and understanding of the variables involved with paver work, you can be sure the job is done correctly. Paver jobs can be particularly challenging for those without experience working with them.