Why it's Important: NOFA Accreditation Course in Organic Land Care As a member of Northeast Horticultural, I’m proud to be a part of an organization that understands and represents the importance of organics in a time of advancements in the field. One way that we strive to meet organic standards in the landscape industry [...]
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Northeast Horticultural Services Celebrates the Centennial of the Arborist Law by Joining Statewide Tree Planting Northeast Horticultural Services is proud to assist the Connecticut Tree Protective Association (CTPA) in honoring the Centennial of the Arborist Law by planting a white oak tree in Clinton Park in Bridgeport. As part of a statewide effort [...]
IPM: The Sustainable Approach to Plant Healthcare You may have heard of it, but what does it stand for? IPM, or Integrated Pest Management, is a method for managing pests that combines cultural, biological and chemical control tactics into a single management strategy. So what does that mean? For any of this to make [...]
What is an EcoSystem? An ecosystem is all the living and nonliving things in an environment. Your Yard is An EcoSystem! Keep it healthy by following these tips... Our world is made up of a network of tiny interlocked ecosystems. If you want to change the world in a positive way, you don’t have to [...]
Fruit Trees: What You Need to KnowWhat could be better than a tree that provides beauty, a food source for pollinators, and a snack for you! Fruit trees are a great addition to a landscape for many reasons, but there are several factors you need to consider in order to have a successful fruit tree [...]
Transplanting: You CAN Take it With You When we move we take the contents of our homes with us, but we leave the structure of the house behind. The same thing can be true for our landscapes! Although we must leave the landscape behind, you can take the plants with you. Many times, people [...]
Northeast Horticultural Services has earned the home service industry's coveted Angie's List Super Service Award for the sixth time since 2012. This award reflects yet another exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2018. Owner Stacey Marcell considers this award a high honor to [...]
The 4 Elements of Seasonal Design One of the best things about living in the Northeast is the fact that we have four distinct seasons. We get to watch as things change from spring blooms, to summer greens to the amazing foliage color of the fall and the snowy beauty of winter. As a creator of [...]
The Top 3 Winter Burdens As much as we would like it to not be the case, beautiful landscapes are not “set it and forget it.” They require care and attention throughout the year, especially in winter! Like putting a child down for a nap, if it isn’t done right, they will wake up cranky and [...]
Enjoy A Pop of Color During the Cold Months: Winter Interest Plantings In New England, it's essential to have a garden that is planned with four seasons in mind. Plants with cold weather interest bring brightly colored berries, blooms and interesting bark to your stark winter landscape. We are able to add these shrubs [...]