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Winter Landscape Ideas: Four Tips for Getting the Most out of the Cold Months

When most people think of landscaping, they think of lush, green grass and a breadth of floral diversity. For the central and northernmost regions of the U.S., however, the winter months provide opportunities for some surprisingly charming landscape ideas to come to life. Below, we’ve listed some of our favorite winter landscape ideas to focus on […]

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3 Things You Should Know About Your Snow Removal Contract

Are you aware of everything included (or not included) in your snow removal contract? Before signing the legal documents involved, don’t forget to discuss these essential matters with your chosen snow plow company: #1 Clearly Define All Expectations   It is the responsibility of everyone involved to know what is and is not included in […]

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How much does snow removal cost?

How much does snow removal cost? It’s that time of year! Time for us to answer some of our most frequently asked snow removal questions. We’ll cover contract dates, costs, payment, salting services, and more! If you have a question about our snow removal service that isn’t answered, please feel free to shoot us a […]

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3 Ways You Save by Hiring a Lawn Care Professional

We’ve all seen a do-it-yourself lawn care project go horribly wrong- another paycheck’s worth of supplies, tutorials, and craft glue in the trash. What happens when you try to DIY your lawn? Before answering that question on your own, take a look at our list of 3 things you’ll save by hiring a lawn care […]

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5 organic lawn care tips to keep your yard- and your family- healthy

Adding “organic” to any task makes it a little more nerve-wracking. Will this be more complicated? More expensive? Incredibly time consuming? No, no, and no. With these 5 organic lawn care tips from Alfresco, your lawn and your loved ones will thank you for keeping them happy and healthy! Choose a local grass Just planting […]

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3 Ways Great Lawn Service Can Get You Top-Dollar For Your Home

As the home market continues to grow, today’s buyers have more to choose from in the way of inventory. Any home that’s up for sale must make a positive first impression to would-be buyers, making curb appeal more important than ever when trying to sell. Exterior remodeling projects typically deliver the greatest return-on-investment to home […]

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Lawn care that keeps your yard vibrant and lush

To some, lawn care is a chore that is pushed to the end of the to-do list. To others, lawn care is a delicate art that keeps yards flourishing for the enjoyment of the homeowner and neighbors alike. No matter how you view lawn care, you can follow these simple best practices to keep your […]

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Plant Your Spring Bulbs Now to Enjoy their Beauty after Winter Is over

The days are getting shorter, and the temperatures are dropping. This means it is time to prepare your yard for spring. Yes, we do have to get through winter first, but fall is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs. Tulips are amazing plants, but they are a tasty treat for deer and rabbits. The […]

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Increase the Beauty and Value of your Home with Landscape Lighting

Falling leaves and cooler temperatures aren’t the only signs of the changing seasons. As the days get shorter, the amount of natural light decreases leaving even the sunniest homes darker and in the shadows. The fall is the perfect time to add a low voltage, energy efficient landscape lighting system to your home. It serves […]

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What Kind of Groundcover Does Your Landscape Have?

Groundcovers serve many purposes in a landscape. You may wonder what exactly is a groundcover? The definition of a groundcover plant is “an  herbaceous, perennial plant that is less than 12” tall.” There are several groundcover choices that spread at a steady pace and don’t choke out other plants. Some groundcovers that have better manners include Pachysandra, Myrtle […]

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