Archives for Commercial Landscaping

There is perhaps nothing more spectacular than the display of flowering trees and shrubs in New Hampshire in springtime. For six weeks, Mother Nature’s “fireworks of flowers” continues its dramatic seasonal color shows. And then, come mid-June it all stops. Most of the flowering trees and shrubs used in New Hampshire landscapes are spring flowering… Read More »

The answer to the question “when is the best time to plant a tree” is 10 years ago; the second best time to plant a tree is today! Since it takes time for trees to mature and add value to the landscape – and sooner is better than later – here are a few tips… Read More »

You probably never think about your lawn irrigation system. It quietly waters the grass every day keeping it lush and green – freeing you up to do what you want to do instead of moving hoses and sprinklers. An automatic lawn irrigation system is by far the best investment you can make in your landscape.… Read More »

In New Hampshire, low-voltage landscape lighting is not as popular as it is in other parts of the country that have warm seasons year-round. Perhaps it’s this seasonal perception of lighting – or just that we are frugal New Englanders – that will cause homeowners to look for affordable landscape lighting options. When they come… Read More »

It’s that time of year again when we start to see lots of out-of-state license plates. It is leaf-peeper season! New England foliage is known as some of the best color displays in the world, drawing thousands to New Hampshire to catch the first glimpses of it. What’s your favorite fall foliage color? To be sure,… Read More »

It’s been called “the drought of 2016.” The lack of rain this year and the specter of town irrigation bans across New Hampshire has led to a lot of questions about drought tolerant landscaping. We hope that this is merely an odd dry period and rain will fall more regularly in 2017. However, it’s not… Read More »

Fall is called “fall” for a reason—the leaves ACTUALLY fall from the trees! While it’s tempting to ignore them to celebrate the holidays or watch football, leaves can cause problems for your lawn if left unattended. Here are a few reasons why you should clean up your yard when fall rolls around. For starters, wet… Read More »

It’s surprising how often we get asked this question, but after we install a new patio, our customers want to make sure it stays looking good for years to come. So, I thought this might make a good blog post! You don’t have to seal concrete pavers. However, it can be a good idea. Paver… Read More »

Of course we don’t do landscaping in winter! But I did get your attention, didn’t I? What I mean to say is that a good landscape design in New Hampshire should include plants for winter interest – which can be challenging. When it comes to color, you can rule out flowering – and in some… Read More »

New Hampshire is in the heart of hardwood country. Because of this, bark mulch is a very popular and readily available material to use around your trees and shrubs. It does an excellent job preventing weeds and holding moisture in the soil around landscape plants. At Groundhog Landscaping, we sell a lot of bark mulch.… Read More »