Archives for General Landscaping

When you think of a landscape company, certain services come to mind. Lawn mowing, plantings, installing patios and irrigation systems, hydroseeding—the list goes on and on. Here’s something you probably don’t know about us—at Groundhog Landscaping, we have our very own excavation division in Derry, New Hampshire. Septic systems are an important part of site… Read More »

Aside from the frogs and birds that will find your pond naturally, fish are an integral element of pond life as much as rocks and water lilies. But they won’t find their way there on their own – you have to add them. So, you probably want to know what fish is best for water… Read More »

Among other things, 2020 may well be remembered as “the year of the chipmunk.” For some reason there is an abundance of them this year. Let’s just get this out of the way right up front: Chipmunks are cute. They scurry around, sit on rocks with their cheeks full of acorns and chide cats with… Read More »

It’s a pretty common concern we hear from homeowners. They want to know if we have the best quality hydroseed because they have seen freshly hydroseeded lawns flush with weeds. Any turf grass seed – whether bags or hydroseed bales – will have a small percentage of inert matter (which can be weeds or chaff).… Read More »

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 »