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 »

One of the most prevalent varieties of pine trees in New Hampshire is “Pinus strobus,” commonly known as the Eastern White Pine. This pine tree is tall – growing quickly to a height of up to 100’ – with a full crown of dark needles and pinecones that drop every year. If you haven’t noticed… Read More »

Drought conditions in New Hampshire are not as uncommon as you might think. Eleven out of the last twenty years have seen rainfall totals anywhere between 10%-24% below normal. 2000-2003 saw the longest standing drought; the drought of 2016 the most severe since the 1960’s. The summer of 2020 has seen moderate drought conditions since… Read More »

There are many different types of trees and shrubs that you can show off in your yard. However, due to factors like extreme New Hampshire weather – or even just the plant’s natural growth cycle – your tree or shrub might not always look its best. Maybe you might want to give your plant a… 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 »

When it comes to flowers, there are hundreds of varieties with different colors, shapes, and sizes that can be combined into infinite flower designs. However, not all flowers bloom at the same time, and some are replaced year after year. Here’s a look at the different types of flowers, so you can make wise flower… 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 »

Did you know that those brilliant fall colors you see have actually been in the leaves all summer? It’s true. They were hiding behind the chlorophyll. As fall approaches, the chlorophyll begins to break down to reveal the true pigment of the leaf. The brightest colors occur when late summer is dry and autumn has… Read More »

Weeding your garden or flower beds can seem like an overwhelming task. You need the right weapons and the right strategy to win the “war of the weeds.” At Groundhog Landscaping, we are seasoned veterans in winning this war and would like to share some garden weeding tips with you. First, gather your weapons: Pitchfork… Read More »