Keeping Pests out of your Garden when Spring Arrives

Keeping Pests out of your Garden when Spring Arrives

As the weather gets colder, you may not be thinking about bugs and rodents. After all, how do pests even make it through the winter in such cold temperatures? One thing is for certain, once springtime hits, they’re back. It’s bad enough to have pests in the yard and garden, let alone having spiders and other bugs inside the house. In this case, a pest control service may be your best option. For your garden, here are three do-it-yourself ideas for keeping pests away. 1. Spice it Up! Surprisingly, some common spices can be excellent insect deterrents for gardens. Garlic and hot peppers, for instance, create an unappealing flavor for various leaf-munchers. Simply blend up a bulb of garlic with a hot pepper (or sauce) and mix it with about a cup of water. Strain out the chunks and use the liquid in a regular spray bottle to cover the leaves you wish to protect from bugs. Viola! 2. Save the Squash One of the most frequent (and frustrating) parts of growing squash, grapes, and other similar plants is getting powdery mildew on the leaves. It’s basically a white, sticky fungus that looks nasty and spreads to other leaves and attracts different pests. In short, you don’t want it anywhere near your produce. The easiest recipe to rid your plants of powdery mildew is a mixture of milk and soap. It may sound strange, but it has worked wonders for garden plants. Use ¼ cup of milk and a few drops of dish soap, double or triple the mix if you have many plants affected. Use a spray bottle...
Tips for Finding the Best Snow Removal Company for Commercial Properties in Westchester County

Tips for Finding the Best Snow Removal Company for Commercial Properties in Westchester County

Tips for Finding the Best Snow Removal Company for Westchester County Commercial Properties With a great professional snow removal service, you can stay warm and cozy inside while the experts clear the pathways for you to drive. Winter is very close around the corner. Which means now is the appropriate time to line up your snow removal service for this coming winter season. Ice and snow can be a major challenge when you have to shovel your steps or clear your driveway, but with the assistance of a professional plowing service, you can really enjoy the beauty of winter without having any worry about the work! Plowing services are an affordable and easy way to take out the stress of winter. Instead of you having to spend many hours outside shoveling each time it snows, you can just sit back and watch, while the experts take great care of the work. A snow removal service can also help keep both commercial and residential properties clear with specialized equipment necessary for complete snow removal; professionals can ensure the snow has come and gone without any damage to your landscape. Snow plowing and removal is ideal for: • Parking Lots • Walkways • Driveways • Steps • And More! Regardless of whether you are worried about being able to navigate your driveway or client safety at your shop location after it snows, snow plowing services are just your practical solution. They will save you the effort and time of shoveling heavy snow, ensuring that your driveways and walkways are no longer slippery and slick, and can also prevent injuries sustained while...
Westchester County Snow Removal Company Explains How To Hire A Plowing Contractor

Westchester County Snow Removal Company Explains How To Hire A Plowing Contractor

Qualities of a Top-Notch Snow Removal Company/Service and What to Consider before Hiring one in Westchester County, NY According to the released outlook for this year’s upcoming winter season provided by the forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it is noted that El Nino will be the key driving force during the approaching season. Although the release indicates that the temperature in New York during the winter season will be warmer but wetter, forecasters mention that these forecasted outlooks for the season can neither project where and when snowstorms might hit nor can they estimate the total accumulation of snowfall during the season. As such, it is vital that everyone living in the Westchester area locate and hire a great snow plowing company well before the unpredictable snowfall accumulation during the winter season begins. The Importance of Hiring Professional Snow Removal Services in Westchester The greatest risks that have been associated with extreme snow accumulation are slip and fall accidents and potential roof collapse. Both risks carry numerous health and financial disadvantages that can be easily avoided by hiring professional snow removal services to eliminate as well as maintain safe conditions on homeowner’s sidewalks and rooftops. Although snow removal can be done as a personal DIY project, the time, energy and accuracy of your efforts cannot match those offered by professionals. Therefore, the key benefits of hiring professional services for the removal of accumulated snow are: -the reduction of property owner liabilities in cases where slip and fall incidents occur -Efficient removal of accumulated snow -Saves you an incredible amount of time and effort -Obtain reliable, convenient, and timely snow...

Permaculture – A Style for any Season

Anyone who has looked into creating their own garden in the last few years has likely heard about the emergence of Permaculture. According to an article in Care2 Healthy Living, it was first invented in the 1970s by David Holmgren and Bill Mollison who were working together on planting theory at the University of Tasmania. These two men started a new movement in landscaping, where landscapers would work with nature, rather than against it. It allows you to see your home as a part of the local environment, rather than something that sticks out from it. Today, Permaculture’s design principles can be employed to utilize your home for an almost unlimited variety of purposes. Harter Landscaping is now embracing this movement as well and can be relied upon to prepare your home for your own permaculture design. You would just need to provide us with your design plan and we will do everything possible to make it happen. We delight ourselves in taking on unusual projects and are always eager to hear your ideas. You can easily reach us with a quick phone call and we would be happy to provide your project with a free estimate. The original article can be found here:...

Spring Is Here- Time To Improve Your Landscape

Spring is here, which means that you can now begin enjoying the outside again. However, making sure that your home is the perfect place for outdoor relaxation is not always easy. Luckily, we offer a variety of landscaping services which can make your house the center of the community. We are now offering a variety of masonry services, which range from setting up retaining walls to perfecting your driveway. We can also help you complete your dream project, such as that Japanese Rock Garden that you’ve been imagining for the last few years. We offer the highest quality craftsmanship at great prices, so you can be sure that your home is getting the improvement that it deserves. If you are unsure of how you want to spruce up your building, we offer free consultations which are just a phone call away. We can make suggestions for several structures which can improve the look, feel and resale value of your humble abode. With the coming of spring, now is the time to make sure that your residence blossoms with the flowers. Now is the time to really bring your home into the season. In fact, the only limit to what we can build for you is your...