Battle Winter Burn in New Jersey

Winter burn occurs when the cold winds dry out the leaves of evergreen trees. People often believe that hearty evergreens are exempt from damage from the winter weather. After all, we often see evergreen trees pictured with mounds of snow on their branches, looking beautiful and winter-like. Unfortunately, these beautiful trees can also be affected … Read more

Preventing the Risk of Snow Mold

Most people assume that mold is associated with moist conditions only, but there is such a thing as snow mold, which is basically fungus that grows underneath the snow. It appears in the early spring as the snow starts to melt away and can affect the foliage that is around the area. There are two … Read more

Tips for Safe Winter Shoveling

We may have celebrated the holidays, but that doesn’t mean that the cold, wintry weather is behind us. In fact, it’s just the beginning. January and February are the coldest months of the year, and they can also bring a lot of snow. If it does snow, it will be your responsibility to shovel the … Read more

How to Protect Your Bedding Plants Over the Winter

We spend a lot of time caring for our flowers in the spring and summer, so you certainly don’t want them to go to waste just because the weather gets cold. While it does take extra work to care for your flower beds over the winter months, you’ll thank yourself later. You won’t have to … Read more

2011 – Wild Weather in Review

Weather.  We can predict it fairly accurately, but we can’t control it.  We often have a mix of seasons, some wild and some mild, thank goodness, so we can at least shake ourselves off and move on to the next one.  But not this year.  As I look back on 2011, I’m amazed at all … Read more

How to Prevent Salt Damage

As we look out of our office window at the poor mum plants that were damaged by the early snow of October 29 and see new growth popping out due to the unusually mild weather for mid-December, it’s hard getting my thoughts together about winter.  But Mother Nature is out there, waiting patiently to slam … Read more