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

Think Outside the Box for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner, although thanks to advertising and retail stores, you’d think it’s been here for months.  I saw my first Christmas decorations in our local Walgreen’s store the week before Halloween.  It really did bother me a bit, rushing the season like that, but when we got hit with a freak … Read more

11-11-11 : 11 Tips for a Stress Free Spring

Finally, the day that everyone has been talking about all year has arrived – 11/11/11.  So in honor of this auspicious day, I thought it might be fun to make a list of 11 things to smooth your transition through the winter and into next spring.  Most of the tips are for your lawn and … Read more

There’s Frost on the Pumpkin – No, Wait – It’s Snow!

It’s October 28, and believe it or not, we are in a winter storm watch for the weekend.  According to the latest forecast, we’re going to get 2 to 4 inches of snow in Wyckoff Saturday afternoon, and another possible 1 to 2 inches overnight into Sunday. After record breaking heat in July, and days … Read more

Why winterize your sprinkler system?

How does a Sprinkler System work? To understand why a sprinkler system should be winterized in Bergen County, you need to understand how a sprinkler system works.  Sprinkler systems consist of a controller, valves, wiring, sprinkler heads, connective plumbing and underground pipes.  When the system is active, the water flows from the house through the … Read more

July is Smart Irrigation Month!

July is Smart Irrigation Month, and a perfect time to reassess the efficiency of your lawn sprinkler system.  If you have been thinking about making some changes to your sprinklers because of alterations to your property or if your system is older and not equipped with some of the newest water saving features, you may … Read more