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Safe Solutions For Insect Control

Most of us on Long Island, the East End, in particular, are looking forward to enjoying the outdoors now that the warmer season is upon us. But along with the arrival of flowers and greenery in the garden come dreaded pests, including ticks and mosquitos. These critters are not only pesky, but they often carry Read More »

Protecting Your Plants From The Cold

This has been a particularly cold and harsh winter. While we haven’t been buried in a ton of snow, the cold can also take its toll on even the heartiest of winter plants such as Rhododendrons, Hollies and Evergreens. These plants are designed to survive a harsh winter with their thick waxy coverings on their Read More »

Protecting Your Trees From Winter Storm Damage

Winter is not even here yet and Long Island has had two snowfalls. While some people revel in a winter wonderland, snow and ice can have damaging effects on your trees and shrubs. This year we had a very late fall—there are still some leaves hanging on to the trees. When you add snow and Read More »

Protect Your Trees During the Holiday Season

As the days get darker and the nights colder, we are reminded that the holidays are just around the corner. While the festive lights of the season bring warmth to many, when setting up your outdoor light displays you should take extra care of your trees and plants. Here are some excellent tree and plant-friendly Read More »

Think you’re almost rid of ticks and mosquitoes? Think again.

Now that summer is starting to die down it’s time to think about getting that last bit of beach time and forget about ticks and mosquitoes, right?  Not exactly.  Ticks and mosquitoes are active throughout the summer and well into the fall. Cold weather will kill off a few species, but most mosquitoes will simply Read More »

Tree Killing Bugs

Trees are often known for their strength; however, even the strongest tree can be taken down by these tree killing pests. Here are just a few of the bugs that can destroy whole yards.   Hemlock Woolly Adelgid The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is an insect native to East Asia, now infesting hemlock trees from New Read More »

Besides Lyme: Other Dangerous Tick-Borne Illnesses

Most people on Long Island are aware of the dangers of Lyme Disease and the ticks that carry them, but did you know ticks can carry several other dangerous diseases, some of them life-threatening? Here is a list of other dangerous tick-borne illnesses that pose a threat.   Tularemia Tularemia is transmitted to humans by Read More »

Getting Your Lawn It’s Greenest

  Nothing says summer like a lush, inviting, green lawn. Proper lawn care not only looks good, it may add value to your home; especially if you maintain the rest of your home’s curb appeal. Keeping your grass green can take some work. Here are some tips to help you out.   Choose a variety Read More »