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July landscaping tips

Here are some things to keep in mind during the dog days of summer:   Did you know that mowing to the appropriate height reduces water loss and helps lower soil temperatures? Keep your irrigation maintained and running to accommodate the drier months. Don’t forget your lawns need fertilizer.   Weed before they set seeds. …

5 Benefits of a Paver Patio

Looking to spruce up your backyard, but aren’t sure whether a paver patio is right for you? We’ve come up with the 5 Benefits of a Paver Patio to help you figure out whether this is the landscaping project for your property. Versatility – Pavers come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. This …

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Is Bluestone right for my landscaping project?

Bluestone is a versatile natural stone due to its durability and wearing qualities. It can be a great material for a variety of projects, whether you are planning a walkway, steps, retaining wall, patio or poolscape. Bluestone is a very dense stone which helps it stand up to the fierce freeze and thaw cycles that …

Drone video of EA Quinn work at UConn

Check out the video below to see the apple trees E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting planted in 2016 along the new entrance to the University of Connecticut. You’ll also catch a glimpse of the natural stone rock wall that our team of professionals built.

Summer Landscaping Tips from EA Quinn

Here are some reminders from the team at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting. Mulch If you haven’t called for a mulch install yet, it is not too late. And remember, mulch isn’t just to improve the look of a planting bed. Mulch helps to retain moisture in those hot times, discourages the growth of weeds and …

This natural stone patio includes a custom hot tub.

What other elements can be incorporated into a pool patio?

Pool patios are no longer just a 3-foot strip of concrete around the edge. When planning a pool patio, keep in mind that you are going to want to get as much us as possible out of your pool. So how do you do that? By creating an outdoor living space! Adding outdoor living elements …

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Don’t take EA Quinn for Granite

Did you know E.A. Quinn gets its granite from a Glastonbury quarry? We do! And we have our own professionals cut the stone as shown in the video below:

What pavers are best for a walkway?

Generally speaking, most pavers will work with most homes. Things to consider are: The size of the paver  If you have a small walkway, using a large paver may make the space look even smaller and you may not be able to appreciate the shape and pattern of the paver if the area is too …

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What is outdoor living?

The latest buzzword in the world of landscaping is “outdoor living.” Have you heard the term, and wondered what exactly it means? We’re here to explain. Ultimately, an outdoor living space is an extension of your home. It’s adding a room without the walls. You can be creative with your outdoor living space. It can …

Custom outdoor kitchen design and installation

How to integrate an outdoor kitchen into your backyard patio

Are you considering having an outdoor kitchen installed in your backyard patio? Here are a few things to consider: Location, location, location! Where is the best spot for the outdoor kitchen? If you are going to be hosting large parties and cooking for big groups, you want to be sure that you have an easy …