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 …

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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 …

Sustainable landscaping at E.A. Quinn

Over the past two years, the long-term drought is starting to show across Connecticut’s landscape. Homeowners and property owners are also seeing the cost of keeping their properties healthy rise because of increased watering and the need to re-plant lawns and shrubs. At E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, we recognize the need to adapt to a …

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What’s in hydroseed?

You may have heard that hydroseed is a great way to get a lush green lawn, but you may also be wondering what the hydroseed ingredients are. Luckily, the experts at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting can help explain. The main ingredients in hydroseed are seed, fertilizer, tackifier and paper or wood pulp. The seed you …

How EA Quinn can help you with your landscape design

Do you have an image in your head of what your landscape could be, but are having a hard time putting it into words? Or are you struggling to decide what you want because you have never thought about it before? There’s no need to worry! Let our designer draw that information out and put …

Staff training at E.A. Quinn

It’s officially the busy season at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting and our crew is trained and ready to go! We held a multi-day training session with 45 of our employees earlier this month at our headquarters at 240 Commerce St. in Glastonbury. The training leader, Matt Bagshaw, reviewed a variety of topics including general orientation, …

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Size Matters: How big should a paver pool patio be?

When considering a paver pool patio, remember that no one ever complained about a patio being too big! With the increased desire for outdoor living spaces, swimming pool areas are being used for much more than just swimming. You need to consider what areas are going to be used for chaise lounges and sun worshiping. …

Cocoa Mulch Hazard

Cocoa mulch, a product sold in many garden supply centers, has been found to be a potential health risk for pets. Cocoa mulch contains theobromine, an ingredient that is used to make all chocolate, especially dark or baker’s chocolate, and is toxic to dogs. The mulch contains 300-1200 milligrams of theobromine per ounce, making cocoa …

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Why is IPEMA-certified mulch used on playgrounds?

Have you heard about IPEMA-certified mulch, but you wonder what it means. Let the experts at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting explain. We’re mulch experts! Before we get into why IPEMA-certified mulch is used on playgrounds, we should probably establish what IPEMA stands for. IPEMA is an acronym for International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association. IPEMA is …