Mulch Murders Weeds

Mulching helps cut down on weed growth but does not stop them all together. If you want to save your back, then consider applying a pre-emergent weed control before mulching. This should get put down right before you mulch. (Here’s a quick tip: Do not apply the pre-emergent too early. It will photo degrade from …

Just what is ‘volcano mulching?’

Mulching has many benefits, but I have seen many people botch a mulch job. Have you ever heard the phrase “volcano mulching”. This is when too much mulch is placed around the collar of the tree. When mulch is built up too high on the stem of the tree, this can promote rot, and a …

Why mulching matters

Mulching is one of the best ways to retain moisture in your landscape. If mulching every year, there is no need to go thick. A dusting to an inch is all you will need. For areas that were just recently planted new, and you have just created a flower bed, then you will need 3-4 …

Bats: The secret mosquito killer

One of the best things you can put up in your back yard to detour mosquitoes is a couple of bat houses. One bat can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes in a single hour! A few bats in the back yard will go a long way to controlling those nipping mosquitoes. Some of you may …

The benefits of butterflies

Did you know that the common butterfly can only see red, green and yellow? The top speed for butterfly flight is 12 mph. Some moths can fly up to 25 mph, but the butterflies are a bit slower. All of us here at E.A. Quinn usually like to see what the woolly bear caterpillar looks …

The real buzz about bees

Honey bees account for 80% of all insect pollination. If the honeybees were not pollinating there would be a significant decrease in the yields of fruits and vegetables. Honeybees are not actually native to the United States. It is believed that they were brought here by early settlers. Honeybees typically don’t sting unless provoked disturbing …

E.A. Quinn Blog

Welcome to our new blog. With the introduction of our new website, and the blog, we are looking forward to sharing useful tips and advice regarding your landscape. We intend to share humorus stories and adventures about our daily operations, as well as answer questions that you may pose to us. We urge you to …