Ways to treat Red Thread fungus

June so far has been extremely wet. We are starting to see a lot of red thread fungus on the lawns. Red thread is a fungus that develops on lawns during damp, cool, wet weather. Red thread will not harm the overall health of any lawn. This disease is strictly unsightly. There are two courses …

Helpful hints for prepping your garden in the spring

Spring certainly has been quite unpredictable. Mother nature hung on quite late with the winter weather which put us a little bit behind. We are trying to have all clients edged and mulched by Memorial Day. Now is the time to start planning if you are interested in a landscape design or hardscape project. Give …

Spring time means planning time for your landscape

Spring is right around the corner. If we didn’t catch you at either of the trade shows, you missed some nice spring color and fragrant smells! Now is the time to finalize your contracts and get set up for the upcoming season. If you are planning on implementing a project, now is the time to …

Upcoming Trade Shows

Come see us at the following trade shows. They will hopefully get you in mood for spring time weather and bright flowers!   CT Flower and Garden Show February 21-24 CT Convention Center Thurs. 10 AM – 7 PM Fri. 12 PM – 7 PM Sat. 10 AM – 7 PM Sun. 10 AM – …

What you need to know about mulch

Mulch comes in many different textures, colors and types. It is very important you find out where your mulch is coming from, and what it consists of. As with most things, cheaper is not always better. Usually the cheaper or died mulches consist of ground up pallets, wood, stumps etc. This mulch will not break …

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 …