What different types of mulch are there?

To the untrained eye, mulch is mulch is mulch. But at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting, we take our mulch very seriously! And when we travel throughout Connecticut installing mulch in planting beds and playgrounds, we make sure we only deliver the best! For planting beds, we offer a variety of mulches, such as hemlock, pine …

Patio Before and After

One of the best parts of a landscaper’s job is looking back at the before photos to remind us of how a property has been transformed. Below are two before photos of a Glastonbury home’s backyard.   And here are the “after” photos showing what the property looks like after the professionals at EA Quinn …

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What Causes a Retaining Wall to Collapse?

Retaining walls aren’t the most exciting part of the landscaping businesses – they certainly can’t compete with beautiful spring plantings – but they are crucial to many outdoor living designs. A retaining wall project may be required to level out a backyard to accommodate a patio installation. Or a retaining wall might be needed to …

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Outdoor Kitchen Must-Haves

One of the hottest features of an outdoor living design that clients of E.A. Quinn Landscaping are asking for is an Outdoor Kitchen. On hot summer days, it’s divine to cook outside. Not to mention having guests over. Nothing beats having everything you need, from running water to refrigeration, right outside next to your grill. …

Fire pit design ideas

One of the hottest trends in landscaping right now is definitely fire pits. There is simply nothing better than gathering around a fire pit in the early evening with family and friends. E.A. Quinn regularly designs and installs fire pits for its customers. Below, we outline some fire pit designs to consider: This first fire …

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How does EA Quinn install an outdoor kitchen?

The first step in any outdoor kitchen installation is, of course, to create a plan with the customer. Outdoor kitchens come in all different sizes, shapes and styles. You can keep it simple with a just a sink and a grill, or you can add in all the features including a fridge, a pizza oven, …

Spring color brought to you by E.A. Quinn

E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting often handles landscaping for commercial properties including condominiums and apartments. One of our current clients is The Tannery, a 250-unit apartment complex in Glastonbury that is on a historic 32-acre property. Below are some photos of the spring plantings we did around the complex’s pool. Looks like a nice spot to …

What kind of pavers can be used for a driveway?

So you want a paver driveway, but aren’t sure what options there are? We’ve outlined below what some of the color and shape pave driveway options are below: If you want more an old-word look, you may want to go with cobblestone, which is a natural stone product. While more expensive, cobblestone can outlast many …

E.A. Quinn helps celebrate Earth Day

E.A. Quinn helped one of its corporate clients, The Hartford Financial Services Group, celebrate Earth Day. We had a table and sign (pictured below) at The Hartford’s Earth Day event explaining the Earth-friendly practices E.A. Quinn uses in its landscaping efforts. For example, all landscaping debris that is collected is returned to our mulch supplier …

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Ever thought about a paver driveway?

There are few landscaping projects that add more curb appeal than a paver driveway. Given that driveways are seen from the street, a driveway is often the first thing passersby or visitors see when looking at your home. Think of it as a threshold to your property. If you wan to make an impact, a …