What’s the best fuel source for a fire pit?

Fire pits are one of the most popular outdoor living elements that we design and install for homeowners at E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting. They’ve become so popular that the options have increased, particularly when it comes to fuel source. Gone are the days when a fire pit is a simple bowl loaded up with seasoned …

CT lakefront landscaping challenges

There are many beautiful lake communities in Connecticut – from Lake Terramungus in Marlborough to Candlewood Lake in Fairfield County. There’s a real joy to living on the water and having the chance to swim, boat and fish at the drop of the hat. But what many people don’t realize is that lakefronts often present …

Look for EA Quinn at the 2019 CT Home & Remodelers Show

Look for EA Quinn Landscape Contracting at the 2019 Home & Remodelers Show this weekend at the Connecticut Convention Center. The show runs from Friday, March 1 through Sunday, March 3. We will be in booths 531 & 723.

How much does blown mulch cost?

Having your mulch blown-in, rather than spread by rake, is increasing in popularity in Connecticut and other parts of New England. Not only is mulch blowing fast, efficient and neat, it can also be affordable. The key factors in determining the cost of blown mulch are: Material. Not all mulches are created equal. Some are …

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How much room should you leave around a fire pit?

Fire pits are one of the hottest features in outdoor living today. They offer a great gathering spot for friends and family and allow you to extend the use of your outdoor living space in the early spring and late fall. When you are planning your outdoor living space, you will want to carefully plan …

Vote for EA Quinn in 2019 Best of Hartford Magazine Poll

It’s time to vote in Hartford Magazine’s annual Best of Hartford poll. We’re nominated in the Landscaper category and we’d love your support. There’s a new system for voting online, so we’ve broken it down into steps below to make it easier. First, go to the ballot page: https://www.courant.com/hartford-magazine/best-of/ Next, click on the category “Home” …

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Top landscaping trends for 2019

Thinking about making some updates to your outdoor space? We’ve compiled the top 5 trends in landscaping for 2019. These are all elements you may want to consider. Contact EA Quinn to speak with a designer if any of these ideas are interesting to you!   Converting a wood deck into an elevated patio. Oftentimes …

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How to get the most out of a landscape contractor on a job site

At E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting we routinely work with General Contractors and Site Managers on landscape installation projects. Through our experience working throughout the state of Connecticut, we’ve identified some key factors that ensure a smooth and efficient installation. Timing is everything. The best scenario is to have a job site that is ready for …

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Outdoor Living Checklist

Outdoor living is one of the buzziest buzz words in the landscape design industry, and that’s no exception for landscape design in Connecticut. An outdoor living space is all about extending your living space to the outdoors. Rather than just having a patio with a table and chairs, an outdoor living space aims to create …

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How much does a retaining wall cost?

So you want a retaining wall and you want to know how much it cost. Unfortunately, there’s no a simple answer. The cost of a retaining wall is going to depend on several key factors: How big is the retaining wall? Size matters. The bigger the wall, the bigger the investment in site prep, labor …