Connecticut Landscaping and Tree Services

10/05/2017

Custom Hardscape and Landscape Masonry | Hamden, New Haven, CT

Based in Hamden, CT and servicing towns in New Haven, Fairfield County and beyond, Affordable Landscape and Tree Service is a full-service landscaping firm that specializes in landscape masonry and hardscapes. Our certified landscape architects will work intimately with you to outline and introduce a custom hardscape that mirrors your one of a kind needs and taste. We have experience planning and building hardscapes of all sizes and scope and materials, including concrete, brick and stone.

With many years of experience performing landscape design and hardscape development for property owners throughout the New Haven area, including stone retaining walls, concrete patios, brick patios, flagstone patios, tile patios and stone walkways, Affordable Landscape and Tree Service has risen as a standout amongst the most trusted landscaping firms in Connecticut. You can click here to view an example of our master craftsmanship and development from recent projects we have completed throughout the area.

You can contact the landscape design and installation professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Service, and we will come to your location and work intimately with you to plan and manufacture a space that fully suits your requirements and stays within your desired budget. We have performed countless hardscape installations throughout Connecticut and we understand precisely where to put a deliberately chose scene rock, and precisely how to lay finishing stones to create a hardscape that you and your family can enjoy for many years to come.

There are many elements that go into designing and constructing a custom hardscape that will stand the test of time. An ineffectively built hardscape can prompt costly future repair issues for residential and commercial property owners. For instance, when introducing pavers and stonework in walkways, storm water overflow must be considered. Where the walkway and abutting stonewalls meet structures a channel; if not introduced effectively the work will wear away rapidly.

At Affordable Landscape and Tree Service, we know the significance of thorough planning and development. Over the years, we have gained a reputation throughout the state of Connecticut for building beautiful hardscapes that stand the test of time. We painstakingly contemplate the landscape on which we work and make a configuration that takes after the characteristic review and shapes of your yard. We are capable of designing and constructing walls, walkways, patios, driveways and other custom hardscape components, that will add value to your property and make it more enjoyable for your family and friends. Contact us today at 203-287-8894 for a free estimate and consultation!


09/19/2017

Preparing Your Landscape for the Winter Season | New Haven, Hamden, Orange, CT

The Fall season is upon us in Connecticut and most days will involve cool temperatures and the visually appealing colors of the changing leaves. It is also the time of year to begin performing preparations to your lawn and landscape elements for the winter season. The fall season is the most opportune time to take measures to revitalize your lawn or garden and give it the necessary nutrients it requires to remain healthy through the winter season. There are a variety of lawn care and landscaping duties that should be exercised in order to winterize your Connecticut landscape so that it will be vibrant again in the Spring season. The landscape and lawn care professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree have put together a some suggestions that will allow you to successfully winterize your landscape.

Continue to mow your lawn and keep your grass level at around three inches until you notice no new growth occurring for 2 weeks or until frost begins to set in. If your grass levels are overgrown when Winter season approaches, your lawn will begin to absorb high levels of moisture which can lead to fungus and mold, especially if you receiving large amounts of snow that season.

Avoid excessive pruning. Although pruning can be beneficial to the health of your shrubs and plants, it is important not to do perform your pruning exceedingly. Over pruning in the autumn season can harvest new plant grown in the Winter, which will only get eradicated by the cold Connecticut weather.

Aerate your lawn. Aerating is the consists of removal of soil cores throughout the lawn. This service releases compacted soil and gives your soil a greater opportunity to absorb the necessary nutrients. The Fall season is an great time to aerate your turf, specifically the areas of lawn that receive high levels of foot traffic. If you do not familiar with aeration practices or do not process the proper machinery Affordable Landscape and Tree to perform the project.

Utilize a winter fertilizer. A great deal of Connecticut property owners are under the impression the most opportune time to perform fertilization is during the months of April or May. However, it is equally just as important to fertilize in the fall season. Winter fertilization should be applied approximately a week after the last mowing of the year.

Rake leaves and remove and additional debris on your property. Raking leaves before the first snowfall of the year will prevent pests and diseases from victimizing your lawn in the Winter. It is important to begin raking as soon as your leaves begin to fall onto your property. Allowing the leaves to settle on your lawn will potentially block air from getting into the ground and block much needed sun rays. When the snow falls, the leaves will cause your grass to dry up and become more prone to snow mold disease. You can also shred the leaves and use it as winter mulch.

A major part of maintaining a healthy landscape is providing the necessary lawn care practices during the cold weather months. By following the winterizing tips described in this article, you will allow your landscape the necessary protection and nutrients it will require in order to remain healthy through the long and cold Connecticut winter. Your lawn will not only appear more healthy and vibrant in the spring, it will also require less lawn care maintenance throughout the remaining months, which will save you money in the long run. You can can contact the Hamden landscape maintenance professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Service to answer any of your questions regarding lawn winterization and to receive a free estimate for any work you would like done on your property.


08/03/2017

Affordable Tree Removal Services in Stratford, Orange, Milford, CT

Majority of residential and commercial property owners throughout the Orange, CT area are aware of the dangers that are associated with climbing and removing trees from their landscape. When accidents do occur during this dangerous task, they can easily result in permanent and even deadly injuries. The trees on your property will increase the overall value of your home or business, but at the same time will raise liability concerns. If you have a tree that is in need of removal from your property, before you dust off the old chainsaw and begin work, please consider all of the hazardous aspects involved. If you do not have any experience in cutting down and removing trees, you can turn to the Orange, Connecticut tree removal professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Service for assistance. We employ a team of tree removal specialists that are professionally trained, utilize top-grade tools and machinery, and are licensed and insured in the state of Connecticut.

The Orange, CT tree removal experts at Affordable Landscape and Tree Service have almost 25 years of performing tree and stump removal services for residential and commercial customers around the state of Connecticut. If you are a homeowner who is in need of tree removal, tree pruning, or stump removal services or you are a commercial developer and you require hundreds of acres of land clearing, we have the equipment and team of highly qualified landscape professionals that posses the capabilities to get the job done in a correctly and efficient manner.

Affordable Landscape and Tree Service is a full-service landscaping company based in Hamden, Connecticut that has been providing homeowners and commercial property owners with high quality landscaping services for almost 25 years. We receive a great deal of satisfaction seeing the smiles on our customers’ faces when we have completed our landscaping services. Our commitment to customer satisfaction and quality tree services is why we have gained a reputation as being the most reliable and efficient landscaping firm in the state of Connecticut.

Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC. offers landscape design & maintenance, drainage solutions, tree removal, stump grinding, lawn installations, landscape masonry, and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Hamden, New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!


07/05/2017

Hamden, CT – Landscape Drainage Services

If you have plants, trees, or shrubs that are placed in a low-lying section of your landscape, there will most likely be a great deal of water accumulation in the area in the event of a rain storm. Even a small angle on your landscape can cause water to flow and cause damages through erosion. If this is the case for your property, landscape drainage services may be required. Based in Hamden, CT and servicing property owners throughout the New Haven and Fairfield County areas, Affordable Landscape and Tree Service provides professional landscape drainage system installation services.

By hiring Affordable Landscape and Tree to install a drainage system into your landscape is necessary if you are experiencing high levels of water accumulation, which can lead to costly damages to not only your landscape, but the structure of your home or business. Water accumulation can lead to cause cracks and damages to the foundations of your structure. It can also infiltrate your foundation and cause flooding within your home. Moreover, water buildup on your landscape can create pools of standing water, which can attract pests and insects onto your property.

Affordable Landscape and Tree Service’s drainage system installation services work to give you with visually appealing solution to your drainage issues, while staying within your desired budget. All of our drainage systems utilize high quality commercial grade materials. Having a drainage in place is crucial to your lawn and landscape because it provides the necessary irrigation. Also, standing water near plants or in your lawn lead to lawn disease and root disease in many common plants.

We offer an assortment of Connecticut drainage solutions that will assist in fixing your drainage problems. If you have soaked areas that show accumulated water for several days after a rain storm, we can customize a drainage installation that will best suit your property. Contact us today to schedule your no-cost consultation and estimate!


06/06/2017

New Haven, CT – Retaining Wall Construction Services

Based in Hamden and servicing the New Haven and Fairfield County areas of Connecticut, Affordable Landscape and Tree Service has over twenty-five years of experience designing and constructing retaining walls of sizes and scope. As the premier Connecticut landscaping contractor, we offer both residential and commercial retaining wall construction services.

Retaining walls most often are used to stabilize steep-sloped banks and hold back loose soil. They also are used to create raised flower beds and other raised gardens. Our custom-built retaining walls are sturdy and durable. A well-constructed retaining wall won’t just create more usable space; it also adds value to your home. With our professional retaining wall construction services, you can reclaim unused spaces and make your backyard or garden more functional and beautiful.

At Affordable Landscape and Tree Service, we employ team of experienced retaining wall construction specialists that will ensure the stability and visual appeal of your property and landscape. Whether it is decaying railroad ties, which require replacement or an eroding slope causing damage to your lawn, our landscape professionals can construct an impressive and functional retaining wall that will enhance your landscape, as well as add market value to your property.

While some residential or commercial property owners may believe that retaining walls can easily be a do-it-yourself project, many do not understand that a properly constructed retaining wall will require a great deal of skill, time, and labor to properly finish the project.. If it is not constructed correctly, it can deteriorate rapidly and disintegrate under the pressure from the encompassing ground. This can lead to costly damages to your landscape.

You can contact Affordable Landscape and Tree Service today to begin the process of turning your vision into a reality. With many years of experience in the landscape construction field, we offers the best landscape solutions at affordable pricing in the area. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate and consultation.


05/02/2017

New Haven Lawn Installation, Sod, Hydro Seeding Services | Hamden, CT

The condition of your lawn is one of the greatest first impressions that you can make on your visitors and neighbors. A beautiful lawn installed by the Connecticut landscape contractors at Affordable Landscape and Tree Service, will offer an inviting atmosphere for your property and will increase not only the value of your property, but your neighboring properties as well.

For almost twenty-five years, Affordable Landscape and Tree Services have installed and maintained countless lawns for newly-constructed homes and commercial properties throughout the New Haven area. For lawns that have been neglected over the coarse of time, our expert lawn care services will bring deteriorated lawns and landscapes back from the dead. Our full-service turf installation services include site preparation, topsoil installation, grading, hydro-seeding, power-seeding, as well as sod installation.

We utilize a variety of lawn preparation methods to ensure that your new lawn installation will be conducted properly and will flourish over the coarse of time. We will take the time to inspect your current soil conditions, conduct proper hydration methods, and evaluate the levels of sun exposure that your lawn will typically receive in order to conduct the greatest possible approach when installing your new lawn upon your landscape. Based in Hamden, Affordable Landscape and Tree Service is a professional Connecticut landscaping company that specializes in installing new lawns in homes and businesses throughout the New Haven and Fairfield County areas and beyond!.

Sod – Lawn Installation Services in New Haven

Sod is grass that has already been previously developed. It is installed in sections of grass and soil held together by roots or other materials. If you’re looking for fast installation with great results, sod installations is an advantageous method to install your new lawn.

Hydro Seeding – Lawn Installation in New Haven

Hydro seeding is typically the most popular method of installing a new lawn. With hydro seeding, the seed, fertilizer, mulch and water are mixed inside a tank and then sprayed onto the desired sections of yoru property area. At a fraction of the cost of sod, Hydro-seeding is becoming the fastest and most cost effective way to establish a lush green lawn.

When you hire Affordable Landscape and Tree for your next residential or commercial project, your landscape installation is performed by an experienced and capable team of landscapers. We have machinery and talented personnel to handle hardscape and softscape installations of all sizes and scope. Contact us today at 203-287-8894 to scheudle your no-cost consultation and estimate!


04/12/2017

Madison, CT Stamped Concrete Patios, Driveways, and Walkways Services | New Haven, Woodbridge, CT

Stamped Concrete Patios, Driveways, and Walkways Services | Hamden, ConnecticutStamped concrete and decorative stone has become a top choice for homeowners throughout Connecticut who are interested in adding a patio, walkway, or outdoor living space to their landscape. It has proven to be an affordable and durable option that will add beauty and functionality to a property. An advantage to hiring Affordable Landscape and Tree Service to perform a stamped concrete installation to your property is to give you an affordable option to slate or limestone, while still maintaining similar visual appeal and texture.

Stamped concrete can be utilized in many different types of projects such as driveways, patios, and walkways. It is a very popular choice because of its affordable costs, attractive look, and low amounts of maintenance. Stamped concrete can closely resemble many different styles of brick, cobblestones, cracked earth, and weathered wood.

Madison, CT Stamped Concrete and Decorative Stone Hardscape Services

Stamped concrete has the ability to make a strong impression and add value to your property. There are numerous reasons why residential and commercial property owners are hiring Affordable Landscape and Tree to install stamped concrete to increase the appeal their landscapes. From a decorative stone driveway to a customized patio, the appearance of patterned concrete can be customized to fit the contours and layout of your property as well provide a durable surface that will last for many years to come.

Stamped concrete is capable of substituting the visual appearance of many other more expensive materials while sustaining the their durability. Stamped concrete can resemble floors such as slate, flagstone, tile, brick and even certain types wood. The surface texture can also be customized to your specific requirements, which will give you the finished appearance you have been looking for. Stamped concrete is considered to be the top choice for property owners throughout Connecticut for enhancing the surfaces of pool decks, driveways, entries, outdoor living spaces, and patios.

With over 25 years of experience of performing hardscape installation services utilizing stamped concrete and decorative stone in the New Haven area , Affordable Landscape and Tree Services has the experience required to ensure you receive a beatific installation for your property that you can enjoy for many years to come. We are one of the leading residential and commercial stamped concrete contractors in Connecticut that specializes in Stamped Concrete Driveways, Stamped Concrete Walkways, Stamped Concrete Pool Decks, Stamped Concrete Patios, Stamped Concrete Walls, Stained Concrete, Polished Concrete and Decorative Concrete. Whether it’s resurfacing a driveway, patio, pool deck, or walkway, Affordable Landscape and Tree Services in Connecticut can help you select the best options and design. Contact us today for a free estimate!


03/20/2017

Tree Pruning, Trimming, Maintenance, and Removal Services – New Haven, Milford, CT

Affordable Landscape and Tree Service - Emergency Storm ServiceBy understanding the principals of tree maintenance and tree pruning, you improve the health of your trees and enjoy them for many years to come. There are a great deal of beneficial tree trimming advice and pruning methods, which can assist in maintaining your trees. With the proper information and tools, you can prune your trees when required, in order to increase not only their visual appeal and health, but also reduce the possibility of hazardous decaying branches and other common problems associated with not providing the proper tree maintenance.

By performing a simple online search you fill find that there are numerous websites that will offer tree maintenance advice, which can be very useful for you, but can also contain conflicting information. In this article, we will provide you with information that will help you to understand the importance of tree pruning and maintenance, as well as basic information that will guide you in performing the service yourself. However, tree pruning can be a hazardous endevour, and can be harmful to your tree if not done properly. If you feel if feel you do not possess the proper tools or knowledge to successfully perform the project, you should consider hiring a Connecticut tree maintenance professional.

Reasons for Tree Maintenance, Trimming, Pruning

Trees will typically require maintenance for the following reasons: appearance, safety or health. We explain each reason for you in detail below:

  • Appearance: Performing tree trimming is a beneficial method that will assist in maintaining the contours and visual appeal of your tree. Many property owners will take this a little too far and give there tree an shape that is not natural, which can work to deteriorate the stability of the tree structure causing problems.
  • Safety Purposes: Large tree branches that are decaying or are experiencing high winds can fall can be a major safety issue and cause serious damages to the structure of your home, or to people in the surrounding areas. They can also obstruct the view of areas of your driveway, preventing you from noticing oncoming traffic as you leave your driveway or parking area. Another safety issue to take into account is trees coming in contact with utilities wires, which can cause power outages.
  • Improve Health: Tree mainteance helps trees get rid themeslves of dying or diseased branches before they have a negative effect on the tree’s structure. Fungus, bacteria, and insects can also begin gathering on compromised parts of a tree, leading to an infestation if the diseased area isn’t removed.

Basic Tree Trimming Tips for Beginners

It is typically most beneficial to trim or prune a tree while it is in the dormant season. However, it is acceptable to provide pruning services on a tree during any season of the year if it is greatly required, such as an existing hazard. You should be aware of the size of the branch that you are trimming. If the branch is below 5-6 centimeters in diameter, it is acceptable to remove it. However if the branch is up to eight to ten five centimeters in diameter, you it is not recommended that it be removed. If the branch is over 12 centimeters in diameter, you really should only have it removed for stately or health issues. Branches are in the best position to be pruned when they are in their early stages of development.

As a premier tree service company in Connecticut, Affordable Landscaping and Tree Service makes it our goal to ensure the complete satisfaction of every customer. While offering friendly, knowledgeable service at competitive rates. Contact us today at (203) 287-8894 to schedule a free estimate and consultation!


02/07/2017

Planning Your Spring Landscaping Project | Orange, Milford, West Haven, CT

lawn-care-643563_1280 (2)After a the long and unforgiving Connecticut winter finally starts to come to an end, and the warmer temperatures of the spring season slowly begin to arrive, there are some steps you should take to make sure that your lawn is in tip top shape when it comes time for you and your loved ones to start spending more time outdoors. Spring is considered by professionals to be the most essential time of year to put in the groundwork on your property in order to make sure it looks great for the rest of the year. We have below put together a list of crucial tasks to perform in early spring that will help your outdoor area stay happy and healthy so you can enjoy it.

The first task, which has to be done, is to remove all of the waste, which inevitably has accrued on your property during the winter. Connecticut is known for its harsh winters and there is likely to be some fallen branches and left over leaves among other things once the snow has melted away. Not only can this debris make mowing your lawn nearly impossible, it also blocks sunlight water and seeds from getting where they need to go.

While many landowners mistakenly believe that mulch is simply used for aesthetic purposes the reality is that it has several other highly advantageous components. Mulch helps your soil to maintain higher levels of moisture, which means less work for you because you have to water your lawn less often. It also protects your trees and other plants from hot summer temperatures. Mulch also prevents soil erosion during heavy rainstorms and keeps your plants from drowning.

It is strongly advised that you shaper or replace your lawn mower blade every couple of years. We also recommend mowing your grass high because it allows your grass to grow at a broader level and maintain a sturdier root structure. Keeping your grasses roots strong allows it to tolerate prolonged heat pests and other hazards of outdoor life.

Connecticut lawns have to tolerate a lot of damage during winter months and this often leads to thatch buildup. Doing basic maintenance tasks on your property provides many added benefits including but not limited to:

  • More access to water and air
  • Less thatch
  • Lawns can breath
  • Overall improved health

Much like in the house, spring-cleaning is essential on your land as well. Based in Hamden, CT and serving the New Haven and Fairfield County areas, Affordable Landscaping and Tree Service offers spring service maintenance to fully prepare your land for the upcoming warm weather.

Our specialist ensures that your property is neat tidy and healthy throughout the entire project so no worrying about your lawn being a mess while it’s worked on. We also have the know-how and expertise to handle any minor issues and nip them in the bud (no pun intended) before they become much bigger and more expensive problems. We ensure that every project is done right.

Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC. Offers landscape design & maintenance, drainage solutions, tree removal, stump grinding, lawn installations, landscape masonry, and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Hamden, New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!


01/16/2017

Benefits of Hiring Commercial Snow, Ice Removal | West Haven, Stratford, Woodbridge, CT

Benefits of Hiring Commercial Snow, Ice Removal | West Haven, Stratford, Woodbridge, CTWeather forecasters are predicting heavy snowfall in the upcoming months for the New Haven area, which can wreak absolute havoc on many Connecticut area businesses. As a business owner, you are faced with many challenges in order to stay profitable and edge out your local area competition. With all these challenges, its easy to forget that a large storm can unpredictably arrive and shut down your business for multiple days. Hiring a professional commercial snow removal service, will ensure that your business will remain completely operational, and your employees as well as potential customers will have safe passage to your establishment.

Based in Hamden, and servicing the Fairifeld and New Haven County areas of Connecticut, Affordable Landscape and Tree Service offers reliable and professional snow removal services for residential and commercial property owners. We can assist in eliminating any potential liabilities you can potentially incur from your employees and customers. A simple slip and fall on a walkway, which has not been cleared of ice and ice can become a very costly lawsuit for you and your company. Many business owners will attempt to perform snow removal services themselves or use their current employees, but hiring Affordable Landscape and Tree to perform your snow and ice removal will offer many advantages. We have listed some of the most prominent examples for your below:

  1. An expert Connecticut commercial snow removal contractor utilizes the modern equipment and experienced snow removal technicians, which is required to handle your snow plowing safely and in an efficient manner.
  2. You will lower your the risk for potential accident liabilities that can occur on your property. Lawsuits occur frequently and can put you out of business. You can rest assured that by hiring Affordable Landscape to perform snow and ice removal duties, that your lot and walkways will be properly cleared and drastically reduce the potential for accident-induced lawsuits.
  3. The benefit of ensuring that your parking areas and walkways will be cleared of ice and snow without incurring any damages to the masonry, surface, or structures. Our expert commercial snow removal service utilized experienced snow removal technicians and utilizes the high-end equipment, which will clear your lot while not causing any damages or costly repairs.
  4. You can feel confident that your business will remain fully operational in the event of a large storm and your area vicinity will be cleared of snow and ice in an efficient and reliable manner. Having a commercial snow removal contractor available 24/7 very crucial if you want to remain operational in the event of a large snow or ice storm. Affordable Landscape and Tree Service is fully prepared and available at anytime of the day or night, so that your business will remain open.

Connecticut commercial snow removal service will be very advantageous for you during the winter long months. Call the professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Service today by dialing 203-287-8894 to schedule your free consultation and estimate. We will allow your business to remain fully operational throughout the winter, which will give you an edge up on the local competition!