Connecticut Landscaping and Tree Services

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.


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!


05/10/2015

Connecticut Lawn Care and Maintenance Services – New Haven, CT

Summer landscape design, maintenance, and installation services | Hamden, CTThe Connecticut spring season is typically dedicated to developing and installing a healthy and vigorous landscape for many Connecticut property owners. When the summer season comes around, and the temperatures begin to rise and create dry temperatures, the priorities of property owners shift to maintaining a healthy lawn. Beyond enduring high temperatures and a dry climate, your lawn will potentially have to withstand the heavy foot traffic from your outdoor barbecue parties and kids playing games. If you are need of summer lawn care services, you can contact the Connecticut lawn care professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Service. Based in Hamden, Connecticut, we offer everything you need from fertilization programs to irrigation systems that will allow you to maintain beautiful lawn regardless of its current condition.

Once the spring growing season has passed, the summer season will create a great deal of stress for most Connecticut lawns. As a property owner, you want to take pride in your landscape during the summer months, and having a lush green lawn for all your neighbors, family and friends to envy and enjoy. It is important to have an understanding of all of the elements that go into properly caring for your lawn as the temperatures steadily rise. When the thermostat reaches temperatures of above 75 degrees, most lawns will begin to feel distressed, especially cool-season grasses. You may notice that the pace of grown will begin to decline, the colors may begin to fade and you have brown patches, you your lawn will begin to present the signals of deterioration from all of the additional foot traffic.

It is important to provide your lawn with a steady and sufficient amount of water throughout the warmer days of summer. In order to stay healthy, you should be providing your lawn with approximately one in of water over the coarse of the week, and additional water if the heat is relentless. Affordable Landscape and Tree Service provides affordable, high quality irrigation systems for residential and commercial landscapes, that will keep you lawn consistently hydrated and looking its best throughout the summer months. We have the capabilities to assist you, whether you are in need of a completely new irrigation system, or simply need help with the repair and maintenance of your existing system.

Performing routine mowing for your lawn is a simple process, but it has more impact on the health and growth of a lawn than any other regular maintenance activity. Some mowing tips include raising your mower blade during the summer months. The taller that your grass is, the less susceptible it will be to dry conditions and will allow your grass to grow deeper roots. Check to see if your mower blades sharp. This will help lower the amount of stress your grass endures because it will ensure that your mower is cutting your grass, compared to ripping it out of the ground.

Affordable Landscape and Tree Service can develop a customized lawn care schedule that is tailored to the needs of your landscape. Each landscape is unique, which is why you’ll receive a customized soil test and lawn evaluation that determines the perfect treatment for your lawn and soil conditions. And you’ll be assigned a licensed lawn technician for the entire season, for consistent and personalized service. We have over 20 years of experience providing the nourishment, protection, and expertise required to make your lawn thick, green, and soft. Contact us today at 203-287-8894 for a free consultation.

Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC. offers lawn care maintenance, 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!


02/07/2015

Spring landscape design, maintenance, and installation services | Hamden, CT

Spring landscape design, maintenance, and installation services | Hamden, CTAs a resident of Connecticut, the heavy snow fall and frigid temperatures of winter may make you feel as if spring time will never arrive. In reality, the spring season is only a couple months away and will be here before you know it. So now is a good time to start thinking about the necessary preparations you must take in order to ready your lawn and garden for the spring season. When you hire the landscape professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Services to maintain the landscape of your home or commercial property, we will take care of all aspects of your landscape, allowing you more time to focus on the other important facets of your personal life or work responsibilities.

Whether you are a homeowner looking for a landscape plan to implement yourself, or a contractor looking to out source your design work, you can feel confident that a landscape plan that is crafted by Affordable Landscape and Tree Services will incorporate all of your ideas in a creative and unique way. We offer an assortment of landscaping services, which will satisfy all of your requirements including:

  • Weekly Lawn Mowing & Trimming
  • Landscape Design
  • Tree Removal
  • Wood Chipping
  • Stump Grinding
  • Spring & Fall clean ups
  • Lawn Renovation
  • Retaining Walls
  • Stamped Concrete
  • Patio & Walkway Installation
  • and much more!

Affordable Landscape and Tree Service of Hamden, Connecticut has a team of trained and experienced professionals that are capable of managing the landscape of any size property. We specialize in constructing beautiful properties for residential or commercial plots, which will increase your property values or create an appealing environment for your customers and clients. We have different landscaping packages available and will perform each project in an efficient manner and within your desired budget.

We have over 20 years of experience as a full service lawn and landscape maintenance company in the New Haven, Connecticut area. We have earned a reputation in the area as being reliable and providing high quality residential and commercial landscape design, maintenance, construction, and installation services to our clients throughout Connecticut. Our company is always available for all of your landscaping and tree care needs even with our 24 hour emergency service. If you have a tree emergency please feel free contact us and we will respond right away. Thank you for considering Affordable Landscaping and Tree Service LLC for all your landscaping and home improvement needs.

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!


09/15/2014

Preparing your Property for the Winter – Lawn Winterization | Hamden, CT

Winter Lawn Preparation - Hamden, CT - Affordable Landscape and Tree Services, LLC.The cold Winter months can put an major strain on your Connecticut lawn, especially if there has been a large amount of snowfall and your grass has been covered for months. The effects of Winter are most often seen in Spring when a lawn is slow to recover, or in worst cases – the lawn actually dies off from the Winter cold. Performing lawn winterization services is an important part of lawn care that must begin during the Fall season. During the hot and humid Summer months, many Connecticut lawns will undergo a recessing period as a way to protect itself from the heat, which makes the Fall season the best time to restore any damages that may have occurred during the Summer.

The goal of winterizing your lawn is to create the most healthy environment possible for your lawn in the Fall season, so it can combat the Winter cold and have a chance to successfully recover in the Spring season. The landscape professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Services have complied a list of tips on winterizing your property.

  1. Begin winterization in the Fall: Now that the cool days and nights of the Fall season have begun, it is time to begin the winterization process. The earlier you begin preparing your lawn, the more nutrients your grass and plants will receive during the Winter and the more healthy it will appear in the Spring.
  2. Aerate your lawn: Fall is the optimum time to begin lawn aeration. During the Summer, you lawn will typically receive much more foot traffic which can cause your grass to become quite damaged. The process of lawn aeration entails the disposal of plugs of soil, thatch and turf from the lawns surface. This will allow oxygen to absorb into the thatch layer and into the soil.
  3. Rake leaves, remove tree limbs and debris: In the dreary Connecticut winter season, it is extremely important that your lawn receives as much sunlight as possible in order to stay healthy. The additional leave and debris that can accumulate during the Fall season can cause your lawn to be smothered. It is recommended that you removal all leaves and debris and continue to mow your lawn to the point where frost will begin to appear.
  4. Overseed your lawn: You can repair damage spots by reseeding the areas of your lawn. The Fall season is the perfect time to overseed because there is typically a good amount of rain and the temperature is warm enough to allow the seed to germinate. By planting grass in the Fall, you will be allowing the grass to establish itself before the cold weather appears. If you got a late start on reseeding, it is still possible for you to plant your seeds because the seeds will go dormant so the snow will not hurt them. When the snow melts the seeds will begin to germinate and flourish in the Spring.
  5. Water your Lawn: Watering your lawn for the entire duration of the Fall season will ensure that your grass and shrubs will retain the proper amount of water to survive the Winter months. When the freezing weather arrives, it is important to remember to drain your irrigation system and close of your outdoor faucet to prevent your pipes from bursting. You must also place your hose and sprinkler systems into storage.

We hope that you have found these lawn winterization tips helpful. Remember that the sooner you begin the winterization process for your lawn, the greater results you will receive for your lawn in the Spring. We understand that the Fall season can be an extremely busy time for families in Connecticut, so we want you to know that you can turn to the landscaping professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Services to take care of your property this fall and ensure an absolutely beautiful lawn in the spring. Feel free to contact us at anytime for a free consultation at 203-287-8894.

Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC. offers landscaping and property maintenance services 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!


08/15/2014

Fall Yard Cleanup Services – Leaf Removal – | Hamden, CT

Fall Cleanup Services - Affordable Landscape and Tree Service LLC - Hamden, CTThe Fall season in Connecticut is widely considered to be the most beautiful time of the year. It can also be one of the most strenuous times of the year in regards to property maintenance and cleanup. When it is time to start thinking about removing all of the leaves and broken branches from your yard, you can turn to Affordable Landscape and Tree Services of Hamden, CT to get the job done efficiently, so you can sit back and enjoy the autumn season. We utilize top of the line equipment and experienced professional landscapers to provide you with complete yard clean up services.

By hiring Affordable Landscape and Tree Services to remove the dead leaves and debris that have accumulated in your yard, you will be able to better enjoy your property during the winter months. Also, removing the dead leaves, your yard, patios, and walkways will require less future cleanings by preventing the decaying leaves to leave dirt and stains on your hardscapes.

Some of our fall season property clean-up services include picking up of leaves, brush, and other debris that is covering your yard. However, our clean up services do not just encompass removing dead leaves and debris. There is much that can be done to prepare your Connecticut lawn for the long Winter season to have it looking vibrant in the Spring time.

We have compiled a list of our Fall Cleanup Services below:

  • Remove fallen tree limbs, leaves and other natural debris from yard, patios, and walkways.
  • Refurbish perennial beds. Remove dead annuals and compost them.
  • Prune broken or dead branches from decorative trees and bushes
  • Turn off water hoses, drain hoses, service irrigation systems, and store garden furniture.
  • Add any lawn treatments such as seed or fertilizer
  • Mow your lawn one last time before Winter season
  • All collected debris is removed from your property

Seasonal landscaping maintenance makes a world of difference in the health and appearance of your Connecticut lawn and landscape. You can hire the professionals at Affordable Landscape and Tree Services, to handle all of your Fall Cleanup duties. Allow us to utilize our knowledge and vast landscaping experience to make your lawn and landscape a healthier, more pleasant part of your life. You can contact us today at 203-287-8894 to request a free, no obligation estimate for Fall Cleanup Services, or for any of our property and landscape services.


07/05/2014

Keep your garden healthy through the summer months | Hamden, CT

After a beautiful and pleasant Connecticut Spring, a change of seasons has brought on the hot and humid dog days of summer. For homeowners who dedicated the Spring season to planting and developing their gardens, you must now perform more maintenance and care in order to protect your garden from the rising temperatures and humidity.

Here are a few useful garden care insights and tips to help keep your gardens healthy and flourishing during the summer months.

  1. Mulching is an excellent way to retain the moisture and keep your garden plants cool. Another advantage is its ability to combat weeds.
  2. Watering your gardens thoroughly compared to only spraying the foliage will keep your plants hydrated.
  3. It is important to clip blooms that have withered away from annuals and perennials
  4. Monitor your plants for pest and diseases such as mosquito, beetles, fungus, rust disease, root rot, etc.
  5. Harvest fruits and vegetables on continual basis. The more heavy fruits and vegetables need to be monitored closely and the larger fruit removed quickly so the vines are not damaged by their weight.

Many Connecticut homeowners who are not experienced gardeners can encounter difficulties while maintaining their gardens during the summer months because they do not understand the extra attention that their garden needs compared to the Spring time. Homeowners may realize that they do not have the extra time or experience that is necessary to keep their garden healthy. If this is the case, it may be a good idea to contact a professional landscaper such as Affordable Landscape and Tree Services to maintain your garden. We have the knowledge and will provide the care necessary so that your garden will flourish through the Summer months. Contact us today for a FREE consultation!


04/09/2014

Spring Lawncare Tips for a Healthy Connecticut Lawn

A healthy Hamden, Connecticut summer lawn starts with spring maintenance. When the snow starts to melt and winter’s receding snow reveals bare spots, invasive plants and other problems can occur, which can seriously jeopardize the health of your lawn through the Spring and Summer months.

Below is a list of 5 important Lawncare Tips, which will help you to achieve a beautiful landscape for your Connecticut property.

  • Cleaning and Repairing Your Lawn in Spring – Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC recommends homeowners should take the necessary time to remove any debris from their existing yards such as: twigs, branches, leaves, pet droppings and winter road gravel. By raking the lawn this helps dethatch and promote growth.
  • Planting Grass in the Spring – As part of the spring startup process, dead or damaged grass patches should be reseeded in early March or April. The most important thing to do is to provide newly developing seeds with enough water for proper growth and development.
  • Fertilizing Grass in the Spring – Adequate fertilization plays a major role in producing and maintaining a dense, pest/weed-resistant turf for your Southbury, CT property
  • Lawn Care Equipment Maintenance in the Spring – A key component of having a lawn that is beautiful and healthy is making sure your lawn mower is in good condition. Be sure to service mowing equipment regularly and use a lawn mower blade sharpening service.
  • Don’t mow your lawn too short – Grass will grow best at approximately two inches and higher, so keep it a minimum of this height during the first few cuts in spring.

With so many things factors involved with properly maintaining your Connecticut property, why not hire the experienced professionals at Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC to maintain it for you. Call us today at 203-287-8894 for a free estimate on your next property maintenance project.

Affordable Landscaping & Tree Service LLC. service area includes the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Hamden, New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!