Keeping your yard healthy through the summer

July and August are generally our hottest and driest months here in Connecticut. Those of you that have irrigation systems will definitely be putting those systems to the test during these months. Make sure that you keep your system maintained and running to accommodate the drier months. These months are also a great time to …

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Design ideas for your paver driveway

Paver driveways can be a great investment for your home. Not only does a professional installed driveway add curb appeal, but it can sometimes last longer with less required maintenance than a more common paved driveway. If you’re thinking about a paver driveway, you’ll want to get familiar with some of the design concepts that …

How to control the tick population in your yard

If you’ve noticed an increase in the tick population around your property, there are some things you can do to deter them. Ticks like shady, damp areas where they can take cover. Places like wood piles, leaf litter left over from the fall, tall grass and over grown shrubs can be a cozy home for …

Video: EA Quinn sprinkler system in action

Watch a quick video of a sprinkler system EA Quinn Landscape Contracting set up at the new entrance to the UConn Storrs campus. EA Quinn did stonework, hydroseeding, sod installation and the planting of a fruit orchard. The sprinkler is fed by a fire hydrant. It puts out around 1,200 gallons per minute and can …

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How to get the Outdoor Space you’ve dreamed about

If you are like most people, your outdoor living space in your backyard can be a very sacred area. In this day and age when we work more and get to spend less time outside enjoying nature and the elements, why not consider taking the time to put your dreams into action? Below are some …

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How E.A. Quinn will plan your walkway

When it comes to walkways, the best way to get from Point A to Point B is not always a straight line… A walkway should be more than just a way to get from the driveway to the front door. Here are some things E.A. Quinn Landscape Contracting’s experts will consider when planning a walkway …

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What to do about yard pests

Summer has begun… Blue skies, warm temperatures, flowers and BUGS! Let’s review some we really don’t like. TICKS Did you know an adult female tick can lay 3,000 eggs! Everyone hears “deer tick” and think of deer as the main culprit for carrying these critters. However, if you have chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels, birds, OR mice …

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Outdoor Living: Fire pit and fire feature options

If you’ve visited a home with an outdoor fire pit or fire feature, you’ve probably gone home thinking you need a fire pit, too! A warming fire has a magical quality. You can have a fire pit or outdoor fireplace to keep you and your guests mesmerized well into the evening. There are many options …

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How to get the most out of your pool patio

If you are considering a new pool or redoing your existing pool deck, now is the time to think about how to maximize your use of it. Gone are the days of the 3-foot concrete strip. A well planned paver or natural stone pool patio can become the center of your outdoor living space, whether …

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Perennials or Annuals: That’s the Question

Here are the facts on the perrenials v. annuals debate: Flowering perennials are herbaceous plants that die to the ground each fall and come up again each spring. Some common examples are peonies, irises, daylilies and hosta. An annual is a non-woody plant that only lives for one growing season and has to be replanted …