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QUESTION: We are considering replacing mulch with gravel around the house to reduce maintenance. We understand heat build-up may be detrimental to shrubs yet the front of the house faces north and receives no sun. Which do you recommend, mulch or gravel? Rob, Clinton
QUESTION: Hi Linda, I am interested in a cost estimate for a full landscape design. I am in the process of purchasing land to build a new home in East Lyme and would like a "master" landscape plan that we could execute on over a several year period. We would want to incorporate an in-ground pool, walkways, patio, fire pit, children's play house, and vegetable garden. Also, with new construction when do you ideally like to get involved? Thanks, John
QUESTION: I was at a local Stop & Shop and noticed a small tree in their landscape that had just fallen over. When I looked closer, it had no roots! What in the world happened? Robin
QUESTION: I have a two-fold question: (1) how does English Ivy spread? Over 20 years ago we were told it was alright to allow the English Ivy to be on a magnificent tree that was as tall as a 2-story house. The tree died, and I keep finding the Ivy all over our almost 4 acres. (2) Is there a good way to kill it? I have been pulling it up, but it keeps getting ahead of me. KC
QUESTION: My neighbor attended one of your recent lectures where you talked about the problems caused by using landscape cloth. Could you go over that again?
QUESTION: I have seen a number of spectacular gardens that you have designed and installed and I am anxious to have you do my property as well in 2015. How do we get started
TESTIMONIAL: A testimonial to the landscaping team from Sprigs & Twigs regarding a recent landscape maintenance project in Niantic Connecticut.
QUESTION: We lose this flower bed every mid-Summer. I weed whack the remains and it comes back. Do you have any ideas to keep it from dying each year? Ed
QUESTION: I just saw some amazing stonework you did for my neighbor. I never knew Sprigs & Twigs did that. Is it too late in the year to arrange for a stonework project?
QUESTION: I would like to change the landscape at my house next year, when should I contact you to get the process started?
QUESTION: I understand that Sprigs and Twigs uses only organic solutions and I was wondering what options were available to stop weed growth through mulch. In the past, I have used applications of Preen prior to adding new mulch to the beds, is this safe?
QUESTION: Every year I worry about using colored mulch, is it safe?
QUESTION: I took this picture at a local restaurant (showing mulch built up around a tree). I can't imagine that this is good for the tree.
QUESTION: I see that you are the only fully organic lawn care & landscape company in SE Connecticut. Exactly what is a fully organic lawn care company?
QUESTION: I have these unsightly mushrooms growing in my garden mulch. What can I do to get rid of them?
QUESTION: I had an absolutely awful experience with a landscape contractor last year; can you give me some things to look for before I make the same mistake again?
QUESTION: A local landscape company just mulched my property and I am concerned how they mulched around my trees.
QUESTION: As I get ready for spring, I am wondering if I need to put landscape fabric down before I mulch my gardens?
QUESTION: As I look at my garden with all of the snow, it looks barren and dreary. What can I do to add winter interest?
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