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Founded in 1997, Sprigs & Twigs, Inc. is an award-winning leader in the creation and care of beautiful outdoor living spaces throughout southeastern Connecticut, southern Rhode Island and surrounding communities. We are stewards of our environment specializing in organic and eco-friendly land care.
Ask The Landscape Professional
"Ask The Landscape Professional" is a weekly series by Master Gardener Linda K. Lillie, President and Senior Designer at Sprigs & Twigs. It is published weekly in The Day and other regional newspapers covering a variety of Landscape, Maintenance, Lawn Care, and Tree Care topics.
Hi Linda, I always enjoy your column. I have a question for you: We have ants in our lawn. The past few years they have progressively gotten worse despite our efforts to curtail them. We have two small children who play on the lawn daily so we have been hesitant to use any harsh chemicals, but the "green" solutions that we've tried don't seem to make any difference. Any suggestions? Thanks, Mark
Hi Mark, I do not advocate killing the ants. The ants found in your lawn will not hurt the children. If we were down south and you had Fire Ants that would be another story. The ants are very useful in aerating the soil under the lawn which is important for healthy lawn roots. They also kill and eat the grubs that are in the soil which is also good for your lawn. Ants are drawn to dry (almost powdery), well-draining soil to live and build their nests. To help deter ants from building their nests... (read more)
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I just wanted to express my thanks for the absolutely beautiful landscaping project you just completed at my house! I especially appreciate the extremely professional manner everything was handled from your initial consultation, design process and installation. Please extend my thanks to everyone on the team.
Dear Linda & Crew - Thank you for my beautiful & so much more than I expected landscape. I've been waiting a long time for this & now thanks to you and your company, I'm completely happy I chose you! Just what I needed - natural & unassuming. Great job! Well done to all of you!
Sprigs & Twigs is easy to work with and the people sincerely care about the client's garden and the work that they do. I am impressed by the punctuality, professionalism and hard work of the gardening crew. Additionally, they are knowledgeable in plants and their cultural requirements which is most important!