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Here, you'll find valuable information on taking care of your lawn and landscaping in Westfield, NJ!

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How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

How to Keep Mosquitoes Out of Your Yard

The warm weather is here. The only catch is that your friends and family aren’t the only guests at your weekend barbeque. In fact, there will likely be hundreds of other visitors buzzing around—and they want your blood!

To avoid painful, itchy bites—not to mention potentially serious illnesses, it’s important to learn how to keep mosquitoes out of your yard. Below you will find several suggestions from the lawn and landscape care pros here at Stream Line Lawn & Landscape.

Clear Out, Empty Stagnant Water & Piles of Leaves

Mosquitoes are breeding in this stagnant water in Watchung, NJ.

By now, everyone knows that mosquitoes breed in pools of stagnant water. A lesser known fact is that they also enjoy reproducing in nasty, moist piles of leaves and lawn debris. Many landscaping companies offer spring cleanups, which is a helpful way to eliminate the problem.

As for keeping stagnant water away from your property, it’s up to the homeowner to do the leg work. Take a quick tour of your property and identify potential breeding sites, which can include pooled water, bird baths, and even the bottom of fire pits. Once identified, dump them out! Also, take a moment to see if you can prevent the water from accumulating during the next storm.

Hire a Professional Pest Control Crew

The most effective method for keeping mosquitoes out of your yard is to hire a professional pest control crew. Many landscaping companies such as Stream Line Lawn & Landscape provide pest control services to help manage the problem. The pros know how to...

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Why Your Landscaping Needs Mulch

Why Your Landscaping Needs Mulch

Adding mulch to landscape beds or other areas without grass is often done to produce a neat and even look. Many home and business owners may be unaware that there are also several important benefits that mulch provides for the health of plants.

For those wondering why your landscaping beds located in Westfield, Watchung, Warren, and nearby New Jersey areas need mulch, the answer is that it offers a trifecta of health benefits, including soil insulation, erosion control, and added water absorption.

Proper mulch coverage offers soil insulation during extreme temperature changes.

We installed rock ground cover at this commercial property in Watchung, NJ.

Plants require several things from our environment to promote healthy growth: air, water, and nutrients. If the air is too hot or too cold, plants will suffer. A proper mulch installation can help in the battle to prevent damage to your plants from extreme temperatures.

The soil can maintain healthy levels of moisture easier to provide the plant with the nutrients it needs for survival. It’s still a good idea to cover your plants to protect them during hard freezes, but the mulch will play a role in preventing the total death of the plant.

A 1” to 2” layer can act as a blanket to insulate the soil and help to regulate a plant’s temperature.

Mulch delivers erosion control during storms and snowmelts.

Rushing water can deal serious damage to the soil beneath your plants, stripping it of the essential nutrients that give them...

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How to Ensure Your Lawn Stays Healthy All Year

How to Ensure Your Lawn Stays Healthy All Year

Are you doing everything you can to make sure your lawn stays healthy all year long? At Stream Line Lawn & Landscape, customers are offered a service menu intended to keep their lawns and landscaping fresh, healthy, and thriving throughout the changing seasons.

Many tasks go into maintaining a beautiful exterior. Hiring professionals to handle your outdoor chores helps free up your time and is worth every cent. Stream Line Lawn & Landscape's extensive services protect your lawn, landscaping, home, and family.

Mowing, Fertilizing, Weed Control, Pest Control, and More for Your Property

Well-maintained landscaping at a property in Westfield, NJ.

Your lawn is recognizably the most important component of your exterior property. It can make or break your entire aesthetic. To maintain continued curb appeal, we have compiled our routine lawn care services and the recommended times that they should be performed.

Whether you are approaching your lawn in a DIY manner or looking into hiring your own lawn care maintenance services, this guideline should help keep your lawn in top shape!

  • Mowing, Edging, and Trimming: These should be maintained on a weekly basis from mid-April to late November. Mowing patterns should be rotated weekly and follow the one-third height cut to achieve maximum lawn health.
  • Fertilizing: Fertilize your lawn approximately three times a year spread out between early spring, late spring, and late summer. Consider testing your soil levels to provide the right balance of nutrients in your fertilizer blend.
  • Weed Control: Take control...
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