Monthly Wisdom

Foliage vs. Flowers

Now that spring is here, you’re probably thinking about your outdoor garden. You can’t wait to get a little color back into your life after the dull gray winter. Remember, when you plant your garden, you’ll want to look at more than just flowers. Flowers only last a...

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Turn Your Yard into Hoop Heaven

As beautiful as a landscaped back yard can look, maybe taking care of a garden isn’t your favorite way to spend a weekend. Planting, watering, weeding…just too much work! Not only that, but your family has grown up a bit. You don’t have small children any more who...

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Beautifying the Garden of an Historic Building

What better way for a local landscaping contractor to help beautify the community than to put its talents to work on a garden project at the library? That’s exactly what Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Group did for the Hoboken Public Library. The Friends...

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Spring Flowers in Winter? Yes, It’s Possible!

It’s January—cold, icy, maybe snowy—flowers may be the last thing on your mind right now. But you can have the beauty of spring even in the middle of winter, with bulbs that you can force to grow indoors. Forcing a bulb to grow really means tricking it into thinking...

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Backyard Walls Can Be Beautiful

According to Richard Lovelace, “stone walls do not a prison make.” But, when you have an ugly wall in your back yard, it may feel like a prison. It doesn’t have to be that way! You can make the walls that separate you from your neighbors part of the landscape, or use...

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How to Put the Garden to Bed for the Winter

The end of warm weather doesn’t mean the end of gardening. You still need to put your garden to bed for the winter so it will be in great shape when the spring returns. There are four main parts to preparing your garden for the cold weather: cutting back, cleaning up,...

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Decorating Your Outdoor Space

Your deck, yard, or garden is just about finished. You have your grill, your fire pit, and your dining area all set up. Now you have to decorate it! What good is all this wonderful space if there is no place for people to sit and relax? There are any number directions...

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Backyard Urban Landscape Fire Pit Installations

Fall is upon us. The nights are already getting much chillier. That doesn’t mean, however, that you have to give up your outdoor space. There are a number of ways to keep yourself warm with a stylish fire pit so your patio can remain your go-to entertaining area until...

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Adding a Deck to your Landscape

A deck outside of your home will give you days and nights of enjoyment for three out of four seasons of the year. But it’s not a small investment. You’ll want to make sure you’re getting the best for your money, along with something that lasts. Cable rails for decks...

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Lighting Your Landscape

Entertaining doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. In fact, that’s when it can become the most fun. To enjoy those hot summer nights, you need some great lighting to display your gorgeous landscaping and patio. The right lighting will draw attention exactly where you...

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