NY Landscape and Property Management around Lake George/Adirondack Region

August 11, 2013

Roadside Planting Beds Provide Color & Screening

Road side planting beds can provide diverse landscaping with shrubs and perennial flowers along the border. Annual flowers can also be added to provide summer color throughout the gardening season. Using berms and raised beds can provide additional height for screening and filtering noise/light from dwelling and also providing you with the necessary privacy.

In some high-traffic north country locations- selection of salt-tolerant plants may be necessary for your roadside bed to thrive.

Roadside Plantings beds can provide screening and shielding

Roadside Plantings beds can provide screening and shielding

 

Roadside Plantings screening house from roadway

Roadside Plantings screening house from roadway

 

Roadside Bed with Perennials & Annual flowers

Roadside Bed with Perennials & Annual flowers

 

August 11, 2013

Why is Crabgrass everywhere this summer?

Everyone is asking -why do I have so much crabgrass in my lawn or shrub beds this year. Well, there are numerous reasons for the bumper crop of crabgrass and it goes back to the hot & dry summer of 2012-which resulted in a large amount of seed and stressed out lawns that became thin. According to a study by Kevin Frank at the Michigan State University Extension, the record amounts of precipitation in June provided the young crabgrass a perfect climate to develop roots. Then the high temperatures of late July and August allowed the crabgrass to compete with other grasses in your lawn or bare mulch beds.

 

Crabgrass is Everywhere!

Crabgrass is Everywhere!

Filed under: Turf,Weeds

August 11, 2013

Rain Gardens can be very Attractive

Rain Gardens can be very attractive landscape features when the proper plants are selected. Rain gardens and other stormwater management devices do require annual maintenance. Please contact us for specific maintenance requirements. We do have maintenance plans and specific guidelines for property owners to follow so that your rain garden holds up to the test of time, not to mention that next large rain event.

 

Landscaped Rain Garden with lush vegetation & flowers

Landscaped Rain Garden with lush vegetation & flowers

 

August 11, 2013

Timber Stairways provide Improved Access to Lake Front Properties

DeFranco Landscaping was retained to replace the existing stairways to the main lake house and stairways to the lakeshore and dock area. The property was recently purchased and the new owners had concerns for the safety of their guests when using the old rotten stairways that were in disrepair. The old timbers were also directing stormwater runoff directly toward the lake house.

 

Existing Condition of original Stairway (To be Replaced)

Existing Condition of original Stairway (To be Replaced)

 

New Timber Stariway and Red Juniper Railing

New Timber Stairway and Red Juniper Railing

Timber stairways can be one of the most cost-effective options to constructing new accesses to the Lake. They can be constructed with minimal disturbance to trees/roots and less expensive than many other options.

Looking Down Timber Stairway to Lake House

Looking Down Timber Stairway to Lake House

 

Timber Lakeshore Access with Cedar Railing

Timber Lakeshore Access with Cedar Railing

Open up your property to endless possibilities by improving accesses and let our craftsman design your next access to the Lake. We can work with your dock builder to coordinate all the “land” activities.

 

Timber Shoreline Access from the Lake

Timber Shoreline Access from the Lake

 

 

 

Memberships & Affiliations:

>> NY State Nurseryman's Association
>> NYS Adopt-A-Highway Participant
>> Hague / Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce
>> CNLP: Certified Nursery & Landscape Professional
>> Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
>> ICPI Certification
>> Bolton Landing Chamber of Commerce
>> Member of the Lake George Association
>> GlensFalls.com
>> Planting What Comes Naturally
>> The DeFrancos of Hague-Sustainable Landscapes & Green Infrastructure

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DeFranco Landscaping Inc. - Landscaping and Property Management Lake George/Adirondack RegionDeFranco Landscaping Inc. :: Phone: 518.543.6089
Mailing Addess: 244 Dodd Hill Road, Hague, NY 12836
Display / Material Loading Site: 110 NYS Route 9N in Ticonderoga, NY
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