Good-Bye Winter…Hello Spring!!! (We hope)

March 21, 2014 @ 10:29 am

yellow-tulip-field.jpgIt certainly has been a long, cold winter and we are all looking forward to the sights and sounds of Spring. But on the bright side Mother Nature has a way of balancing things out. The extreme cold was beneficially to kill off some of the invasive bugs that plaque our trees and shrubs.  Recently The New York Times posted this article: Celebrating Deep Freeze, Insect Experts See a Chance to Kill Off Invasive Species which notes that the extreme cold can kill off many the woolly adelgid which have been plaguing our hemlock trees. And the deep snow pack insulated our landscape plants from the harsh cold. But now we are ready for the return of  warmer temperatures. HAPPY SPRING !

Pavers-What’s New!

May 24, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

Stillman PatioInterlocking paving stones have been around for over 5,000 years. The first roads around 3,000 B.C. were made from segmental paving units on the isle of Crete. The Romans, more than two thousand years ago, used tightly fitted cut stone set on a compacted aggregate base to create superior roads. Today, tourists walk those same roads over the original paving stones. Simple, economical, durable, and virtually maintenance-free, the Roman system became the concept for a most versatile paving solution.

The use and popularity of interlocking paving stones is growing by leaps and bounds in the Northeast today. The reason? Interlocking paving stones are a superior system at a very affordable price.

As a homeowner, there is nothing better than adding the finishing touches to your home to make it look like your own. Adding patios, walkways and walls is one of the main, finishing touches, especially if you have a large property, and Stillman Landscape Design & Installation has installed a patio or two for more than just a few homeowners. Smart property owners prefer using paving stones for patios, pool decks, driveways, walkways and other outdoor areas because they last a lifetime with little maintenance. If you are thinking of installing paving stones in an outdoor area of your home, then Stillman Landscape Design & Installation is the professional for the job.

The paving stones from Unilock that we use will give your area a beautiful look that your neighbors and guests will be talking about for months to come. The materials we use stand out from those that our competitors use simply because they are a lot stronger and resistant. It usually won’t take longer than a week for you to have a brand new driveway, patio, or walkway, and it is one investment that will last you for years.

You will be quite surprised at the difference it can make installing a stone patio for your entertainment area or in the front of your home. The entire outlook of your property is enhanced while your patio is functional for entertainment, barbecuing or for plant arrangements. It usually won’t take longer than a week for you to have a brand new driveway, patio, or walkway, and it is one investment that will last you for years. If you browse our website image gallery, you will be more than stunned at the beauty, relaxation and entertainment value a new patio will provide… and it does not cost as much as you may think. Call us for a site evaluation and free estimate today.

Stillman Landscape Offers In House Hydroseeding

February 8, 2012 @ 10:16 am

hydroseedingWHAT IS HYDROSEEDING?
Hydroseeding is a seeding process which makes use of a mixture of seed, water and mulch product. The product is brought to the location, and sprayed over prepared ground in a uniform layer. Hydroseeding is a better alternative to the traditional process of broadcasting or sowing dry seed. It promotes quick germination and inhibits soil erosion. The mulch in the hydroseed blend helps maintain a specific moisture level of the seed for healthier/quicker growth. The product can be mixed with other ingredients to include fertilizer, green dye and other additives depending on your specific needs.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
COST EFFECTIVE: Hydroseeding is the most economical choice for establishing the desired turf without the expense, time, material costs or installation demands of sodding or traditional hand seeding methods.

QUALITY: The lawn quality that hydroseeding affords is much healthier, greener and longer lasting than sodding or hand seeding applications because the root establishment is deeper into the soil and avoids the shock of being transplanted into foreign soils.

hydroseeding-3 COVERAGE: Hydroseeding provides a thicker, more uniform lawn that essentially consists of a mat of interlocking fibers creating the ideal growing environment that doesn’t have the threat of seams showing as with sod or sparse, patchy areas with hand seeding.

HEALTH: Hydroseeding creates the ideal microenvironment for germinating seed because the materials enhance the process and stimulate the seeds to grow a healthy, deep-rooted system in the ground where moisture is at its greatest.

SAFETY: Hydroseeding is a completely safe and non-toxic method of growing grass that is harmless to kids, pets, and the environment.

WATER: With hydroseeding’s ability to retain up to 10 times its weight in water, it’s definitely proved to be the best method for fast, healthy germination, high plant survival and protection of seeds with a moisture sealant. No other method of growing grass has this water retention advantage.

after-hydroseedingWHY USE STILLMAN LANDSCAPING?
Because we use our own equipment and special seed mixture, we can save you time and money on your project by not having to use outside vendors or contractors. And because we install it ourselves with a staff of highly trained professionals, you do not have to worry about going through a third party with any questions, concerns or problems.

Call Stillman Landscape today at 978-424-6853 or email us at info@stillmanlandscape.com for more information.

FALL LANDSCAPES

October 21, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

Fall Landscapes

With the arrival of the cooler weather, it’s clear that fall is heavily upon us! Everyone is spending more time inside and the only real thoughts of outside are the leaves covering the landscape. While you may be inside tryinunilock-firepitg to stay warm and getting ready for winter, give your landscape some thought and think of hot sunny days and the warm nights. How will you be enjoying your landscape this coming summer?

Perhaps you will be enjoying your  outdoor living space, whether  it’s on a large pool patio or secluded seating area. Or maybe you dream of coming home to your gracefully curving front walk, meandering to the front door as it welcomes you home from a long work day.  Think of how relaxing it could be sitting in your backyard  enjoying the peace and tranquility of the landscape, while listening to the sound of a babbling brook, watching your Koi fish. unilock-copthorne

 Isn’t this what everyone wants in the warmer spring and summer months?  So why not have it installed in the summer, right? Depending on the scope of your landscape project, it may take days or even weeks to have your project designed and built.  And after everything  is finished  you have to wait for the grass to grow back. Why not have your landscape installed this fall while your enjoying the shelter of the indoors so it is ready to enjoy during the summer season?

We can install your landscape project this fall, whether it be a walkway, wall, waterfall , patio or pond, or make improvements to your existing outdooor living space by adding a seating wall or stone bench! We can even prepare all the planting beds for your trees, shrubs, and other softscape installation. Now is the perfect time to begin your landscape installtion.

Contact James@stillmanlandscape.com for more information and ask about our end of season landscape installation specials!

New Composite Paver Made of Recycled Tires and Bottles.

March 4, 2010 @ 5:21 pm

     Stillman Landscape attended New England grows this winter, one of the largest green industry conventions in the area! NE grows is fantastic for us in the winter.  It exposes us to some of the newest cutting edge materials and processes of the future. Although this year we had a snow storm during the event, we still made it there!

                One of the newest products we came across was a composite paver made of recycled bottles and tires. I could not even tell when looking at this paver, that it was not concrete or clay until the paver was handed to me. It was amazing to see how light weight it was. The color could perfectly replicate any paving stone. I’m extremely excited about being able to offer this paver, not only for aesthetics, but also for going green in a very sustainable way, durability and sustainability! How much greener does it get than recycled bottles and tires! Not only are these pavers an environmentally friendly option, but they also open up options of being in different outdoor spaces you wouldn’t ordinarily think of. A great example of this would be a roof top terrace; where the weight of materials being used is critical, or even on a deck, porch or breezeway! These pavers can be used on any type walkway, patio and driveway. There is also a style that is offered for being a permeable paver. Imagine that, using a permeable paver that allows rainwater to pass through the joints and is made of recycled materials!

                              

If you are interested in other environmentally friendly options in your landscape don’t for get to check out our rainwater harvesting page. For more information or a consultation feel free to contact James at 978 424 6853 or James@stillmanlandscape.com. And remember Think Green!

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