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Hey there, Mike from 4 Seasons Lawn Care here. With the early spring bloom happening in NJ this year, lawn care season started roughly a week and a half ago and is officially in progress as we speak. Be sure to contact us early to be put on the mowing schedule for 2012.

If you’re a new reader just finding this blog, check out our website at http://4seasonslawns.com or click the various posts on this blog and visit the About Us page to learn how we can help you have the nicest yard on the block!

Contact mike@4seasonslawns.com or call 908 783 5733 for your lawn cutting or spring cleanup quote today.

Also check out our other website, Garden Beds NJ, to find out how we can help make garden bed prep super simple this spring. Thanks!

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Thoughts turning to garden planting, flower beds, and that first glorious trip to Home Depot for seeds and garden supplies?

Get a jump on spring with a yard cleanup from 4 Seasons Lawn Care. Give us a call at 908 783 5733 and ask for Mike!

We’ll come right over, lickety-split, and rake up all those decaying leaf piles, haul away dead branches, and do all the things that make spring garden prep a chore rather than the fun, stress-relieving activity it’s supposed to be.

Just a few outdoor cleanup jobs we handle:

  • Cutting back dead ornamental grasses
  • Hedge trimming
  • Leaf cleanup and haul-away
  • Edging around property and garden beds
  • Shrub, tree and flower planting
  • Mulching garden and flower beds, around trees and shrubbery

Start the spring growing season off on the right foot. 4 Seasons Lawn Care makes it easy! We offer lawn and yard care services in and around Hunterdon County, NJ. We also can be seen in Warren County on occasion, so give a call to find out if you fall within our territory!

908 783 5733 or email mikehyde@4seasonslawns.com.

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Ahh, the bloom on the forsythia. It’s one of the telltale signs of spring, and the beginning of my busy season as a lawn and yard care provider.

Hunterdon County, NJ residents, get a jump on your spring yard cleanup and summer lawn cutting schedule. Call 4 Seasons Lawn Care and ask for Mike Hyde. 908 783 5733.

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Besides making your planting beds look neat and tidy, are there other reasons to mulch around your plants, shrubs and trees? You bet there are!

Organic mulch is a great way to enrich the soil over time. The mulch that you put down last spring is decomposing this spring, adding nourishment to the soil and your plants. It’s  just like the natural layer of decaying leaves and pine needles that breaks down on the forest floor.

Mulch gives your plants just the right amount of moisture. Mulch prevents runoff after watering, and acts as a sort of sponge, holding the water and releasing it gradually so that your plants get a more even delivery of H20. This means less of a chance of over- or under-watering, and you won’t have to water as frequently.

Organic mulch insulates the roots of your plants. Like an added blanket of protection, in summer mulch keeps vegetation cooler, and in winter it protects plants from freezing temperatures.

Mulch stops weeds. Weeds grow because weed seeds spread over the surface of the ground and take root. It is difficult for weeds to put their roots down through a layer of mulch. If you really want to keep weeding time to a minimum this summer, then mulch everything in your yard – even garden vegetables!

A few mulching tips:

  • Turn last year’s mulch into the soil, then add another layer of fresh mulch.
  • Avoid mounding mulch around the base of your trees and shrubs. This can result in what is known as “root rot.”
  • Keep your mulch layer to no more than 2-3 inches.
  • Use an organic mulch such as shredded bark or wood chips, for the greatest benefit to your soil and plants.

4 Seasons Lawn Care offers mulch delivery and application for the Whitehouse-Flemington area of Hunterdon County. Call Mike at 908 783 5733. The earlier the better… our lawn and yard care calendar fills up fast!

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