Thursday, August 5, 2010

What Would You Pay to Fertilize Your Lawn?

How about .... nothing? If you sign up now for a 12 month maintenance contract, Ben's Creek Landscaping will fertilize your lawn this fall for FREE!

Let's see, lawn fertilized at no charge AND reservation of the services of our talented staff for the next year. What's not to like? Call us now!

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Summer: No Time for Vacations

Beware. does not want to see you taking time-off this summer, lounging around some beach somewhere. There is summer yard care to take care of! And it backs its opinion up with a compelling checklist of 10 important things you need to do this summer.

So put your beach hats and umbrellas back in storage and read on.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Beat the Heat! Summer Prep Advice

'Mulch' is not a pretty word. But as Shakespeare almost said, call mulch by any other name and it would still smell like ... mulch. It would also still do great things for your garden, providing protective cover, weed-control, erosion resistance, and nutrients for your soil.

And now we learn it does something else very important: it can provide critical protection for your garden against summer heat. From
To prepare your garden for the summer, you should apply mulch around all vegetables, fruits, flowers, vines, shrubs and trees.
Read more here....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Got Money? No? Read This updates us on yard maintenance, with an emphasis on saving money:
Tips on 4 seasons of yard maintenance, money-saving and safety. Yard maintenance is facilitated by equipment, so information is also provided on, e.g., lawn mower upkeep. From spring cleaning to summer irrigation, and from leaf-removal to snow-removal, I'll guide you through yard maintenance and money-saving ideas that will keep your landscape looking like $million -- but at a cheap cost.
Read the whole thing here.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Recent Project

A very satisfied customer recently sent us these pictures of their home. From last summer:

Many thanks for the photos!

The Night Shift

Do gardens cease to exist when the sun sets? No, says Cathy Wilkinson Barash of
With our busy schedules, there isn’t enough time to spend working in the garden, much less relaxing and enjoying it. A simple solution is to create a garden that can be enjoyed when there is free time - from late afternoon through the night.

Friday, March 12, 2010


A lush, well-maintained lawn is an important foundation of any landscape plan. has a nice write-up on lawncare. It begins:
Most all Lawn Care items fall into one of the following categories, from Establishment to Mowing or Watering. We will follow the example of a new lawn being established and cared for over the course of a season and list the things that may need to be done.
Continue reading here ...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring is Springing: Tend to your Gardens Now!

The Helpful Gardener tells us: "Every season brings a different set of chores in the garden. Spring is an exciting time for gardeners as preparations are made for the bounty and beauty of the garden as it awakes from winter hibernation. It can also, however, be a bit overwhelming to know how to prioritize your gardening time at this time of year. Here is a helpful list of chores that should be tended to in the spring...." More, click here.