We have been noticing damage on White Ash trees (Fraxinus americana) over the course of this winter, particularly in the southern lakes region. In the picture below, you will notice the light bark discoloration on the tree trunks. This discoloration is called ‘blonding’ which is the result of woodpeckers feeding on the Emerald Ash Borer larvae in the bark.
Landscape Management released their February edition, which features articles about maintenance contracts, beautiful landscapes, types of fertilizers, and lawn mowers. These articles help prepare the top industry professionals for a busy spring season by releasing information about the latest in landscape technology. On the topic of the evolution of lawn mowers, Landscape Management asked landscape professionals, including our own Andrew Morse, for their knowledge about the topic. Over the years mowers have gotten faster, more efficient, and more accurate. With today’s technology, landscape companies can cut through most any lawn evenly and in only one or two runs. Years ago, this was not possible. Read More
Winter time can be a great time to sit back and think about renovating your landscape or garden. Visualize how you and your family use your outdoor space. Perhaps the patio isn’t quite large enough for entertaining 6-8 of your friends. Perhaps the plantings along your walkways are overgrown and lack color. Perhaps the foundation plantings haven’t seen a refresh in 10-15 years or you inherited them with changes in ownership.
Winter is by far the hardest season for our trees to cope with. Bitter cold temperatures, high winds, snow load and ice accumulation often lead to catastrophic failure of our beloved trees. We witnessed many such tree failures as recently as January 9th due to snow and ice loads.
The New Hampshire Certified Green SnowPro Program is a first-in-the-nation certification program that is helping to substantially reduce wintertime road salt applications, improve water quality, and provide valuable liability protection to local New Hampshire companies. The Program was developed to mitigate chloride pollution of watersheds (lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater) in New Hampshire through the reduction of salt used in winter maintenance. Read More
Several members of the Belknap team recently travelled to West Lebanon, NH to attend the Turfgrass Conference and Trade Show held annually by the Vermont Greenscape Association. This popular northern New England event features exceptional industry-leading speakers along with vendors and exhibitors that are leading the industry in technology and best practices. Read More
The ASM training program provides quality, accessible safety and operational training for snow operations professionals, designed around the following values: Read More
Brian Thompson and Steve D’Angeli from Belknap Landscape’s irrigation team have a wealth of industry experience that includes completed certifications (CIT) by the Irrigation Association this past spring.