Spring and fall cleanups can be a daunting task without the right equipment. Take back your weekends and enjoy the changing seasons without the headache of cleaning up the yard by hand.
Spring cleanups are custom tailored to each client’s property depending on what each landscape demands. Spring cleanups can be as basic as cleaning all leaf and stick debris from all turf grass and garden beds along with evaluating shrub and tree damage from winter storms. Services can be added to a basic spring cleanup such as turf grass soil testing, turf grass thatching if necessary and much more.
Fall cleanups are custom tailored to each client’s property depending on what each landscape demands. Clients can choose the frequency of cleanups throughout the autumn season, while most clients choose a two-visit program some love a clean property at a higher frequency of visits.
Landscape design and installation goes far beyond just planting a shrub or tree. The desire for an open dialogue between us and the client is what makes us delighted. Discovering your wants and needs simultaneously with the landscape vision, is what we strive for.
Discovering those needs starts with the functional aspects of the design along with aesthetics of the overall appeal. When functional and aesthetic goals are established we when take pride in choosing the correct species and cultivar of the plant, shrubs or trees for the correct area in order to maximize the clients functional and aesthetic value.
Managing shrubs and ornamental trees in a landscape should be performed with knowledge of proper pruning practices. Pruning practices are relative to the species in which we are caring for, one size does not fit all!
Enjoying a beautiful outdoor garden throughout the season sometimes cannot be described in words. Flowing with textures and colors that are harmonized with the entire property and landscape and as varieties of species are finished with their color and beauty yet another is just starting. The success of gardens in many different varieties and themes share one necessity: Maintenance.
Whether it be simple removal of weeds, pre-emergent weed control, trimming, fertilization, or winter preparation. Our staff can assist with your gardening needs so you have enjoyed your own nature
Our Lawn mowing service, for us, is much more than just cutting the grass. Our regular practice is to evaluate the turf grass every time we step foot on it. Ensuring that the client is receiving the desired functionality of their lawn, from evaluating weather conditions, mowing height, removal of grass clippings, trimming garden edges, blowing off all hard surfaces, cleaning lawn mowers and to sharpen mower blades every day to guarantee the best service is provided.
Soil testing is an absolute critical practice on an annual basis to receive feedback of what your turf grass needs throughout the season. This testing ensures that the correct practices are being performed at the correct times. Let a certified turf grass manager treat your lawn like a golf course fairway.
The most effective method of fighting against your common turf grass weeds is pre-emergently (before they emerge from the soil). Let the H&H turf team evaluate your lawn areas in order to develop a weed management plan.
Do you suspect a turf grass insect issue? The H&H Turf team will identify the issue with our entomology background and develop to plan with options to solve the issue at hand.
Treating unwanted weeds pre-emergently is the most effective method, however there are times most weed to show their face along walkways and driveways due a heat transfer. The H&H turf team will evaluate the situation and offer options to treat the problem areas.
Having extensive knowledge in the turf grass agronomy field, our H&H fertilization programs are very unique. Starting with analyzing the soil foundation to give the team base line information we will then custom tailor your program specifically to your lawn to expose untapped potential that most companies will not.
While most applicators will simply follow the packaging instructions to maintain a lawn current pH levels with no knowledge of what the soil actually needs, The H&H turf team will test the soil to evaluate its current state with major consideration of the Cation Exchange Rate to truly bring your turf grass soil to where it needs to be for optimal turf grass performance.
The ideal soil profile under your turf grass is 30% clay, 30% silt and 30% sand with not more than 5% organic material. Most lawn soils can be not the most ideal after investigation, the cultural practice of top dressing can assist in accomplishing this goal.
Turf grass thatch is the decaying material between the turf grass crowns and the soil. The thatch layer can be beneficial to about one inch in depth. If the thatch layer is greater than one inch this can affect nutrient and water absorption along with a higher risk of insect and disease introduction. We will only perform turf grass thatching if this cultural practice is truly beneficial.
Core Aeration is a perfect opportunity to built density in your current turf grass by performing an over-seeding application with the proper species/cultivar.
The process of verticut (also known as slice seeding) is the cultural practice of seed to soil contact for germination while minimizing damage to the already existing turf grass. This method is very effective when the goal is to build density to your already existing lawn.
We love to save water! The misuse of an irrigation system can lead to hundreds of gallons of waste water, fertilizer leaching, erosion, soil compaction, turf grass diseases, weaker root systems, weaker overall plant and much more. Our background in hydrology makes our team to great fit to get your irrigation system on the right track.
Benefits of mulches in your plant, shrub and tree gardens.
The benefits of installing mulch goes beyond just the cosmetic appearance of a clean crisp look. Functional benefits include moisture retention, weed suppression, temperature regulation and soil fertility. Our team’s absolute focus is the proper installation of mulches in your gardens to maximize the benefits of the product you choose.
Our most popular material we install due to the subtle yet very clean look in a variety of gardens. A highly aromatic double ground fresh pine produced here in New England.
Our Red Hemlock Mulch we provide is all natural without any dyes or chemicals added to provide a highly aromatic double ground material produced here in New England that results in a beautiful rich appearance.
Our most distinctive option that makes your existing plant, shrubs and trees along with grass edge lines very prominent.
The most beneficial option in regards to tree and plant health which provides all the distinct features as other mulches plus much more. This organic leaf compost is what you would see providing nutrients in a natural environment without the use of any chemicals. This organic mulch it perfect for building your soil profile and biology by decomposing at a faster rate than a bark mulch providing a much more functional option.
Keeping parking lots and walkways clear of snow and ice is a true passion for the H&H Snow and Ice Management team. Monitoring weather patterns along with air and pavement temperatures is always an ongoing task during the winter months. We consider it our business to keep your business open during and after winter storms!
As the days become longer, the snow begins to disappear and we begin to hear the songs of the birds in the air we begin to appreciate the upcoming spring season. The newly growing leaf buds on the trees and early season perennials starting to show their presents. This season sets the foundation of the growing season for the rest of the year. The practices that H&H performs during this time dictates the success of your landscape for the remainder of the year and also years to come.
As the air and soil temperatures start to rise we clearly begin to see the fruits of our labor from the turf grass to the perennial and shrub gardens. H&H has a passion for managing your beautiful landscapes, from weekly lawn service to fine garden management. Our goal is to ensure that you enjoy the summer beauty without taking away your summertime.
This season is such a bitter sweet time of year for us, for our team we consider it Beethoven’s 9th symphony, just beautiful yet the sign of the end of the growing season. Early autumn is our more active time of the year due to the ideal soil temperatures. Whether it be preparation of an already existing fine garden or lawn or evolving a new masterpiece, this time of year is near perfect to start a composition. In the late Autumn, when the gorgeous colors start to fall to the ground and the winter months are approaching our team will ensure that the property is nice and tidy for the holiday season.
Did you know that some house plants can lower respiratory issues, eye irritation problems and contribute to fewer headaches? Even in the cold and snowy New England winter, one can still enjoy the benefits of a beautiful landscape by incorporating a variety of house plants.
Justin has a passion for the outdoors that began in his adolescent years assisting his father in the landscaping field. He developed a focus for this work that continues to grow since his early days working with his dad.
With this zeal and ultimate goal of providing clients with the professional knowledge and service, Justin attained a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Accompanying his joy for outdoor living, Justin is driven by life-long education. Combining his main motivations, Justin attended the UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture in their selective specialty school, the International Winter School for Turf Managers in 2018.
“We pride ourselves in providing a special and unique experience for every client, many in which have been so since our inception. Clients should expect custom tailored landscape programs that best fit the property being managed and will never be considered just an address or a number.”
Specialties: Turf Grass Weed Management, Soil Science, Turf Pathology, Entomology, Agronomy, Turf Grass physiology and Arboriculture.
Westfield State University
B.S. Business Management
UMass Stockbridge School of Agriculture
International Winter School for Turf Managers
Mike is a natural outdoorsman, you'll recognize that when you see him managing your landscape care! Mike has been a part of H&H from its early stages and is a member you can count on when working on your property.
B.S. University of Massachusetts Lowell
You may find Amanda as one of the personnel on your property, usually behind the camera! When not on site, she is developing our technological & creative resources.
B.S. Framingham State University
Paris American Academy