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Below is a list of helpful tips to improve your landscape setting, along with new legislation and news reguarding the 'Green Industry'.

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5 steps to a lush, almost perfect lawn

Posted by B & B Maintenance on January 3, 2010 at 3:44 PM

While there is no magic pill to achieving a better lawn there are some basic steps you can follow that will go a long way in giving you a lush, healthy lawn you'll be proud to walk over. Here then are the 5 basic steps to help anyone achieve a beautiful lawn.

  1. Get the mowing height right for the right time of year.
    There's a lot more to mowing than just cutting the grass every Saturday. One of the most fundamental steps to a perfect lawn is gettin...

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Insects and Firewood: Some Facts

Posted by B & B Maintenance on October 24, 2009 at 12:07 AM

Insects and Firewood: Some Facts

Table of Contents

  • Do the insects cause any damage to the firewood?
  • Will firewood insects attack wood in the house?
  • Should I spray logs to avoid insect pests?
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Firewood Regulations

Posted by B & B Maintenance on October 23, 2009 at 11:47 PM


Firewood and Invasive Insects

Don't Move Firewood - You Could be Killing Our Trees!

FIREWOOD ALERT - "DON'T MOVE FIREWOOD"

A NEW REGULATION is now in effect that prohibits the import of firewood into New York unless it has been heat treated to kill pests. The regulation also limits the transportation of untreated firewood to less than 50 miles from its source.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Firewood

Posted by B & B Maintenance on July 18, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Q: How does burning firewood effect our environment?

Answer: According to Chimney Safety Institute of Americathat unlike the burning of fossil fuels like gas or oil, which many believe tobe upsetting our climate for the worst, burning firewood releases no moreharmful greenhouse gases than would be produced were the wood to simply rot onthe forest floor. If we are responsible in the ways we select, cut, and burnour firewood, wood burning can actually be the correct choice for thee...

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Good Suffolk County Firewood

Posted by B & B Maintenance on July 18, 2009 at 9:05 PM

Good Firewood 


The key to successful wood burning Whether you burn wood in a fireplace, stove or furnace, good quality firewood is the key to convenience, efficiency and safety. Wet wood and pieces that are not the right size and shape for your wood burner can be frustrating, burn inefficiently and deposit creosote that can fuel a dangerous chimney fire. Good planning, seasoning and storage of the firewood s...

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Dollar Spot Lawn Disease

Posted by B & B Maintenance on June 14, 2009 at 6:31 PM


Dollar spot disease is a kind of lawn disease that kills and infectsdifferent kinds of grasses. This disease grows in distinct, small circles around the size of a small pancake or a silver dollar. It is easy to take the dollar spots lightly because they do not look dangerous but they can cause serious damage to the lawn.


Dollar spot diseas...

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Brown Patch Lawn Disease

Posted by B & B Maintenance on June 14, 2009 at 6:26 PM


Brown patch is a very common lawn disease that is caused by the fungusRhizoctonia solani. It is very prevalent in warm and humid areasattacking all different types of grasses like St. Augustine grass andKentucky bluegrass. The disease appears in circular patches of deadgrass sometimes in diameters of many feet. Using a quick-releasenitrogen fertilizer can cause the grass to be susceptibl...

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Red Thread Lawn Disease

Posted by B & B Maintenance on June 14, 2009 at 6:22 PM


Have you ever had a brown patch with a reddish tinge on your lawnand wondered what it is? If it's not spray paint or your kid'spaintball gun, it's probably red thread lawn disease. Red thread is notthe deadliest lawn disease, but you don't want to take it lightly...

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Using a Lawn Care Contractor to Improve Your Lawn

Posted by B & B Maintenance on June 11, 2009 at 8:54 PM

When it comes to looking after the lawn, a lot of people decide to seek the help of a professional to make the lawn look healthy as well as attractive. A contractor will be doing lawn care services as a profession and so their reputation will be at stake and they will have to provide excellent services. This is why it is relatively easy to find a reliable and fair contractor to take care of your lawn and to provide a high class service.


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How To Hire A Lawn Care Maintenance Company

Posted by B & B Maintenance on June 11, 2009 at 8:16 PM

When money is no object, time sometimes is, and a professional lawn service will take care of many of the time consuming chores of landscape maintenance. With professional help taking care of fertilizing and weeding the lawn, protecting it from insect damage, and sometimes even mowing the grass, home gardeners are free to turn their attention to other tasks that are more inte...

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