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Welcome to the Hillside Landscaping Blog. Inspiration, ideas, and expert advice on the following topics: Landscape design, landscape build, landscape maintenance, organic lawn care & lawn care services.

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Welcome To The Hillside Landscaping Blog. Inspiration, Ideas, And Expert Advice On The Following Topics: Landscape Design, Landscape Build, Landscape Maintenance, Organic Lawn Care & Lawn Care Services.



There ARE significant differences between organic and chemical fertilizers in terms of nutrient availability and the long-term effects on soil, plants, and the environment. So how does a conscientious gardener decide? Read more and let Hillside Landscaping help you make that decision...

Top 5 Projects To Try This Summer


Looking For a 2017 Summer Landscaping Project?

Look no further, Hillside Landscaping Co. has put together some project ideas for you to try in your Connecticut yard this summer...



Landscaping Project #1

Grow Grass Organically.

This one is near and dear to the hearts of each and every Hillside Landscaping Co. crew member. With the popularity of organic lawn care at an all-time high, this summer is the perfect time to find out what all the hype is about. There are several reasons why you should give organic lawn care a shot, and the benefits are numerous. Not only will your lawn be healthier and lusher, but organic lawn care is also safer for pets, children, and all of those little creatures living in your soil. It’s time to say goodbye to pesticides and chemicals and give organic lawn care a shot.

Landscaping Project #2

Build a Patio or Retaining Wall.

Nothing says “summer” quite like gathering with family and friends for a cookout in the backyard. What better place to entertain guests than a brand new patio? Patios are incredibly versatile, both in terms of design, and material. Some of the most common patios include brick, concrete, stone, and gravel. Since expanding outdoor living space has become all the rage among homeowners, a well-designed patio will not only upgrade your home’s living space, but also pay dividends in terms of resale value.

Landscaping Project #3

Construct a Garden Bed.

Flowers, shrubs, and vegetables…oh my! One of the most rewarding projects you can take on this summer is the construction of your very own garden. Besides being incredibly relaxing and a surprisingly good source of exercise, gardening will save you money and have you eating healthier by allowing you to grow food in your own backyard. This summer, give gardening a try. Choose a space, fill it with good quality soil, pick your favorite flowers and veggies, and get planting!

Landscaping Project #4

Build/Rebuild a Walkway.

If you’re like most people, the walkway from your driveway to the front door has seen better days. Cracks, chips, and stains have turned what was once a beautiful stroll into a good walk spoiled. This summer, improve the look (and safety) of your walkway one brick, or stone at a time. Your home’s curb appeal will thank you.

Landscaping Project #5

Trim Your Shrubs & Trees.

Proper pruning and trimming dramatically enhances the beauty of nearly any landscape. In addition to helping make your yard the envy of the neighborhood, pruning your trees and shrubs will also maintain safety, rejuvenate growth, and promote plant health. So this summer, take it down a notch! Don’t let those shrubs and trees overshadow your brand new garden below.