Get Your Hands Dirty!

Irrigation Infidels?

Attention vacationers! Remember to enlist a “plant-waterer” while you’re away. You will come home to very sad looking creatures if you forget. Even with this cooler weather sweeping through the East coast, it’s important to remember that plants need to be watered up until the first frost. This usually occurs in mid-October but believe it or not, the Farmer’s Almanac doesn’t predict 2011’s first frost until the first week in November this year.

If you want a garden to look this lush, irrigation is the way to go. No watering can or hose can ensure this level of lushness. Irrigation systems have come a long way and now more than ever, water management matters.

Lucky for you, we have our very own in-house irrigation team at Jean Brooks Landscapes. We bring over 20 years of experience to the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems. Whether you are installing a new system or updating an existing one, we are happy to help you every step of the way. Our crew of technicians are trained in the latest water conservation practices including: rain sensors, soil-based moisture sensors, high efficiency drip irrigation systems, rainwater harvesting systems, and advanced user-friendly controls.

Stay faithful to your garden and all that hard work you put in. As an old sage once told me, “plants can live without many things but water is NOT one of them!”


Kudos to Containers

We LOVE these containers at Boston’s Old South Church that we saw today. Check out these unusual plantings including the horn-shaped “datura arborea”. Kudos to the visionary behind this design!