Articles by Schumacher Companies

  • Cape Cod Christmas Tree - Schumacher Companies

    How to String Holiday Lights on a Fir Tree

    Stringing holiday lights on a fir tree To properly string lights on an evergreen tree like the 12’ tree shown below (and alight on page 9), you’ll need to be patient. Stringing this tree took six hours over 2 days, …

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    Outdoor Kitchens

    Outdoor Kitchens A recent survey by the American Society of Landscape Architects revealed that outdoor kitchens and entertainment spaces (92.0%) have almost equaled gardens and landscaped spaces (94.2%) in popularity.  The 2014 Houzz Spring Landscaping Trends Study reflected this trend, …

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  • Holiday Decorating Flowers Schumacher Companies

    The Perfect Flowers for Holiday Decorations

    Although its status as the most popular potted plant in the US is not in jeopardy, the poinsettia is being hurt by its own ubiquitous nature.  Quite simply, poinsettias have become too commonplace and consumers are now looking for new …

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    Create a Strong Visual Impact in Your Landscape with Flower Beds

        One simple way to create a strong visual impact in your landscape is to incorporate flower beds. By D. Schumacher Landscaping Well-designed flower beds bloom year-round and can brighten a home’s façade, decorate a fence line, disguise an …

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    A Perfect Path to the Garden

    At the heart of it, a garden path is very practical.  It provides direction to your guests by showing them the way to go, and it provides a level of safety by giving your guests a stable platform to walk …

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  • Do's and Don'ts of Landscape Lighting - photo taken at Wequassett Resort on Cape Cod in MA

    The Do’s and Don’ts of Landscape Lighting

    Photos taken by Schumacher Companies at the Wequassett Resort in Harwich. Landscape lighting involves more than just focusing lights on trees or along walkways.  At its most basic this may be true, but a well-designed system provides benefits far beyond …

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  • Plant a Seed - Why building a premium landscape starts now

    Planting a Seed – Why Building a Premium Landscape Starts Now

    Planting a Seed By Tracy Milot How many times have we put off planning a landscape project till warm weather arrives only to discover that we’ve “missed the window” of opportunity and needed to wait till next year? A garden …

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    Home & Garden – What’s Trending?

      By Mitch Harper   Lawn and garden spending is up for 2014 and bold colors, comfortable spaces, and value are at the top of our shopping lists. According to the Garden Media Group’s study on consumer spending last year, …

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    To Clear or Not to Clear – Ask the Expert

    Each winter we receive a lot of questions from people asking if they should brush the snow off their plants or dig them out. Most of these concerns center around evergreens like arborvitae and junipers. If the snow on your …

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    How to Have a Lush Green Lawn

      The Grass is Always Greener on the Healthier Side A lush green lawn like this one is a delicate balancing act involving the type of grass, the amounts of food & water, and even mowing methods. What happens when …

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