All Seasons Landscaping Blog

How Rain Gardens Help Remove Pollution

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Dec
2013
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Categories :Planting, Services

Rain gardens, or bio-retention areas, are important factors in keeping fertilizers, pesticides, and other pollutants from entering Connecticut’s local bodies of water. When implemented in a construction project, rain gardens are a low-impact development techniques that help meet the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System’s...

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Bio-Retention Areas: Rain Gardens

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Dec
2013
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Rain Gardens, also called bio-retention areas, are key components for erosion control and stormwater management. Following the EPA\’92s recommendations for low-impact development (LID), rain gardens use natural resources as a way to keep polluted stormwater away from bodies of water. Recent NPDES Phase II...

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6 Tips For Choosing a Reliable Snow Removal Company in Connecticut

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Nov
2013
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Categories :Services, Snow Removal

The state of Connecticut is no stranger to frequent snow storms and icy conditions. Knowing how to choose a reliable snow removal company for your property is as important as owning a shovel. No two snow removal companies are alike. Some companies cater to...

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What are the Drawbacks of Paper Mulch?

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Oct
2013
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Categories :Uncategorized

Paper mulch, made from recycled newspapers and other paper products, is becoming an increasingly popular hydroseeding medium due it is not the right answer for every landscape construction project. Drawbacks of Using Paper Mulch Although paper mulch (also known as cellulose mulch) is more...

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Choosing the Right Wetland Plants in Connecticut

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Oct
2013
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Categories :Services, Wetlands

One crucial decision during Connecticut Wetlands Planting is choosing the right plant. When restoring or planting in a wetlands area for the first time, it is important to choose native species.  While excess moisture would kill many non-native trees, shrubs, and flowers, native plants...

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Why is Slope Stabilization in Connecticut So Important?

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Oct
2013
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One of the by-products of large landscape construction projects is the mountains of displaced soil such projects generate. As slopes can be graded and leveled off, the harsh New England rains and occasional tropical storms, hurricanes, or other natural disasters, can make it necessary...

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The Importance of Landfill Erosion Control Through Hydroseeding

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Aug
2013
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Hydroseeding is changing the way Connecticut landfill owners manage their operations. This convenient technology replaces the need for dump trucks full of soil and the labor-intensive filling, spreading, and dumping of soil for a daily cover. Saving time and labor is just one of the...

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CT Erosion Control Guidelines: When to Use an Erosion Control Blanket

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Jul
2013
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Connecticut erosion control guidelines as well as those by the U.S. EPA encourage the use erosion control blankets to prevent pollution from storm water run-off and to help keep soil in place on steep grades. In fact, by 2014, all construction projects that disturb...

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The Cost of Hydroseeding in Connecticut

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Jul
2013
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Categories :Hydroseeding, Services

There are many variables that determine the cost of Hydroseeding in Connecticut. Hydroseeding costs are typically based on a per square foot basis. That is, when the total square feet of an area is determined after considering all the factors, the contractor will determine...

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The Connecticut Construction Industry is Heating Up!

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Jun
2013
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Categories :Uncategorized

With this week marking the first heat wave of 2013, it’s very important to make sure your workers are aware of the potential dangers of heat stress and take the necessary precautions to stay safe. Working in high temperatures and humidity, direct sun exposure,...

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Hydroseeding Products: Conwed Wood Fiber 1000 vs. 2000

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Jun
2013
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Categories :Hydroseeding, Services

When choosing a hydroseed or soil erosion product for your next project, slope, vegetation and surrounding areas are of main concern. Being aware of the new technology that is emerging and understanding how spending a little more on product that has been proven to...

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Choosing the Best Product for your CT Hydro seeding Project

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Jun
2013
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Categories :Hydroseeding, Services

The Spring and Fall seasons result in an increased need and high demand for hydroseed and erosion control services. While some may still argue in favor of laid erosion control blanket solutions, hydraulic products that can be sprayed in a timely and environmentally safe...

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Is your job site in compliance with OEP regulations?

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Jun
2013
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Categories :Uncategorized

Every state and municipal project must have an erosion and sedimentation control plan designed in accordance with the 2002-CT Guidelines for Soil Erosion \’96 Sediment Control.  This plan must be put into effect before work can begin on the project. This plan will detail the...

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Connecticut in the LEED for ’93Green’ Development

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Jun
2013
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Categories :Uncategorized

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating systems to rank projects and buildings based on their energy efficiency. LEED rating systems are grouped based on the specific project or building type. The LEED...

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The Effect Natural Disasters have on Hydroseed & Erosion Control

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Jun
2013
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While natural disasters such as floods, fires, hurricanes and tornados can destroy miles of property in a short amount of time, everyday weather such as wind, rain and snow can also cause just as many problems on our jobsites. The unpredictable weather patterns inherent...

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CT Invasive Species Removal Guidelines from the OEP

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Jun
2013
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In an effort to protect Connecticut\’92s natural ecosystem, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and CT DOT Office of Environmental Planning (OEP) now mandates that all invasive species must be removed within project limits before any work can commence on any state...

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How does your landscape construction subcontractor ‘measure up’?

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Jun
2013
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What does ‘Measuring Up’ mean to All Seasons Landscaping as a company? To me personally it means taking our company to the next level in terms of what we do, how we do it, and how we present it. We have been fortunate enough...

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Contractors Responsibility For CT Invasive Species Removal

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Jun
2013
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Over the past decade, the State of Connecticut in partnership with the Department of Transportation has become more aware of the inherent threat that invasive species pose to our native habitats. In order control invasive species on job sites contractors have a new set...

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CT Invasive Species Control and Removal

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May
2013
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Over the past decade, the State of Connecticut in partnership with the Department of Transportation has become more aware of the inherent threat that invasive species pose to our native habitats. These non-native species have multiplied at aggressive rates, out-competing native species that provide...

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Types of Green Roofs: Intensive vs. Extensive

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May
2013
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Already a popular trend in Europe, vegetated green roofs are becoming increasingly popular throughout the United States. They are being installed on office buildings, skyscrapers, large manufacturing plants, and even residential homes in cities and towns across the country. Green roofs are most common...

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Hydro Seed in CT: Bonded Fiber Matrices vs. Flexible Growth Medium

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May
2013
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Categories :Hydroseeding, Services

While there are several types of Bonded Fiber Matrices (BFMs) available on the Hydroseeding market, they do not provide as high a level of protection and vegetation as a Flexible Growth Medium. They are, however, still a better option in several situations. Flexible Growth...

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The Difference Between a Detention Basin and a Retention Basin

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May
2013
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Basins play an important role in storm water management on new construction sites.   Basins control Storm water flow in critical areas to prevent flooding and erosion.  The basins eventually release some or all of the contained water at slow controlled rates as to not...

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Review of Conwed Wood Fiber 1000 (Conwed Hydro Mulch 1000)

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Apr
2013
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Categories :Uncategorized

Soil erosion projects are completed on all different size slopes. Steeper slopes require products that will create a stronger bond. Conwed Fibers\’92 wood products are ideal for critical sites with up to 2:1 slopes. According to the Conwed Fibers\’92 website ‘Contractors report that our Thermally...

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The Facts About Pro Matrix Engineered Fiber Matrix

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Apr
2013
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As spring quickly approaches the need for hydro seed and erosion control services will be in high demand. While some may still argue in favor of laid erosion control blanket solutions, hydraulic products that can be sprayed in a timely and environmentally safe manner...

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Landscape Construction Highway Safety

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Apr
2013
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Categories :Uncategorized

In the late 1990\’92s I was working along with my crew planting large pine trees on an off ramp from the Route 20 Bradley connecter in Windsor Ct.  We were working 50-75 feet off the road in a relatively large area. Our plan was...

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