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04/28/2016

New Tree Installations & Plantings | Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, CT

New Tree Installations & Plantings | Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, CTBased in Stamford, CT and servicing customers throughout the New Haven, Fairfield, and Westchester County areas, PLT Landscape Contractors has the experience and capabilities to install new trees of all sizes of scope onto your property. If you are planning on performing a tree installation on your property, or introducing shrubs and new plantings, there are actually a huge number of assortments of plants that might be accessible to use on your property. Picking the right plants, introducing them in the right areas and performing proper planting procedures can embellish your property, as well as it can add usefulness to your landscape and expansion general property estimation.

Choosing the most suitable the plants for your landscape

Adding the right plants to your Connecticut landscape can give you many years of enjoyment on your property. By hiring PLT Landscape Contractors to perform your landscape plantings and installations, we can help your property to furnish multi-season enthusiasm with brilliant foliage, lively blossoms, extraordinary trees, ostentatious garden installations to pull in natural life, and even allow for other important capacities. A painstakingly arranged and professionally introduced landcssape can give screening to protection, enhance security of your property, and even lower vitality expenses to warmth and cool your home. Contingent on the light presentation, dampness content, and other site contemplations, knowing which plant is reasonable for every zone of your property is crucial to expand your speculation, lower support, and amplify happiness.

Selecting the best Stamford area landscape designer

New Tree Installations & Plantings | Stamford, Greenwich, Westport, CTOnce the most suitable and aesthetically pleasing plants, trees, and shrubs have been selected, you will need to hire a professional landscape company that will have the experience and tools to perform the installations.. Utilizing PLT Landscape Contractors as your landscaper, implies that quality nursery stock will be chosen, and care will be given at each progression to decorate your property by our profoundly prepared specialists. Plants will be legitimately divided, and appropriate establishment methods will be utilized to give your plants the most obvious opportunity they can have for survival for a long, sound life. Entirely taking after best practices and selecting quality materials permit us to offer guarantees on the dominant part of plants we introduce.

Utilizing CT Landscape Contractor that offers a wide array of landscape administrations to introduce these plants as well as to perform ongoing landscape maintenance will allow you to maintain a vibrant and healthy landscape throughout the year. PLT Landscape Contractors is capable of caring for your plants through all stages of their development. We additionally prune trees when they are full grown, perform maintenance to trees and shrubs all through their lifetime and protect them from dangerous insects, evasive animals, and infection challenges they confront. We’re focused on keeping your landscape looking awesome for quite a long time after the completion of your establishment venture. Whether it’s trimming shrubs, preparing trees, or mulching your garden beds, we have you secured.

PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut performs landscape design, landscape masonry, landscape maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, stone walkways, patios, stone walls, retainer walls, site-work, drainage, material yard, lawn maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape lighting, irrigation installations and repairs, seasonal cleanups, large tree installations, shrub and garden installations, snow removal, excavation and more. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!

01/23/2016

CT Spring Landscape Design & Maintenance | Stamford, Greenwich, New Canaan

Does professional landscape design increase property value? | Stamford, ConnecticutWhen the long Connecticut winter finally draws to an end temperatures begin to warm up, the first thing on the minds of many Connecticut property owners is preparing and developing their landscapes for the spring season. It is an exciting time of the year if your interests include gardening, landscaping, and improving the appearance of your property. The Stamford landscape design and maintenance professionals at PLT Landscape have helped countless property owners throughout the Fairfield County area and beyond, design and maintain beautiful and inspiring landscapes for their properties. We have compiled a list of suggestions below that you should take into account as you begin your spring landscaping duties.

Understand your climate and upcoming weather patterns. Before you begin your landscaping, it is important that you are certain that the cold weather of the winter season is entirely behind. A common mistake among property owners is that they begin to install new plantings when there is still a threat of of frost occurring, which can be extremely harmful to their health.

Do research to find out any harmful pests that exist in your area. Many property owners are of the belief that simply providing a sufficient level of sun and water for their plantings will be enough to ensure their health and vibrancy. However, a commonly overlooked factor are potential pests such as animals and insects that can destroy your landscaping. It is important to plan ahead by installing fencing or apply the necessary insecticides that will protect your plants from these elements.

Prepare for the growth to ensure necessary space for your plantings and map out an area. Before you plant your trees, shrubs, or garden installations, you should take into account how large your plants will grow and plan for space accordingly. As you select your plantings from the nursery, ask for a consultation of the height and growth requirements. Once you have selected your plants and estimated how much of an area is required for each planting, you can begin to stake out the space and location where they will be planted. You want to make sure that none of your walkways or view-lines will be obstructed. You should also take into account the power-lines located on your property as well as the potential of your property’s foundation being compromised by the roots of your plantings.

Spring landscaping can be a very enjoyable endevour that will allow you to fully enjoy your property during the warmer months as well as add market value to your home. If you are interested in enhancing your landscape this spring, you can contact the CT landscape professionals at PLT Landscape Contractors at (203) 356-1479 for a free consultation. Over the years, we have established a reputation in the Stamford area as being reliable and high quality landscape design and installation company. We have developed and maintained landscape for commercial as well as residential properties of all sizes and scope. We also provide landscape masonry construction services and are committed to providing a superior service to each of our customers.

PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut performs landscape design, landscape masonry, landscape maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, stone walkways, patios, stone walls, retainer walls, site-work, drainage, material yard, lawn maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape lighting, irrigation installations and repairs, seasonal cleanups, large tree installations, shrub and garden installations, snow removal, excavation and more. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!

12/19/2015

Mulch Installation – Winter Mulching | Stamford, Westport, Fairfield, CT

Mulch Installation – Winter Mulching | Stamford, Westport, Fairfield, CTAs a property owner, you most likely understand the importance of providing mulch for your trees, shrubs, and flower beds. It is widely know that applying mulch to your property will assist in preventing weeds, will work to retain moisture, and will keep your roots from freezing in the winter season or overheating in the summer. If you want to maintain a healthy landscape year round, they will need the necessary amounts of water and nutrient and providing mulch to your plants, flower beds and trees is essential for this to happen.

Based in Stamford, CT, PLT Landscape Contractors have many years of hands on landscape maintenance and mulching experience. We have provided some information below that will assist you in preparing your landscape with the addition of mulch, which will help to keep your landscape healthy and flourishing all year round.

Edge the landscape bed. By doing so, you will prevent the mulch from spreading onto your turf and it will also improve the appearance of your landscape. You can achieve this by either utilizing a shovel to dig roughly six inches around the edges of your landscape bed. You can aslo use landscape edging products that can be effective if installed properly.

Remove weeds from your landscape. Before you begin mulching, it is essential to remove all of the weeds from the area. Mulch is very effective in preventing weeds from sprouting up because it is capable of blocking out the sunlight. However, if a weed is not removed by it’s roots, it will be capable of forcing it’s way through the mulch.

Determine the proper amount of mulch that will be required. You can achieve this by measuring the length and width of the area in feet. Multiply these figures together to find the area in square feet. You must then decide how deep you would like to set you mulch. Typically, for most garden beds, trees, and bushes, approximately 3 inches is an appropriate depth. You can then take this information to the store and use it to figure out the appropriate amount of mulch required.

Stamford, CT Landscape Maintenance Services

It is important to protect all of the elements of your landscape during the winter months when temperatures drop. By applying mulch to your landscape you will be providing additional warmth and assist in preventing the roots of your plants and trees from freezing. Winter mulching is usually performed during the fall season and it is recommended that at least a 3-4 inch layer is applied.

PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut performs landscape design, landscape masonry, landscape maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, stone walkways, patios, stone walls, retainer walls, site-work, drainage, material yard, lawn maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape lighting, irrigation installations and repairs, seasonal cleanups, large tree installations, shrub and garden installations, snow removal, excavation and more. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!

07/20/2015

Does professional landscape design increase property value? | Stamford, Connecticut

Does professional landscape design increase property value? | Stamford, ConnecticutThe landscape professionals at PLT Landscape Contractors recently met with a homeowner in Greenwich, Connecticut who was interested on improving the appearance of their landscape in order to facilitate the sale of their property, which was going on the market within the next few months. The homeowners lawn had deteriorated, they had shrubs that were overgrown, there were cracks in the stone walkway, and the structure of their deck was falling apart. The rough condition of their lawn and hardscapes not only made the house seem unkept and dated, it also masked the actual beauty of the property and home.

It is widely known that hiring a landscape design contractor to maintain your landscape will not only improve the appearance of your property, but it will also improve the market value of your property and make it easier to sell. PLT Landscape Contractors can install a professionally designed and maintained landscape utilizing high quality components and plant material that will beautify your property increase the value of your home or commercial property. We have included a few landscape ideas below that we are capable of providing for your property.

  • Tree Installations: Beyond adding privacy and beauty to a property, the addition of trees to a landscape will provide an economic benefit by lowering the energy expenditures for your home or business by adding a shield from the direct sunlight. This additional shade will reduce cooling costs in the summer. It can also provide protection against the harsh elements of the winter season. Studies have indicated that fully mature and manicured trees will greatly improve property values and appeal to prospective buyers.
  • Outdoor Lighting: When strategically designed and installed, outdoor lighting can significantly increase the overall market appeal of your home or business. PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut have experience in installing outdoor lighting features for walkways, swimming pools, ponds, and lighting that will highlight the structural beauty of your home. An additional benefit of including outdoor lighting features within your landscape is that it will help to deter any potential intruders on your property and give you and your family an added sense of security. This can also help to reduce your insurance payments with some insurance companies.
  • Wood, Vinyl, Aluminum and Chain Link Fencing: Adding fence to your property has many obvious benefits such as providing privacy, keeping your pets and children safely confined, and preventing intruders from entering your property. Most potential buyers are interested in a property that offers a sense of privacy and security, so a fence will be viewed as a major positive. If a prospective buyer is interested in installing a pool, the proper fence will satisfy any safety and legal standards and save them money.

The landscaping of your property will be the first thing that a prospective buyer will notice when they arrive on your location, so you will want to make a strong first impression if you are looking to maximize the value of your home and get it sold as soon as possible. If you are interested in improving the landscape of your property, do not hesitate to contact the landscape design and installation professionals at PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut at (203) 356-1479. We are your one-stop shopping experience for all of your Connecticut landscaping needs.

PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut performs landscape design, landscape masonry, landscape maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, stone walkways, patios, stone walls, retainer walls, site-work, drainage, material yard, lawn maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape lighting, irrigation installations and repairs, seasonal cleanups, large tree installations, shrub and garden installations, snow removal, excavation and more. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!

06/18/2015

Benefits of hiring a Connecticut landscape contractor | Stamford, Westchester, Greenwich

Benefits of hiring a Connecticut landscape contractor | Stamford, Westchester, GreenwichThe spring season has arrived in Connecticut and many home owners and commercial property owners are now beginning to focus their attention toward landscaping. Although the majority of property owners understand the proper measures of performing landscaping duties, many do not have the free time or simply cannot deal with the intensive labor involved in maintaining a landscape. There has been a growing trend among residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut that involves property owners hiring professional landscape contractors for the added convenience and high level of craftsmanship that they are capable of providing. Based in Stamford, the landscape professionals at PLT Landscape Contractors have complied a list of the benefits you could receive from hiring a dependable landscape company to fulfill your property management requirements.

  • Allows you more time to focus on work and family. One of the most popular advantages to hiring a professional landscape contractor to manage your property is the amount of time it will save the property owner. Lawns will require ongoing maintenance in order to stay flourishing through the warm and dry summer months. Weekly mowing are the essential if you want to maintain a healthy lawn. When the temperatures reaches approximately 85 degrees, your lawn will require at least an hour of manual watering or rain per week in order to obtain the proper hydration. It also recommended to apply an organic weed control product and fertilizer each month and actively pull out any visible weeds from the root.
  • It will lower the chance of sustaining an injury. Performing landscape maintenance services can be very laborious work and without the proper tools and knowledge, can potentially be hazardous work as well. If you do not know how to properly operate landscape machinery, you can run the risk of serious injury. By hiring a licensed and insured Connecticut landscape contractor, you will prevent the risk of back injury, lacerations, sunburn, and any other injuries that can be associated with landscaping tasks. PLT Landscape Contractors is licensed, bonded, and insured which mean that as a homeowner, you will not be liable for any injuries sustained during the landscape project.
  • It will save you money. Many homeowners and commercial business owners are under the impression that hiring a professional landscape contractor is an expensive endeavor, so they choose to attempt to perform the project themselves. What they do not understand is that besides saving them time and reducing the chance of injury, hiring a landscape contractor can also reduce the level of expense associated with maintaining a healthy lawn. When you hire a full-service landscape contractor to maintain property, you will not be required to purchase any of the tools or machinery that may be necessary for the project. When you hire PLT Landscape Contractors for you landscaping needs, we use the latest in design technology, tools, and green building practices, enabling us to be on the forefront of landscaping design and installation. This, combined with our extensive knowledge and experience in landscaping practices and maintenance, allow us turn your dreams into a beautiful and functional landscape environment, that you will enjoy for years to come.

Serving Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York for over thirty years, PLT Landcape Contractors is recognized as one of the area’s greatest and most respected full service landscape companies. Our professional, knowledgeable staff strives to meet the needs of our clients by offering impeccable service and quality residential commercial landscape installation, lawn care, aeration, slice seeding, sod installations, design services, weekly lawn cutting services, irrigation installation services, and much more. Our dedicated employees and commitment to high quality work help to set us apart from the competition. We also provide commercial landscaping services so if you are a property manager in need of a trusted landscaping company to handle your condominium or commercial property maintenance requirements, contact us today at (203) 356-1479 for a free estimate and consultation!

PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut performs landscape design, landscape masonry, landscape maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, stone walkways, patios, stone walls, retainer walls, site-work, drainage, material yard, lawn maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape lighting, irrigation installations and repairs, seasonal cleanups, large tree installations, shrub and garden installations, snow removal, excavation and more. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!

06/03/2015

Spring Cleanup Services, Aeration, Overseeding Services | Stamford, Connecticut

Spring Cleanup Services, Aeration, Overseeding Services | Stamford, ConnecticutPLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut provides spring cleanup services to clients throughout Fairfield County and beyond. The spring time is a very important period to begin your landscaping and lawn maintenance, if you want to maintain a healthy and vibrant lawn through the summer and fall months. We offer spring landscaping programs that can be customized to suite your specific landscaping maintenance requirements. We have the capability to maintain a landscape of any size and scope and design a plan that will remain within your desired budget. We will provide the foundation needed for a year-round healthy lawn, which will increase your curb appeal and be the envy of all of your neighbors. Some of our Connecticut spring cleanup services include:

  1. Remove leaves, sticks, and any other remaining debris from your lawn. As we begin the spring cleanup process for your lawn, or first undertaking is to remove any leaves and debris that may have accumulated on your property during the winter season. We will utilize rakes and leaf blowers to ensure that every last bit of debris is removed. We will also remove any old mulch that may remain in your flower beds. It is important to remove layers of old mulch, because over time it can build up and prevent your lawn, shrubs and plants from receiving the proper nutrients and hydration they will need to remain healthy.
  2. Perform light pruning for trees and shrubs to remove any dead or damaged branches. The most opportune time to perform pruning on your trees, plants, and shrubs is during the late winter and early spring season before they have developed their new leaves. PLT Landscape Contractors performs tree trimming and pruning services which will allow your trees and shrubs to steadily develop and address such tree care concerns as structural integrity, shape, and the overall health and natural beauty of your tree. Tree trimming is imperative because it clears away unhealthy or perilous limbs that can effortlessly break and fall in event of heavy weather conditions.
  3. Lawn aeration and dethatching services. Our aeration services involve an apparatus called core aerator, which extracts plugs of soil and thatch from the turf to separate compacted soil and establish additional room for air, water and fertilizer to gain access to the roots. This process creates a development of the root system for a thicker, and more vibrant lawn. Aeration also assists in preventing thatch, which can keep water, fertilizer and other nutrients from gaining access to the soil.
  4. Over-seeding services. Over-seeding is the practice of sowing additional seed over existing grass to bolster and restore your lawn. Over-seeding will make your lawn more durable and help it withstand such hazardous elements as insects, disease, drought, and heavy foot traffic. Over-seeding can actually help you to save money by reducing the amount of fertilizer, water and pesticides that needed to maintain a healthy lawn. The greatest advantage to performing over-seeding is you will achieve a renovated lawn that will appear greener, thicker and more vibrant.

The Spring season is a great time to get your yard looking healthy and beautiful for the upcoming seasons. Hiring the professional landscapers at PLT to clear your yard of debris, as well as reseeding your lawn, can be a great way help liven up your yard for greener grass the following year. With summer season quickly approaching, you owe it to yourself to spend more time with your family or focusing on your work. You don’t want to waste that precious time doing hard labor in your yard, which is why PLT Landscape Contractors can assist you with our Stamford spring cleanup services that will get your yard looking great for the spring season. Contact us today at (203) 356-1479 for a free consultation.

PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut performs landscape design, landscape masonry, landscape maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, stone walkways, patios, stone walls, retainer walls, site-work, drainage, material yard, lawn maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape lighting, irrigation installations and repairs, seasonal cleanups, large tree installations, shrub and garden installations, snow removal, excavation and more. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!

05/20/2015

Complete Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance Services – Stamford, CT

Complete Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance Services - Stamford, CTPLT Landscape Contractors proudly provides landscaping and lawn care solutions, which include lawn mowing, fertilization and weed control, irrigation installation, aeration services, debris removal, and much more to clients throughout the Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York area and beyond. We pride ourselves on exceeding our customers expectations by providing the highest quality and affordable lawn care and landscape services available.

Our landscape maintenance technicians have substantial experience in all aspects of landscape installations and maintenance, and strive to provide the greatest quality of workmanship in the industry. We understand that every landscape is unique, and we will create tailored property maintenance program that will be best suited to your property in order to keep the grass, plants, trees, and shrubs healthy and flourishing throughout the year. Some of our most popular Connecticut lawn care and landscape maintenance services are listed below.

Stamford Lawn Mowing Services

Performing lawn mowing services is considered to be one of the most crucial aspects of maintaining a healthy and vibrant lawn. Even when your lawn is receiving the proper levels of nutrition and water applications, if the correct mowing procedures are not being performed, your lawn will not develop properly and be more susceptible to weed development and stress factors. When you have a fresh cut and methodically edged lawn, it will increase the curb appeal of your home or commercial business, and show your neighborhood that you genuinely care about the community that you live in. You can contact the lawn care professionals at PLT Landscape Contractors to and allow our proficient landscape technicians and state of art machinery give you a lawn that will be proud of!

Stamford Fertilization and Weed Control

Our lawn fertilization and weed prevention plan is constructed to help our clients maintain a healthy and weed free lawn throughout the seasons. Our program consists of multiple applications of deep fertilization feeding practices to deliver all of the proper nutrients into the roots of your grass, gardens, and shrubs. Our team of highly trained and licences landscape professionals have the experience that is necessary to become aware of any health issues that may be occurring within your landscape. Our fertilization program will help to thicken your grass and foster healthy growth for grass, trees, and shrubs.

Stamford Lawn Aeration

Another major competent to maintaining a beautiful and healthy lawn is performing the proper lawn aeration services. Aeration is the process of removing plugs of soil to relieve soil compaction and allowing oxygen, water and nutrients to enter the ground. Our aeration program works to allow the roots of your soil to be more susceptible to air, water, and fertilizer. This practice will allow your roots to gain the necessary nutrients in order to stay healthy and help prevent the dreaded thatch from accumulating on your lawn. Aeration is a very important component of any lawn care maintenance program and is highly recommended to assist in maintaining the health and vibrancy of your lawn.

Hiring the professional Connecticut landscape maintenance contractors at PLT to perform lawn care maintenance for your landscape will ensure that your lawn, plants, shrubs, and trees will remain healthy and thrive throughout the year. Having a professionally maintained landscape is considered to be a great investment because will increase the overall curb appeal and market value of not only your property, but your overall community as well. PLT has the capabilities to protect your investment by providing full season landscape maintenance services for your property. Contact us today at (203) 356-1479 to receive a free consultation and estimate. We can help you develop a beautiful landscape for your property that you and your family can enjoy!

PLT Landscape Contractors of Stamford, Connecticut performs landscape design, landscape masonry, landscape maintenance, lawn care, snow removal, stone walkways, patios, stone walls, retainer walls, site-work, drainage, material yard, lawn maintenance, pruning trees and shrubs, landscape lighting, irrigation installations and repairs, seasonal cleanups, large tree installations, shrub and garden installations, snow removal, excavation and more. Our service area includes the following towns in Connecticut and surrounding areas; Fairfield, Southport, Westport, East Norwalk, South Norwalk, Darien, Greenwich, Ridgefield, New Canaan, Bridgeport, Easton, Weston, Trumbull, Monroe, Danbury, Brookfield, Westchester, White Plains, New Rochelle, Larchmont and beyond! Contact us today for a free consultation!