Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Certified Paver Installers

If your thinking of installing a new Paver patio or walkway it's important to choose a contractor that is certified in paver installations. The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute or ICPI as it is commonly known is the organization that certifies installers. The techniques for installing pavers are different than brick or bluestone. So make sure your project is done To ICPI standards and hire a Certified installer. Steve Mitchel the owner of Natures Elite Landscaping is an ICPI Certified installer and you can rest assured that your project will be completed promptly and professionally. Feel free to contact us at 603-630-7476 or for a free consultation and estimate.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Snowplowing Gunstock Acres Gilford NH

Natures Elite is now offering residential customers plowing in Gunstock Acres and limited surrounding areas in Gilford for seasonal customers. This plowing service is seasonal contract only. We also offer salting of driveways and walkways with Magic Salt, shoveling of walkways is also available. Space is limited for this offer, if you would like to sign up or find out more about this please email and feel free to view our website at for more information and references.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Natures Elite Serving all of NH Lakes Region

We are proud to announce that we are now serving the entire New Hampshire Lakes Region. We will provide full landscaping services, including design, installation and maintenance to all of New Hampshire's lakes region. Snowplowing will still be limited to Belknap County, to ensure prompt, professional service to all of our clients. Feel free to call for a free estimate and consultation. You can reach us at 603-630-7476

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lawn Aeration

Two of the most important things you can do for your lawn are core aeration and power dethatching. The best time for aeration is either early Spring or late Summer early Fall. Just make sure if you do aerate in the spring that you put down your crabgrass preventer and fertilizer after you aerate, and if you are going to be doing overseeding in the Spring, you will have to use a crabgrass preventer called tuppersan, which will allow the new grass seed to germinate but will not let the crabgrass seed germinate.In my opinion August and September are the best times for aeration. Once you have aerated your lawn it's a good time to fertilize and overseed, make sure to water the new seed 2-3 times a day and your lawn will really start to thicken and green up.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lawn Dethatching

Spring is a great time to think about dethatching your lawn, this will also help pull up all of those leaves and acorns that you missed last Fall. Dethatching is very important to your lawn, once the thatch becomes to thick the fertilizer and other materials that you are putting down will not be able to reach the root system and do what they need to do to keep your lawn healthy. Water will also have a hard time getting through. Removing the layers of dead grass can be done quickly with a powered machine available at most rental centers or you can do it by hand with a special rake designed for removing thatch if the area is small enough, also most professional landscapers offer this type of service. Make sure that you do your dethatching before putting down any crabgrass preventer, once this is in place you do not want to disturb it for at least 90 days. Late summer and early fall is fine for lawn dethatching also, just make sure that the lawn is not stressed out due to drought. Fertilizing after dethatching will help green up the lawn and get those roots growing.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Transplanting of Large Shrubs

Spring and Fall are the times to think about moving some of those large over grown foundation plantings. Many times we get calls from people who think that once the plant has gotten to a certain size, that it either has to be cut way back or completely removed. A lot of large plants do very well when they are transplanted and are not as difficult as most people would think.Rhododendrons and Azaleas are surface rooted plant and do really well when transplanted, certain plants like yews are difficult to transplant once they become to big due to the tap root that they have.Large transplants are great for screening out areas or separating property borders, just make sure that the plant is far enough on your property and allow room for additional growth. These plants will need to be taken care of like a new planting would, over sized hole, mulch and plenty of water for the first couple of years. Once established, this plant that seemed like a problem will become an asset to your property.