"Your Landscape, Our Passion"
PO Box 620 Norway, ME 04268
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18 Aug 2017

Fall Is Coming!!

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner already and where did the summer go? It really feel like we had much of a summer, with the late snow melt, along with the slow rise of the ground temps and late start to the planting season.
But here it is, as some of the leaves are starting to change along with the cooler nights, it has us planning for the upcoming fall season. Are you ready for it?
We’d like an extended summer to make up for the season that never really took off this year, with late blooming gardens and a shortened mowing season. Please don’t misunderstand me, fall is my favorite time of the year and many services are available for the fall season. We’ve been getting everything ready to go, except for our leaf loader.
Fall is also a great time to plant for next spring, pruning, aerating and over-seed your lawn along with fertilizing and fall cleanups here in Norway Maine.

16 Jan 2017

Equipment Maintenance

Often times maintaining our equipment gets put on hold when things get busy and forgotten once everything calms down again. But we need to stay constant with our scheduled maintenance programs or we’ll soon pay the price for neglecting these services.
We suggest referring to your equipment manuals for the service schedule for each piece of equipment you own, where you will find a detailed item list for oil changes, fuel/oil filters, greasing, air pressures, air filters, plugs, along with other information and hour intervals. If neglected, you will start to notice performance problems with your equipment, along with potential breakdowns.
We have setup a maintenance program here at Durgin’s Lawn & Landscape LLC for all of our lawn care, landscaping and snow removal equipment in order to keep everything running as smoothly as possible at our Norway Maine shop. Service records are kept for each piece of equipment with each being service specific for each piece of equipment, whether it be a mower, trimmer, blower, tamper, chainsaw, or snow plow. We believe, if you take care of you equipment, it will take care of you.

09 Jan 2017

Spring Projects

Sitting in the office on this bitter cold winter morning and thinking about this years spring projects, while searching the various plant selections, landscaping trends, other various products and equipment and thinking about the coming Home & Garden Shows as we head into the 2017 landscaping season.
There are so many plants, shrubs and variations of each, one could spend hours/ days searching and dreaming about which ones plants or shrubs to choose and the possibility adding veggies and creating a edible garden. Will your new garden have a live natural edge, a stone border, border plants (whether annuals or perennials) or possibly a raised box garden, one could even add a decorative concrete border.
Will there be children/ pets to consider when planning your new gardens or landscape projects. Their are so many ideas to rummage through and factors to consider during the planning process, one could be easily overwhelmed with all the information out there. But, don’t worry, we have plenty of time still to search and sift thru the many plants/ shrubs and stone choices during planning process before spring.
We would encourage everyone to get out to the Home & Garden Shows, talk to your local nurseries and garden clubbers for ideas and answers to any questions you may have.

29 Nov 2015

Using Natural Stone

Ever think of adding natural stone to your landscape, whether a walkway, patio, firepit or retaining wall. The use of natural stone will add character to any landscape, below is a natural stone walkway we put in on this property.

This project consisted of removing the old walkway, which went to an old entry off to the left and creating a new walkway to the new entryway. As we made the cut for the walkway, removing all roots, rocks and other barriers, we tamped the existing base and added a fabric barrier prior to putting in the new base. We then added a layer of stone dust, laid out our stones, setting and leveling them as we went and then swept in stone dust into the joints to form a locking joint.

Tips:

Be sure to compact the materials

Apply a fabric material between base materials (original base and main base.)

Do a dry run with your stone layout

Be sure to wet the project each time after sweeping the stone dust into the joints.

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30 Mar 2014

Spring

Waiting on some warmer spring days, all in good time they say. The birds are singing, the spring rains are on the way, the snow is melting and I’m sitting here longing for the smell of the fresh cut grass, along with smells of flowers and bark mulch. Yes, spring is a time when all things spring fourth in newness of life.

Soon enough we will be out on the properties doing spring cleanups and starting lawn care here in Maine, as well as landscaping projects, but until then I will use the time given to continue to prepare for the season ahead and start my spring plantings for both the flower and the vegetable gardens.
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