Landscape Design & Construction Blog

07/14/2015

Summer Landscaping Maintenance Tips | Kent, Connecticut

Summer Landscaping Maintenance Tips | Kent, ConnecticutThe summer season in Connecticut is considered to be the most difficult time of the year for growing plants and keeping your lawn healthy and vibrant. During the peak days of the summer season, temperatures can reach high levels that can easily attribute to your plants and turf becoming dehydrated and eventually withering away. If you do not take the proper precautions during the summer season, as well as the months leading up to the summer, your trees, shrubs, plants, and lawn can receive irreversible damages, which will prove to be very costly if you are interested in maintaining a beautiful landscape.

The landscape design professionals at MP Landscape Construction have been providing lawn care and landscaping services to customers throughout Litchfield County and beyond for over 20 years. We understand the proper maintenance precautions that must be taken in order to keep your lawn, trees, and plants healthy and vibrant throughout the summer season. We have listed a few of the measures for you below:

Watering: The greatest maintenance service that you can provide for your landscape during the summer to keep your lawn and plants alive and hydrated is to consistently water them. The best time to water them is during the morning hours. You should avoid watering them during the evening because it will encourage plant disease and moss to set in.

Mowing your lawn: You should consistently mow your lawn during the summer months and it is recommended that you mow no more than 1/3 of the level of height of the grass. By doing this you will help prevent the roots of your turf from becoming stressed.

Apply mulch: Applying mulch to your landscape will be very helpful to the overall health and growth of your plants and shrubs. Mulch works to allow a protective layer from the sun around your trees, shrubs, and plants. It helps to establish a neutral environment for temperatures of your soil, and assists in preventing drastic variations in temperatures. It also retains the moisture in your soil, which helps to safeguard your trees and shrubs from being susceptible to dry conditions.

As a residential or commercial property owner in Connecticut, you want to hire the best possible Connecticut landscape contractor available to maintain your property. MP Landscape Construction is a full-service landscape company based in Kent, Connecticut. Our team of landscape technicians currently provides ongoing landscape maintenance for properties throughout the Litchfield and Fairfield County area, and beyond! MP Landscape Construction possess a great level experience and a extensive history of providing Connecticut homeowners and commercial businesses with full service landscape maintenance, landscape design, and landscape construction. We consistently and professionally maintain your property as if it were our own. You can contact the us directly at (860) 927-3146 for a free consultation and estimate today!

MP Landscape Construction offers landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

07/07/2015

Septic Tanks & Septic Systems Installations, Repairs, Maintenance | Kent, Connecticut

Septic Tanks & Septic Systems Installations, Repairs, Maintenance | Kent, ConnecticutHave you had your septic tank services recently? In order to have an efficiently running septic tank, it is very important that it is inspected and maintained by a septic tank service professional. Some of the benefits of a properly running septic tank include; improving the overall health of you and your family, it will increase the market value of your property, and it will have a positive impact on the environment. MP Landscape Construction has been performing septic tank installations and maintenance to customers throughout the Litchfield, New Haven, and Fairfield County areas for over 20 years. We are recognized in Connecticut as one of the leading septic tank installation and maintenance companies.

MP Landscape Construction performs a variety of excavation and septic tank services throughout Connecticut. We have listed some of our most popular related services below:

  • Excavating
  • Septic System Design & Engineering
  • Mini Excavator Services
  • Septic Tank Inspections
  • Septic Tank Repair
  • Foundations & Yard Drainage
  • Septic System Installation
  • Pool & Concrete Removal

You can contact MP Landscape Construction today for a free estimate for your septic tank installation, excavation or maintenance project. We will dispatch an experienced septic tank technician to your location and give you a comprehensive consultation and estimate. Whether you are in the process of constructing a new house or commercial property which requires a septic system or you have an existing septic system that requires repairs or replacement, MP Landscape Construction can assist you. We take pride in our ability to establish productive relationships with our clients and trade partners. We employ the most current design technology and green building practices which enable us to be in the forefront of innovation.

MP Landscape Construction offers landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

06/17/2015

Excavation Services – Connecticut Paver Services – Hartford & Litchfield County

Excavation Services - Connecticut Excavation Services - Hartford & Litchfield CountyMP Landscape Construction of Kent, Connecticut offers commercial and residential excavation and land clearing services to clients throughout Litchfield and Hartford Counties and beyond. We utilize a wide array of high grade equipment consisting of scrapers, backhoes, excavators, bull-dozers, tunnel boring machines and much more. Whether its a difficult to access project that requires our mini-excavating equipment, or a large-scale job requiring the use of heavy-duty machinery, MP Landscape Construction has the capability to respond to any excavation need large or small.

MP Landscape Construction utilizes the most modern excavation procedures and equipment which allows us to perform each job in a efficient and cost effective manner. Our knowledgeable team of Connecticut excavation contractors assist you in developing a strategy that will allow us to complete your project in a proper and professional manner. We specialize in the excavation and back-fill of residential, commercial and industrial foundations, including land and tree clearing, site preparation and grading.

Connecticut Driveway & Parking Lot Excavation

Driveways and parking lots require perfect grading and leveling to ensure smooth asphalt or concrete. As a full service parking lot and driveway excavation construction company in Connecticut, we possess experienced professionals and the machinery your project needs for tree & stump removal, topsoil stripping, rough grading, dirt and topsoil removal, stone & paved design areas, clean up, and topsoil rake and seed of disturbed areas. Whether we are installing an asphalt driveway, concrete driveway, concrete paver driveway or a stamped concrete driveway, we have the experience to get the job completed to your requirements and on time.

Connecticut Septic System Installers

MP Landscape construction specializes in septic tank installation, repair, tank removals and replacement services. We possess fully equipped service vans and trucks with all the tools and equipment needed to insure a proper septic tank installation project.

MP Landscape Construction is a state licensed and fully insured, family owned and operated business based in Kent, Connecticut . We offer a variety of services pertaining to the landscape construction industry involving both residential and commercial projects. We pride ourselves on performing excellent work and a personalized service to our customers. A huge part of our success in the state of Connecticut is related to the certainty that an owner is always present on the job, working along side his team of landscape professionals and working closely with the customer to make their vision a reality.

MP Landscape Construction offers landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

06/07/2015

Material Hauling Services – Stone, Mulch, Topsoil | Hartford, New Haven, Danbury, Connecticut

Material Hauling Services - Stone, Mulch, Topsoil | Hartford, New Haven, Danbury, ConnecticutMP Landscape Construction of Kent, Connecticut provides bulk material delivery, specializing in stone, mulch, and topsoil, to contractors, homeowners, and commercial facilities throughout Connecticut. From small jobs to major projects, MP Landscape Construction has built a reputation as being a trusted contractor for getting materials delivered professionally and in an efficient manner throughout Litchfeild, Hartford, Fairfield, and New Haven Counties and beyond.

MP Landscape employs numerous sized trucks and trailers in out fleet, which gives us the capabilities to accommodate all of our customers hauling needs. We perform regular maintenance inspections on each of our trucks and machinery to ensure they are maintained properly and to keep them operating safely and efficiently. Our hauling services range from delivering a individual loads of mulch to a residential homeowner to distributing materials to a large commercial plant location. During each of our deliveries, we make certain that our number one priority is safety and customer satisfaction.

We provide hauling & trucking services for stone, mulch, topsoil and many other related materials throughout the state of Connecticut. Once the materials have been safely delivered to your location, we also have tools and equipment that will allow us to distribute the material onto your property. All of our services are conducted by well-trained professionals with extensive experience in their respective fields. Our experienced team is ready to make educated judgments after carefully examining your specific circumstances. We specialize in delivering, haul, spread, and moving materials for our customers, and our trucks are radio dispatched and GPS equipped, which allows for for prompt and efficient service.

We also are available clean up debris after demolition, construction, fires, and remodeling. When you contact us for your Connecticut material hauling needs, you can rest assured we will arrive on time and will stay on budget. Contact us today at (860) 927-3146 for a free consultatoin and estimate. Our material hauling services include:

  • Gravel, dirt, mulch, topsoil and sand delivery or haul away service
  • Removal of concrete and asphalt debris
  • Stump removal and haul away
  • Landscape material delivery or removal
  • Rock removal and hauling
  • Tree removal and hauling service
  • Seasonal cleanup debris hauling
  • Construction materials hauling
  • Construction debris removal
  • Emergency hauling services

MP Landscape Construction offers landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

05/22/2015

Outdoor Living Spaces, Patios & Decks, Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces – Kent, Connecticut

Outdoor Living Spaces, Patios & Decks, Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces - Kent, ConnecticutHiring MP Landscape Construction to design and install a comfortable and functional outdoor living space to your Connecticut property will give you the ability to add numerous amenities that will suite you tastes and lifestyle. If you are interested in hosting a party with a large amount of guests, or you are just simply looking for an outdoor area to unwind and spend time with your friends and family, MP Landscape Construction posses the capabilities to build a customized outdoor living space that will fulfill your requirements.

A popular growing trend among Connecticut homeowners is bringing the conveniences located inside the house into the outdoors. MP Landscape can develop an outdoor living space that will provide homeowners with the ability to prepare food in their outdoor kitchen, relax and watch the game on a big screen television, or enjoy the warmth and coziness of an outdoor fire-pit. By adding these functions to your landscape, you will be able to spend more time together with your family enjoying the outdoors, instead of being spread out into different rooms of your household.

Connecticut Deck and Patio Design and Installation Services

If you are interested in building a new patio or deck for your property, you can turn to the landscape construction professionals at MP Landscape. We can create a custom deck or patio for your property that best suits the personality of your house and that is sure to increase the value to your property. We have gained a solid reputation in the state of Connecticut as being one of the most exceptionally experienced custom patio, porch, or deck construction contractors. Our knowledgeable carpenters and highly skilled masons will work closely with you and turn your design ideas into a reality. We utilize high quality materials and the most modern equipment and installation practices to build everything from modest to elegant deck and patio designs and building solutions for residential and commercial property owners.

Connecticut Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Pits

Outdoor Living Spaces, Patios & Decks, Outdoor Kitchens & Fireplaces - Kent, ConnecticutMP Landscape’s outdoor fireplace and fire-pit design and installation services will allow you to add a level of ambiance to your outdoor living space. Our Connecticut fireplace contractors have experience in creating many types of outdoor fireplace that can be custom built to suit your specific needs. They can be constructed on any section of your landscape, or they can be incorporated into the design of your outdoor kitchen or patio. Your fireplace can be built using a variety of materials such as natural stone, concrete, or brick as well as wood burning outdoor fireplaces. If you are on a limited budget or if you have space issues, a fire pit is a great alternative. When constructing a fire pit, we offer numerous materials that you can choose from. A few of our most popular options are stone, brick and tile. They are all fire resistant and can add that natural look and feel to your landscape.

MP Landscape can assist you in designing and installing a beautiful and functional outdoor living space for entertaining guests and spending quality time with your family. From patios to pergolas to outdoor kitchens and fire-pits, we have performed many beautiful outdoor living space installations in the Litchfield, New Haven, Hartford, and Fairfield County region. With over twenty years of experience, you can feel confident in our expert outdoor living space design and construction services, high quality materials and workmanship, attention to detail and focus on customer service. You can contact the owner Chris today at (860) 927-3146 for a free estimate and consultation.

MP Landscape Construction offers landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

05/15/2015

Tree Pruning & Trimming – Stump Grinding & Removal – Kent, Connecticut

Tree Pruning & Trimming - Stump Grinding & Removal - Kent, ConnecticutBased in Kent, Connecticut, MP Landscape Construction supplies tree pruning and stump removal services to residential homes and commercial business throughout the Litchfield, Hartford, and Fairfield County areas and beyond. Our Connecticut tree pruning and stump removal services will give your landscape the opportunity to properly flourish and will also address such tree and shrub issues as structural integrity, appearance and the overall well-being of your tree. At MP Landscape Construction, we possess the tools and knowledge to properly prune your trees and successfully remove a stump from your landscape, which will help to allow your trees and landscape to stay healthy through the hot and humid Connecticut summer.

Performing the appropriate pruning services for a tree will have numerous benefits for your landscape. One of the most crucial benefits that it provides is preventing people surrounding the tree from getting injured from fallen limbs. A deteriorating branch is capable of falling at any time, which can potentially cause harm to people, structures, or power lines. An even more dangerous factor associated with pruning is when the home or property owner attempts to prune a tree themselves. Without the proper tools and training, pruning can be a very dangerous endevour. We highly recommend that you contact a certified Connecticut tree pruning professional to perform a full inspection of your property and determine the proper measures that should be taken to successfully complete the project.

The most opportune time to perform tree pruning services is in the fall or early winter season, which is considered to be the dormant season for most trees. During this time of the year, your tree will be less vulnerable to any impairment that may be inflicted during the pruning process. Depending on the type of tree, there are many different methods that can be used that will allow the tree to receive the least amount of stress during the pruning process.

Connecticut Stump Removal Services

Once a tree has been removed from your property, an unattractive stump is usually left in its place. If you would like an unsightly stump removed from your property, you can contact the stump removal specialists at MP Landscape Construction to handle the job. We are a Connecticut tree stump grinding and removal contractor providing quality service to residential and commercial clients in the Litchfield County area as well as Fairfield, Hartford, and New Haven Counties and surrounding areas. Our stump grinding and removal services include utilizing state-of-the-art machinery combined with our vast experience and emphasis on customer service. We possess the tools and capabilities to quickly grind away and remove any unwanted tree stumps on your property, no matter the size.

At MP Landscape Construction we’re committed to providing the best professional tree pruning care and stump removal services to our clients at affordable prices. Whether you possess a tree that could potentially be safety hazard or you have a large stump that is creating an unattractive obstacle on your property, MP Landscape Contractors can help. You can contact the owner Chris Bouchard directly at (860) 927-3146 for a free consultation and estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!

MP Landscape Construction offers landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

04/21/2015

Landscape Design, Maintenance, Installation Services – Litchfield County, CT

Based in Kent, Connecticut, MP Landscape Construction offers full-service custom landscape design, installation, and maintenance services to customers throughout Litchfield, Hartford, New Haven, and Fairfield Counties and beyond. From the planning and design phase to the completed project, MP Landscape Construction can execute all phases of your landscape installation. Our commitment to customer excellence is based on our relationship with our clients, which means that you can expect active, and continual communication and reporting from us throughout all phases of the project. We are dedicated to providing professional, dependable service at a reasonable price.

We have the expertise and capabilities to create a customized outdoor living space that you and your family and friends can enjoy for many years to come. Hiring MP Landscape Construction to design and install an outdoor living space on your property will not only give you and your family added enjoyment, but it will also elevate the value of your property by increasing its overall curb appeal.

Proper project planning is one of the top priorities for MP Landscape Construction. We understand that your outdoor living space will most likely become the most popular area of your Connecticut home during the spring and summer months. It can also potentially yield one of the highest returns on investment. Whether your goal is to beautify your entrance with curb appeal, or establish privacy with lush greenery, we will work with you to design an attractive landscape plan.

Litchfield County Landscape Design Services

The MP Landscape and Construction landscape design team is passionate about creating aesthetically pleasing and creative landscapes for your residential or commercial property. Our affordable landscape design services provide comprehensive and sustainable results. We take great pride in designing and shaping your property and turing your vision and ideas into a reality. Whether you are interested in installing new trees or shrubs on your property, or you are looking for a complete landscape overhaul, we are confident that we can create a tranquil and beautiful new outdoor living environment, that will provide you with years of enjoyment and solitude. We will work with you to design an outdoor living space that is reflective of your personality and lifestyle.

Call our office today at (860) 927-3146 for a free consultation and get started on transforming your yard into a appealing, talk of the neighborhood landscape for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. We can handle all aspects of landscape design, maintenance, and installations, so you can have extra time to tend to your responsibilities. Being locally owned and operated, fully licensed and insured with over 20 years of experience in the industry, we are able to offer the best value and most personalized yard care programs to fit your needs and budget.

MP Landscape Construction offers landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan. Contact us today for a FREE Consultation!

04/14/2015

Tree Installation and Maintenance Services | Litchfield, CT

MP Landscape Construction is the premier tree installation and maintenance service in Connecticut and has been providing landscaping installation and pruning services homeowners, commercial business owners, and property managers for over 20 years. Our fully licensed and insured, certified, and experienced team of landscape contractors have the capabilities to install any size and type of tree on your property. We pride ourselves in building relationships and exceeding the expectations of our clients as we work to transform your vision into a reality.

Planting new trees on your property can be extremely arduous and dangerous work. With our many years of experience in the tree installation field, we have gained the knowledge that ensures that your trees will be planted properly and will remain healthy through the years. There are many benefits to adding new trees to your property such as increased shade, privacy, lower temperatures in your residence, wind resistance, reduced winter heating costs, erosion control and cleaner air. Trees have the ability of lowering your monthly utilities expenses and research as shown that it can increase the value of your property by up to twenty percent.

MP Landscape’s certified tree experts have years of knowledge about tree types, soils and the correct tree planting practices. With our tree planting services, we utilize our extensive experience and work diligently to ensure that your tree will remain healthy for many years to come. The majority of trees that die from diseases and lack of nutrition are due to improper planting practices. It is very important that the roots of your trees receive the proper nutrients and are able to breath and have space to grow out in order support the growing tree.

Some important tree installation and maintenance procedures include:

  • Proper location and tree type selection (what is the light exposure, sun or shade?)
  • Thorough preparation of the soil
  • Proper handling and placement of the root ball.
  • Necessary pruning and maintenance.
  • Water and hydration
  • Mulching
  • Assessment of tree diversity in the area

You can contact the experienced Connecticut landscaping contractors at MP Landscape and Construction to handle your tree installation and maintenance needs. Beyond tree installations, we offer a variety of landscaping solutions that will help you maintain a healthy and beautiful landscape that will be the envy of all your neighbors. From large tree installations and maintenance to patios and outdoor living spaces, MP Landscape Construction of Kent, Connecticut has the capabilities to complete any size landscape project. Contact us by phone at (860) 927-3146 or through our contact page to get a free estimate and consultation.

MP Landscape Construction offers tree installation and maintenance, landscape design & maintenance, excavation, tree removal, snow removal, lawn installations, landscape masonry, fence installations, paving, landscape construction, stone, mulch, topsoil hauling, walkways & patio construction, retainer & stone walls, outdoor fire pits, custom granite pools, septic & propane tank, installation tree installations & removal and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Kent, Torrington, Litchfield, Hartford, New Milford, Waterbury, Bristol, Danbury, Brookfield New Haven, West Haven, Woodbridge, Guilford, Orange, Milford, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Meriden, Middletown Westport, New Canaan.