ASK A PRO

Well you asked, we answered. Welcome to our "Ask a Pro” library where you can find some of our most frequently answered questions and some sage advice offered up from the Balboni team. You’ll also find a growing collection of DIY videos for your next home project. Got a question? Just fire away. Use our contact page and send us your questions and we’ll do our best to answer you in a timely manner.


MY GRASS IS DESTROYED EVERY WINTER ON THE EDGE OF MY DRIVEWAY. CAN YOU SUGGEST A LOW MAINTENANCE IDEA FOR LANDSCAPING THIS AREA

New England weather can certainly pose a problem to our landscapes with plowing, shoveling and salting during the winter months. If you are greeted with damaged grass around your driveway after the winter months perhaps a low maintenance edging may be beneficial. A border of stone can enhance your…

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IS FALL A GOOD TIME TO SEED MY LAWN? IT'S LOOKING AWFUL!

Yes! Think about what fall brings, besides football. You get cooler temperatures. More dew and rain. And plenty of sunshine. The soil is still warm enough to germinate seeds, but the cool air invites grass to grow a strong root system. That's why fall is the best time for seeding your lawn. It…

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WHY SHOULD I MULCH AROUND PLANTS IN THE FALL?

Mulch is not only for retaining moisture in the hot days of summer, it is also used as an insulator for the cold days of fall/winter. You may choose to use compost in an herb garden or veggie garden. You can also use compost or bark mulch as an insulator for your flower beds. First, remove all…

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I WANT TO ACCENT MY EXISTING PATIO AND WALKWAY AREA WITH SOMETHING SPECIAL. SUGGESTIONS?

Our MEXICAN BEACH PEBBLES have arrived!!! These smooth black 2" to 3" pebbles are available by the bucket or the Super Sack. Also available in White, Grey, Tan, Green & Mixed Color. They make a great addition to any landscape! Come down and see us at Balboni's, we have TONS of great ideas for…

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I LOVE TO MIX NATURAL STONE IN MY BACKYARD SETTINGS. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

One of Balboni's loyal contractors did this homeowner's job with Old Sturbridge steps, and incorporated the look of the existing landscape boulders. Setting the stone steps into the hillside creates a beautiful transition from the driveway to the backyard, maintaining the lovely natural look! We…

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