Landscape design is a process involving both client and designer in which both parties come together to discuss likes and dislikes in all aspects of the project. Whether it be plant health concerns different colors textures of plants and stones or whether it be stone shapes and sizes a design is fluent and ever changing. In our experiences in the westchester and Connecticut area we have tried to give the best experience to all our clients. We take the time to explore all landscape design build ideas with clients in order to fit into there budget range without sacrificing the integrity of the design. Our jobs as designers and installers is to take a design from concept to completion and include all aspects of the customers wants and needs in a natural yet uniform design.
whether it be Outdoor living spaces or small back yard landscape designs in westchester ny we have always had the mindset of creating design by incorporating existing conditions not avoiding them all together. When we first go to a clients house we like to take a walk through to discuss preliminary ideas and thoughts to incorporate existing conditions into our design. We find the perfect places for outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and even outdoor showers. we help decide stone type and plat placements and walk our clients through the permit process to help facilitate a smooth transition from start to finish. Landscape design takes time, knowledge, and patience and a lot of heart call us today for your free 30 minute consultation!
It is that time of year again and spring cleanups are underway all over westchester ny. Our crews are out going through all necessary steps to complete a full clean- up of your property. Our clean-up procedures are the best in the business we not only prune hydrangeas, roses, dead wood etc. during the clean-ups we will use our edging machine to edge certain sidewalks, thoroughly blow and rake all beds and lawns, we use our mowers this time of year with a de-thatching unit as well to rake and comb the reachable lawn areas as deeply as possible. The point of the story here is we care about our properties as if they were our own and we want all potential clients to know we are willing to work with them and for them to make there properties reach there full potential. We have been proud to serve clients throughout westchester, Connecticut, and new York city for over 30 years. Our properties whether they be from pelham manor new York, or Greenwich ct, or bronxville NY are all treated as if they are our own properties. We strive to provide the best quality and service in the landscape industry, if your driving in rye, ny or larchmont, ny you will see our green and yellow trucks servicing the best looking properties in the neighborhood. Give us a call today !!
This Gallery shows one of the baseball fields that we re-did this year. These picture showcase the (almost) finished product. Each baseball diamond we work on is 100% regulation and meets the requirements for the level of play that the field utilizes. In the next few days we will be adding more pictures which show more detail and have before and after pictures which show the difference that we make!
The 2016 season is upon us! We here at Joseph Bulfamante and Son want say thank you to all of our loyal patrons ranging from bronxville to pelham to greenwich. We promise to continue delivering the same quality service you expect from us. We will be updating the website regularly with new articles and pictures from work we did in 2015 moving forward. Let's continue to produce one of a kind greenscapes for Westchester for many years to come!
- Joseph Bulfamante and Son staff
A company you can trust. Quality you can rely on. From concept to completion.
The cool purple and verdant green hues of ornamental cabbage canvas the boldly colored chrysanthemum, the delightfully sweet scent of the katsura trees linger in the air, once again fall has come and with it comes something that stirs up much debate within communities: leaves. For people living in New Rochelle leaf removal has become a major cause of concern now that the city no longer picks up leaf piles. Something which was routine for years now becomes another issue that you have to worry about. Well, I am here to offer you a solution to this problem in the form of leaf mulching. With these next few articles I will try and offer up the benefits and faults of leaf mulching while providing you with a basic understanding of what this process is and what it entails.
What is Leaf Mulching?
Leaf mulching is the process of shredding the leaves into small pieces using a lawn mower and leaving the pieces on your lawn. This can be done with a regular lawn mower especially if the leaves are dry (dry leaves are easier to shred into finer pieces) however leaf mulching is most effective when done with a mulch mower. Serious landscape companies replace the blades of their mowers with blades specially designed for mulching called "gators" to further enhance the mowers performance. If done on a regular basis this process of waste management has no detrimental effect on your lawn and can actually increase your all around soil health.
I know what you are thinking, "A way to rid my property of leaves that also benefits my soil? Where is the catch?" but for the most part there is no catch. There are some disadvantages to this system, one of which being pine needles, which are brought up a lot in discussions. The honest truth about pine needles (as well as other items such as acorns) is that they are unable to be effectively mulched, however that does not mean there are not tactics available to use the needles. Another concern is the overabundance of shredded leaves caked up on the lawn's surface. If your leaf layers are too thick, or the pieces are too big, you may decrease the amount of light the grass gets and essentially smother your lawn. It also increases the chance of your lawn being infected by a turf fungal disease.
These are all minor faults however, especially if you have someone who knows what they are We here at Joseph Bulfamante and Son Landscaping have perfected a system which works for us. We have been successfully leaf mulching for 3 years now and our system allows us to keep our properties spotless in the detail oriented fashion that our customers are accustomed to. If you are looking for a new effective way to remove leaves I would definately reccomend leaf mulching.
For many years we have been actively involved in educating the community about the benefits of leaf mulching, which is essentially the green alternative to picking up leaves. Now we are proud to be associated with the "Love em and Leave em" campaign.
Joseph Bulfamante and Son was proud to send over some representatives to explain and demonstrate the process of Leaf Mulching for the citizens of Scarsdale! Joseph Bulfamante addressed the crowd and explained the benefits of leaf mulching while fielding questions from the curious onlookers.
If you looked outside this April and asked yourself "Why are my perennials so small?" or "Why is my tree not flowering?" don't panic because it is not just you. This year we are experiencing a longer dormancy than normal, with early flowering magnolias and cherries only just now beginning to drop their flowers. Most years us seasoned horticulturists knows that everything follows a certain flowering schedule however this year experts predict that we are more than a month behind normal. By now we are usually at the tail end of a two month stretch of luscious daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, pansy and other spring perennials, but this year these bulb grown favorites only just recently began to thrive.
Should you be concerned? In all honesty all this really means is that your plants and trees are taking a longer time to come out of dormancy than usual. All plants, trees, shrubs, etc.. follow a yearly calendar based on temperature and sunlight. When the temperature is right, groundwater starts to become readily available again and there are longer periods of sunlight each tree, plant and shrub will begin to come flower, fruit, or leaf out based on their species. The harsh winter we had this year that lead into a wacky start to spring forced all plant material to respond accordingly.
The end result is that you will most likely see everything burst into bloom a lot closer together this year with early spring blooming trees, flowers and plants flowering and dropping their flowers fairly quickly unless they are planted in an area where they thrive and are well taken care of.