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.


I JUST HAD MY WINTER FIREWOOD DELIVERED – IS THERE A “BEST” WAY TO STACK IT?

Firewood can be stored safely, without degrading, as long as it is stacked correctly. Once delivered, stack the firewood as soon as possible, a small distance from your home (maybe 30 feet, as mice and bugs like to live in and around piles of firewood). Always stack firewood off the…

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I’M DOING MY FALL LAWN YARD CLEAN UP -- DOES BALBONI’S TAKE YARD WASTE?

Yes! Balboni's Landscape Supply has a green waste disposal center that accepts organic yard waste. Our facility makes getting rid of your yard waste clean and easy. We charge by the container and not by the pound so however you bring it in, make sure you fill them up -- bags, trash barrels, pickup…

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ARE THERE ANY FINAL END-OF-THE-SEASON STEPS I NEED TO DO WITH MY LAWN BEFORE THE SNOW FLIES?

Cleaning up: For a healthy lawn, it's a good idea to clean up fallen leaves. Fertilizing: If you only fertilize your lawn once a year, your lawn could take a light application of fertilizer in early fall and again in late fall. Overseeding: Most grasses in the New England region grow and take best…

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I HEARD THAT MULCHING AROUND PLANTS IN THE FALL IS BENEFICIAL? IS THAT TRUE?

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 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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