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Why Is Your Ash Tree Dying? Thank The Emerald Ash Borer

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a tiny beetle that is not native to New Jerse. It traveled from northeastern Asia and was probably brought into the US from cargo ships or airplanes carrying solid wood packing material from Asia around 2002. It is now present in over 30 states and killing our Ash trees and an alarming rate.  Treatments for emerald ash borer primarily rely on the tree taking up insecticides or treatments through […]

Don’t Spend The Summer Slapping Yourself – Tips & Tricks to Keep Your Property Mosquito Free

You’ve waited all year. You step outside and welcome the feel of the first warm day of the season.  It puts you in a great mood. You get yourself ready, grab your coffee and go to work smiling at the thought of a new season. When you get home from work, you can already smell the neighbors grilling their dinners. Your kids are playing outside and they come racing at you with warm smiles and […]

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Hang Christmas Lights Yourself

In a short few weeks, you will slowly start seeing the streets around you light up with twinkling holiday lights. Most people see the beautiful ambiance but, all you see is the headache of cords, blown bulbs, ladder and of course, the blistering cold while you hang-up/take-down. Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t hang Christmas lights this year, and let a professional (like Pristine) handle it!   Professional Installation: Don’t break out the ladder […]

Is Your Lawn Thirsty? Summer Watering Tips From The Experts

Summertime is great for swimming, barbecues and playing hookie from work to hit the beach up but, summer is not winning any great lawn-hosting awards – too hot, too dry. Your lawn could be suffering – especially if you’re not prancing through your sprinklers like a dancer on the set of Flashdance (aka watering your lawn enough).  Under or over-watered grass can show signs of distress quickly including turning grey (yes – some grass such […]

5 Things To Consider Before Buying New Plantings

So, it’s  a beautiful day – perfect temperature, perfect breeze. You look outside and realize how dull your yard looks so, you decide to plant some stuff. You hype yourself up and drag yourself away from what could turn into a lazy Netflix-binge day,  go to the garden center and pick out the prettiest flowers and shrubs you can find, carefully fill your cart with all your new material, get to the register, swipe your […]