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5 Drought-Friendly Plants for Your Connecticut Garden

5 Drought-Friendly Plants for Your Connecticut Garden This summer in Connecticut has been a scorcher, and not just for us. Our yards have suffered the brunt of soaring temps and brilliant sunshine, and while we here at Calcagni Real Estate always love a beautiful garden, it can be hard to keep one at its best when faced with drought-like or diminished rainfall conditions. But going without rain...

4 Eco-Friendly Weed Killers That Work

4 Eco-Friendly Weed Killers That Work Summer in Connecticut may as well be synonymous with weeds. Between spring’s ample rain and the heat and humidity that have blanketed our beautiful state this year, weeds are having some of their best days ever. If you’re anything like us, you’ve become increasingly exasperated with how prolific the weeds in your yard are. But before you reach for that harsh...

What Should I Grow This Month?

You Ask, We Answer: What Should I Grow This Month? We’re ringing in June with our tips for what to plant–veggies and flowers!--in your Connecticut garden this month. From homegrown salad greens to beautifully colored flowers, we’ve curated some of our favorite plantings to get you going and get gardening. And with a little care and the right amount of sun, water, and luck, you’ll not only have...

What Are the Best Deer-Resistant Plants?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Best Deer-Resistant Plants? Gardening season in Connecticut is finally here, and we at Calcagni Real Estate couldn’t be happier about it. But if you’re already dismayed by the breakfast buffet your garden has become for neighborhood deer, fear not: There are plants you can incorporate into your garden that may help to deter the deer from feasting on your flowers....

Our Favorite Garden Trends for 2022

Our Favorite Garden Trends for 2022 With the spring season in full swing, many of us are looking for gardening inspiration to get us excited about more time outdoors. These garden trends for 2022 have it all: From eco-friendly forethought and garden-as-supermarket to elevating the work-from-home lifestyle, there’s something for everyone this year. Grab your shovel and get ready to be inspired, because...

Which Landscaping Projects Will Add Value to My Home?

You Ask, We Answer: Which Landscaping Projects Will Add Value to My Home? Thinking about taking on some landscaping projects this spring? Just a few days of mild weather can have all of us at Calcagni Real Estate daydreaming about a “to-do” list for our homes, too. If you’re wondering which projects will add value to your home, read on. We’ve picked some of our favorites, and we have a feeling...

How Do I Create a Fall Flower Garden?

  You Ask, We Answer: How Do I Create a Fall Flower Garden?   September is here, and there’s nothing quite like fall in Connecticut to send us into a full pumpkin-and-mum-loving frenzy. The days are still warm, the nights are getting cooler, and the rich tones of autumn are just weeks away. If you’re wondering how to create a fall flower garden that showcases the beauty of the...

How Do I Get Rid of Bugs in My Garden?

  You Ask, We Answer: How Do I Get Rid of Bugs in My Garden? For many of us living in here in Connecticut, time spent in the garden is a labor of love we enjoy for a few precious months out of the year. But bugs and pests can not only take the joy out of our efforts, they can harm the very plants and vegetables we’ve been so diligently caring for. While it’s easy to reach for harsh...

How Should I Landscape Around My Deck?

You Ask, We Answer: How Should I Landscape Around My Deck?Like clockwork, the warmer weather has us dreaming about being outside as much as possible. Coffee on the deck, working from home on the deck, dinner and drinks on the deck…check, check, check! But if the view from your deck is a little lackluster, we have ideas on how to landscape around your deck to make every angle an exercise in beauty and...

What Are Some Alternatives to a Grass Lawn?

  Photo courtesy of nrdc.org     You Ask, We Answer: What Are Some Alternatives to a Grass Lawn? With the first shoots of spring popping through the soil, we’ve got our eyes on the outdoors. From our lawns to our gardens, the thought of spending time outside, sunshine on our skin, is getting us through these last days of winter. But for some Connecticut homeowners, the pending...

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