May your holidays be merry, bright, and safe!
The holidays are the perfect time to decorate with the wonder of nature, adding the colors, textures, and scents of the season. A live tree contributes all of these features to your home, and with a little care will stay attractive and healthy until the new year. Be sure your tree is supported in a sturdy stand, has a constant supply of fresh water, and is placed away from open flames and heat sources. While lights add the perfect finishing touch, be sure not to overload extensions, run wires under rugs, or leave the tree lit overnight. Scented candles fill your rooms with warm holiday fragrances, but should never be left unattended, near curtains, or used to decorate the tree. Keep your walkways and entrance ways well lit and clear of snow and ice to welcome family and friends safely to your celebrations, and we recommend using only environmentally friendly ice melt products that won’t damage your plantings and masonry.
Keeping deer away from your property
As the cold weather and snow moves into our area, limiting their food sources, deer broaden their search by moving further into residential areas. This foraging for low-lying leaves, young shrubs and bushes, and some tree barks causes damage and possible death to these plantings. The professionals at Gerbert & Sons will address your property’s specific needs and advise an effective and environmentally sound strategy to protect your landscape. Specially designed deer netting and fencing will keep deer away from vulnerable areas, along with an application of our organic deer deterrent spray. For future landscaping plans, we can recommend deer-resistant plants and shrubs to minimize the problem, while adding natural beauty to your yard.
Contact Gerbert & Sons at (203) 324-3817 to keep your property safe and healthy all year round.