Every year around this time in April, homeowners all over Rutland and Central Vermont suffering ...
One of the many reasons Vermonters love Summer so much is barbequeing and backyard entertaining. ...
Every year around this time in April, homeowners all over Rutland and Central Vermont suffering from a bout of cabin fever get the itch to get outside and start poking around the yard and gardens to see just how harsh Old Man Winter was to our plants, shrubs and lawns. While some of us still […]
One of the many reasons Vermonters love Summer so much is barbequeing and backyard entertaining. Getting together with family and friends is a precious gift to be treasured for many of us. Mother Nature lends a hand too, by providing the greatest number hours of sunlight in June. The longer days seem to provide some […]
Governor Shumlin announced yesterday that doctors across the state are prescribing complimentary visits to Vermont State Parks to improve mental and physical health. This is music to my ears! With Come Alive Outside we’ve taken on the mission of educating and inviting Vermonters to turn off the video games, get off the couch and get […]
Flower beds can be planted if you keep an eye on the weather. Now that Spring has really arrived and temperatures are reaching the 70’s, we are all getting that itch to see some budding greenery, some grass and some flowers. Just realize that even though we’ve pulled out the t-shirts and shorts and put […]
Out with the snow, in with the mud Boy was that a long, COLD, snowy winter! Now that the ice age is finally receding and the plows and sanders are coming off the trucks, we expect to see mud season and frost heaves kicking in with a vengence. Ahhhh Spring in Vermont! Now it’s time […]
Spring Clean-Up Especially Heavy in 2015 As the snow finally melts you’ve probably discovered that there are more tree limbs and branches on the ground than any Spring in recent memory. Be assured, this is not your imagination. Winter was exceptionally long, cold and windy this year and has resulted in heavier tree limb damage […]
Mud Season Happens By Matt Cataldo – March 25, 2015 The sights and sounds of Spring – and especially the warmer temperatures – are a welcome change from the long, cold, snowy winter. One of the unwelcome sounds of Spring is the sound of running water caused by thawing snow, which is running along your […]
By Russ Marsan – March 6, 2015 I think we can all agree this has been a brutal winter by all accounts. OK, maybe we don’t have it as bad as the good folks of Boston, thanks to our well-equipped plowing services and for many other reasons we love living in Vermont.. but let’s just […]
By Matt Cataldo – April 1, 2015 Repair Tripping Hazards in Walkways and Driveways As Spring finally comes around and we enter a period of repeated thaw-freeze cycles at night, you may notice frost heaves in your walkways, patio or driveway. What you are seeing is not unlike the frost heaves you experience driving your car. You […]