Stay Happy and Healthy With a Green Winter

Winter Can Be Colorful with Potted Plants

indor-officeNew York winters can be harsh. We spend a lot of time indoors trying to avoid the cold. Too much time inside can lead to colds or just plain bad health. Now is the perfect time to pick some hardy potted plants to bring inside.  Indoor plants are excellent for battling the winter blahs. Landwork Contractors uses only the best in locally sourced and grown plants and trees. We can help you find the perfect potted plants, from indoor plants to transitioning plants.


There are many health advantages to having indoor plants. Here are some perks to indoor plants.

  • plant-in-potPlants create put off oxygen. This is pretty common knowledge but it’s always good to know.
  • Plants can absorb many common indoor toxins like benzene, carbon dioxide, and formaldehyde.
  • Plants work as a filter for microbes like mold and bacteria.
  • Plants can also add moisture to dry stale indoor air.
  • Healing increases with plants nearby.
  • Plants lower anxiety, blood pressure, and even illnesses.
  • Plants create a calming environment to help with focus.


There are endless advantages to having plants indoors. But, if you can’t keep plants in all year, many plants can transition from the indoors to the outdoors and back. The biggest problem will be deciding on which plant or plants to get.

Picking Your Plants

You want to choose a plant that looks nice and adds to the beauty of your home or office. You still need to be careful and think about a few things before you choose any plants.

  • Find plants that appeal to you. Pick something that smells good to you or looks nice or blooms in your favorite color. If you choose something that doesn’t appeal to you, that plant will likely not last long.
  • Check the Area- If you are looking for a plant that can transition well from outdoors to indoors, be sure to know your area. What works in one region of the U.S. won’t always work in the next.
  • Choose plants you can easily maintain. Most people aren’t likely to stick with a plant that needs a lot of care. Find something that needs a minimum of care.
  • Know the plant you choose. Be sure you know what your plant needs. Don’t place plants that need shade in direct sunlight. Don’t place plants that need a little cold next to a heater.

Above all, you want your plant to last. You want it to continue to bring beauty and health to your home or office. Be careful, choose wisely and take care of it. It’s simple when you choose wisely.


Here are a few examples for indoor potted plants:

  • Atyhyrums – Beautiful colorful plants like Lady in Red add some color and bring some extra air to any ho-hum office.
  • Lavender- Lavender varieties not only add color but some relaxing fragrance too.
  • Sedum – Sedum plants have hardy leaves with delightful colors that are easy to care for and beautiful to look at.
  • Vines – English Ivy and Clematis vines can look lovely in the corner of an office and add some beautiful color while improving your air.

Only the Best for Westchester County

Landwork Contractors can help you choose the perfect plotted plant. We use only local greenhouses and gardens. If the plant you love is out of stock now, we can order it for you. You’ll be the first in line when it comes back in season. Until then, call us at 757-842-1710 to get started on the perfect potted plants to bring the healthy benefits of the outdoors inside. Or simply make an appointment online. We look forward to helping you stay healthy.

Pruning Tips for Abundant Fruit Trees

Professional Pruning Creates Luscious Fruit

apple tree with red applesSpring will soon be here and that means it’s time to start pruning plan for your fruit trees. Pruning is a vital part of a fruit tree’s crop and longevity. Improper pruning can damage your fruit trees or make them grow bland fruits. Landwork Contractors has a specialized team of lawn care experts who can use pruning to bring new life to forgotten fruit trees or improve harvests. We offer the best in lawn care maintenance and pruning for the Westchester County area.

Why is Prunng So Important?

pruning cuttersPruning is more important for fruit trees than most other plants. Without proper pruning, fruit trees can be damaged or fail to grow fruit. Improper pruning can even kill your fruit trees. Here are some reasons fruit trees require special pruning techniques:



  • Pruning saves trees from overloading. Fruit trees that have been left untrimmed will start to get weighed down and become damaged.
  • Fruit trees require annual pruning to continue growing. Annual pruning can also shape the kind of fruit harvest your tree will have. Pruning affects the size of the fruit, the amount of fruit grown and even the flavor.
  • Pruning also aids against infection, disease, and pests.
  • The structure of a fruit tree can is helped by pruning. Getting rid of heavy branches helps the tree carry the fruit it produces
  • Pruning promotes flowering and budding for new fruit.
  • Pruning helps invigorate fruit trees by increasing the quality and the quantity of light and air the tree receives.
  • Weakened forks and crevices are prevented through pruning. Weak forks can create damage on the fruit tree.
  • Pruning rids trees of bothersome water sprouts. Water sprouts are quickly growing upward limbs. These new growths do not produce fruit and they can add too much weight and shading to the tree. Too much weight breaks branches. Too much shading chokes sunlight. Both of these issues weaken the tree.
  • Crisscross branches are removed in pruning. These branches grow against each and rub along the fruit. Rubbing can create bruising and blemishes to the fruit, ruining crops.

Pruning to Perfection

There is a very delicate line between damaging and preserving your tree when you prune. If you prune too early or too late, cold temperatures can damage your fruit buds or even destroy your tree. Prune too much and your tree will produce large fruit without flavor. If you don’t prune enough, your tree will produce a lot of smaller fruit on higher branches. High budding fruit is difficult to harvest and weighs down fruit tree branches. When fruit trees aren’t pruned enough, they will even begin to produce less often. Many times, uncared for trees start to produce fruit every other year. This is why it is so important to leave fruit tree pruning to the experts.

table full of fruit

Proper fruit tree pruning requires a skilled hand and an experienced touch. Landwork Contractors has been caring for fruit trees and lawns in the Westchester County area for over 15 years. Our skilled and experienced team know which branches to cut and how to dispose of diseased limbs. Our tender care can provide your trees with many more fruitful seasons. Call us today at 914-479- 2573 to get your pruning plan started for your fruit trees. Or, you can relax and make an appointment online. We will have your fruit trees ready for a new harvest in no time.

Have A Happy Holiday Season

The Holidays Are Perfect for Celebrating

Holidays are when family and friends gather closer together. The most wonderful time of the year often becomes the most stressful time. Holiday Parties, traditions and shopping can turn this jolly time into a scheduling nightmare. For business owners, stress is tripled with increase consumer traffic. Landwork Contractors knows you want to enjoy the holidays in Westchester County. We can lower holiday stress by lightening the load with many services:

  • Professional Holiday Displays for Entranceways.
  • Safely cleared sidewalks with Commercial Snow-blowing
  • Personalized Wreaths for Businesses or Homes
  • Professional Holiday Lighting Displays and Decorations
  • Porch and Stoop Displays for Homes
  • Decorated Potted Evergreens Delivered and Set Up
  • Firewood Cords Available for Delivery and Stocking

happy holidays tree

Forget the Stress, Enjoy the Best

The Landwork Contractors family understands that no one can do it all. We’ve come up with some helpful tips to take the stress out of your season.

Bring Cheer Everywhere

Holiday Decorations are a great way to add cheer to any space, indoors or out. There are many options to adding a bit of cheer:

  • Lighten Up – The right kind of lights can make anything look magical. Light up fir trees, bushes and even bare branches outdoors and mantles, shelves, and staircases indoors, just to mention a few. Plus, lights can reflect your holiday beliefs and traditions.
  • Evergreens for Everything- Wherever they are, evergreens bring the holiday to life, with incredible aromas and vibrant colors. Choose a potted evergreen for long lasting and environmentally friendly decorating.
  • Roll Out the Holly… and Poinsettias – These holiday symbols have been favorites for years. Their vibrant colors brighten any room. Poinsettias also come in many colors to fit any décor. Add a little holly to mantles, tabletops or even on gift tags.
  • Wreaths – There’s no end to the possibilities with wreaths. There’s a style to fit every need and they easily hang just about everywhere.

Giving From the Heart

Giving a thoughtful gift means so much, but finding that gift can be a task. Here are some thoughtful ideas to help with the gifts on your list. Landwork Contractors can even help with some of these.

  • Potted Christmas Trees –Newlyweds, families, neighbors or old friends can enjoy the beauty of an evergreen year after year. Have the tree pre-decorated or include a few starter ornaments. Recipients can plant the tree after the holiday season or re-pot it for continued indoor use.
  • Themed Baskets- Thoughtful gifts come from being considerate. Show you care by giving their favorite things, pre-order their favorite bloom for spring or with hats and jerseys of their favorite team.
  • Firewood Bundle –Make a gift out of seasoned firewood for neighbors, co-workers or friends. Buy a cord or so for the season and set aside some for gifts. Bundle together some logs with a Christmas bow add treats like hot cocoa or wine. Easy to put together, a thoughtful firewood bundle can provide warmth throughout the holidays and beyond.
  • Personal Decorations- If you make it yourself or design it, personalized decorations can become heirlooms to someone you love.

Take a Time Out

Even little elves need a break. Give yourself the gift of relaxation. Put down that shopping list and be a kid again, bring back old traditions or make some new ones. Don’t get swept up in the holiday hustle. Be sure to enjoy some of it yourself, relaxing with family and friends.

From the entire Landwork Contractors family, we want to wish you the happiest of holidays. We love the holiday season, we hope you will too. Let us help you spread some cheer with heartfelt gifts or decorating services. Call us at 914-479-2537 or schedule an appointment online. Get back to your family and friends we’ll take care of the decorating. Have a safe and Happy Holiday season!

Harvest Displays for Every Home

Crisp weather, warm fires, great food and gathering with friends make us love fall. There’s no better way to begin fall than to welcome guests and family home with some beautiful harvest displays. Landwork Contractors can help you set up the perfect harvest display for any occasion. We specialize in displays all over your home, including:

  • Walkways
  • Front stoops
  • Entryways
  • Flowerbeds
  • Decks
  • Mulch
  • Mailboxes

We can make your home look inviting from the curb to the kitchen with a full array of fall harvest items like pumpkins, Indian corn, decorative gourds, fall wreaths, hay bales and more. Not sure how to decorate this year? Here are just a few ideas to brighten up your home for fall.


Pathways don’t have to stay the same all year long. Fall is a perfect time for making some changes, including adding mums and ornamental shrubs to your pathways. If you aren’t looking for a long commitment, perfectly placed pumpkins can light the way.

Front Stoops and Entryways

Warmth and appeal are easy to achieve with a decorated front stoop or entryway. Towering cornstalks can be placed on either side of the door, intertwined with fall foliage for breathtaking results. Our clients love Landwork Contractors for their personalized care. Place a hay bale seat on your stoop, complete with scarecrow to greet your guests. Seen something on Pinterest that you’re dying to try? Bring your ideas by, we can do it all.

Patios and Decks

One of the best places to enjoy the crisp weather and brightening leaves of fall is a patio or deck. Accents of pumpkins, decorative squash, and hay bales can turn your patio or deck into another room of the house. We also specialize in fire-pits if you’re looking to add some extra warmth to your outdoors.

Odds and Ends

Harvest displays don’t have to be set aside for main outside areas. Mailboxes, window boxes, flower beds, and mulch can all be decorated with harvest displays that will bring warmth to your home.

Blaze a Trail

Create new traditions with your own hay ride or hay bale maze. Hayrides are the ultimate fall fun and super easy to set up.  Hay bale mazes are also a lot of fun, with minimal work. Landwork Contractors supplies the hay and helps you set up designs for your home, school or neighborhood fall festivities in Westchester County.

Fall Traditions

The ultimate fall tradition for many is football. Believe it or not, we can even decorate for you football fanatics. Whether you’re supporting your local high-school team, college alma mater or favorite NFL team, we can decorate your home with your true colors. Mums can be placed specifically to show your spirit as you cheer to victory.

Harvest Hearths Make a Happy Home

Every home can be a happy one. Let Landwork Contractors create take your entrance way from dull to bright and inviting. We can help you prepare for all those family gatherings and every type of fall fun. Schedule an appointment online today for your perfect harvest display.