New Emphasis on NPDES NOT Requirements

When construction is complete, the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requires a Notice of Termination (NOT). The NOT is the vehicle that transfers the responsibility of long-term care and maintenance of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) from the developer that builds them to the entity that maintains them in perpetuity. EPA/DEP have two … Read more

Deer Resistant Plants

Trying to maintain a pristine lawn is no easy task; neither is trying to make sure pests such as deer don’t eat your hard work! Below are plant suggestions that can help deter any unwanted hungry guests, while still providing color and seasonal interest throughout your planting beds. Annuals:• Poppy – A mix of yellow, … Read more

Lawn Care To-Do List

Trying to maintain a healthy lawn can be an uphill battle at times, but with these helpful tips below, your lawn will be green and pest free in no time. This will improve both your curb appeal and your quality of life! Be Proactive: Weed and pest populations can multiply fast. Being proactive in preventing the … Read more

Are You at Risk for an ADA Violation?

The number of ADA lawsuits continues to grow. Could you be targeted next? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities. One way the ADA does this is by ensuring that persons with disabilities have equal access to goods and services … Read more

Great Spring Plants

Now that the warm weather looks like it’s finally here to stay, it’s time to start thinking about ways to improve and enjoy your garden. Our trees, shrubs and flowers are budding and blooming. Spring is certainly the best time of the year to enjoy fragrant and flowering plants. Below are just a few suggestions … Read more

Is It Too Early to Plant My Garden?

Of course not! There are many veggies that love a little cold in the beginning.  Planting these now will give you a great jump start on your gardening season, plus you can begin to enjoy fresh veggies well before your summer vegetables come in. A few plants that can be started right from seeds in … Read more

Get Your Lawn and Garden Ready for Spring!

Despite the recent chilly weather, it is officially SPRING! So get outside and get your hands dirty! With warmer temps and longer days coming, it’s time to wake-up your lawn and gardens for the season. Here are 5 tips to help you get started: Rake your gardens and yards and clean-up winter’s remnant leaves, twigs … Read more

Brighten up Your Winter Landscape

The late winter landscape can be a bit dull, but with spring around the corner (thank you, Phil!) here are a few ideas to brighten up your winter landscape for next year. Trees and Interesting Bark Many oaks like red, pin and sawtooth have a wonderful habit of holding foliage through much of the winter. … Read more

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps Coming to Montco

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released new Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Montgomery County, PA that will go into effect March 2, 2016. The changes utilize the latest technology and data to identify areas with flood risks. What does this mean? You may now: Be required to obtain flood insurance No longer … Read more

Simple Guidance for PennDOT HOP Permitting

When is a PennDOT HOP Required? PennDOT regulates all activities within the State right-of-way through the issuance of Highway Occupancy Permits (HOPs). As a State agency, they have a responsibility to not only accommodate the applicant/permittee, but also protect the traveling public and ensure the structural integrity of the highway is maintained. Whether you’re a … Read more