Richard A McCoy Horticultural Services

Richard A McCoy Horticultural Services

6 employees
30 years in business

About this pro

Operate premier gardening and organic landscaping company serving clients in Princeton, Pennington, Lawrenceville New Jersey

• Established one of New Jersey's first completely natural/organic land care companies

• Adept in managing clients’ budgets to meet their expectations with careful attention to long-term, reduction in maintenance costs with increased sustainability

• Provide total property management services: gardening, full grounds maintenance and landscaping services; home and building maintenance and repair, including carpentry; hire, oversee and coordinate subcontractors and service personnel; woodlot management and professional pruning services; property caretaking in the absence of the homeowner; snow removal; and pool and pond maintenance services

• Carry out corrective services: property assessment; diagnostic services; remediation of problem areas; identification of invasive species; root collar excavation; root collar disorders; and mulching

• Provide landscaping/fine gardening services: design; installation; maintenance; pruning: ornamental and corrective; hardscaping - patios, stone walls, walkways, etc.; composting; container gardens; seasonal displays and grading; irrigation; and drainage 

• Offer consultations and/or presentations for homeowners, garden clubs, municipalities, schools and commercial sites build/restore native flora to increase beneficial insect and pollinator species population to expand the natural ecology and reduce pesticide use and improve water conservation

• Expertise in native plants and their incorporation into landscapes, use of minimum risk 25b/exempt pesticides in place of conventional synthetic pesticides and fungicides, identification and remediation of root collar disorders due to improper planting and/or over mulching, utilization of current proper pruning techniques to ensure the health and vigor of trees and shrubs, developing organic land care property management systems for the replacement of conventional landscape methods with the goal being to reduce long-term maintenance costs, soil testing, core aerating, over seeding, organic/natural fertilizer applications, compost tea applications, compost top dressing and lawn mowing services

Certificates, Commendations, Licensing and Associations 

• 2016 Recognized by the Smithsonian Institute’s Archives of American Gardens as garden designer and stone mason for 13-year tenure at Stony Wood, a private Princeton New Jersey garden

• Member of Rutgers Organic Land Care Working Group 

o Facilitate and present for Rutgers Organic Land Care Certificate Course

o Participate in drafting Organic Land Care Best Management Practices Manual for New Jersey

• Board of Directors of New Jersey Organic Land Care Association (NJOLA)

• Rutgers Cooperative Extension Organic Land Care Certificate 

• Certified Natural Turf and Landscape Manager through the New Jersey DEP

• Licensed New Jersey Pesticide Applicator 

• Certified New Jersey Fertilizer Applicator

• Published articles in Organic Gardens Today magazine 

o Fall 2014 What is organic land care?

o Winter 2014 Right Plant, Right Place

o Summer 2015 Why do my tress die? From nursery to landscape – proper planting practices

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Princeton, NJ 08540
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