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Choosing a Lawn Care Service

Spring is here and you are ready to give your lawn some love.Hopefully you have your lawn sprinkler system set up with timer in place. Perhaps you’ve also decided now is the time for someone else to take care of the lawn care maintenance of your yard.No problem. Just make sure you don’t sacrifice maintenance for quality. Here are a few guidelines to follow when choosing a lawn care company:Determine…

Read more| Nov 01, 2016

Cheap Ways to Choke Out Weeds

Are you tired of fighting with pesky weeds? Have you wasted hundreds of dollars on “miracle” weed killers that never seem to work? Weeds can be the most frustrating part about keeping a healthy lawn. So, stop wasting money on harsh weed killers, as there are much simpler, organic ways of getting rid of weeds that are safer for your lawn and easier on your budget.Mow HighIt’s a common misconception…

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Can Rain Damage a Newly Seeded Lawn?

Winter is nearly over, and homeowners are beginning to think about spring lawn care and planting new grass to replace sections that were damaged by cold weather. Many people are concerned that the grass will be damaged if it rains soon after the lawn is seeded. Heavy rain can be a problem, but moderate rain should not be.You can limit or prevent erosion by preparing the lawn before you seed it and…

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Beware of Over Watering

A common misconception about lawn care is that the more you water, the healthier your lawn will be. Overzealous lawn caretakers will nearly drown their lawns in hope of obtaining perfectly green, healthy grass. Newsflash, more water does not equal a healthier lawn. In fact, over-watering is more damaging to your lawn than under watering. This is why it is so important that you understand the damage…

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Benefits of Using a Drip Watering System

If you care for plants, be it in a smaller scale at home or as a professional landscaper or contractor, having an irrigation system is absolutely crucial. Out of all possibilities, drip watering, or irrigation, systems are growing in popularity. Ideal for plant or flower beds, vegetable gardens, trees, and ornamentals, this system has a small amount of water slowly and steadily targeted at a plant’s…

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Benefits of Soil Testing

If you look out at your lawn this summer and see dead patches or thinning grass, consider a soil test.A soil test will reveal any underlying lawn issues relating to soil nutrition or pH. This is the first step towards strengthening the health of the lawn.Nutrition deficiency can add stress to a lawn. This makes grass more susceptible to lawn diseases and less tolerant of insects. Healthy soil is a…

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Be Careful Not to Water Your Lawn Too Much or Too Little

Lawns need water to be green and healthy, but too much or too little can cause damage. If you run your sprinkler system all night long, the lawn can develop diseases. If you only use the sprinkler infrequently and for short periods of time, the lawn will have shallow roots, which can lead to problems in hot weather. Here are some tips to make sure your lawn gets the right amount of water.Rainfall usually…

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Sprinkler Maintenance

Lawn sprinklers have become an integral part of our garden system. It helps keep our lawn grass green and healthy, and it makes for an occasional source of fun for our pets. Maintaining a lawn sprinkler system is not very hard to do, but it must be done properly in order to ensure the longevity of this garden equipment.General Maintenance Be on the lookout for leaks and sprinkler heads that have been…

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Mounting Birdhouses

While having a birdhouse hang out in the open is very appealing, sometimes it’s nice to mount a birdhouse to a post. Whether you have a bird garden or are just going for that nice country look, a birdhouse makes a great addition to any yard and garden.At first it might seem a bit dauting as to how gardeners have managed to mount a birdhouse to the side of the post but it’s not as hard as it seems.…

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How to Have a Healthy Lawn in the Winter

If you live in a region with a mild winter climate, you can enjoy a green lawn year-round. A dormant lawn can be seeded in the winter and can grow lush and green. Ryegrass is a good choice for seeding in the winter. You have to first prepare the dormant grass for overseeding by scalping the lawn. Cut the grass as low as possible two or three times. Bag the grass clippings while you are mowing or rake…

Read more| Nov 01, 2016