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Make Your Yard Mosquito Free

Make Your Yard Mosquito Free

When it comes to our homes, we do so much to create a safe environment. We install smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, security alarms, video cameras and so on and so forth. But what do we do to protect our loved ones outside? What do we do to ensure the safety of everyone who enters our backyards? Linnemann Lawn Care and Landscaping ensures that your property is safe from the one insect that can wreak the most havoc on you and your guests - MOSQUITOS! This insect is the number one...
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Life Cycle of Grass - When to Feed, Seed and Weed

Life Cycle of Grass - When to Feed, Seed and Weed

The grass that makes up your yard area has a "life cycle."  This life cycle is based on what type of grass you have and the climate it is growing in (ie. warm-season, cool-season or biennial grasses).  Here in Illinois, our grasses are in the cool-season life cycle as they endure the long, cold winters and regreen in the spring.  By understanding the life cycle of grass, you'll be able to determine the best time to fertilize your lawn and treat for...
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7-Steps to a Beautiful Lawn

7-Steps to a Beautiful Lawn

Spring is just around the corner which means it's time to start getting ready for lawn care through proper maintenance - fertilization and weed control. With a routine fertilization and weed control schedule, you can have peace of mind knowing that your lawn is getting everything it needs to reach levels of optimal health. Our 7-step lawn care program is designed to make sure your yard stays healthy all year long. Each step of our process is formulated with your lawn in mind. These...
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Understanding What to Plant in St. Louis

Understanding What to Plant in St. Louis

Not all plants are created equal when planting in St. Louis. There's a lot of things to considered - weather, hardiness, growth rate, maintenance, and so on. Landscaping is not a "set it and forget it" kind of thing. It takes knowing your soil, knowing your area and planning for how harsh weather will affect your bed. In our custom softscapes, we use native plants that are hardy and also beautiful. So of those plants that we commonly use are: Boxwood Lilac Cherry tree ...
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Mistakes to Avoid with Aeration and Overseeding

Mistakes to Avoid with Aeration and Overseeding

Aerating and overseeding your lawn are two jobs that should be done annually. Aeration opens up the lawn and allows for more air, water and nutrients to penetrate the root zone. Overseeding drops seed and opens a groove in the soil that in turn creates a good seed-to-soil contact and germinates the lawn. But how do you know what to use, when to aerate and how to mow after it's all said and done? Let's review some mistakes to avoid when aerating and overseeding your lawn:   ...
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Aerate & Overseed Your Lawn in the Fall

Aerate & Overseed Your Lawn in the Fall

While Fall is primarily seen as the time for the changing of leaves, pumpkins and cooler weather, did you know it's also a great time of year for lawn care and maintenance? Cool weather translates into optimal growing conditions for your lawn, giving you the perfect opportunity to address any damage done by the Summer heat. It also helps you prepare your lawn for the Winter, and sets it up for a successful Spring. Aerating and overseeding your lawn are two such jobs that should be...
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How to Create a Mosquito Free Yard

How to Create a Mosquito Free Yard

There’s so much to love about summer.....like getting outside to enjoy the longer days with a barbecue or enjoying an evening outside around the firepit with the family…...that is until those pesky mosquitoes drive you back inside. As carriers of illnesses like West Nile and Zika Virus, one bite from a mosquito can have severe consequences. While Mosquito repellent is a short-term solution to preventing long-term health issues that these insects can spread, they aren't a...
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What Times of the Year is Best to Do Lawn Fertilization in Illinois?

What Times of the Year is Best to Do Lawn Fertilization in Illinois?

A perfectly healthy, lush green lawn can boost your curb appeal and give you a stunning outdoor space. But a dying and decaying lawn can make your property the unfortunate eyesore of the neighborhood. The trick to making sure your lawn stands out in a good way is proper fertilization.    Just like any plant, grass needs the proper nutrients to grow and thrive. It needs to be healthy enough to stand up to foot traffic, prevent weeds, and resist damage from extreme weather. Optimal...
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Lawn Fertilization Tips for a Healthy, Lush Yard

Lawn Fertilization Tips for a Healthy, Lush Yard

Lawn Fertilization Tips for a Healthy, Lush Yard Regular lawn fertilization is essential if you want a healthy and green lawn. Fertilizing is one of the most significant factors that affect your lawn’s growth, and proper fertilization provides growth and color to your grass and promotes its thickness. However, many homeowners disregard lawn fertilization because they do not know what grass fertilizers to use or how and when to apply them. If not done correctly, fertilization can do...
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Why It's Crucial to Keep Your Lawn Fertilized in 2020

Why It's Crucial to Keep Your Lawn Fertilized in 2020

While it may be hard to think about it in the middle of wintry weather, your lawn care for 2020 is incredibly important. Neglecting even one step in a lawn care routine can spell disaster for that healthy grass you've worked hard to cultivate over the years. Throughout 2020, it's crucial to follow our seven-step program that was designed specifically for local lawns. Learn why your lawn in Columbia, Millstadt, Waterloo, and nearby areas needs to adhere to a...
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