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Aeration & Overseeding: Time of Year, Benefits, & Mistakes to Avoid

Aeration & Overseeding: Time of Year, Benefits, & Mistakes to Avoid

With Fall around the corner, you could be thinking about pumpkins, leaves and cooler weather, but 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 things that should be done...
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How Landscaping Can Transform Your Yard & Increase The Value

How Landscaping Can Transform Your Yard & Increase The Value

With the real estate market booming, you may be thinking - "what more can I do to increase the value of my home?" Simple, invest in lawn maintenance and landscaping. Statistics show that sellers gain 5% - 12% more value from having a well-maintained, landscaped property. "The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recommends that homeowners invest 10 percent of the home’s value in landscaping. Landscape architecture goes beyond plantings to include structural...
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Benefits to Yard Clean-up

Benefits to Yard Clean-up

Warmer weather and more daylight hours are finally here, but is your yard ready for you to enjoy? We use the term "spring cleaning" for inside our home but what about our yards, are we giving them the cleaning they deserver? This year, why not add “yard clean-up” to your cleaning regimen? By having a solid clean-up plan for your yard, you are setting it up for success throughout the year. When to Consider a Yard Clean-up Typically, the best time to start is ...
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Understanding Fungus & How It Affects Your Lawn

Understanding Fungus & How It Affects Your Lawn

When mother nature delivers a soggy spring or a summer heat wave, it stresses your lawn. Stressed or unhealthy lawns are much more likely to develop disease (aka. fungus); so the better you care for your lawn, the better the grass will be able to handle the natural conditions in your area. Fungal diseases in your lawn can take on a variety of forms. From dead-looking brown patches to highly visible spots, threads, rings, or slimes, once fungus strikes your yard, it can be difficult to treat. ...
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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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