Published on Friday, September 17, 2021
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:
Published on Monday, August 23, 2021
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...
Published on Tuesday, July 20, 2021
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...
Published on Friday, April 16, 2021
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...
Published on Monday, March 15, 2021
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...
Published on Friday, January 10, 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...
Published on Sunday, June 25, 2017
Dog owners know all too well that their pups love to pee. When outside, they leave their mark on just about anything and everything, especially if it smells like another dog. If you have a dog, then you probably also have dog urine damage on your lawn. These brown spots are left by nitrogen-rich urine. While a small amount shouldn’t hurt your lawn, the amount collected over time can do some damage. If your dog has a certain spot to make daily deposits, these are most likely where...
Published on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Soil problems don’t just affect your soil. The soil in your lawn and gardens can influence the health of the plants you grow. Ensure the health of your soil by performing regular tests. There are a number of soil testing kits available at garden supply stores and nurseries, but believe it or not, there are some reliable tests you can perform yourself using your own two hands, household products, or garden tools. Read on to learn more.
Your soil’s pH levels indicate...
Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Late season nitrogen fertilization has been practiced by professionals for some time, but new evidence shows the wisdom of this technique. Late season nitrogen fertilization, sometimes referred to as fall fertilization, has been utilized by turf managers for years. This type of fertility program involves the application of much of the season’s nitrogen during the late season months of September through December.
Late season fertilization has become popular because many of the agronomic ...
Published on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
A well-kept yard and tasteful landscape increases the value of your home and provides a relaxing space to interact with friends and family. A well-maintained landscape around the office buildings and commercial establishments provides a favorable impression to your customers and the community.
With increasing frequency, homeowners and business managers are hiring professional lawn and landscape experts to save time, take away the guesswork, and enhance their investment.
How to hire a...