Why You Shouldn’t Bother Aerating Your Lawn Yourself

We recently reviewed why it’s important to aerate your lawn at least once a year. You might be wondering though if this is a chore you can just take care of yourself instead of hiring professionals. While we certainly can appreciate the desire to do it yourself, taking ownership of your lawn and maybe saving […]

Why Aerate Your Lawn

February doesn’t seem like a time of year to be focusing on your yard, rather you might think you should be focusing on clearing the driveway and sitting inside with some hot cocoa. Unfortunately, the winter snowfall has been doing some damage to your lawn over the last few weeks, creating a weight that’s been […]

Preparing Your Yard for Winter

Unfortunately, it is with great sadness that we must admit that summer has gone, and even chillier days are ahead. While you might be looking forward to quiet evenings spent indoors with a hot cocoa or a hot toddy, (either with a few shots of some bourbon to help the warming bit) there is still […]

Keeping Bugs Out of Your Yard Part 2

A little while back, we reviewed a few ideas on how to keep your yard free of bugs. As we reach the closing days of summer and turn into Fall, it remains important to keep these ideas in mind. It’s worth remembering that none of these are completely fool-proof. Nature is often unpredictable, and there […]

How to Choose a Tree For Your Yard

Choosing a pet can be a difficult task. You have to take a number of items into consideration, the size of the pet, the amount of time different pets may need for care versus how much time you have available, and what needs the pet may have compared to your home. And of course, all […]

Your Pets Could be Killing Your Lawn

Driving around a beautiful suburban neighborhood, you can easily spot at least a few of the homes that have pets, without ever once seeing the animals themselves  or the more stereotypical signs like a dog house or a collection of toys. What is it that so quickly and easily identifies these homes, without such simple […]

Crabgrass – Public Enemy #1

Crabgrass, or digitaria sanguinalis is a problem grass that you may come across in your yard. It creates tough clusters that can swiftly take over a poorly cared for lawn. While considered a weed today, crabgrass was originally brought to the Americas from Europe by settlers because it served as a high protein grain that […]

How to Prepare Your Lawn for a Summer Party

Summer is one of the best times of the year, and the best part of summer is having backyard parties! Spread out the chairs, set up some tiki torches, and fire up the grill! Before you invite everyone over though, you’ll need to make sure your yard is ready. Unlike having a party indoors, you’ll […]

Keeping Bugs Out of Your Yard Part 1

We’ve reached the high-point of summer, with the days as long as they’re going to get, and we truly hope you’ve been able to enjoy this time outside in your yard as much as possible. We know, however, that there’s a big challenge that some folks may have with their yard, bugs. Whether it’s gnats […]

benefits of a core aeration

Core Aeration Tips for The DIY Homeowner

An aeration is the single best thing you can do for your lawn.  A core aeration is much more beneficial than a spike aeration.   A core aeration will take plugs from the soil.  This allows air and nutrients to travel more easily and deeper into the soil. It also gives roots more room to expand […]