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Why Wild Violets Are So Hard To Get Rid Of

Why Wild Violets Are So Hard to Get Rid Of

Wild violets are a common sight in many suburban lawns in the midwest. They’ll often take the form of rivers of purple navigating through even the lushest of green grass. If you’re the type of lawn owner who prizes a homogeneous yard with clearly manicured and delineated lines, you might find these tiny flowers growing […]

Can Lawn Care Companies Cut Your Lawn Too Short?

Can You Cut Your Lawn Too Short?

Cutting your lawn is a chore that not every homeowner loves. Particularly when it’s a heavy rain season, it can feel like a chore you never really get done. Grass keeps growing, seemingly at a rate that you can never really keep up with. Some homeowners start to ask themselves, “Why not just cut it […]

How to Plant a Tree in your Yard for Arbor Day

How to Plant a Tree in Your Yard for Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a celebration of the trees that have helped sustain human civilization for centuries. The first recorded Arbor Day was celebrated in Spain in 1594. The tradition was launched in the United States as a local practice beginning in 1872, but the first Federal Arbor Day proclamation was given by President Teddy Roosevelt […]

Questions to Answer Before Building a Koi Pond in Your Yard

Questions to Answer Before Building a Koi Pond in Your Yard

We’re always a fan of new landscaping projects to pick up, and a one landscaping feature that’s been increasing in popularity in recent years is a koi pond. Based in part on water features used in some asian architecture, a koi pond adds a sense of beauty and balance to your home. If kept healthy, […]

Why Organic Mulch

Why Organic Mulch?

We have been excited about a new service we’ve added for this season, mulching. One question we’ve had asked since launching our mulching service is why we chose to use organic mulch for this new service. There are a variety of mulching services available on the market today, and different ones will have different application. […]

Choosing Plants for Your Landscaping

Choosing Plants for Your Landscaping

Spring has arrived! Now is the time to get back outside, working on your yard, and preparing for the beauty that summer could bring. Imagine your lawn as a blank canvas, and you are the painter. But what colors will you use? To further this analogy, the plants you decide to add to your yard […]

Why You Shouldn't Bother Aerating Your Lawn Yourself

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

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

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 […]

How to Reduce Bugs in Your Yard Part Two

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 […]