Landscaping Solutions

Create your dream backyard in 2017

Your backyard should reflect your tastes and lifestyle. It’s not just some place to store the outdoor grill and potty the dog. This year, choose a backyard project that will morph your outside space into your family’s go-to hangout spot. Here are some inspiring design ideas for creating your dream backyard in 2017: Create a…

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For Better Leaf Management, ‘Leaf’ Them Be!

Bagging fallen leaves seems just as synonymous with autumn as apple picking and football. But those tree leaves are actually a valuable natural resource that can be a free source of organic matter and nutrients for your lawn. They contain 50 to 80 percent of the nutrients a plant extracts from the soil and air…

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Easy Steps to Restore that Bare Spot in Your Lawn

Bare spots in your lawn can seem to appear out of nowhere. They’re hard on the eyes, and unless repaired, they may continue to grow. The good news is it’s easy to restore that bare spot so that it’s not even noticeable. But before you can repair, you first need to determine its cause. If…

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Our best tips for successful lawn installation

Unlike growing grass from seed, laying sod gives you a head start on the lawn of your dreams. You can have a lush, green yard in a matter of days. Proper preparation and installation are key to getting professional-looking results. Here are some of our best tips for installing your lawn successfully. Preparation Time it…

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Spring Mulching 101

Mulching your landscape makes your entire yard look more perfectly manicured. Many people don’t realize it’s not simply pleasing to the eye. Mulch can considerably improve the health of landscape plants if laid properly. Here are some mulching basics. Rock, rubber, fabric or wood? Mulches fall into either the inorganic or organic category. Inorganic mulches…

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What’s the best cool season grass?

If you live in the northern two-thirds of the country, cool season grass is your best turf option. Cool season grasses thrive when the temperature is between 60 and 75 degrees. You’ve got your choice of four common varieties: Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fine fescue and ryegrass. Each has its benefits. Keep in mind that…

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First aid for winter lawn damage

Spring can bring unwelcome surprises if you live in a frigid climate. As the ice and snow thaw, damage may be revealed. Lawns can die from freeze-thaw-freeze conditions. Snow mold and deicing (road) salt can also cause injuries. Here’s how to diagnose these common winter stressors, and some first aid steps that may help your…

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