Landscaping Solutions

Soggy sod: Help your turf recover from too much rain.

Minor lawn flooding can help you fix future problems When the water is rising, and your neighbors are using boats instead of cars to fetch supplies, your lawn is probably the last thing on your mind. But eventually, you’ll want to deal with the soggy, muddy mess left by the flooding. All that water can…

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How to make your own rain catchment system

Making the most of our most natural resource Every drop of water is precious. But it’s not always available. In some areas, drought and growing populations are stressing water supplies. Several cities across the country even offer tax incentives for installing rain collection, or rain catchment, systems. All of this is making this age-old technology…

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April is National Lawn Care Month!

Here’s how to show your lawn a little love April is National Lawn Care Month. It’s a good time to remember one of our favorite mottos: “Be kind to your lawn, and your lawn will be kind to you.” According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (smart people who know about these things), the…

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How to grow a lush, green & healthy lawn

Lush, green lawns can make you feel like a carefree kid again. They make it so tempting to take off your shoes and run barefoot! With a little extra attention, your turf can be practically luxurious. Here are some basics. Watering tips Know your soil type. Is it loamy? Sandy? Clay? This will help determine…

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The Advantages of Sodding vs. Seeding Your Lawn

When it’s time to establish a new lawn, is it better to plant grass seed or lay fresh sod? Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Here are some pros and cons to consider before making your choice. Seeding Advantages: A wide selection of species available. Less initial expense than sodding or plugging. Stronger initial root…

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Sure Signs Spring is Coming!

Why does it often seem as if winter is the longest season of the year? We are ready for spring to finally get here. We’ll know spring has arrived when … Washington D.C.’s cherry blossoms are in full bloom. For healthy cherry trees, use a well-balanced fertilizer that contains potassium, phosphate and nitrogen. But avoid…

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Is your lawn in harmony with the environment?

Did you know your lawn can be both beautiful and earth-friendly? In other words, you don’t have to sacrifice curb appeal and healthy outdoor play space for rubber tire pellets or artificial grass. Eco-friendly lawn practices start with choosing the right variety of turf. Harmony’s goal is to keep our environment green and healthy. For…

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Watering Tips for New Sod and Established Lawns

Could your lawn be actually drowning? While most of us are concerned about not watering our lawns enough, more lawns are damaged or destroyed by over-watering than under-watering. The right amount of water will determine your lawn’s overall health, beauty, and ability to withstand use and drought. Here are some of our best watering tips…

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To Weed or Not to Weed — That is the Question!

Advice from Buck’s Backyard Weeds Are Not Always the “Bad Guys” It’s Spring! The birds are singing, the air is warm and the grass is green and growing… but so are the weeds. I am constantly asked how to control weeds. According to the Florida Lawn Handbook weeds are defined simply as an unwanted plant…

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