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Determining Color Combinations in the Landscape

Few topics are as interesting to homeowners as color, and few things affect the overall look of a landscape as much as color. Used effectively, color can create a feeling of calm, graciousness, spaciousness, excitement, or just about any mood we want to achieve. Unfortunately, when determining color combinations, most of us learn by [...]

Planning the Beauty of Gardens and Plants Into Your Landscape

The lawn area is the “glue” that holds the landscape together, but there are several other considerations and decisions the homeowner makes to add beauty and function to the property… whether it be a new homesite, a previously lived-in home, or one you’ve owned for years. Planning: What Do You Have and What Do [...]

Serious Questions About New-Generation Artificial Turf That Require Answers

In order to make fiscally and environmentally sound decisions regarding the potential purchase and installation of artificial turf in their communities, decision makers must consider all short- and long-term issues and concerns. Artificial turf is being widely promoted as a cost-efficient, environmentally- and user-friendly product that can replace natural grass on sports fields and home [...]

The First 14 Days are Critical

Keep the lawn moist at all times, preferably by frequent light sprinklings. The watering process should be repeated three times a day, at 8 am, 11 am, and 2 pm (early morning and early afternoon), every day. DON’T LET THE LAWN DRY OUT!!! Remember the key is keeping it moist, not soaked. Too much water [...]

Aeration Benefits run Deep

Aeration is one of the most important maintenance practices we can employ to help the lawn remain healthy and help ward off problems. It is estimated that over two-thirds (2/3) of residential lawns are growing on compacted soils. Many times, there is no evidence of insect or disease activity, but the lawn seems to [...]

Dog-On-It Lawn Problems

Urine Spots making my lawn look like a leopard please help! Dog urine and feces can often be a frustrating problem related to lawn care. Small amounts may produce a green up or fertilizer effect while larger amounts often result in lawn burn or dead patches. While most burn spots will recover with time [...]

Easy Care and Repair Tips for Rejuvenating Your Lawn

Wrapped up in our day-to-day work, family and leisure activities, it’s easy to delay doing anything about the increasingly worn or dead spots that sometimes appear in your otherwise beautiful lawn. Although repairing these unsightly areas may seem like a complicated, drawn out process, there’s a fast and easy solution that gives immediate results, according to [...]

Home Lawn Care Programs That Work

Having one of the best-looking and environmentally sound lawns in your neighborhood can be accomplished easier than you may think. You may still encounter some lawn “problems” during the year, but you can reduce their probability by faithfully following the lawn care programs outlined in this brochure. There are three (3) key parts to [...]

Turfgrass…Made In The Shade

Growing turfgrass in shade is a major problem for many homeowners because an estimated 20 to 25 percent of all grassy areas in the U.S. are shaded to varying degrees.  While it’s not always advisable to even try to maintain beautiful grass in all shaded conditions, the not-for-profit Turf Resource Center recommends the following five-steps [...]