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Keep Mower Blades Sharpened Regularly

2018-05-25T12:42:35+00:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Mowing, Spring Lawn Care, Summer Lawn Care|

While mowing with a sharp blade is important for the look of the lawn, a sharp mower blade also plays an important role in a lawn's health. Below are some important benefits and reasons to sharpen mower blades regularly: A dull blade rips and tears the grass blade, leading to a higher susceptibility for disease [...]

The Doctors Prescription for Proper Tree Watering

2017-10-05T19:09:09+00:00 By |Lawn Care|

The Tree Doctor is in! While this is usually not a time to think about watering your trees here in the Midwest, we have had unusually warm and dry weather this season. It is easy to forget your trees in this case. Just like humans, water is the life blood of trees. Proper Tree Watering [...]

Benefits of Native Plants

2017-10-05T19:09:09+00:00 By |Flowers, Garden, Ideas, Landscaping, Spring Lawn Care|

There are so many reasons to find an area for native plants in your lawn. Native plants create beautiful garden areas with less work and cost. Facts about Native plants: Help conserve water Reduce mowing, labor, fertilizer and pest management costs Provide a habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife Protect and enrich the soil [...]

Prepare for Extreme Cold Temperatures

2017-10-05T19:09:09+00:00 By |Flowers, Maintenance, Weather, Winter Lawn Care|

When extreme cold temperatures hit, special preparation should be taken to protect your home and lower heating costs. It may seem like a long list, but even minor changes can make a big difference. Following these steps can save money by preventing damage and keeping the warm air in your home, during cold temperatures: Blow [...]

Winter Grass Seedling Care

2017-10-05T19:09:10+00:00 By |Grass Seeding, Mowing, Sprinkler System, Watering, Weather, Winter Lawn Care|

Grass seed that was planted in late August or early September may need mowing by early October. Seed that was not planted until late September, may not need mowing until the following March or early April. The later in the fall a lawn is seeded, the more care it will need over the winter. Care [...]

Oak Mites Descends Upon Kansas City

2017-10-05T19:09:10+00:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Pests, Tree Care, Weed Control|

The oak mite has people and their pets scratching. Native to Europe, this pest was first detected in the Kansas City area in 1994. The mites cause itchy, red welts that have small blisters in their center Unlike chiggers that mostly concentrate in restricted areas around waste bands and socks, oak itch mite bites are [...]

The Truth about Nutsedge

2017-10-05T19:09:10+00:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Fertilization, Grass Seeding, Weed Control|

When it comes to nutsedge (commonly called nutgrass), there are usually only three kinds of lawns in Kansas City: Lawns with nutsedge Lawns that will have nutsedge Lawns grown in very heavy shade Nutsedge facts: Nutsedge reproduces both by seed and by underground tubers. One single nutsedge plant, allowed to reproduce, can create many thousands [...]

Pulling Weeds Now Saves Work Next Year

2017-10-05T19:09:10+00:00 By |Garden, Lawn Care, Mowing, Weed Control|

September is crunch time if weeds have sprouted in lawns or shrub beds. Chemical control or tilling is often the most practical solution, but 100% control is rarely possible. Pulling weeds is always best for small-scale weeding. Most of next years weed seeds are being produced right now. Some of the worst weeds in our [...]