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Benefits of Native Plants

2017-10-05T19:09:09-05:00 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 [...]

Mark Utilities

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Grass Seeding, Ideas, Maintenance, Sprinkler System, Tools|

It is easy to forget that most of our lawns and landscapes hide a maze of underground utilities that are critical to the function of our homes. These lines are easily damaged and can pose a very real danger if disturbed. Always call before you dig in your lawn and mark utilities. Utility Lines All [...]

Bug Repellent Recipe

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Ideas, Pests, Weather|

Insect bites are a problem this time of year, especially when mosquitoes carry viruses like zika and west nile. Over the counter bug repellents have unnecessary chemicals. Try this homemade bug repellent recipe for a natural alternative that also has a more pleasant aroma than the store bought options. Homemade Bug Repellent Recipe 6 oz. [...]

CLEAN OUT GUTTERS BEFORE SPRING SHOWERS

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Ideas, Leaf Removal, Spring Lawn Care, Tools|

Even if cleaned last fall, it is a good idea to check gutters and downspouts to prevent expensive gutter, roof, basement and foundation problems later. Even a little debris can form a blockage that can cause gutters to overflow, pouring potentially harmful amounts of water around the foundation. As the water table around the foundation [...]

20 CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING IDEAS

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Garden, Ideas, Tree Care, Winter Lawn Care|

There are many creative Christmas Tree Recycling Options. At the very least, be sure to take your tree to a local recycling center. KC: Kansas City Tree Recycling Mulch: The shedding needles can be used as mulch in your garden, and the branches can be added to your compost pile. Pine needles dry quickly and decompose [...]

WINTER GARDEN TIPS FOR A DELICIOUS GARDEN NEXT YEAR – Article 2

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Garden, Grass Seeding, Ideas, Winter Lawn Care|

Gather up your newest plant and seed catalogs and pull up your favorite gardening websites. More winter garden tips, now is a great time to plan and order seed and plant materials for next year’s garden. Purple Passion Asparagus – This asparagus is delicious! It's so sweet, mild, nutty flavored and tender that you will [...]