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Keep Mower Blades Sharpened Regularly

2018-05-25T12:42:35-05:00 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 [...]

Prepare for Extreme Cold Temperatures

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

Seed Care Instructions

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Grass Seeding, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Mowing, Sprinkler System, Watering|

Now that you have scheduled your lawn renovation. Its time for proper seed care. The success of your investment depends upon what happens after the seed is down. WATER IS VITAL! Follow these seed care instructions for optimal results: The soil surface must be continuously moist prior to, during, and after seed germination. On a [...]

Choose Grass Seed Wisely

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

Most lawn problems can be easily repaired, but the use of the wrong seed can ruin your lawn like nothing else. It is extremely important to choose grass seed wisely by: Never buying grass seed unless the label says it has at least an 80% germination rate, 0.0% weeds, and 0.0% other crop. Weed and [...]

No Need to Worry About Tree & Lawn Mushrooms

2017-10-05T19:09:10-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Pests|

The Kansas City summer is coming to a rainy ending. Continuously wet soil has promoted more tree and lawn mushrooms than usual this year. Mushrooms are the fruiting body of a much larger fungus. Tree Trunk Mushrooms grow on tree trunks from fungi feeding on the dead wood of the tree. The only way to [...]

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 [...]

Yellow Nutsedge/Nutgrass/Watergrass

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fertilization, Lawn Care, Maintenance, Spring Lawn Care, Weed Control|

Signs and treatment of Yellow Nutsedge: A few days after mowing, yellow nutsedge, commonly called nutgrass or watergrass, is already taller than the surrounding grass. The leaf blades are coarser and lighter green than the surrounding grass. Nutsedge prefers wet, thin-turf areas but can survive in even the driest and thickest lawn and garden areas. [...]

May Mowing

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Lawn Care, Maintenance, Mowing, Spring Lawn Care|

Secrets Every Lawn Owner Should Know! Its sad but true, more lawns are damaged each year by poor mowing practices than diseases and insects combined. The worst part is the damage can be prevented with little or no extra effort. Improper mowing causes brown tips, yellowish green color, brown grass tips, thinning turf, various diseases, [...]