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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 [...]

Winter Grass Seedling Care

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

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. [...]

Powdery Mildew

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fertilization, Grass Seeding, Spring Lawn Care, Tree Care, Weather|

If areas of your lawn look like they are covered with white powder or worse, white paint, you have powdery mildew.? Its a very common disease that thrives in cool, wet conditions in the winter and spring. Powdery mildew is most common and most damaging in areas with heavy shade and poor air circulation. Some [...]

Frost Damage to Grass

2017-10-05T19:09:11-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Lawn Care, Spring Lawn Care, Watering, Weather|

Beware of Frost Damage to your Grass. If grass feels crunchy underfoot, stay off! We see it every spring & fall. There comes a heavy frost and then within a day or two, brown spots appear, mostly in the form of trails and patches across and around the yard. The culprit is not Jack Frost [...]

NOW IS THE TIME TO WINTERIZE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Sprinkler System, Watering, Weather, Winter Lawn Care|

Lawns, trees and shrubs need water year-round. The drought since August finally broke with last week’s rain and was exactly what we needed. The gentle, multi-day rain provided lawns and trees with one to two inches of moisture, enough to penetrate the soil to a depth of 8 to 12 inches, deep enough to replenish [...]

LAWN CARE FOR LATE FALL AND WINTER

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Grass Seeding, Leaf Removal, Watering, Weather, Winter Lawn Care|

Watering Lawn We had a very dry September and October and recent rains were not enough to make up the water deficit. To keep your lawn, trees and shrubs healthy, it is very important to deep water your entire landscape to a depth of 9 inches or more before the ground freezes. Test your lawn’s [...]

WATER LAWN & LANDSCAPING TO PREPARE FOR WINTER

2017-10-05T19:09:12-05:00 By |Fall Lawn Care, Landscaping, Watering, Weather|

Dry Conditions in Kansas City Even with the rain last week, it was not enough to wet the soil to a necessary depth to protect your lawn and landscaping. Average October rainfall is over 3.5 inches and KC received less than an inch this year.  It is critical to water lawn & landscapes.  Unless you kept your lawn, [...]