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Winterizing Your Northern Lawn

 

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Winterizing your northern lawn in the fall is the key to a lush, beautiful lawn in the spring.  You want the lawn to be ready to go as soon as the weather warms up in the spring and the time to get it ready is in the fall before cold weather sets in. In the…

Spring Lawn Tips

 

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As winter winds down, now is the time to start thinking about getting a great looking lawn for this year.  An excellent alternative is to call your local lawn care service and let them take care of it.  If you are going to use a lawn maintenance and mowing service, it’s a good idea to…

Spring Lawn Overseeding

 

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With spring on the way, now is the time to decide whether your lawn needs overseeding.  If your lawn is looking a little thin, overseeding can help your lawn grow thick and lush and discourage the growth of weeds.  Overseeding can also help your lawn stay healthy by introducing disease resistant strains of grass into…

Lawn Mower Spring Maintenance

 

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Now is a great time to get your lawn mower ready for the mowing season.  Whether you have a push mower or a riding mower, a little maintenance now will make your mowing season much more productive.  If you are not comfortable doing the maintenance yourself, take your mower to a local mower repair shop.…

Aerating Your Yard

 

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One of the best things you can do for your yard is to regularly aerate it.  When your soil becomes compacted, it becomes more difficult for your lawn to get the water and nutrients it needs.  Hard, compacted laws do not allow much water to penetrate into the soil.  The problem is even worse for…

Lime and Lawn Care

 

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Many homeowners have heard that they need to put lime on their yards in the spring, but few of them really understand why.  Before you head off to the local home improvement superstore for a trunk load of lime, make sure your yard actually needs lime applied and if so, how much.  Adding too much…

Beautifying Your Home with Pavers

 

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The addition of a patio, walkway, driveway, or other landscaping feature using pavers is an excellent way to increase the beauty and value of your home.  Pavers are concrete, brick, or stone blocks that come in a very wide variety of shapes and styles.  Pavers are a great choice for building all types of durable,…

Comparing Landscaping Estimates

 

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For routine landscaping work, hiring a reputable landscaper that you are comfortable with will usually give you a good result at a fair price.  But if you are planning a major landscaping project, it’s a good practice to obtain estimates for the work from several landscaping professionals prior to selecting the landscaper to do the…

Planning Your Landscaping Project

 

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A well designed and executed landscaping plan will add visual appeal and value to your home while providing you and your family with a beautiful area for entertaining, relaxing, and recreation.   Whether you are starting from scratch with a bare yard or redesigning an existing landscaping, before you purchase the first shrub or flower you…

Hiring a Landscaping Professional

 

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When implementing your landscaping design, consider hiring a professional landscaper if you don’t feel comfortable doing the work yourself.  You may want to use a landscaping professional for certain parts of the job, or to complete the entire project.  Also, many landscaping plans are completed in stages.  You can “try out” a landscaping professional by…