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DIY Lawn Care Pros and Cons

In this DIY world, there’s a good chance you might be considering tackling lawn care on your own. After all, why pay for something that you could easily do yourself? But therein lies the big question—how easy is it to really do lawn care on your own? There may be a number of reasons that you think DIY lawn care makes sense for you. But there are a lot of important points to consider before making that leap. So, in this article, we’ll be exploring some of the pros and cons of t...

What to Do After a Fertilizer, Pre-Emergent or Sprayed Application

First and foremost it is important to follow the label instructions for the product that was used, but below are some general guidelines. Granular Based Products For immediate results, you can water in a granular based product, but it is not always necessary. If you follow a regular lawn watering and fertilization schedule, the granules will remain in the soil and will be effectively watered in during your next sprinkler cycle or a rain event.  Click Here for our watering tips for ...

Watering Tips for a Healthy Lawn

Water is an essential part of a happy, healthy lawn. It’s important, though, to make sure you water it properly. If you run a sprinkler at night, for example, it sets up the perfect conditions for disease to take hold. If you water too lightly, the grass roots will not grow deeply enough, setting your lawn up for trouble when hot weather hits. Follow these steps for a hydrated lawn. When to Water the Lawn If you find your lawn has taken on a grayish cast or appears to be dull...

The Problem with Weed and Feed

While Weed and Feed products are a staple at the Home Improvement stores and used quite often by folks, we cannot recommend their use and here is why. The problem with Weed and Feed is that the two functions the product is supposed to perform are time critical. Weeds usually begin taking hold during two times of the year. First, in early spring before the lawn breaks dormancy. And second, in the fall when the lawn is starting to enter dormancy. If you apply Weed and Feed in the sprin...

What to Check When Inspecting Your Sprinkler System

If you have a lawn sprinkler and irrigation system on your property, it’s important to conduct regular inspections at least once a year. Discovering issues with your system early on will reduce water waste, saving you money while helping to ensure your home is surrounded by a lush, healthy landscape. While more involved repairs should be left to a professional, checking your lawn sprinkler system for top-level issues is something you can easily do yourself. Whether you live in warmer cli...

Fixing a Stuck Sprinkler Head

A stuck sprinkler head that won't retract when the sprinkler system is turned off usually ends up hit and destroyed by the mower blades. Once that happens now a simple problem just became a bigger problem since you will be unable to water at all in that zone until you replace the broken sprinkler head. Fortunately, a stuck sprinkler head can usually be fixed with a few simple steps. The Secret is Petroleum Jelly With the sprinkler head stuck in its upright position, use a hose to wash off...

When to Apply Pre-emergent

Summer weeds, like crabgrass, must have several consecutive days of soil temperatures above 55 degrees before they germinate. If the seed is near the surface of your soil, it becomes warm quickly. If it is buried deeper, it might take several weeks before the soil becomes warm enough for the germination process to begin. This is why you see weeds much earlier in the spring season around concrete driveways and sidewalks. Winter weeds, on the other hand, require several consecutive days of so...

How Does Pre-emergent Work

So what exactly is Pre-emergent and how does it work? Pre-emergent herbicides are chemicals that prevent undesired weeds in your lawn. Contrary to popular belief, it does not prevent the germination of the seed, but actually kills the early roots so that the weed will not sprout. Due to the way these herbicides work, pre-emergent application timing is the most important aspect of successful weed prevention. If the weed has already sprouted and is visible, pre-emergent herbicides will not ...