Earlier, we have talked about lawn and landscape preparations for the months to come. As we said, pest control is a major task you need to keep in mind this time of year, as pests are quite active and destructive. However, we all know that one size does not fit all. The same pest control principles you apply to your lawn may not work at all for your vegetable garden for instance. Moreover, when it comes to landscaping, your trees and shrubs need special attention, and you should focus on them separately. Today, our pest control Rockton IL specialists are here to offer you some preventative and sustainable methods of pest control of trees this season. Continue reading “Preventative Tree Maintenance in Early Fall: Pest Control Rockton IL Pros’ Recommendations”
Early fall is a glorious time to be alive and enjoy the new colors and scents taking over your property. Nevertheless, this season does not come only with surreal shades of yellow, gold, red, and green; it also requires plenty of attention on your part as you need to prep the lawn and landscape for the season to come. Veteran homeowners know they have to roll up their sleeves and start working. Beginners need a friendly and quick reminder of what they need to consider starting this month, as some things need their undivided attention. Let us see our lawn care DeKalb IL specialists’ guide on early fall preparations for beginners. Continue reading “Lawn Care DeKalb IL Main Early Fall Activities: Our Specialists’ Advice List for Beginners”
Nothing compares with a fresh layer of organic fertilizer to boost your lawn’s and garden’s health, strength and crops. A thin layer of nutritious compost spread on your lawn – not too thick as you don’t want to smother the grass blades – does wonders to it, especially in summer:
- it will keep the soil nourished;
- it will activate the beneficial bacterial activity in the soil, thus promoting the green, lush growth of your turf;
- it promotes new growth of grass in those brown, dry, thin, unhealthy spots on your lawn.
Moreover, a fresh layer of compost boosts your vegetable crops and adds a plus of health to your landscape. For all these reasons, our lawn care Sycamore IL experts are here to tell you how to make compost on a small scale in your back yard. Continue reading “Lawn Care Sycamore IL Pros on Making Compost”
Caring for your lawn and landscape in summer is not the easiest feat. Besides watering, mowing, or weeding, you also have to keep an eye on pests. In the hot season insect activity is common and often it isn’t a reason for you to worry too much. However, we all know that some plant pests can damage your grasses, flowers, trees, and vegetables. To add insult to injury, many such pests infiltrate your home and can become a genuine danger. When it comes to organic lawn care and gardening, planting companion plants to deter pests is not a new idea. Some scented herbs and flowers manage to keep pests at bay – at least until you get to call some specialists to assess the situation. Today, our lawn care Roscoe, IL specialists have some tips and tricks on how to better manage pests with the help of herbs and flowers. Continue reading “Companion Plants for Pest Control: Lawn Care Roscoe IL Tips and Tricks”
In case you didn’t know, marigolds were very close to being named the official floral emblem of the United States. It didn’t happen, but one thing is for sure: the state of Illinois still celebrates marigolds every year with pride and passion. It is rather unlikely that you don’t have marigolds added to your lawn and landscape yet, but if you don’t, we have good news for you: our lawn care Genoa IL specialists decided today to offer you a quick guide on planting and caring for marigolds, as these amazing flowers are something to be happy about. Continue reading “Marigolds Celebration: Lawn Care Genoa IL Specialists’ Tips on Planting and Care”
When it comes to organic and mindful lawn care, the use of Epsom Salt is among the first things gardeners think about. This organic mineral is available in drugstores and supermarkets and is commonly used as bath salt and home remedy. However, gardeners swear by its benefits as a fertilizer and soil amendment. We have talked about Epsom Salt before, focusing on your flowers and vegetable gardens. Today, our lawn care Belvidere IL specialists want to offer you a quick guide on using Epsom Salt throughout the summer as a lawn care and gardening aid. Continue reading “4 Epsom Salt Uses for Your Vegetation: Lawn Care Belvidere IL Pros’ Tips”
Last time we met, our lawn care Rockton, TX experts have recommended you five types of organic mulches to use on your property. Today, their lawn care Sycamore, TX experts want to present you with five inorganic mulches you may want to consider for your lawns and landscapes. Inorganic mulches come with their own set of benefits and some flaws, but in order to make a good choice, you need to know about all their pros, cons, advantages and weaknesses. Continue reading “5 Inorganic Mulches to Know About: Lawn Care Sycamore, IL Pros’ Tips”
The warm season is a few weeks away and of course you can hardly wait to begin your yearly lawn care and gardening activities. Caring for your shrubs is an important part of all lawn maintenance programs – and this care should also include early inspections in the search for signs of diseases. Before engaging in lawn care, landscaping and gardening, take a walk and get a closer look at all your shrubs, small trees, ornamentals, hedges and bushes to see if they don’t need specific treatment. Today, our lawn care DeKalb, IL experts want to offer you a crash course on the three most common shrub diseases. Continue reading “3 Shrubs’ Diseases to Keep an Eye On: Lawn Care DeKalb, IL Experts’ Advice”
All green industry specialists, horticulture experts and eco-concerned pros love organic mulch for the same reason: it naturally fertilizes the soil by decomposing and infiltrating deep to the roots’ area, it keeps moisture in and heat out, it acts as a barrier against weeds and it looks naturally beautiful in the landscape. However, one particular question has been troubling homeowners for quite some time now: if organic mulch is meant to be moist and preserves moisture, isn’t it an inherent source of pest development since we all know pests thrive in moisture? How much mulch is too much mulch? How should we consider mulch applications so it does its wonders without becoming a veritable source of pest infestations? Such issues are going to be tackled by our lawn care Rockton IL specialists as follows.
Speaking about trends and perspectives on lawn care and landscaping this year, our readers asked us more about naturescaping as both a landscaping trend and an environmentally friendly approach to lawn care. Our lawn care Genoa IL specialists decided today to offer you a quick guide on native ornamental grasses to use this year to revamp the looks of your property and cut down some costs. In case you need more details, naturescaping is a lawn care approach focused on the planting of native, local species of grasses and plants.