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.
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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.
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A snowy winter is children’s dream came true and their parents’ nightmare – especially if they have to walk or drive every day. Snow during the winter holidays can warm up everybody and transport them into a fantasy land, but once reality strikes, there is no going back. Winter means de-icing, shoveling, house maintenance, bills, extra safety measures, careless drivers and so on. Well, the best part of winter is that your lawn and garden have the time of their life during the cold season. Our lawn care DeKalb, IL specialists are here today to tell you that you should be happy that your turf gets an average of 10 inches of snow each year. Why? Let’s see the major benefits of snow for your garden!
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Now that we all started a new year, it is time to work on those resolutions we made not so long ago. If revamping and remodeling of your property lawn and landscape happens to be on your New Year’s resolutions list, then you are in luck! As you contemplate your winter landscape, you can start browsing through magazines and catalogues to see what is new in lawn care and landscaping and what bright and brilliant ideas you can adapt to your own personal patch of Paradise. Our lawn care Belvidere, IL specialists are here to give you a helping hand. They have identified five major trending approaches to lawn care and landscaping that will dominate 2017 and help you achieve a more sustainable, healthy and thriving outdoor space.
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