The Lawn Blog


Keep the Bugs Off Your Lawn

The arrival of warmer weather heralds many wonderful things: blooming flowers, greener lawns and an abundance of sunshine. Unfortunately, it also means the return of common lawn pests.

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Get Your Garden Ready to Grow

In warmer southern climates like North Texas, by the second half of February we’re on the brink of Spring-- temperatures are warming up, the ground is softening and weeds are getting ready to make a grand re-entrance. All of that means it’s planting prep time. 

Whether you’re a gungho gardener or just have some minimalist landscaping, here are a few steps to get your beds ready for the growing season.  

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Ways to Use Your Yard Debris

Whether it’s from regular mowing, weeding, sod installation or keeping your hedges trimmed, yard maintenance produces debris. That debris could be as small as grass clippings or as large as fallen branches, but either way, you’ll need to do something with what’s left behind.

 

Here are a few options for ways you can discard yard waste (and maybe even make your lawn a little more eco-friendly in the process)!


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Keeping Your Pond Clean

A water fixture adds an automatic extra layer of depth to any home garden or front yard. Serving as a visual centerpiece or even a habitat for keeping your own fish, ponds can be a great addition to larger lots.
 

They do, however, come with their own set of unique challenges. You might find yourself on a new property, managing pond maintenance for the first time. What are the dos and don’ts? How do you keep it clean?

 

Here’s an overview of pond cleaning necessities that might fill in some gaps even if you’ve had a pond for years.


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When and How to Trim Your Hedges

Hedge trimming may seem a daunting task, but fear not! We'll tell you why it's important, and demystify how tricky it seems (but isn't really).

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How to Dispose of Christmas Greenery

What do you do when you're all done with your live tree? We've got some ideas that will help your lawn, your pocketbook and your decoration vibe.

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Winterize Your Lawn

What do you need to be doing to your lawn for the winter? Leave it alone? Noooooo. Let us tell you just how to keep your lawn in tip-top shape now for the months of the year you use it most!

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Christmas Light Display Inspiration

Christmas lights are pretty fun, and sometimes it's fun to think about the possibilities. Check out these inspirations and then call us to make them happen!

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Your Fall Lawn To Do List

As the fall season draws to a close, it might be hard to think ahead to a time when your lawn will be lush and verdant once again. However, fall is actually one of the best times to start thinking ahead towards spring. This fall to-do list will lead to better growth next year.


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Benefits of Mulching Fall Leaves

Maybe raking isn't the best idea for getting rid of the leaves on your lawn. Let's talk about mulching for a minute.

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Keeping Halloween Lawn Friendly

Decorating for Halloween is so much fun, but there are some things you'll want to consider for your lawn!

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When should I start raking leaves?

With fall comes the presence of fallen leaves on your lawn. When is the right time to rake? Do you even rake? 

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Get Your Grass Ready for Fall

When cooler September temperatures start to herald the upcoming arrival of fall, a lot of routines change. Your routine for taking care of your yard should be one of them.

In addition to the blanket of fallen foliage you can be looking forward to, your grass itself changes its growth and nutrient absorption pace when the weather chills out.

Here are a few tips for caring for your grass through the changing seasons:


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Pet-Proof Your Yard

If you’ve got a four-legged friend, you might be starting to feel like you have to choose between a nice lawn and your pet’s comfort. Dogs who spend any amount of time outdoors are likely to be leaving urine stains and possibly holes dug in their wake. So how do you have the best of both worlds?  

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How To Care For Your New Sod

So you’ve planted new sod to revitalize your yard. Now what? Here are a few simple rules for caring for your fragile new sod and making sure it takes root for a long time to come.

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Caring For High Traffic Areas Of Your Lawn

One of the fastest grass killers is foot traffic. Whether it's you, your kids or your furry friends, the daily wear and tear of life can quickly result in distressed or dead patches in your lawn.

Here's an introduction to keeping the high traffic areas of your lawn looking fresh.


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Keep Your Lawn Alive This Summer

As you've definitely already noticed, the hottest months of the year have arrived. While you find ways to keep from getting sunburned or dehydrated in the triple-digit temperatures, your lawn is in need of the same protection. Here are five ways to make sure your turf stays soft and green all summer long.

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Unexpected Uses for Dandelions

If you've decided that it's time to say goodbye to those yellow intruders, it doesn't have to be an angry, violent goodbye. Check out the following four unexpected uses for dandelions. 

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What to do with Lawn Clippings?

When you're doing all that mowing, what do you do with all of those grass clippings that inevitably pile up (or bag up, depending on your mower)? Here are some things to think about when considering your lawn-mowing leftovers. 

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How to Have a Perfect Lawn

Is your lawn green, full, and lush? If you are lucky, you have the perfect lawn- the envy of the block. In reality, luck has nothing to do with a perfectly green lawn- lawn fertilization is the key ingredient to turn up the green.

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Hello Spring! Is Your Yard Ready?

Preparing your lawn and garden beds now, can cut down extra time and money you would have to spend by fixing an issue before it becomes a problem.

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How to Have a Weed-Free Garden Bed

Everyone wants a weed-free garden bed, but not many enjoy weeding. If you don't enjoy weeding, hiring a weed prevention service to do the work for you is a great option. If you prefer to weed yourself, here are some great tips that will cut down hours of weeding. The article "Six Tips for Effective Weed Control" gives great advice on the importance of mulching to keep weeds to a minimum.
 

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Christmas Lights 101

So you're looking to finally brighten up holiday spirits by brightening up your home with Christmas lights. Awesome! So now what? We've got five things to consider before you deck your halls (or walls... or roof... you get it).

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Christmas Lights the Safe and Easy Way

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you hadn't left your Christmas lights up from last year, you're probably dreading the inevitable task of hanging festive exterior lights from your roof. Or maybe you've always wanted to add that extra bit of visual cheer to your home, but have never done it before, and are contemplating your next steps. 

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Leaf My Yard Alone!

There’s no denying it; we’re definitely into Fall now. The weather has changed, there’s that bite in the air, and you’ve traded out your flip flops and shorts for closed-toe shoes and hoodies. One of the hallmarks of the season--and the namesake for the season itself--is the annual dropping of leaves from the trees onto the landscape


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