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Monday, Jul. 7th, 2014

Treating a Sick Lawn: Common Summer Diseases

by Jennifer Flanary

Summer weather can bring out the worst in your lawn. Bacteria that’s already living in your grass is ready to get out and attack. All it takes is the right environmental conditions in order for them to develop. The best way to prevent diseases is to maintain and keep your lawn healthy and strong. Proper fertilization, aeration, mowing, and watering will all strengthen your grass against disease. If you suspect your lawn is struggling, be on the lookout for any of these …
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Monday, Jun. 30th, 2014

A Guide for Watering Your Lawn

by Jennifer Flanary

We all know that grass needs to drink, but how and when should you water it? There are good ways and not so good ways to water your lawn. How Much to Water While not enough water will leave your lawn dying, too much can make it sick. Most lawns require one inch of water a week. Break that up into two ½ inch watering sessions. To calculate, mark an inch on a few plastic containers, place them around the watering zone, …
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Monday, Jun. 9th, 2014

Grubs, Bugs, and Pests: How to Turn those Brown Patches Green

by Sam Richards

There could be many reasons that your lawn has brown spots. Despite all of the weekly mows, the planting, and sprinkling, sometimes you just can’t seem to get your entire lawn green and healthy. If you have brown patches on your lawn and/or leaves that look like they may have been munched on, these are often symptoms of a bug problem. These lawn bugs can take away your lawn’s beautiful color and overall health if not controlled and treated. Don’t …
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Monday, May. 26th, 2014

Planning to Plant a Garden

by Jennifer Flanary

April showers only bring May flowers if you plant them, but where to begin on your garden can be the hardest part. Fortunately, we can help you get started. Fertilize The right type and amount of fertilizer can enhance the color, size, and amount of blooms in your flower bed. Apply it to the soil before planting. For best results, choose a fertilizer with a balanced amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Many gardeners use a 10-10-17 mixture. Follow package …
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Monday, May. 12th, 2014

Add Color to Your Summer Beds

by Jennifer Flanary

It’s spring and you still haven’t planted your bulbs? Don’t panic, there’s still hope. Several bulb varieties die in winter cold and therefore can only be planted in spring. These are called tender or summer bulbs. Some tender bulbs are elephant’s ear, dahlia, gladiolus, caladium, calla, and canna. Choosing bulbs When buying bulbs, use the same methods you would when buying fruit; choose large, firm ones that will produce the most flowers. Avoid soft or moldy bulbs, although a tiny …
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Monday, Apr. 28th, 2014

Aeration – Give Your Grass Some Breathing Room

by Jennifer Flanary

  Aeration is absolutely essential in order to get that healthy lawn of your dreams. Over time, the soil on our lawns becomes compacted. Kids play on it, pets run across it, and all that traffic pushes the soil tighter and tighter together. It becomes so hard that the grass has little room to grow, and nutrients are not able to reach the roots. That’s what causes those brown patches. You can free up space by aerating your lawn. What is …
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Monday, Apr. 21st, 2014

Three Steps to the Perfect Lawn

by Jennifer Flanary

We all know a well maintained lawn is attractive, but do you know how to achieve the best results? There are three basic steps to follow for a thick, green yard. Mowing First, let’s talk about when you should mow your lawn. Some people think that cutting your grass really short is best because you won’t have to mow as much. This is a mistake. Short grass means less shade to protect the roots and the sun may scorch it …
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Wednesday, Apr. 16th, 2014

Prune in Late Winter for Healthy Trees

by Sara Neal

Yard care might not be at the top of your mind right now, but late winter is the ideal time of year to prune the trees in your yard. Not only is it easier to see the shape and structure of your tree when it doesn’t have any leaves, it’s also best to prune in the winter and take advantage of Spring growth. Here are some steps to get you started: [pullquote align=”right” textalign=”left” width=”40%”]Tip: Are you just trying to …
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Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 2013

Don’t Spend the Holidays in the ER: Holiday Lights Safety Tips

by Ryan Shattuck

Anyone who’s seen the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation knows that decorating for the holidays can be hazardous to your health. In fact, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treat more than 12,500 people for injuries every year related to holiday lights, decorations, and Christmas trees. We don’t want you to be a statistic this season! Whether you hire TaskEasy to install your holiday lights for you, or whether you do them yourself, the following …
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Wednesday, Sep. 4th, 2013

6 Steps to Get Your Lawn Ready for Fall

by Ryan Shattuck

The slight chill in the air and the changing of the leaves can me just one thing: we’re approaching fall. Many homeowners assume they no longer need to worry about their lawn. However, with the cooler temperatures and occasional rainfall, the fall is the ideal time to prepare the lawn for next spring. These 6 tips will help maintain your lawn throughout the fall, and prepare it for next spring. (Source: Popular Mechanics) Keep on Mowing Continue to water and …
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