Category: Grounds Management

Why Should You Aerate Your Lawn?

Vector illustration of stages lawn aeration. Before and after steps. Concept of lawn grass care, gardening service, benefits of aeration. Water, air and fertilizer having easy access to soil

When you aerate your lawn, you poke small holes into the soil to let water, nutrients, and air get deep down into the roots of your grass. Doing this allows the roots to grow much deeper, making your lawn look significantly better. It can be especially beneficial for homeowners with very compact soil lawns. Here… Read more »

Deck Maintenance Schedule & Tips

Wooden Backyard Deck with Table and Chairs Looking Out on Green Landscape

Your deck is exposed to the elements for all seasons year-round. The potentially vast amount of sun, rain, snow, and ice can cause damage. Seasonal deck maintenance is crucial to having a safe, great-looking deck for year-round enjoyment. Spending a few hours each season practicing proper maintenance will keep your deck sealed, free of rot,… Read more »

The Importance of Fall Lawn Aeration & Overseeding

Landscaper Seeding Green Grass

Contrary to some commonly held beliefs, the beginning of fall is not the end of your landscaping duties. There are plenty of important tasks for you to undertake at the end of summer and throughout the fall that will pay off handsomely come springtime. For your lawn, aeration and overseeding are two of the best… Read more »

Why Landscape Maintenance Matters

Pink Flower Bed in Focus with Out of Focus Walkway and House in Background

Owning a home puts a lot of responsibility on your plate. Things like making repairs, preventative maintenance, renovations, redecoration, and other upkeep tasks are now up to you to stay on top of. If you’re a new homeowner, all of these new duties can be overwhelming. You may be wondering if there are any tasks… Read more »

5 Advantages of Planting Trees on Your Property

Trees in Backyard on Green Lawn

When homeowners think about enhancing their landscape, their first thoughts are often of elaborate flower gardens or outdoor living features. But there is a simple, effective way to upgrade your landscape that is often overlooked—planting trees! Trees are a great addition to any property for a number of reasons. As an added bonus, once they’re… Read more »

Identifying & Controlling Erosion in Your Yard

Hillside Landscape with Trees and Flowerbeds

When you’re a homeowner who tends to your own landscape, there are issues you need to be aware of that can damage your lawn and vegetation. If you don’t know how to recognize these problems, you won’t be able to prevent or solve them. Soil erosion is one of the biggest issues you need to… Read more »

Common Lawn Care Mistakes That Most People Don’t Realize They’re Making

Wheel of Lawn Mower Mowing Green Turf

Many homeowners take great pride and joy in having a lush green lawn. Some might go as far as to say that it is a quintessential component to the idyllic suburban home. What people often don’t realize though is that cultivating and maintaining a healthy, vibrant lawn is a lot more work than you’d think…. Read more »

The Argument for Organic Fertilizer

Homeowner Fertilizer Lawn

The current market for fertilizer is filled with seemingly endless options. When you’re trying to make sense of so many different products, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for keeping your landscape healthy. The first step to narrowing down your choices is to decide whether you want synthetic or organic fertilizer…. Read more »

Why You Should Be Pruning Your Trees in Winter

Hands Holding Clippers to Prune Trees from First-Person Perspective

Of all the plants on your property, established trees probably require the least amount of maintenance in the bunch. As long as they’re getting enough water, you can usually get through the growing season with just the occasional application of mulch or fertilizer. The one care task you do need to prioritize when it comes… Read more »

3 Tips for Tackling Snow Removal This Winter

Man Snow Blowing

Winter is a magical time of year. Unfortunately for homeowners, a picturesque winter wonderland also brings with it one of the most annoying and tiresome landscaping tasks of the year—snow removal. It would be wonderful if snow could melt away as quickly and effortlessly as it falls to the earth. But since that’s not the… Read more »