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Don't Kill Your Lawn This Summer - Advice to Keep Your Grass Alive in the Heat

Don't Kill Your Lawn This Summer - Advice to Keep Your Grass Alive in the Heat

Obviously, you don't want to kill your lawn this summer. That's the last thing any property owner desires. You care too much about your grass and have spent more than enough time nurturing it this spring. Have no fear! In the following paragraphs, we give you all the advice you need about proper watering, mowing, and fertilization to keep your grass alive in the heat. Keep your grass hydrated. We all need to drink enough water to be at our best in the summer heat. Your...
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Fertilizer FAQs

Fertilizer FAQs

After a long winter, spring has finally sprung in northern Indiana. That means lawn fertilization season is upon us. You might wonder if your lawn even needs fertilizer (the answer is yes!) and, if so, how it will impact your yard. We answer those questions, and more, below so that you can gain a thorough understanding of fertilizer's importance to properties in Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, IN, and nearby areas. Do I really need to fertilize...
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Pulling Weeds Just Seems to Bring More Weeds - Help!

Pulling Weeds Just Seems to Bring More Weeds - Help!

As responsible homeowners, it's good practice to be proactive and vigilant when looking out for our lawn. Being vigilant could mean pulling out unsightly weeds whenever we see them because we think that is the best option to stop them from growing further. However, some weed species, like yellow nutsedge and wild violet, are stubborn, and pulling them could just trigger more growth. This is because some weeds reproduce through their root system that is activated when pulled....
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What Do Fertilizer Ingredients Do? Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (NPK)

What Do Fertilizer Ingredients Do? Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium (NPK)

We've all heard of lawn fertilizer and know that it helps replenish the nutrients in our lawns, but do you know what it is actually made up of? Every fertilizer has three key nutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Each one offers different benefits to your grass no matter what type of grass seed your lawn has. Before fertilization, it is important to understand what each type of nutrient does and how too much of these nutrients could actually cause future damage. Continue...
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Mulch vs Rock for Indiana Landscapes

Mulch vs Rock for Indiana Landscapes

Your landscape design should be both visually appealing and functional when it comes to your plant beds. Ground covers like mulch and rock have the important duty of protecting your plants from weeds and extreme weather conditions, whilst this is true, it shouldn't compromise your property's overall curb appeal. Mulch and rock add the finishing touches to your landscape for a complete and pristine appearance. Without it your lawn may look like something's missing and your plants...
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LED vs. Incandescent Landscape Lighting: Which One Is Better?

LED vs. Incandescent Landscape Lighting: Which One Is Better?

Most landscape lighting options include either traditional incandescent bulbs or newer LED lights. The lights have distinct differences in energy consumption, price, longevity, and maintenance—so selecting one over the other is tricky for most people. With modern advancements in LED technology, this lighting option has the most benefits for property owners. LED lights are the go-to choice of professionals for residential and commercial landscape lighting designs but some ...
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Does Pre-Emergent Weed Control Really Work?

Does Pre-Emergent Weed Control Really Work?

If you ever hear your green thumb neighbor and landscaping company referencing pre-emergent weed control and wonder what in the world that even is, you're not the only one. Pre-emergent weed control is a treatment that's used to help prevent weeds from invading lawns and landscapes. It's a tried and true practice for lawn care professionals and gardeners. You may be wary about its purpose and wonder if it's even worth adding to your routine lawn care. This ...
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4 Landscape Bed Additions That Require Little to No Maintenance

4 Landscape Bed Additions That Require Little to No Maintenance

The right landscape bed addition can make a significant impact on the curb appeal of your Elkhart Indiana home or business. If you plan it right, you can make your property look as if you spend hours every week maintaining your landscape when, really, your landscape beds require little to no maintenance! Landscape bed additions such as native plants/shrubs/trees, rocks, and boulders don’t need much care but they add great focal points to your property. Top it off ...
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Improperly Installing Mulch Is a Waste of Money

Improperly Installing Mulch Is a Waste of Money

Installing mulch in your landscape beds is not only a great aesthetic choice for your property, but it will also help keep your plants and shrubs happy and healthy. However, mulch needs to be installed correctly in order to reap the great benefits. This means that your whole landscape bed should be covered with mulch that reaches about 2-3 inches deep. It also needs to be replenished annually to make up for the gradual degradation and to make it look nice and clean...
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Are Gas Fire Pits Better Than Wood-Burning Fire Pits?

Are Gas Fire Pits Better Than Wood-Burning Fire Pits?

Installing a fire pit in your backyard is a great way to gather friends and family together to enjoy the outdoors. Both gas and wood fire pits are popular hardscapes that many people like to add to their landscape design. The question homeowners have trouble answering is which style of fire pit will work best for them. Before you call a contractor, take a look at some of the key differences between gas and wood-burning fire pits to see which variation checks the boxes for you regarding...
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