Published on Thursday, May 27, 2021
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...
Published on Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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...
Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2021
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
Published on Thursday, April 01, 2021
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...
Published on Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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...
Published on Monday, March 08, 2021
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
Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021
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.
Published on Tuesday, February 09, 2021
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 ...
Published on Thursday, January 28, 2021
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...
Published on Wednesday, November 18, 2020
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...