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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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Your Lawn is Aerated and Overseeded, Now What?

Your Lawn is Aerated and Overseeded, Now What?

How Combining Core Aeration & Overseeding Services Benefits Your Lawn If you're reading this, you're likely located in Elkhart, Granger, South Bend, and surrounding northern Indiana areas. You're also probably interested in taking your lawn to the next level - and that's ahat our team here at Grow Pros Lawn Care, LLC is known for. Maybe you've heard of the aeration & overseeding process previously. Maybe you've even tried doing it yourself! Either way, ...
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Drip Irrigation vs Traditional Sprinkler Systems

Drip Irrigation vs Traditional Sprinkler Systems

Installing an irrigation system comes with many things to consider, such as what contractor to hire for the job, where you want the pipes to be laid out, and what type of system you want to use in your landscape beds. Generally, landscape beds typically use either traditional sprinkler systems or drip irrigation systems. Learn about these types of systems and decide which type may benefit your residential or commercial property in Granger, Elkhart, South Bend, and...
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5 Spring Annual Flowers to Plant in Northern Indiana

5 Spring Annual Flowers to Plant in Northern Indiana

Spring is here in full force, and we couldn't be happier about it! It is the season to start things anew and give a fresh look to the inside and outside of your home or business. If you are considering freshening up your landscaping, then right now is the perfect time to add some annual flowers to your yard/ At Grow Pros Lawn Care, LLC, we install many different varieties of warm-season annual flowers in our northern Indiana region. Learn about five popular annual flowers our landscaping crews plant in...
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