Making the Most of Your Landscape Lighting

Making the Most of Your Landscape Lighting

Installing landscape lighting in your yard is a great way to add a warm ambiance to the space in the evenings. It can also make dark pathways and steps easier to traverse at night. Before you invest in landscape lighting, however, it’s a good idea to do some preliminary planning to ensure the finished product… Read more »

Don’t Forget to Water in the Fall

Don't Forget to Water in the Fall

We’re already halfway through September and summer is almost at an end. That means it’s time to start rethinking our lawn-care strategy for the fall. This is an excellent opportunity to prepare your lawn for dormancy in the winter so it will come back green and healthy when spring rolls around. As the relentless heat… Read more »

The Unique Virtues of Push Reel Mowers

The Unique Virtues of Push Reel Mowers

These days, gas-powered lawnmowers are about as ubiquitous as driveway basketball hoops and SUVs in American suburbia. You might see the occasional homeowner mowing their postage stamp lawn with an electric alternative, but by and large gas-powered motors are the norm. Just a few short decades ago, however, the push reel mower reigned supreme. You… Read more »

Managing the Effects of a Drought on Your Lawn

Managing the Effects of Drought on Your Lawn

For first-time homeowners, it can be tricky to know how to handle your lawn during a drought, and if you don’t know what you’re doing it’s easy to overwater. Here are some easy ways to protect your lawn during a drought and avoid watering too much, or too little. You have two options when it… Read more »

Smart Home Technology Comes to Irrigation Control

Smart Home Technology Comes to Irrigation Control

Over the course of the past ten years, the idea of of the smart house has emerged from the pages of science fiction and found its way into our living rooms. These days, tech savvy homeowners can control everything from their HVAC systems to kitchen appliances and light fixtures at the touch of a button,… Read more »

Much Ado About Mulch

Much Ado About Mulch

Mulch is the icing on the cake of our flowerbeds and trees. It adds an aesthetically pleasing touch to landscaping projects that would otherwise look bare and unfinished. What many amateur lawn care enthusiasts don’t realize, however, is that mulch performs a number of important practical functions as well. We don’t just mulch because it… Read more »

Crabgrass Control 101

Crabgrass Control 101

Many homeowners are all-too familiar with this coarse, sprawling weed. Crabgrass is one of the most common invasive grass species in the world, and if left unchecked it can utterly overtake a lawn. Originally introduced in North America as a food source brought by Eurasian emigrants, crab grass has since outlived its usefulness and become… Read more »

5 Tips for Caring for Grass in Shaded Areas

5 Tips for Caring for Grass in Shaded Areas

A shaded lawn can make for a lovely setting to relax on a hot summer afternoon, but it can also present some unique lawn-care challenges. Most grasses require between six to eight hours of prolonged sunlight in order to thrive. Without enough light, grasses will thin, wither and have trouble recuperating from seasonal damage. By… Read more »

The Case for Overseeding

The Case for Overseeding

As your lawn ages, a number of factors can conspire to cause your grasses to thin and wither. Soil compaction can effectively suffocate root systems, drought can starve your lawn of water, and shade can make it difficult for certain grass species to thrive. If you find your lawn struggling with any of these issues,… Read more »