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When to Apply Lawn Fertilizer

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Beautiful lawns don’t happen bу ассidеnt, rather, thеу аrе created. Onе оf thе secrets tо mаintаining a beautiful lawn is undеrѕtаnding the bаѕiсѕ оf fеrtilizаtiоn.
Thе fertility rеԛuirеmеntѕ оf сооl ѕеаѕоn grass iѕ a littlе more complicated than it is for wаrm ѕеаѕоn grаѕѕ. Mаintаining lоng tеrm hеаlth and bеаutу of уоur grаѕѕ requires аt lеаѕt a bаѕiс understanding оf thе nееdѕ оf уоur ѕресifiс grаѕѕ tуре. Thе right fеrtilizеr applied incorrectly can роtеntiаllу dо mоrе harm than gооd. Thеrеfоrе, it iѕ important tо know hоw tо fеrtilizе сооl ѕеаѕоn grаѕѕеѕ рrореrlу.  Cооl season grаѕѕеѕ, as thе name sounds, аrе grаѕѕеѕ thаt thrivе bеѕt in сооlеr tеmреrаturеѕ. In thе U.S., they аrе found in thе сеntrаl аnd northern ѕtаtеѕ. In ѕоuthеrn… Read more >

Lawn Aeration Benefits

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Living the dream of home ownership, back yard barbecues, playing with your kids in the yard and sitting outside on your nice grass. Sounds awesome right? What if your grass is not so green and needs to be rescued?  Several factors can cause your lawn to loose in color and become infested with weeds.  There is a process that can help promote the soil condition and improve the health of your lawn. Lawn Aeration benefits your yard in many ways and is easy to do, Benefits The process of core aeration is to remove small plugs of soils and grass through out your lawn allowing more water and oxygen to mix below the soil into the roots of your grass…. Read more >

Swimming Pool Landscaping

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Having a swimming pool in your back yard is goal many home owners strive to have.  Now you have your swimming pool, and yet it seems not quite what you were expecting? You have your pool and your lawn, that is about it. Looking at the blank canvas of yard around your pool can make swimming pool landscaping a little difficult. Landscaping around your pool should not be too difficult if you follow these easy tips. Landscaping With Fence And Decking Traditional below ground swimming pools are very common, but usually need to be well maintained. Some alternatives are to buy or build an above ground pool. These pools do require quite a bit maintenance, but the cost to build is significantly… Read more >

How to Trim Your Shrubs and Bushes

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Trimming your Shrubs and Bushes Time to trim the hedges, bushes and shrubs A few minutes spent pruning is one of the best things you can do for the plants in your yard, however it’s one of the most neglected tasks of maintaining your yard as well. Why? Because for most of us pruning takes a little fines and time. “But pruning isn’t difficult and you get in return, thicker foliage, more flowers, and healthier plants. Most homeowners prune when it’s convenient for them, yet that might not be the best time for that plant. Consulting the plant lists will take the mystery out of this part of pruning as well. Keep reading to learn How to Trim Your Shrubs… Read more >

River Rock Landscaping Ideas

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River Rock Landscaping Ideas River pebble mulch is harvested from riverbeds. It is one of the most common varieties of rock mulches and can be found by various names like river rock or Mississippi stone. Most garden centers or landscape supply stores will have river rock available in different sizes, from small pebbles to large chunks. These River Rock Landscaping Ideas will provide some ideas for your landscape. Choosing the Right Rocks for Your Landscape While excellent at controlling erosion, rock mulches do not help retain moisture in the soil like organic mulches. In fact, rock mulches tend to heat up quite a bit in the sun, causing the soil beneath them to be hot and dry. They also reflect sunlight… Read more >

How To Build A Stone Fire Pit

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Backyard Bliss and a Barbecue! These days you don’t have to head off into the mountains to get that warm campfire feeling. It brings families and friends closer together as they sit around the fire, drinking beer, telling stories. A fire pit keeps the fire controlled and a little safer and manageable. Not to mention the mess that would be there without a fire pit in the backyard. You will find what you need to build a stone fire pit at a hardware or garden center near you. Follow these simple directions to build a stone fire pit. You can place the bricks or stone in the shape you want on the ground and get and outline. Another method is… Read more >

5 Simple Flower Bed Ideas

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Someones Junk is Your Treasure! Growing flowers requires a container, soil, water, a little fertilizer and some creativity. These 5 simple flower bed ideas will inspire you to turn junk into flower beds. With a little imagination and creativity you too can make some simply awesome flower beds. Toolbox Old tool boxes are great for planting flowers. Not only do they add that rustic look but they are perfectly mobile so if you need to move your flower bed from one location to another, you can do so easily. This is a little twist on traditional container gardens and a great one at that. You can sit the tool box on the deck rail if you don’t really have enough… Read more >

Plugging Dead Spots on Your Lawn.

Benefits of Grass Plugs Lawn grass plugs are one of the very best ways to get your new lawn established or fill in bare spots in an existing lawn. If you’ve wondered how to get a beautiful lawn started or renovated without the hassle of seed or the expensive costs of sod then grass plugs are for you. Lawn grass plugs are clumps of sod with soil and roots that have been lifted out of a stand of grass. If you need a sod installation expert to help you in the DFW area, please call us today for a free estimate.

How to Prepare for Sod Installation

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Measure the Area to Sod Multiply the length times the width. This gives you your total square footage to order. Most yards have some irregular shapes, so you may need to add a little extra. Soil Preparation It’s very important to clear the site of everything.   Current grass, rocks, stones or other debris that is larger than 2-3 inches in diameter. Rough grade the entire area to eliminate drainage problems by sloping the grade away from building foundations and filling low-lying areas. Till the existing soil to a minimum depth of at least 2 inches before adding any topsoil or soil amendments. Add topsoil, if necessary, to achieve a total topsoil depth of 4-6 inches. Test the soil pH. Apply… Read more >