Using Dried Leaves as Mulch

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Fall has arrived, along with the big beautiful mess of leaves littering your yard and driveway. This seasonal event is a mixed blessing, is it not? On one hand, you’ve got a delightfully crunchy collage that’s fun for the kids to play in. On the other hand, you can’t just let it all keep building up. A pile of dried foliage can attract ticks and fleas, which is a nightmare if they get a hold of your pets or loved ones. And a wet pile of foliage will begin to develop mold and and algae if left sitting for too long Yuck! So what to do? Gather up your lawn care tools: a rake, some gloves, your mower, a few trash …

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Fun Outdoor Activities for the Fall

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The beginning of the fall season is the most favorite time of the year for many people. There are a lot of us who perceive the change of weather as an exhilarating. During the fall season, the air becomes fresh and crisp, creating a calm yet spectacular ambience. What so many of us truly appreciate about fall is the abundance of enjoyable outdoor activities. Not only do we get to enjoy the vibrant fall colors, fragrances, and fresh veggies- it is actually wonderfully comfortable to spend a few hours outdoors! Speak of which, Fall Lawn Care Tips offers some excellent advice on how to keep your yard healthy now that the weather is cooling off.  Let’s explore some fantastic autumn …

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When to Fertilize St. Augustine Grass In Texas

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St. Augustine grass is a Texas favorite, due to its resilience and it’s deep green blades. With broad leaves and thick roots, it provides a hardy, weed-resistant ground cover.  With all manicured lawns, it’s important to know exactly what your grass type needs in order to stay healthy. Let’s explore some important information about maintaining a vibrant bed of St. Augustine grass.  Click here for a free lawn care estimate from Frisco Lawn Pros. St. Augustine Grass 101 Basic Features St. Augustine grass has a medium to dark green color with dense consistency. It also has a low, compact growth habit. It grows well in almost all types of soil. Moreover, it tolerates shade, heat, salt and, to a certain …

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Fall Lawn Care Tips

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Effective fall lawn care requires a bit of TLC to help it settle into the cooler months after a long, active summer.  During the summer your grass likely saw a lot of action, from backyard parties to children and pets playing outside far more often than in the cooler seasons. Whatever your summer landscape has been through, early fall is the perfect time to take care of your lawn and prepare it for a winter break. Even if the summer is then only a memory, it’s a safe bet that your lawn is still suffering the abuse of heat and occasional North Texas drought. Here are some tips on how to restore your health to the lawn and prepare it …

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Drainage System – Why It Could Make Or Break Your Garden

Growing your vegetables or flowers is exciting. It is a rewarding venture that enhances the beauty of your home. You take pride in having a luxurious garden and well-manicured, mowed, and weeded lawn to perfection. Gardeners love trees, roses, as it brings aesthetic appeal to the property.  When designing your garden, put in place an effective drainage system. The underground pipes help eradicate excess water from your garden.   Water provides nutrients to plants, but too much of it causes myriads of problems like moss, mildew, and mold growth. Pets like dogs love to play within the gardens. If you have dog pets you should take special care installing drain.Or protects your dog from going out of the safe place …

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Flowers that Survive Heat

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We аll lооk forward tо the warmth of the sun after the chill of winter. The rising temperatures and increased sunlight fortify our yards and gardens, coaxing things out of dormancy and bringing nature back to life. However, in semi-arid climates that have high heat and unpredictable precipitation, the summer months can take a toll on your landscape. But this doesn’t have to be the case if you know how to cultivate a heat-hardy garden. Living in a wаrm, ѕunnу сlimаtе dоеѕ nоt mеаn уоu hаvе tо givе uр on gаrdеning! If you сhооѕe ѕun-tоlеrаnt реrеnniаlѕ, you’ll enjoy a garden thаt blооms уеаr аftеr уеаr. With rising global temperatures and regular water restrictions, you want to know what’s realistic to …

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Low Maintenance Perennials For Shade

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The great thing about perennial plants is that, once they’re established, they will keep reblooming from one year to the next. Some people enjoy reinventing their garden from one year to the next. But if you prefer consistency with your landscape, perennials are the way to go.  What about a yard with mature trees and large portions of shade? Here in North Texas, it can be tricky to find foliage that’s resistant to heat, occasional drought, and shade.  That’s why we came up with a fantastic list of shade-hardy perennials to adorn your yard with.  Need some help getting your garden project started? Get a free service quote from Frisco Lawn Pros.  Shade Loving Perennials Plants Oxalis, Wood Sorrel: This …

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How to Get Rid of Weeds Without Killing Grass

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Every North Texas homeowner holds their own ideal when it comes to cultivating a picturesque, well-manicured lawn. But in today’s culture, we want our aesthetics and our values to align. This is why we at Frisco Lawn Pros have done some homework about how to obtain- and maintain- a weed-free lawn without killing your grass or overusing harsh chemicals. Do you really know what your options are when it comes to lawn maintenance? You’ll be surprised at how many methods you have to choose from when it comes to keeping your landscape free of weeds without harming your landscape. Click here for a free service estimate. Let’s take a look at some earth-friendly options for prevention and maintenance: Avoiding Weeds Naturally …

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Benefits of Landscaping in Residential and Commercial Areas

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Who doesn’t love beautiful greenery in a wide and open space? The lush green grasses, vibrant and beautiful color of flowers are a real treat for eyes. If you have a beautiful and planned landscape, you can easily enjoy the view and smell anytime and anywhere. A beautifully decorated and well managed landscape offers a lot of benefits. In this article, I am going to discuss about some benefits of landscaping. 1)    Natural coolant The green grass and plants work as a natural coolant. Grass is way cooler than the cement and asphalt. Green grass and trees work as the natural air conditioner. Homes which are surrounded by trees can keep the attic cool, reducing the temperature up to …

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How to do Spring Cleaning in the Garden

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Spring will soon be upon us. So it’s time to do a great spring cleaning outside to give a second youth to your green space. Here are the essential steps and the right tools to bring your garden back to life. Clean and clear your land with Leaf Blower After the winter, it is high time to thoroughly clean the garden. Indeed, the frost and the weather left traces of their passage in your green space. Start by removing the winter covers and sails in order to store them in a dry place. Keep them at your fingertips in case of late frosts. Remove the dead leaves with a leaf blower. If you have small area garden then dry and …

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