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 >
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 >
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.
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 >
Winter may be the season that you spend the least amount of time thinking about your lawn, so here few easy tips that will help your turf make it through the cooler weather and come out healthier and better looking in the spring and summer months. – The last few mowings of the fall you should lower your lawn mower blades. Short grass protects any new growth that may be more fragile near the end of the growing season. In addition longer grass can be used as nesting areas for mice which will create dead spots come spring. – Late fall or early winter are the best times to fertilize cool season grasses. Before the first freeze, give your lawn a thorough… Read more >