How to Rid Your Lawn of Pests

A cute mole emerging from a lawnThe road to a green, healthy lawn is fraught with hazards.

One week, you might be battling weeds. The next, you’re not getting enough rain. A few weeks later, you’re getting too much rain.

And then there are lawn pests. No matter how big or how small, they can end up doing some serious damage to your turf.

In this blog post, we’ll look at how you can tell whether you’ve got lawn pests and offer up a few lawn pest control tips.

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6 Ways to Bring Life to Your Landscape in Spring

spring landscape ideasWe’re writing this in the middle of February. This morning began with snow, which soon changed over to an icy rain.

The groundhog didn’t see its shadow this year, but that early spring he predicted still seems a long way off on a day like this.

All the more reason to think about warmer weather, which is why we decided to put together these tips for sprucing up your lawn and garden and surrounding landscape. Here are six spring landscape ideas to get your yard ready for the warmer months.

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Tips for Winter Lawn Care and Landscape Maintenance

winter lawn care tipsWinter is officially here and there’s nothing you’d rather do for the next few months than hibernate. Sit by the fire – or maybe the space heater – watch football or maybe read your favorite book.

We’d like to tell you to just take the winter off when it comes to landscape maintenance, but sadly, there’s work that’s got to be done now to make things easier on yourself in the spring.

Here are a few winter lawn care tips for ensuring green grass and healthy plants next year.

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How to Care for Your Patio in Winter

install patio Bucks CountyWinter is just around the corner, and aside from the occasional unseasonably warm day, it’s hard to find a reason to spend time on your patio.

In fact, you’re probably looking at your patio and thinking about the next few months. Snow and ice and wind and cold can take their toll on your property and this little corner of your backyard is no exception.

It’s easy to think about a big storm hitting during February or March, forcing you to spend the spring Googling “install patio Bucks PA.”

Here are a few things you can do to prepare your patio for the winter.

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5 Signs Your Property Needs Landscape Maintenance

pa landscape maintenanceMost days, getting in and out of your office is no big deal. You drive in and admire the well-groomed commercial landscape all around you.

Then one day, one of your employees comes to you and says, “I think we’ve got bees.”

So you go outside and check, and sure enough, there are bees. Actually, it’s worse: they’re wasps, and they’ve built a whole new wasp colony under the hedges near your entrance.

This is a classic PA landscape maintenance problem and a sign that you need professional landscape maintenance help.

Of course, not every call to your local landscape service will be for something that severe. Not sure if you need landscape maintenance? PA property owners should look for these signs.

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6 Landscape Mistakes You Must Avoid

Newtown, PA landscapingWhen it comes to landscaping, Newtown, PA is a lot like most other parts of the country.

Look around, and you’ll see some homes with attractive, well-kept yards, and other homes where the property owners have made some kind of mistake.

But here’s the thing about landscaping errors: they can be avoided, or at the very least, fixed. Here are a few common mistakes to watch out for.

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The Benefits of Turf Aeration: When, How & Why

Turf Aeration & Lawn Maintenance in Philadelphia

Ah, the joys of a beautiful, well maintained front lawn. If you live in the suburban stretches of Bucks or Montgomery counties, there’s a good chance your property includes a lawn. Of course, whether that lawn is something of which you can be duly proud is another matter altogether. Landscape maintenance in Philadelphia—keeping its grass an ideally bright shade of green, with a thick and healthy appearance and a shining luster—is not always an easy task.

In fact, so difficult can the chore of maintaining a beautifully manicured lawn sometimes be that we’re often asked if there’s some magic bullet that, when added to a regular lawn care regimen, might result in a lawn straight off the pages of a gardening magazine.

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Benefits of Autumn Cleanup and Maintenance

commercial landscaping in PA

Listen: We get it. Now that the Bucks and Montgomery county area’s Indian Summer has finally given way to the cooler and much more manageable days of autumn, it may seem tempting to pull back a bit on the cleanup and maintenance of your commercial property. After all, autumn leaves are about the only thing cluttering your sidewalks. And before long, the snows of winter will be blanketing your entire grounds.

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Transitioning Your Landscape from Summer to Fall

As the seasons change, so should your landscaping practices to keep up with your landscape maintenance.

The challenges you face when tending to your garden and your lawn during the summer are different than the ones you’ll deal with when fall arrives. But these are challenges that you’ll be able to overcome with the right preparation. Read on to learn some tips for transitioning your landscape from summer to fall:

residential landscaping in fallTransitioning Your Residential or Commercial Landscape

  • This is a good time to deal with problems with your lawn. Start with core aeration, the practice of mechanically removing small bits of thatch and soil from your lawn to help it breathe. As the summer’s hottest temperatures recede, you can, well, reseed your lawn.
  • Give your lawn a rest from the mower and let your grass grow a bit. This gives your lawn time to recover without having to expend energy on regrowing.
  • If you have water features in your yard, start to cover them. This will keep fallen leaves from clogging their irrigation systems.

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