Monthly Archives: May 2018

Why Your Lawn Needs Aeration

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Your lawn needs to breathe. Every time you step on your lawn, mow your grass, or allow your children to play in the yard, your lawn soil becomes a little more compacted. Minimal use usually isn’t a significant problem. Seasonal freezing and thawing can help keep your soil loose, as well as the occasional earthworm […]

How to Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks Away

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How to Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks Away From Your Deck and Yard Mosquitoes: According to the CDC, the most important thing you can do to keep mosquitoes out of your yard is to eliminate their preferred breeding grounds. Keep your gutters clean, and your birdbaths, old tires, wheelbarrows, and swimming pool covers free of standing […]

10 Things to Do in Your Garden in May

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No matter where you live, May is a busy time in the garden. No matter what your gardening interest/obsession—vegetables, flowers, roses, shrubs, and trees—it’s time to don your work gloves and dig in.   1. Decorate with Hanging Baskets Brighten porches, patios, and pergolas with a generous helping of flowering hanging baskets. Filled to the […]

Need Quick Tips on How to Mow the Lawn Properly?

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Choose the Right Setting, Time and Pattern Grass does better if it’s cut at a higher mower setting. This also helps cut down on weeds. The optimum goal is to cut one-third of the length of grass, allowing clippings to decompose and return nutrients back into the soil. If the lawn is out of control, […]