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Abi Johnston
Need an excuse not to mow? No Mow May!

Need an excuse not to mow? No Mow May!

In the last couple years, a movement called No Mow May has slowly started to spread across the country. To participate, homeowners can simply skip lawn maintenance for the entire month and let grass — as well as weeds — grow. But this time-saving trend isn’t just an excuse to neglect your chores for a month — it boasts plenty of benefits for your lawn, pollinators, and the planet. No Mow May began as an initiative to protect populations of pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which have a huge impact on our food supply chain and have drastically declined...

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Bailey Farley
Prepping your Mower for Lawn Season

Prepping your Mower for Lawn Season

Sharpen Your Mower Blade Mower blades should be sharpened at least twice every season Sharpened mower blades ensure a crisp and healthy cut every time, preventing tearing of the grass blade If you notice large chips or cracks in the blade, don’t sharpen it; buy a new one You can sharpen the blades yourself or visit your local hardware store CHECK SPARK PLUG You should check/change your spark plug once a year A dirty or loose spark plug can make your mower difficult to start, waste fuel and give a choppy cut Change the Oil Your oil should be changed...

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Bailey Farley
What Happens When Turf gets too much Rain?

What Happens When Turf gets too much Rain?

Rain is great for your lawn right? But what happens when it rains too much, can too much water be bad for turf? It is important to keep an eye on rainfall levels and adjust your maintenance practices accordingly. If you notice that there has been more rain than usual, curtail your watering and sprinkler schedule. Here are a few potential pitfalls of too much rain. Grass Suffocation If your turf is receiving too much water, it can begin to suffocate and drown. Oxygen is vital for the growth of healthy turf, and with excess water the oxygen is not able...

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Bailey Farley
Trees and Shrubs- they need love too!

Trees and Shrubs- they need love too!

Caring for your Trees and Shrubs: Maintaining a vibrant, healthy landscape increases your property value, keeps your neighbors happy, and gives you something beautiful to look at.  Trees and shrubs are an important element of your landscape, so they need to be cared for and maintained on a regular basis along with the grass. In order to promote the health and vibrancy of all the elements of your landscape, it is important to incorporate shrub and tree care into your lawn program.  Just like your grass, your trees and shrubs need proper fertilization to improve their health and longevity as well as...

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