Xeriscaping

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Xeriscaping refers to water efficient landscaping, which utilizes water efficient plants, minimal fertilizer and chemical input and is low maintenance, all of which results in less weed growth and less water run off.  In no way does this mean sacrificing color, texture and diversity in your landscape. Xeriscape plants include groundcovers, ornamental grasses, perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees. Xeriscaping is …

Landscape Fertilization

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It is important to make sure you are meeting the nutritional needs for plants in your care. There are a number of ways to do this, depending on many factors, including fertilizer type, plant type, soil type, water regimens, etc. Below are general guidelines for meeting normal nutritional plant needs in average soils. Soils with high clay or sand content …

Pressure Washing

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Pressure washing is a fast and affordable way to spruce up your property. Pressure washing, when done correctly, can remove dirt, moss, debris and weeds from hardscapes, grime from building windows and exteriors and stains from decks and fencing. This task is easily accomplished by even a novice operator, as long as care is taken. Pressure washers are available for …

2012 – Year Of The Bat

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Bat houses are increasing in importance as critical habitat continues to decline and predators, such as domestic cats, swell in range and population.  By providing secure housing, safe from predators and harsh weather, you can help to conserve a variety of bat species, all of which are greatly beneficial to home and commercial landscapes, as well as forests and farms.

Control and Prevention of Common Turf Weeds

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Spring (April to mid-June) and Fall (Mid-September thru October) provide the best opportunities for lawn herbicide applications – you will get the best weed kill and the least damage to your lawn. Repeated applications, as allowed by manufacturer’s directions, can provide the best kill. Never treat turf weeds in the summer, if possible, as high temperatures combined with herbicide applications …

Pre-emergents For Weed Control

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Do you want to prevent weed infestations in your beds? Control the invasion of unwanted plants in gravel driveways and pathways? Keep annual weeds from colonizing your lawns? Save yourself time and energy by investing in pre-emergents! Pre-emergents are chemicals which prevent weed seeds in the soil from germinating. They range from gentle, short term control (such as Preen for …