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    All About Christmas Tree [Infographic]






    Christmas trees are a tradition this time of year. The “tannenbaum,” initially began in Germany, and became a Christmas staple thanks to German Pennsylvania settlers during the mid-18th century. Last year, almost 26 million real Christmas trees were sold in the United States alone! Check out this infographic with more fun facts about the Christmas … Read more

    Importance of Proper Irrigation Winterization






    Preparing your irrigation system for the cold winter months is critical to the well-being of your home irrigation system–and with November just around the corner, the time to act is now! Not properly closing down an irrigation system for winter is a dangerous and unnecessary risk.  Any water still in your pipes over winter will … Read more

    Oak Leaf Itch Mites






    If you’ve had red, itchy bumps that resemble mosquito bites recently, you could be a victim of Oak Leaf Itch Mites. These small, barely visible pests were first found in Kansas back in 1994 and have become increasing worse in the northeast Kansas area within the last 4 years. This pest gets it’s name from … Read more

    The Benefits Of Aeration






    You may have heard from your neighbors or read from reputable sources that aerating your lawn regularly is an important part of promoting the health of your grass and other plants. But what exactly are the benefits of aerating your lawn, when should you do it, and how does it lead to healthier grass? What … Read more

    How To Get Your Lawn Ready For The Fall






    As August winds to a close, it’s time to start thinking about getting your yard ready for the fall. While there is still plenty of summer sunshine and warm weather left, it’s important to start thinking about your fall maintenance plan. If you want a lush, green lawn in the spring, you need to lay … Read more

    6 Tips To Use When Mowing After Rain






    You may have heard that mowing a wet lawn can be damaging not only to your lawn mower, but also to your grass. While this is true, if you have no choice but to mow a wet lawn, here are 6 steps you can take to minimize any potential damage to your lawn or mower. 1. Sharpen … Read more

    Low-Maintenance Flowers For Your Yard






    Flowers are the perfect way to add a splash of color to your front lawn. Unfortunately, planting, watering and weeding can become quite time consuming. But, if you choose the flowers wisely, you can have the perfect low-maintenance garden in no time. Check out the following list for great low-maintenance flowers for your yard. Peonies … Read more

    Mowing To Perfection: How To Mow For A Healthy Lawn






    Mowing is crucial when it comes to maintaining a healthy lawn. However, getting the right cut and knowing how often to mow can be a bit tricky. Getting things right ensures that your lawn is green, lush, and beautiful. How frequently should I mow? There is no set number of times per week that you … Read more

    Japanese Beetle Infestation. How do we stop them?






    Japanese Beetles are one of the most destructive garden pests a plant lover can face. First arriving from Japan about 100 years ago, these pests feed on more than 300 species of plants, ranging from roses to poison ivy. They are particularly destructive to linden trees, fruit trees, crepe myrtles and many vegetable plants. Life … Read more