Lawn and Garden Soil Explained

Are you considering adding soil amendments to your lawn or garden this fall, if so, you should check out this informative presentation and know your options. Consider soil testing as well

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August Lawn Tips

Just as kids get ready to go back to school, so to, its time to head back to the lawn to nurture it for the fall season. The best time to apply grass seed is Mid-August through the first part of October. With this being said, I think the first two weeks of August are

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How should I water my lawn in the summer?

It is that time of year when homeowners are beginning to see dry spots in their lawn.  Here are two tips to help your yard survive the summer heat. 1) Raise your blade. Don’t mow so short. With the direct sunlight hitting your grass, it is wise to let the grass get a little higher

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Stop Grubs Now From Taking Your Lawn

Now is the time to apply your grub control product on your lawn. In the past I have forgotten to apply grub control and dearly paid the price. Now, I always put it on my calendar to put an application down before the 4th of July. If you are trying to decide if you should

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Dealing with Mushrooms in your Lawn

This past Memorial Day Weekend was an absolute wet one. In the Omaha area we received 3+ inches of rain between Friday and Monday. As a result, an onslaught of mushrooms has appeared. I am really not that annoyed by these little fungi. In fact, the presence of mushrooms indicates a few things about the

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New FDA Regulations for Sunscreen

The FDA has come out with new regulations with respect to sun screen. When I first saw this video, I wasn’t aware of new FDA regulations with respect to sunscreen. Each year I learn a little more about how the exposure to the sun can be beneficial, (Vitamin D) and harmful with respect to skin

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How I achieved a stronger thicker lawn this spring

This year has been the best year for my lawn. It is still a bit early, but I wanted to share some of the things I did this spring to insure a nice, thick lawn. March Lawn Activity Laid sod down on former garden area 20′ x 20′ Mowed entire lawn on March 16, 2013

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Take Precautions when swimming this summer

A study from the Center For Disease Control found that 58% of the pools in the United States had a presence of e.Coli in their pool water. Make sure you take precautions with your children when it comes to going to the local public pool and dealing with the issue of bacteria this summer. Make

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Bath Towels and Bacteria

There has been a recent movement in our country to go green. You see signs in certain hotels encouraging you to reuse your towels. In addition, many high school and college athletes keep a towel in their locker to dry off with after practice.  How safe is that towel over time? How fast can bacteria

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