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Spring Lawn Care Tips

Friday, April 5 2019 3:15 PM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
Kansas winters can be harsh and summers can be scorching, so spring is an important time to take steps toward a yard full of green, healthy grass. A few hours of TLC now will help your lawn thrive all season long. Know What Type of Grass You Have If your lawn has fescue or rye they are cool-season grasses, and they have grow... Read Article

How to Repair a Garden Hose

Monday, June 11 2018 2:03 PM
Categorized In Maintenance
You pull your garden hose out of the garage, screw it into the faucet, attach the perfect nozzle, turn on the water and end up getting soaked. It’s the dreaded hose leak. Don’t panic and rush off to replace the damaged hose just yet. With the right tools and these simple methods, you can easily repair your hose and get back to watering&... Read Article

How to Protect Your Lawn and Garden From Heavy Rain

Thursday, May 11 2017 11:09 AM
Categorized In Landscaping
Spring storms usually bring much desired showers to our lawns and gardens. However, heavy rains can be damaging to even the healthiest of plants by drowning them or causing mold or mildew to grow. Protect your lawn and garden from future downpours and take action with these solutions. Protect Your Lawn Your lawn’s best line of defense aga... Read Article

What is Compost?

Friday, May 5 2017 2:45 PM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
Composting is a free and natural way to recycle decomposed organic material and turn it into a nutrient rich soil. Organic material can range from leaves to grass clippings, and even food scraps from your kitchen. By composting, you are returning nutrients back into the soil to create a rich dark brown crumbly material also known as “Black Go... Read Article

How to Celebrate Arbor Day

Thursday, April 27 2017 9:17 AM
Categorized In Landscaping
Arbor Day is an annual holiday that celebrates trees and the role they play in our lives, as well as promoting tree planting and care. According to the US Department of Agriculture, the cooling effect of a healthy tree is equivalent to ten air conditioners operating 20 hours a day! Nationally, Arbor day is recognized on the last Friday in April, b... Read Article

Tips for Planting Grass in the Fall

Tuesday, August 30 2016 3:39 PM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
With its milder temperatures and heavier dews, fall is the perfect time for planting certain types of grasses. Follow these fall grass planting tips to establish a lush, healthy lawn. First, Should You Be Planting Grass in the Fall or in the Spring? The answer depends on the type of grass seed you're planting. Early fall is the best time to plant... Read Article

Preventing Summer Weeds in Kansas

Thursday, May 19 2016 4:47 PM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
Lawn maintenance in Kansas presents a number of obstacles. With the weather being as uncertain as it is, the most common problem to keeping a healthy lawn here in Kansas is weeds. When the weather patterns put stress on the grass it starts to thin out, leading to more weeds appearing. There isn’t just one weed type we see and weeds aren&rsqu... Read Article

When Should You Overseed Bermuda Grass?

Friday, September 11 2015 3:39 PM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
In order to keep your Bermuda grass looking thick, lush and full year after year, you’ll need to overseed to replace grass lost to the elements over time. The following is a guide on the benefits of overseeding and what time of year you should employ this tactic. Benefits Of Overseeding Bermuda Grass Increased Bermuda Levels - The new see... Read Article

When Should You Overseed a Fescue Lawn?

Thursday, September 10 2015 10:56 AM
Categorized In Lawn Maintenance Tips
Overseeding a lawn involves nothing more than spreading grass seed evenly over your existing lawn. This practice is usually reserved for bunch-type grasses, such as fescue. Overseeding fescue helps ensure that your grass stays young, thick and healthy. When to Overseed Fescue Overseeding your fescue grass should occur in late summer/early autumn ... Read Article

Mulch vs. Rocks

Monday, July 27 2015 11:42 AM
Categorized In Landscaping
Here in central Kansas, we typically endure long, hot summers that often don’t bring enough rain to keep our flowers, trees and shrubs happy. Many homeowners use bark mulch around plants to help retain moisture, insulate soil from cold and heat, keep weeds away, and minimize erosion. When planning your home’s landscaping, it’s imp... Read Article

How Too Much Rain Affects Your Lawn

Wednesday, June 3 2015 9:46 AM
Categorized In General
May of 2015 brought the second-highest rainfall totals every recorded in Wichita. While Kansas and other parts of the Midwest needed the relief from the drought experienced in recent years, there can be too much of a good thing. For many homeowners, soggy lawns could turn into big problems. Lawn Problems Caused by Excessive Rain and Over Watering ... Read Article

How Often Should You Sharpen Mower Blades

Monday, April 27 2015 2:42 PM
Categorized In General
As the winter months retreat yet again for the year, the promise of fun in the Wichita sun is just around the corner. The warmer weather not only brings April showers and May flowers, but also an opportunity to take your lawn mower out of the garage and perform your annual mower blade sharpening ritual. You should take the time at the beginning of... Read Article

4 Types of Grasses Well-Suited to Wichita Lawns

Friday, April 10 2015 2:56 PM
Categorized In General
If you’re considering a new lawn in Wichita, here are some good choices for grass types. According to the USDA Hardiness Zone Map, Wichita, Kansas is considered to be in hardiness zone 7a, which makes it somewhat on the borderline between cool-season grasses and warm-season grasses, making it an ideal climate for a whole variety of grass... Read Article