Author Archives: Bob Koth

October 29th, 2011 Arboretum Free Admission and Family Event

On Saturday October 29th from 1pm-5pm the Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN will host an event called Ghouls and Goblins at the Maze. This is a free Halloween celebration and admission at the gate is free during the hours from 1pm and 5pm. Come in costume and take the trick or treat trail to the […]

Autumn Unplugged at The Landscape Arboretum

The Landscape Arboretum is challenging us to unplug all the distractions in our lives and to step outdoors and enjoy the falls symphony of falls colors. They have a fall color report with peak color predictions for the week of October 10th.  Check out the Arboretum’s fall color garden web cams. Don’t forget to see the […]

How often should mulch be replaced?

Spring and fall are perfect times to check and see if your mulch needs replenishing. Mulch depth should be maintained at 2 – 3 inches thick. When maintaining mulch be sure you use the same kind of mulch that you already have down or it will look patchy or layered. If using a new kind […]

Prepare Roses for Winter

During the last week of August you should have stopped pruning and feeding your roses to discourage growth. Roses need a little help getting ready for winter because they want to keep on growing and flowering if you encourage them. Leave the last flowers on the rose. This will convince it, as the flowers turn into […]

My Lawn Is Not Level

Even when properly graded to start out, lawns often become bumpy, uneven and not level due to earthworms, heavy thatch areas, and weathering in general. Parkway Lawn Service uses a power rake to help level out those areas. Thatch is an area where organic matter such as leaves, twigs, mosses and dead grass and roots […]

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Events for Fall

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is a great place to enjoy the beautiful last days of summer. It’s a wonderful place to take a stroll, linger and enjoy the beauty. The grounds of the arboretum public gardens are open every day from 8am through sunset. Besides the beautiful manicured lawns the Landscape arboretum features over 1000 […]

What is Aeration?

Lawn Aeration is a service where small plugs are pulled from your lawn to allow air, water and nutrients to get to the roots of your grass. If your lawn is looking thin or brown it may be because of a thick thatch build up. Overly compacted soil does not absorb water and nutrients as […]

Fertilizing Your Lawn

Fertilizing your lawn should be done 3-4 times a year. The best times to fertilize your lawn are in May around Memorial Day, the first week of July and near Labor Day. Most homeowners have varied results when fertilizing their lawns and end up with light green spots, dark green spots or stripes in their […]