Category Archives: Lawn Care

General articles about lawn care. This is the default category.

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 […]

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 […]

Heat Wave Challenges Outdoor Workers, Data Centers

The following excerpt was taken from an article published in Twin City Business on 7-19-2011 Heat Wave Challenges Outdoor Workers, Data Centers Companies that employ construction and other outdoor workers are having to make concessions due to the weather, and data center operators are working extra hard to keep optimum temperatures at facilities where equipment […]

Watering Tips

Watering Tips To maintain a healthy, green lawn throughout the growing season, irrigation is sometimes necessary. The average lawn needs one inch of rain or irrigated water per week. If watering your lawn is necessary, one deep soaking is much better than several sprinkles. Watering your lawn is best done in the morning. Watering in […]

Lawn Mushrooms

Lawn Mushrooms   Photo 1: Newly emerging lawn mushrooms. Bob Mugaas Bob Mugaas, University of Minnesota Extension Educator With some areas of the state receiving moderate to heavy amounts of rainfall over the past couple of weeks, mushrooms are beginning to randomly appear in lawns. Their appearance often causes people to be concerned about the […]

What is Grasscycling?

What is grasscycling? The term “grasscycling” is the blend of two words that, since at least 1990, has described the practice of leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings will quickly decompose, returning valuable nutrients to the soil. Grasscycling saves time and money, and it protects the environment. Mowing time is reduced because […]

Snow Molds Will be Abundant This Spring

When the snow finally melts in your yard, there is a very good chance you will notice some rather unsightly fungus emerging. Grey Snow Mold and Pink Snow Mold are the common names for this growth. The reason these fungi are so prevalent this spring is that ideal fungus conditions were set up last November.  […]