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Misunderstood Milkweed – A Critical Plant for Monarchs

Misunderstood Milkweed – A Critical Plant for Monarchs

Milkweed is the only food source for monarch caterpillars. Often considered a "weed" it does have beautiful scented flowers that bees adore too! We planted some in our butterfly/pollinator garden area and have enjoyed it. Monarchs are now on the endangered species...

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Surprising Beneficial Insects In Landscapes

Surprising Beneficial Insects In Landscapes

Praying Mantis are used as natural predators for damaging insects in gardens and landscapes. https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef418 Lacewing - the under appreciated beneficial insect, who eats aphids. https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef148 Dragonflies eat mosquitoes,...

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Importance of Humates in Soil and Lawn Health

Importance of Humates in Soil and Lawn Health

Humates offer so many benefits for soil and lawn health! They are an important building block in soils. Listed below are some of them. *Excellent source of concentrated organic matter for soils *Readily available source of carbon for microbes in the soil (feed them...

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Weed of the Week : Windmill Grass

Weed of the Week : Windmill Grass

This grassy weed is definitely in the undesirable category. The blades of grass are course to touch and are a silvery lighter green than Fescues and Bluegrass types. It is a warm season grass and is usually found on South facing lawns and along edges because it...

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Ideal Lawn Mower Height Recommendations

Ideal Lawn Mower Height Recommendations

Did you know that the numbers on your lawn mower do not correlate one to one numbers to inches? A number 3 does not mean 3 inches. A lot of people are mowing way too short because they think their mower is at 3 inches for example! Here in Northern Colorado, a high...

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Common Lawn Care Myths Debunked

Common Lawn Care Myths Debunked

Lawn Care Myth or Facts? There are many misperceptions about lawn care. We encounter them often and wanted to educate people on the most common myths/misperceptions. "We got rain this week so I don’t need to water my grass. " (MYTH) Often times our rain events do not...

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Helpful Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Helpful Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

Spring is a great time to get your lawn mower ready for mowing season! Time to dust off the mower and get it up and running properly for the year. Lawn mowers are often a neglected piece of equipment in households. Here are some helpful tips to keep your mower running...

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Cultural Practices : Thatch Buildup In Turf Grass

Cultural Practices : Thatch Buildup In Turf Grass

What is thatch? It is often a dense, brown, spongy, organic layer of both living and dead grass, roots, and stems accumulating above the soil surface in turf. When thatch exceeds more than one inch it becomes problematic.

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The Significance of Wind Speed In Lawn Care

The Significance of Wind Speed In Lawn Care

One of the questions we frequently get asked is “why the wind”? The question is often time asked after we have to reschedule part or all of a route due to high wind speeds. This decision has less to do with preference and more to do with legality and prudence. Therefore, I want to take a moment and address this issue in three succinct points. The Label is the Law, environmental stewardship, and professionalism.

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