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The Importance of Backyard Access in Landscape Designs-

The Importance of Backyard Access in Landscape Designs-

The ability to access a backyard is an important feature in the lawn care industry and should be a consideration for homeowners when buying or designing their landscape. I also wish landscape designers and home builders would read this post and think about some simple changes they could make to allow for smarter and easier access to some of the properties they build or design.

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Make Your Landscape Less Appealing to Japanese Beetles

Make Your Landscape Less Appealing to Japanese Beetles

Here at EcoTurf we do not treat or deal with adult Japanese Beetles, we treat them at the grub stage, and also know it is important to talk about the entire insect and some creative ways to make your landscape less appealing to these little buggers. By having an...

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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.

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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. Prepare to free your mind of some of your misperceptions! "We got rain this week so I don’t need to...

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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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