Advantages For Fall Seeding…

Here's why you don't want to put it off - seeding a new lawn or a renovated section of your existing lawn.  Here's why it's better to spend the time now, in the fall, to get to work instead of taking a chance on next spring. For one, you have … [Read More]

What To Do About Japanese Beetles….

You may be wondering why the foilage on your favorite schrub or tree is being devoured.  It's never happened before, you think.  So why is it happening now? Well, the problem in most Miami Valley areas this summer is simply this...Japanese … [Read More]

If You’re Going To Plant A Tree…..

There's more to consider for fall planting than just grass seed and perennial bulbs.  Now, more than ever, people are considering trees as an accent and long-term investment in their property.  If you think that doesn't matter...just ask a … [Read More]

Sharp Blades, And Why They’re So Important…!

Remember all that cold weather and rain from the spring? Well, the summer solstice has come and gone, it hasn't rained for nearly two weeks, the temperatures hit the hit 90s last week...and your lawn may be suffering, and that soon. Watering … [Read More]

What To Do With Your Lawn This June….

If you look around you'll see grass finally beginning to fill in, grow, and come to color.  It's taken a while, given the conditions of April and May. Cold nights, 14 inches of rain, and issues out of your control given the on-again, off-again, … [Read More]

If You Have To Mow Wet Grass….

Ordinarily, we don't recommend that you mow your yard when it's wet. You know that, of course.  All those years that you mowed your dad's lawn for allowance money, no doubt he told you weekly.  And, he was right. But now that it's your lawn you … [Read More]

How Much Snow Is Good…?

It's a topic we hear frequently during the winter months.  How much snow is actually good for your lawn and landscaping? Well, the answer, generally, is that any snow that's at least two inches (like the photo example above) is a good thing for … [Read More]

The Winter “Eye” Test….

Obviously it's weeks too early to become excited about getting out and into your New Year's resolution about a better lawn come spring. But...it's not to early to give your 2022 lawn what some professionals call the winter"eye" test.  And what is … [Read More]

The Perfect Holiday Gift…And $ave Money!

Here's a thought, pre-holiday, for something you can do for someone special on your family list that you perhaps forgot...or better yet, something you can do for yourself to make your 2022 landscaping better, and easier. Take this opportunity to … [Read More]

The Best Time To Prune…Is Now!

It's hardly on the minds of most with trees or shrubs of any kind.  Not in fall or winter. But for the growing number of people who plant fruit trees, or even flowering crab apples, as a landscaping complement, those trees (and some shrubs) need … [Read More]