Yard Work Safety

There’s no place like home … to injure yourself. In much the same way that most car accidents take place within five miles of home, most of our injuries take place on our own properties. As people head outside to embark on various projects, some will end in aches, sprains, and worse. Here’s a list […]

Benefits of Composting for Your Lawn

Looking for a cost-efficient way to a beautiful lawn with healthier grass? Composting may be the answer.  You may associate compost with gardens and flower beds, but there are several benefits to adding the beautiful rot to your grass, too.  What Is Compost? Compost is organic material, made up of decomposing living matter. Food scraps […]

How to Prevent, Repair Rock Salt Damage on Lawns

The debate over rock salt is a slippery slope. More than 25 million metric tons of rock salt are dumped onto roads, sidewalks, and driveways every year to de-ice them. While these de-icing salts make life safer for motorists and pedestrians, they have the unintended consequence of damaging lawns. Most of the time, salt damage […]

5 Native Plants for Easy Gardening in Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix residents are actively seeking to preserve the natural landscape and its native plants. In addition to helping sustain our environment, these plants thrive in an arid climate and surround our homes with bursts of color and artistic shapes. Some native varieties are great plants to plant around a pool as well. We are spotlighting five native […]

Extinguishing Fire Ants

Thanks to Mother Nature, people moving to the Southern or Southeastern United States are receiving a warm welcome. A very warm welcome. With temperatures in the triple digits most of the summer, most transplants expect to ditch the winter coats. But most don’t expect the baptism of fire they get while walking barefoot through their […]

How to Grow Grass

Starting a lawn from seed can be a daunting task, but one that is well worth it. Once you establish a new lawn — or fill in bare spots — the lush, green grass is a reward in and of itself. Here is how to grow grass. When To Seed The “when” of how to […]