Why Lawn Care Is an Essential Service in a Pandemic

Food. Clothing. Shelter. Lawn care. All are essential to well-being. No one questions by the first three, but lawn care? While it might not seem so at first glance, there are good reasons many state and local governments have deemed lawn care is an essential service, even during a pandemic. Public Safety Mother Nature didn’t […]

How to Create a Sensory-Friendly Backyard Landscape for Your Child With Special Needs

Playing outside is one of the greatest joys of childhood. There are extra considerations when your child has special needs, but time outside still can offer tremendous therapeutic benefits, especially for children with autism or similar conditions. But it’s possible to create a sensory-friendly backyard landscape for your child with special needs. If you’re looking […]

Gardening for Mental Health

You’ve most likely stumbled across this article because you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. The pressures of modern life — our digital lives, the demands of making a living, can all have a negative effect on mental health. Have you thought of gardening for mental health? There are a number of benefits of gardening when […]

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 […]

Lawn Aeration: DIY Vs. Hiring a Professional

The rules of lawn care are pretty simple: Mow and water regularly, spread enough fertilizer to keep it fed, and aerate as needed. The last part, though is tricky. You have to know when and how to aerate and make sure you poke enough holes in your lawn to let it breathe. Should you do […]

Everything to Know About Kentucky Bluegrass

For many lawn owners in the Northern half of the United States, Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis) is synonymous with the ideal lawn, and for good reason. When given its preferred growing conditions and proper care, this grass produces a lush, dense, and durable lawn that lives up to its historic reputation. Part of the charm […]