Water Restrictions in Austin, Round Rock, Texas

People in the Austin area enjoy mild winters in a city that offers endless opportunities for entertainment and recreation. But the mellow winters come at a price: extreme summer temperatures that come saddled with water restrictions. These regulations can leave homeowners feeling like they have to choose between a healthy lawn and hefty fines. Read […]

Controlling the Worst Weeds in Austin

Texans fight an uphill battle against the climate to maintain lush, green lawns. While we get wrapped up in mortal combat against scorching heat and epic droughts, another foe wages a battle against us: weeds. Unlike our turf, weeds couldn’t care less when it comes to drought, heat, and neglect. In fact, the conditions that […]

Worst Backyard Pests in Raleigh and How to Control Them

Many people move to Raleigh for the mild and short winters. These winters, combined with hot and humid conditions the rest of the year, create the perfect breeding ground for a number of insects. Backyard pests, including the ones that bite, can scare us out of our backyard and into the house. It’s even worse […]

Raleigh’s Worst Weeds and How to Get Rid of Them

If only the dandelions and crabgrass would pay attention to the signs that read “keep off the grass.” Just a few weeds can ruin an otherwise perfect lawn. You can win the war against them, but first, you’ll have to fight a few battles. It helps to know your enemy since each weed is as […]

Raleigh, NC, Lawn Mowing and Maintenance

Homeowners in the Triangle know a thing or two about landscaping. Raleigh enjoys the nickname, “City of Oaks” thanks to the majestic trees that line the city streets and parks. Those oaks provide shade for many backyards here. Both front and back lawns are common gathering areas as homeowners enjoy all that the seasons have […]

Lawn Watering Restrictions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

The amount of lawn watering restrictions you face in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs depends on where you live.  While Minneapolis and St. Paul don’t have any restrictions at the moment, many suburbs in the metro do. The city of South St. Paul established a “heat-of-the-day”  sprinkling ban on Jan. 1, 2011. It prohibits […]