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How to: Feed your Plants and Trees

By Chris Darnell

Every homeowner invested in their landscape inevitably asks the question, “How do I feed my plants and trees?” While many plants and trees are incredibly low maintenance, there are some actions you can take to ensure optimal levels of health all year long. All plants and trees benefit from being fed, but different plants and

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Landscape Fabric Uses

By Chris Darnell

When properly used, landscape fabric can be a great addition to your garden beds. Whether you are new to gardening or possess a seasoned green thumb, landscape fabric can keep your beds looking fresh and clean. Keeping moisture in, and weeds out, landscape fabric acts as a barrier between your garden bed and outside elements.

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Crabgrass: Don’t Let it Get Too Late to Treat

By Chris Darnell

When it comes to weeds that are hated in the landscape, crabgrass is often at the top of most peoples’ list. This unsightly weed can spread rapidly once its emerged—and at that point can be difficult to get rid of. Nobody likes seeing the clumping bunches of this grassy weed popping up throughout the lawn. 

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Your Fall To-Do List

By Chris Darnell

Do you want to turn the heads of your neighbors when they see your stunning lawn? If you want a healthy yard next summer, spring isn’t where things begin; it’s the fall. Early fall is prime time to prep your yard for the next growing season – cooling temperatures slow aboveground growth, and moist soil

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How To Properly Overseed Your Yard

By Chris Darnell

Properly Overseed Your Yard There’s a secret behind achieving a beautiful, lush lawn: overseed your yard. Landscape professionals know what it is, but many homeowners don’t. Overseeding—as part of a comprehensive, proactive plan—keeps lawns looking great. Whether you’re tending your first lawn or have years of experience, learning how to overseed your lawn can improve

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Water Your New Plants: Properly

By Chris Darnell

Water Your New Plants: The Proper Way Water is the lifeblood of your landscape as plants cannot live without it. Plants use water to carry nutrients from the soil into its cells. Water comes in through the plants’ roots and carries nutrients all the way up to the leaves and the blooms where it’s needed

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Watering Plants in the Heat of Summer

By Chris Darnell

Watering Plants in the heat of Summer As you know, the summers in Louisville, KY can get uncomfortably hot at times. While that’s unpleasant for a lot of people, we can also escape into the respite of indoor air conditioning. Of course, plants don’t have that luxury! Plants have to endure the sun beating down

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How Do I Get a Green Lawn? 6 Steps

By Chris Darnell

How Do I Get a Green Lawn? If you’re looking to achieve a carpet-like lawn, you might be wondering what steps are necessary to get the best results. The truth is, a lush, green lawn doesn’t just happen. And it takes more than just one or two applications of fertilizer to see success. This leads

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Weed Control “Round Up” – Glyphosate vs Glufosinate

By Chris Darnell

Now is the time when weeds are on your clients’ minds. Nobody likes seeing unwanted weeds pop up in their lawn or landscape. However, given the constant messaging in the media about glyphosate, you might also have more clients than ever before asking about what you’re spraying on their property. Our customers tell us they’ve

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Now is the Time for Pre-Emergent Purchases

By Chris Darnell

Weeds are the enemy of a healthy and attractive lawn and landscape. Unfortunately, most weeds—including the notorious crabgrass weed—spread like wildfire and can be difficult to control once they’ve emerged. For that reason, it’s not only easier but also less expensive to prevent weeds in the first place than to try and kill them after

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