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How to properly Overseed your Yard

By Chris Darnell

There’s a secret behind achieving a beautiful, lush lawn. 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 your results. Overseeding is spreading grass seed

Poisonous Plant Protection—and Awareness

By Chris Darnell

There are plenty of potential risks that present themselves when working outdoors. Of course, one of the most dreaded is the potential contact with poisonous plants. If you’ve ever experienced a poison plant rash then you already know maddeningly itchy—and even painful—it can be. Between the redness, swelling, and blisters, it’s certainly no fun. But

Protect Your Property with Effective Mosquito Control

By Chris Darnell

Mosquitoes may be tiny, but their ability to transmit dangerous diseases like West Nile Virus and Zika make them a legitimate threat. Even the mere nuisance of these blood-sucking pests is enough to raise concerns. When you (or your client) are trying to spend time outdoors, you don’t want to be worrying about what’s lurking

Prevent Heat-Related Illness with Safe Outdoor Working Tips

By Chris Darnell

Working in the heat can take a toll—and even become a dangerous situation if the proper precautions aren’t taken in advance. Whether you’re a homeowner looking to tackle some outdoor landscaping or gardening—or you’re in charge of a landscape business and want to keep your crews safe—understanding heat stress and heat-related illness can be lifesaving

6 Tips for Designing a Low Maintenance Landscape

By Chris Darnell

6 Tips: Creating a low maintenance landscape can be beneficial when it comes to spending more time enjoying your property as opposed to working on it. Even properties that are professionally maintained can benefit financially from having landscaping that is easily kept looking its best. We’ve rounded up 6 landscaping ideas that can help you

The Proper Way to Water Your New Plants

By Chris Darnell

Water Your New Plants 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 to help the

Why Choose a Nursery Over a Big Box

By Chris Darnell

Big box stores—those being physically large retail establishments, usually part of a chain—have their place when it comes to convenience. The “all-in-one” shopping experience means you can pick up everything from groceries to linens and even hardware and equipment. But is a big box store really your best bet for gardening and landscaping supplies? There

Western Red Cedar Vs. Grade A Cypress: Be Wise

By Chris Darnell

Cedar Vs Cypress When it comes to making a mulch selection, you want to make the best choice. One of the comparisons that you might be considering is Western Red Cedar vs. Grade A Cypress. Both are quality products. However, there are some key differences that we’ll point out so that you can ultimately make

How to Water Plants in the Heat of Summer

By Chris Darnell

Watering Plants in 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 on even the

What is this growing on my mulch?

By Chris Darnell

What is this growing on my mulch? Mulch serves some incredibly valuable benefits for your plant beds—not only making them look great but also protecting your plants’ roots from wind and heat and suppressing weeds. When you invest in top-quality mulch, you are looking for optimal performance and if installed properly, that’s exactly what you’ll

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