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14 Apr 2014

Spring Lawn Care – What NOT To Do

There's a lot of information available on how to care for your lawn during the Spring season, but there are also things you should avoid doing as well. Unfortunately, a lot of people have a preconceived notion that certain activities should only be done during specific times of the year. Also, many people may have a tendency to over due particular tasks, and understanding that "less is more" can make a huge difference in your lawn's overall health. Only Rake in Fall As the weather grows colder and the beautiful NEPA foliage begins to turn to wintry shades of brown, having your rake handy is second nature for many homeowners. But don't just take to raking during the Fall. One of the best ways to care for your lawn in the Spring is to search out any dead and decaying foliage that may be remaining on your lawn and in...

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13 Mar 2014

Easy Compost in 30 Days

Have you ever considering making your own easy compost to give your garden the nutrients it so desperately needs? If you're interested in finding organic methods to care for your lawn and garden, making your own compost can be easier than you think. Your garden's health depends on the quality of the soil, and using your own compost mix is the most effective way to ensure you know exactly what you're putting on your soil. Instead of throwing away valuable nutrients, you can create the perfect compost to fertilize your garden. Although there are several ways to make your own compost, the fastest way is to create what is called a "hot" or active compost pile. Be sure to give your compost pile a healthy supply of air and water to keep the decay process on track. Follow these simple steps and you'll be composting in no time. Step One: Make...

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13 Mar 2014

Helpful Tips for Spring Garden Clean Up

As the snow is starting to melt, signs of Spring are in the air. And like many gardeners, the first sight of thawed earth will surely raise your spirits and kick start your garden planning process. But before you begin sifting through your gardening books and strategizing this year's blooms, there's a lot of hard work ahead of you to get that garden of yours cleaned up and ready for planting. As the muddy blanket of ice slowly begins to recede, you're sure to find a lot more debris scattered around your lawn than you bargained for. Even though the March temperatures are incredibly unpredictable, there's still a lot you can do to get a jump start on your clean up efforts. Time to Prune Go ahead and grab your clippers and pruning sheers. March is the perfect time to inspect your garden's bushes and shrubs and prune back the...

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13 Feb 2014

How to Bring Indoor Comfort to Outdoor Living

If you love seasonal changes, Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the best places to live and enjoy your natural surroundings. But why nature watch from behind your window pane when you could be relaxing outside and taking in the fresh air? Bring the indoors outdoors with these great outdoor living tips! 1. Make Your Home's Entrance Welcoming What does your front porch or entrance way say about your home? Does it welcome company? Would do you look forward to curling up on the front porch with a hot cup of coffee? If not, there's a lot you can do to utilize this area; stop treating this space like it's only meant to display your jack-o-lanterns and potted plants. Hanging a rustic porch swing can be the perfect way to create an area that beckons both you and your family outdoors. For a more natural look, consider hanging your swing using...

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12 Feb 2014

The Secret to a Blooming Winter Garden

Are you tired of "waiting 'til Spring" to get started working in the backyard? Many gardening enthusiasts don't realize that they can enjoy their favorite hobby all year round if they know the secret to creating a beautiful winter garden.   There are many plant varieties that flourish during the winter months, and the key is knowing and understanding your Plant Hardiness Zone. Typically, a majority of residents in our state find themselves in the Pennsylvania Plant Hardiness Zone 6. If are unsure of your particular zone, the United States Department of Agriculture website has a very useful tool to help you out. Step 1: Click on the following link to be directed to the USDA website. Step 2: Simply enter your zip code to be provided with your exact Plant Hardiness Zone. Winter Blooming Plants That Thrive in Pennsylvania It is amazing how many varieties of flowering plants are...

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08 Jan 2014

Springtime Monroe County Lawn Care

An amazing summer lawn starts with adequate lawn care in the Spring, and understanding ideal Monroe County lawn care can help ensure your lawn will be the envy of your neighbors. During the winter, your soil can be greatly affected … the heavy snow will compact the earth, alter your ph levels, and even make your lawn vulnerable to disease and a wide variety of unwanted weed growth. As the weather warms and you watch your winter wonderland slowly melt away, you often discover the bald spots and areas of your yard that have been hit the hardest. Not to fear, however, there are many Monroe County Lawn Care techniques that will help bring your dull land back to life. Monroe County Lawn Care Tips One of the most important things you can do is to take care of any problems you find quickly … don't put it off or...

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25 Mar 2013

Berks County Lawn Care – Keep Your Lawn Healthy

How to Water Like a Berks County Lawn Care Pro Providing regular maintenance on your lawn is the best way to keep it looking green and healthy during good and bad growing conditions. If you’re taking charge of your Berks County lawn care this year, keep the following tips in mind for the best results: Decide how you will handle drought conditions – Watering your grass intensely when it browns just enough to make it green again actually depletes its food reserves and harms its health over the long run. It’s best to either consistently water your lawn or just let it go for the year. Decide prior to a drought happening how you will handle such conditions. Look for signs to water – Just because it’s getting warmer out doesn’t mean it’s time to water. If you walk across your lawn and notice footprints because the grass blades don’t bend...

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25 Mar 2013

Luzerne County Lawn Care – How to Handle Droughts

Luzerne County Lawn Care During Drought Season If you are a homeowner who takes great pride in the health and look of your lawn, nothing scares you more than the word “drought.” During droughts, Luzerne County lawn care can be limited, and your city or municipality may place restrictions, or entire bans, on the usage of sprinkler systems. How do you handle this tricky situation? Take some advice from a professional lawn management company. When Water Use Isn’t Restricted Use an automatic irrigation system – Conventional sprinklers are cheaper, but they’re also horribly inefficient. With careful management, an automatic irrigation systems not only maximizes the efficiency of your water usage, but it keeps your lawn green and healthy too. Irrigate deeply and infrequently – In nature, grass grows best when it has an infrequent supply of moderate rainfall. For best results, it’s helpful to mimic this pattern when watering your...

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25 Mar 2013

Bucks County Lawn Care – How to Handle Pet Problems

Bucks County Lawn Care and Pet Issues You love your dog more than your lawn, but darn it, dogs cause an awful lot of damage to your lawn. Isn’t it possible to have the best of both worlds – a pet you love and a lawn that looks great? It is, and we’ll show you how to do that with these tips on Bucks County Lawn Care: Chase off the outsiders – If much of the damage is caused to your lawn because of a neighboring dog, advise the owner of leash laws. If someone passing by allows their dog to eliminate on your lawn and doesn’t pick it up, do the same. This probably doesn’t cause most of your problems, but it’s a great initial step to take for better Bucks County lawn care. Use a repellant – Unfortunately, none of these are universally effective, so some trial-and-error is...

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25 Mar 2013

Lackawanna County Lawn Care – 6 Lawn Mowing Tips

Lackawanna County Lawn Care - Mowing Perfection Have you ever seen those lawns in your neighborhood that look like they should be on the front cover of a magazine? Don’t you feel just a little bit of jealousy and how you can get your Lackawanna County lawn care working like that? Don’t worry – that feeling is normal. Part of the strategy to success lies in maintaining good Lackawanna County lawn care year-round. But, another part of your neighbor’s secret to success revolves around using specialized mowing techniques. Here are a few you can use to give your lawn that professional look: Use the right lawnmower – Assuming your lawn is large enough to require the use of a riding lawnmower, keep in mind you don't need the cheapest or most expensive lawnmower to give your lawn a professional look. Make sure the deck can cut 21 inches in diameter,...

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