Cleveland and Columbus Lawn Care Blog

7 Tips to Help You Choose the Right Lawn Care Package

Posted by Wendy Komancheck on Apr 2, 2014 5:01:35 PM

You’ve gotten the mailers and you’ve read the blogs. You choose the right lawn care company to help you solve and take care of your Cleveland or Columbus, Ohio lawn this spring and summer. But how do you choose which package will meet your needs, as well as your lawn’s health?

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Topics: Lawn Care Tips

How Much is Lawn Care Service? 3 Simple Ways to Determine Your Costs

Posted by Shaun Kanary on Mar 28, 2014 9:37:00 PM

The question that most homeowners ask themselves when thinking about lawn care services, is "how much is lawn care service?" Like most other professional services, this of course is heavily determined by who you deal with. However, no matter which professional lawn fertilizing company you work with, there are a few details that will determine how much you can expect to pay for lawn care. We'll break down what factors control pricing, and what you can expect to pay for treatments.

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Topics: Lawn Care Pricing

DIY Lawn Care: The Checklist That Will Deliver Professional Results

Posted by Shaun Kanary on Mar 27, 2014 6:26:00 PM

You often get a tremendous sense of satisfaction when accomplishing any DIY project around the house or yard. However sometimes the results just aren't what the professionals can accomplish. Lawn care, while seemingly an easy concept, is one of those projects that homeowners cannot duplicate the results of a professional. So in this article, we'll breakdown a typical Weed Pro lawn application program into a tidy DIY lawn care checklist to use!
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Topics: Lawn Care Guides

3 Lawn Care Company Scams You Should Be Aware Of

Posted by Shaun Kanary on Mar 26, 2014 4:02:00 PM

It's officially spring in Ohio! Well, at least that's what I keep telling myself during these cold March days. However, soon enough we'll all be turning our attention to enjoying our lawns and landscapes and the outdoor activities and barbecues that we've been waiting all winter for. But before we fire-up the grill and invite the neighbors over, you'll need to get that lawn looking great. If you're looking to hire a professional lawn care company to help you with that task, here are 3 common scams, or bamboozles, to look out for.
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Topics: Lawn Product Review

3 Ways to Control Your Lawn Care Prices

Posted by Shaun Kanary on Mar 19, 2014 5:44:00 PM

As spring begins in Ohio, we all are trying to add to the exterior beauty of our home. After a long winter like this one, it's time to turn our turf from "drab" yellow to "fab" green. Even though your best option for doing this is to hire a professional lawn services company, you don't have to break the bank to do it. That's why we'll examine 4 easy ways to control you lawn care prices.

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Topics: Lawn Care Pricing

How Much Do You Know about Your Lawn’s Crabgrass?

Posted by Wendy Komancheck on Mar 15, 2014 5:00:00 PM

It’s amazing, but crabgrass seems to be a menace to almost all Ohio lawns. There’s no perfect solution to totally eradicating this weed from your Cleveland or Columbus, Ohio property. But there are things that you can know and do to nearly eliminate it from your yard.

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Topics: Crabgrass Prevention

Jump Start Your Spring with these 3 Lawn Care Tips

Posted by Shaun Kanary on Mar 14, 2014 2:57:46 PM

Well, after one last blast from Mother Nature, it looks as if we are finally on our way to spring in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. After the long winter, most of us have cabin fever and are eager to get out to and start working on our grass and enjoying the start of the lawn growing season. But like a kid during the holidays with a shiny new gift, we don't quite know what to do first. That's why we put together 3 lawn care tips you must start with.

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Topics: Spring Lawn Care

Scotts EZ Seed: Lawn Care Product Review

Posted by Shaun Kanary on Mar 12, 2014 11:22:00 AM

As spring approaches, we've all seen those clever advertisements on television promoting the Scotts EZ Seed lawn care product. Through the lights and magic of television, the smooth talking "scott" makes a fantastic pitch for how easy it is to fix bare spots in your lawn with this great new product. For the most part, the gentleman is correct. However, for all the good things about this product; there are some serious draw-backs that you'll need to be aware of.

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Topics: Lawn Care, Lawn Product Review

The 4 Most Commonly Made Spring Lawn Care Mistakes

Posted by Shaun Kanary on Mar 7, 2014 5:36:00 PM

Spring is almost here! As we brave this last bit of cold here in Ohio, spring is just weeks away from hitting the buckeye state. With spring weather arriving, homeowners begin to prepare their lawns for the season. However, most consumers don't realize that the things they are doing to help their lawn are actually HURTING it. We'll take a look at the four most commonly made lawn care mistakes.

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Topics: Lawn Care Advice, Spring Lawn Care

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Effective Early Spring Pruning

Posted by Wendy Komancheck on Mar 5, 2014 9:05:00 PM

Believe it or not, spring will be springing in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, on March 20, 2014. And it’s time to think about pruning back some of your shrubs and trees during the early weeks of spring.

There are five basic rules of thumb to follow when it comes to proper pruning techniques. They are:

  1. Have a plan and a purpose for pruning your woody plants and trees. You shouldn’t be pruning for the sake of making everything look uniform and utilitarian. Instead, your purpose in pruning should be to remove dead, diseased, and damaged limbs; to bring life back to your trees; and to encourage growth in your trees and shrubs.
  2. Don’t top your trees. There’s a wives’ tale circulating that it’s good for trees to be topped. But the opposite is true. You actually can hurt your trees by topping them. It encourages weak growth; opens up your trees to disease and insect infestation; and retards the root system.
  3. There are two types of flowering shrubs that get pruned in different parts of the year: New wood blooms and old wood blooms. New wood blooms are those shrubs that need new wood to grow this season’s blooms. Old wood blooms are those shrubs that use last year’s old wood to form new buds and blossoms. In early spring, it’s okay to prune back your new wood shrubs, but hold off on cutting back your old wood shrubs. Once they flower, then you can prune them back in early summer.
  4. Do cut back your shrubs and trees to control their growth and look. If you bought a bush that was supposed to be two feet tall, yet has grown to five feet tall, it’s time to get out your pruning tools to reshape that bush to its right size and shape.
  5. Do use the right tools: hand-pruners, pruning shears, lopping shears, folding and bow saws. Use a hedge trimmer only on your hedges. And make sure all of your tools are sharpened and clean before you go out to cut back your woody plants and trees.
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Topics: Tree and Shrub Care