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The BeeSafe way to control grubs while protecting pollinators

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May 26, 2020
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Pollinator safe grub control 

Grub control is important because when left unchecked, grubs can wreak havoc on your lawn. It may be tempting to use a common toxic treatment to rid these nuisances. Although this approach may yield desired short term results, the long term risks to pollinators should be considered first. 

If you worry that the commonly used toxic chemicals used by many lawn care companies will also harm pollinators, we assure you that there is a safer, more sensible way. Paradise Lawns can show you how you can have a beautiful lawn without destroying pollinators. Let’s learn a bit more about grubs and what you can do to safely eliminate them from your lawn.  

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Protect your yard and family from Ticks

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May 12, 2020

Protect your family from ticks

With the news encouraging everyone to stay home, many (including pets) in the Omaha metro are spending more time in the backyard enjoying the return of warm weather. Paradise Lawns loves to help our clients achieve healthy, lush lawns. We also strive to educate and protect people from potential backyard risks, even when they aren’t making front page news. We are talking about ticks. Knowledge is key to staying safe, so let’s find out more about these common parasites and learn what can be done to prevent them and keep you safe this summer.

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Win the Omaha lawn care weed battle

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Apr 17, 2020

Is your Omaha lawn care plan battle-ready against weeds?

Omaha lawn care can be tricky, especially when it feels like a different season each day. Easter weekend was a prime example. Saturday, April 11th was a beautiful 70-degree day. Neighbors were out doing yard work and several commented that they were out to mow before the snow. You heard that right. Snow. Sunday’s temperatures were 30-40 degrees colder with 50+ mile winds and snow flurries. Although we can’t be certain about  the weather from day-to-day, we can trust that days are getting longer; the soil is getting warmer and weeds will soon start to appear.  

Now is the time to prepare to battle weeds. To have an advantage, it is good to arm yourself with knowledge about weeds common in the Omaha metro area. By learning how to identify common Midwest weeds as well as what you can do to protect your lawn, you can win the battle against weeds!  

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Learn the difference between Organic and Chemical Lawn Care Programs

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Apr 8, 2020

Which products are best for your lawn?

Through the years, researchers have discovered health risks associated with using chemical lawn care programs. As a result, many homeowners have turned to more natural alternatives to treat their lawns. The question remains – are natural products as effective? Paradise Lawns would like to assure you that you can indeed have a healthy, thick, green, weed-free lawn without using harsh chemicals. Let’s explore your options.

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It’s Spring! Five steps to start your lawn off right.

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Mar 19, 2020
Celebrate Spring and prepare your lawn for summer

Happy first day of Spring!

Although this winter was milder than past winters, having a variety of warm days mixed with cold gave many an extended case of Spring Fever (including us here at Paradise Lawns). Weather is always unpredictable in the Midwest and warm weather, just because Spring has been officially declared, is not guaranteed. However, the days continue to grow longer; warming the soil until it reaches the right temperature to set new growth in motion. Let’s look at 5 things you can do this spring to set your lawn up for success this summer.

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Timing your spring fertilization is vital for your lawn’s success

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Feb 6, 2020
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Timing is everything

This past Sunday, approximately 100 million people tuned in to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in the 2020 Super Bowl. Training and teamwork got them to the Super Bowl, but timing determined the winner in the end. Unless each throw, tackle or catch is timed just right, the play isn’t successful. The ability to know when the time is right is an important element in many aspects of our lives, not just when we play sports. However, it is often overlooked until failure results from poor timing. You may wonder why a lawn care company is talking about timing and the Super Bowl. Even though the two don’t seem to have much in common, both football and lawn care treatments need to be accurately timed in order to succeed. Fertilizing too early or too late may result in future problems, so timing is vital for your lawn’s success.  

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Where will all the pollinators Bee this winter?

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Jan 1, 2020
Red berries on an evergreen tree covered in snow, with "where will all the pollinators Bee this winter" written on it from Paradise Lawns in Omaha

Learn how you can help pollinators this cold, Omaha winter

From early spring to late fall, Paradise Lawns offers the Omaha metro area organic lawn care solutions that are safe for kids, pets and the environment. This includes more “natural” Omaha organic lawn care pollinators like bees and butterflies. Surprisingly, many bees and butterflies don’t migrate south for the winter. So where do they go and how can you help them make it safely to spring?

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Christmas Holiday Lighting goes Hollywood

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Dec 11, 2019
Christmas Holiday Lighting

Christmas is rapidly approaching. As our Christmas holiday lighting technicians string the last strands of lights for our customers, they look forward to a bit of rest and relaxation before ringing in the new year. Like many, a favorite pastime is cozying up with loved ones to watch Christmas movies. Christmas movies are an extension of holiday traditions for many. They reflect current trends and influence viewers. So we thought it would be fun to look at how exterior Christmas lighting has played a part in movies and media. 

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Say “Yes!” to Exterior Holiday Lighting

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Nov 22, 2019
Exterior holiday lighting

Did your childhood include exterior holiday lighting?

As kids, my friend and I loved looking at houses decorated with holiday lights. My friend’s house, however, looked more like the Grinch lived there. Not a cheerful light in sight and a father that wouldn’t budge. I was reminded of my friend’s lack of holiday lighting recently at a social gathering when someone brought up the topic of childhood experiences with Christmas decorations. It turns out to be a pretty common experience. Here are some reasons given by parents (and spouses) for not putting up lights during the holiday season.  

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It’s beginning to look a lot like time for exterior holiday lighting.

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Nov 7, 2019
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Is your exterior ready for the holidays?

The Omaha metro area experienced snow, twice already this season! Luckily, neither incident from the end of October stuck around for long. However, it’s a reminder that winter will soon be here to stay (for a bit at least), so it is time to prep for the holidays and get your exterior holiday lights hung. Paradise Lawns offers professional Holiday Lighting services including sales, design, installation, maintenance, take down and storage. Click on our Holiday Lighting page for more information. Still not sure if you should display exterior holiday lights this year? Let’s look at some reasons you should have one of our Lighting Technicians visit today.

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