Creating Your Winter Wonderland with Holiday Lighting
Some might say it’s too early to start thinking about holiday lights, but if you want to create a stunning display, you need to start planning now! It’s time to start considering what kind of lights you want, where you want to place them, and how to form a cohesive design with these choices. We can help with these decisions or–better yet–we can implement your plans for you! read more →
2016 Readers Choice Award for Best Lawn Care Service!
Paradise Lawns is proud to announce that we have received a 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Best Lawn Care Service! read more →
Fall is Lawn Renovation Time! Repair and Renovate Your Lawn from Summer Damage
One of our clients called the other day and asked if all this extreme heat and torrential rain should make her worry about her lawn. I asked if she had adjusted her sprinkler timers to compensate for each of these extreme conditions–this is when she realized she hadn’t done so.
But she’s not alone! read more →
Questioning lawn aeration?
Last fall, a curious five-year old watched with great interest as we walked our machines through his parents’ lawn. When we were finished, he asked me why we put so many holes in the ground. Why do we aerate a lawn in the fall?
It’s a good question.
The little holes we drill with our aerators allow food and water to reach grass roots. And those little holes also provide extra space for roots to spread and grow. After aeration, natural nutrients and water can more easily reach grass roots. read more →
Mosquitoes: are they “bugging” you?
It’s summer, so guess who is back! Mosquitoes. And with all the extra rainfall we’ve had this summer–they are definitely “bugging” us!
The extra rainfall combined with higher humidity allow for the pooling of sitting, stagnant water–which makes the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. According to UNL’s Urban Entomology department, “Mosquito reproduction is rapid and a generation can be completed in as few as 5 -7 days.”
What are some of the risks involved with mosquitoes?
Other than making us “itch” for them to go away, mosquitoes are also known for some of the diseases they transmit. Here in Nebraska, we hear mostly of West Nile Virus cases. Internationally, we have heard about their possible involvement in cases of newborn microcephaly believed to be transmitted from mosquitoes to humans through the Zika virus.
Locally, they are more of a nuisance than anything, but most people want to protect their family from any possible mosquito-borne diseases they may be carrying. Therefore, it’s important that you control the mosquito population near your home to reduce risks.
How do we fight mosquitoes?
First of all, it’s important to routinely spray for mosquitoes. You can purchase from a variety of yard barrier chemicals at your local hardware or garden store, but these chemicals are often unsafe for children and pets.
Beginning routine sprays earlier in the season controls breeding and thus reduces population. Here at Paradise Lawns, we now offer a Mosquito Control Program as part of our Organic Lawn Care. We target where mosquitoes live and breed–killing existing mosquitoes and repelling new ones from your property. Our treatment is a combination of botanical control products that are much safer for children and pets, so you can continue your outdoor activities without risk of adverse effects!
Tell me more about your Mosquito Control Program!
We are excited to announce one of our newest services: Cedar Oil Lawn Treatment! read more →
5 Benefits of Organic Lawn Care You’ll Want to Know About
You hear it all the time: organic is better. But why? Obviously there are a plethora of benefits to using organic lawn care products on your lawn. But these 5 are ones we think are most important in helping you decide on moving toward organic lawn care from Paradise Lawns! read more →
Water is a very important aspect to the health and appearance of your lawn. Although water is vital for a great looking lawn, overwatering can be just as bad as not enough water.
There are 3 main things to remember when watering your lawn: amount, scheduling, and frequency. read more →