We had a very successful holiday lighting season this year for a couple reasons. We have the BEST clients around town that allow us to create awesome holiday displays for them and everyone in their neighborhood to enjoy. Our installation team really put in a lot of effort and long hours to make sure everyone was taken care of on our list. We were also fortunate to add many new clients to our existing list of holiday lighting customers and add them to the Paradise Lawns family. Although we didn’t hit our goal of new holiday lighting clients, we came very close and are very happy with those who allowed us to light up their houses this year! It was a very fast and fun season for everyone involved, and the install team is ready for a little down time to relax with their own families…until Takedown time! read more →
Will LED or Incandescent bulbs win this battle of holiday lighting?
When it comes to holiday lighting, you generally have two choices: LED (Light-Emitting Diode) bulbs and incandescent bulbs. Incandescent lights are the traditional electric light bulbs. They have wire filament that is heated to a high temperature, which then glows. LED lights, however, use a semiconductor to convert electricity into light—there is no heating to high temperatures with LED. Incandescent lights are still what most people think of when they think of holiday lighting, but LED is quickly gaining in popularity—and for good reason! read more →
Paradise Lawns is proud to support the Lane Thomas Foundation
After losing their precious two-year-old son Lane Thomas Graves in June 2016, Matt and Melissa Graves created the Lane Thomas Foundation as a way to honor Lane and support other families just as they were supported in their time of need. read more →
Watch Dave’s interview on WOWT about our holiday lighting services!
You can read more about the interview on WOWT News’ website.
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!