Paradise Lawns’ Top 3 Fall Lawn Care Recommendations
With the cooler temperatures hitting the Omaha metro, it’s time to start thinking about how to prepare your lawn for the winter. This time of year, we’re often asked what we recommend for Omaha metro lawns in terms of fall lawn care. Let’s explore our top 3 fall lawn care recommendations for the Omaha metro. read more →
Did you know that the U.S. spends more money on dollar spot turf disease control than on any other turf control?
Nebraska and Turf Disease…and getting help
It’s been a crazy weather summer here in Nebraska–and these last few weeks of high temperatures and equally high humidity have created the perfect scenario for turf disease. read more →
My Dog’s Feet Were Burning—So I Switched To Safe Organic Lawn Care!
Lawn Care and Pet Safety
It is becoming common knowledge that conventional, chemical pesticides and fertilizers are dangerous for the environment and its inhabitants. They degrade soil, pollute water, and affect the health of humans, pets, and wildlife. read more →
The Soil Food Web and Your Lawn
Everyone’s heard of the food chain, but what about the Soil Food Web? The two are similar, except that while the food chain is linear, the Soil Food Web is cyclical in nature. read more →
Grub control, honeybees, and your lawn
It’s amazing to think that so many factors go into maintaining a healthy lawn! One of these factors is ensuring your lawn is receiving appropriate grub control treatment. Grubs feast on the roots of grasses and plants, causing sections of grass to die. But you don’t want to use just any grub control product! You should know what your lawn care provider is using on your lawn in any case, but when you have kids and pets, you want to be especially aware of what is in these products. Be sure you know what products your lawn care provider is using, and what impact these products have on your lawn… and the environment. read more →
Crabgrass and Foxtail are “March madness” you don’t need all summer long!
It’s March, which means spring is just around the corner! Early spring is when annual weeds like crabgrass and foxtail start to rear their ugly heads. Unless you apply a pre-emergent, they will pop up and become eyesores in your lawn all summer long! read more →
It’s lawn care renewal time!
If you’re a current Paradise Lawns client, you’ve either just received your lawn care service renewal notice or will be receiving it soon. It may seem too early to be thinking about your lawn, but getting this step done early in the year allows us to give you the best service possible. 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!