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!
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 →