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Now Gnat’s Annoying!

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Jul 11, 2019

Summer Swarm

You are enjoying a nice summer evening outside with family and friends. Suddenly, you are overcome with swarms of flying gnats. What you have encountered is called a male mating “cloud.” Basically, this is when male gnats fly in a cluster around dusk each night looking for love. Clearly you are not a female gnat, so why bother you? They are attracted to your body temperature, odor and sweat. Also, they tend to fly towards your eyes and mouth because they are drawn to the moisture. They ruin your fun, but placing bug zappers around your yard won’t help, since gnats are not attracted to light. read more →

Weed Me Alone: How to keep weeds from bothering your lawn

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Jun 20, 2019
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Weed Control

The last thing you want to see in your yard this summer are weeds. In order to eradicate them successfully, you first need to understand what type you are dealing with and the best method of treatment. To help, we have outlined some common weeds found in the Omaha Metro area along with tips and information regarding how we can help you have weed control over your landscaping and lawn. read more →

Are You Letting Larvae Grub on Your Yard?

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Jun 6, 2019
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What are grubs, and are they bad for my Omaha lawn?

The definition of grub has two meanings. The first is “the larva of an insect, especially a beetle.” The second is a noun meaning “food.” This is interesting because grubs are an edible source of protein and fat. Described as tasting like chicken when roasted (really!), they are ranked #4 in backpacker.com’s list of edible insects! Whether you are adventurous and decide to add grubs to your diet or not, that is entirely up to you! Few in the Omaha metro area embrace grubs as a snack. They do, however, often come across grubs when planting gardens and working in their yards each summer. So today we will focus on the first definition, and talk about how these insects can wreak havoc on your lawn, and how to protect your lawn’s root system. read more →

Topdressing. Go Above & Beyond.

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May 23, 2019
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Topdressing with Compost – Go Above and Beyond Basic Lawn Care

What is Topdressing?

Despite being used in the golf course industry for decades, topdressing has been slow to gain acceptance in the residential lawn care arena until recently. Simply stated, topdressing with compost is the act of applying organic matter to your lawn’s surface. By doing so, you are feeding your lawn the nutrients found in compost. read more →

Balance Your Soil. Change Your Lawn

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May 6, 2019
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Balance Your Soil and Change Your Lawn with Omaha pH Testing!

April showers bring May flowers…and acidic soil. In the Midwest, rainfall removes calcium and magnesium and replaces them with acidic ions. The result is that your soil can become too acidic. How do you determine the pH level of your Omaha area lawn?

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Protect your family & pets all summer from dangerous insects!

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May 1, 2019
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Protect your family & pets (and your Omaha lawn!) all summer long from dangerous insects!

Fleas and ticks are insects that don’t seem to serve much purpose and can be harmful to your family and pets. Don’t let these parasites wreak havoc on your summer fun. Flea and tick prevention is available in the Omaha metro–let Paradise Lawns help! read more →

I treat my own lawn, so why do these weeds keep coming back?

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Apr 10, 2019
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An important Omaha lawn care question came up:

Hey, Dave!

Why is it that once I get rid of one type of weed, another one seems to pop up?

Melissa, Gretna

Well, Melissa, this is a great question that has a LOT of answers! read more →

Organic lawn care: what’s the big deal, anyway?

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Mar 25, 2019
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If you live in the Midwest, you know someone–or perhaps even your own family–who has been affected by the recent flooding. Outside of the devastation that it’s caused thousands of families and businesses, flooding can have a greater impact on nature because of common use of traditional pesticides. read more →

One thing that will make or break your lawn this season

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Mar 13, 2019
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One thing that will make or break your lawn this season

If you don’t start out on the right foot with your lawn care, you will be playing catch-up all season long. Crabgrass and foxtail start to rear their ugly little heads once spring starts to roll around, and if you don’t get a handle on them, your summer could be spent in the yard instead of on vacation! So what’s that one thing that will make or break your lawn this season? read more →

The natural world of an organic lawn

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Feb 27, 2019
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What lives inside the earth affects what lives above it.

You know that saying, “You are what you eat”? The same thing goes for the earth beneath our feet. read more →