Don’t let turf disease ruin your summer (or your lawn)
It’s a warm summer day. Your family has decided to barbecue and play some yard games. You have a great time and think that this is the way summer should be spent – until you spot a brown patch of grass in your yard. The realization that your grass has turf disease turns your perfect summer of fun into a summer of stress. Don’t let turf disease put a hamper on your summer fun. Paradise Lawns will help you identify the problem and get your lawn back on track. Let’s look at the top five common turf diseases in the Midwest and what you can do to keep your lawn healthy, green and lush.
Why hire a professional lawn care service?
It is easier than ever these days to tackle home projects yourself thanks to YouTube and endless internet search options. While we applaud the initiative of D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) homeowners, it may not be the right choice when it comes to caring for your lawn. Here are 5 reasons you should hire a professional lawn care service this summer.
Protect your family from ticks
With the news encouraging everyone to stay home, many (including pets) in the Omaha metro are spending more time in the backyard enjoying the return of warm weather. Paradise Lawns loves to help our clients achieve healthy, lush lawns. We also strive to educate and protect people from potential backyard risks, even when they aren’t making front page news. We are talking about ticks. Knowledge is key to staying safe, so let’s find out more about these common parasites and learn what can be done to prevent them and keep you safe this summer.
Is your Omaha lawn care plan battle-ready against weeds?
Omaha lawn care can be tricky, especially when it feels like a different season each day. Easter weekend was a prime example. Saturday, April 11th was a beautiful 70-degree day. Neighbors were out doing yard work and several commented that they were out to mow before the snow. You heard that right. Snow. Sunday’s temperatures were 30-40 degrees colder with 50+ mile winds and snow flurries. Although we can’t be certain about the weather from day-to-day, we can trust that days are getting longer; the soil is getting warmer and weeds will soon start to appear.
Now is the time to prepare to battle weeds. To have an advantage, it is good to arm yourself with knowledge about weeds common in the Omaha metro area. By learning how to identify common Midwest weeds as well as what you can do to protect your lawn, you can win the battle against weeds!
Happy first day of Spring!
Although this winter was milder than past winters, having a variety of warm days mixed with cold gave many an extended case of Spring Fever (including us here at Paradise Lawns). Weather is always unpredictable in the Midwest and warm weather, just because Spring has been officially declared, is not guaranteed. However, the days continue to grow longer; warming the soil until it reaches the right temperature to set new growth in motion. Let’s look at 5 things you can do this spring to set your lawn up for success this summer.
Prepare for spring with fall aeration, dormant grass seed planting and topdressing with compost
We recently talked about the importance of yearly aeration, overseeding and topdressing with compost. Ideally, overseeding treatments should be completed by the middle of September. This allows for seed germination and establishment. Although there will most likely be a return to warmer temperatures, we are in a transition period with cooler overnight temps and lower daytime temps. With surrounding states already receiving snowfall and freezing temperatures, it won’t be long before we will be moving towards winter conditions ourselves. What does this mean for your lawn? If you haven’t scheduled your fall maintenance program with us yet, you should do so sooner rather than later.
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 →
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 →