Time to schedule your 2020 fall aeration, overseeding and topdressing with compost
Fall seems far away during these hot summer days, but now is the perfect time to schedule your fall 2020 aeration, overseeding and topdressing with compost. Paradise Lawns recommends you start with aeration, then overseeding followed by an application of topdressing with compost. Since overseeding should be complete by mid-September, the time to get started is now. Because what you do in 2020 will determine how healthy and lush your lawn will be in 2021. Let’s look at each step and learn why they are important.
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!
Which products are best for your lawn?
Through the years, researchers have discovered health risks associated with using chemical lawn care programs. As a result, many homeowners have turned to more natural alternatives to treat their lawns. The question remains – are natural products as effective? Paradise Lawns would like to assure you that you can indeed have a healthy, thick, green, weed-free lawn without using harsh chemicals. Let’s explore your options.
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.
Timing is everything
This past Sunday, approximately 100 million people tuned in to watch the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers in the 2020 Super Bowl. Training and teamwork got them to the Super Bowl, but timing determined the winner in the end. Unless each throw, tackle or catch is timed just right, the play isn’t successful. The ability to know when the time is right is an important element in many aspects of our lives, not just when we play sports. However, it is often overlooked until failure results from poor timing. You may wonder why a lawn care company is talking about timing and the Super Bowl. Even though the two don’t seem to have much in common, both football and lawn care treatments need to be accurately timed in order to succeed. Fertilizing too early or too late may result in future problems, so timing is vital for your lawn’s success.
Learn how you can help pollinators this cold, Omaha winter
From early spring to late fall, Paradise Lawns offers the Omaha metro area organic lawn care solutions that are safe for kids, pets and the environment. This includes more “natural” Omaha organic lawn care pollinators like bees and butterflies. Surprisingly, many bees and butterflies don’t migrate south for the winter. So where do they go and how can you help them make it safely to spring?
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.