Pre-emergents and Post-emergents for a weed free landscape

Published December 30th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Pre-emergents and Post-emergents for a weed free landscape

So, what is the difference between a pre-emergent herbicide versus a post-emergent herbicide? Simply put, pre-emergent herbicides are formulated for the weeds you don’t have, while post-emergent herbicides are used for the weeds you already have.

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Installation of back flow devices protects our drinking water

Published December 19th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Installation of back flow devices protects our drinking water

Back flow devices are an integral part of our irrigation systems and water supply. But what are they, and how do they work?

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Helpful tips on replacing sod with more drought/disease tolerant grasses.

Published November 19th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Helpful tips on replacing sod with more drought/disease tolerant grasses.

Many of our clients ask us about less time consuming maintenance solutions regarding their landscaping. One of the most frequent questions asked, is focused around lawns. Maintaining a fine looking lawn can be very difficult depending on the size, type of grass planted, weather constraints, and overall cost of fertilizer, aeration, water, and pesticides. For our clients interested in a low maintenance lawn, we usually recommend Fescue.

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Installation of in-ground irrigation systems to promote a healthy landscape.

Published November 12th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Installation of in-ground irrigation systems to promote a healthy landscape.

The start of any good irrigation system is a solid plan. Many factors must be considered before designing a workable solution for your irrigation needs. These include : soil type, soil chemistry, slope, root depth, variety of plants, micro-climates, weather conditions, water sources, water chemistry, efficiency, maintenance, and compliance with state and local codes.

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Proper Soil Amendments are the Foundation of a Healthy Landscape

Published November 5th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Proper Soil Amendments are the Foundation of a Healthy Landscape

Soil is the most important part of any thriving landscape. Every decent structure needs a solid foundation, and your lawns and plants are no exception. There are 4 critical factors in creating the ideal soil environment for your plants to thrive.

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Mowing Your Lawn or Field

Published August 18th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Mowing Your Lawn or Field

Nothing gives your landscape an instant, fresher look quite like mowing. And while most of the time people think green, manicured lawns when speaking of mowing, here in Douglas County, OR, it also frequently applies to fields and meadows around our properties.

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Mole Trapping Douglas County Oregon

Published August 11th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Mole Trapping Douglas County Oregon

In Douglas County, OR, you’d be hard pressed to find an area where moles (and sometimes voles) wreck havoc on landscaping. Naturally, they do not stay confined to open fields, so many times very nice landscaping is affected by the burrowing animals.

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Summer Trimming

Published June 24th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Summer Trimming

Just because it’s summer, it doesn’t mean your yard gets to take a vacation. While you shouldn’t trim trees in the summer, plenty of other foliage in your yard still needs to be taken care of. And the occasional summer thunderstorm can knock out tree branches, which do need to be removed for the health of the tree and for safety.

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Natural Weed Barriers in Your Landscape

Published June 17th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Natural Weed Barriers in Your Landscape

Nobody likes weeds, and in Douglas County, Oregon as well just about every other part of the country, it seems like a constant battle to get rid of them. Most people feel you have to either use a lot of herbicides or do hours of back breaking weed pulling to keep them under control. The truth is, even with herbicides, controlling weeds in your yard and landscaping can be a challenge.

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Why you should consider in-ground irrigation systems

Published March 13th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Why you should consider in-ground irrigation systems

While an in-ground irrigation system (commonly referred to as an “in-ground sprinklers” or simply a “sprinkler system”) typically requires professional installation, it will provide you with years of virtually care free watering.

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Weed Control – Landscape Maintenance in Roseburg Oregon

Published February 10th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Weed Control – Landscape Maintenance in Roseburg Oregon

Whether you have areas of mulch, flower beds, or other landscaping, winter is the time to consider applying pre-emergents to control the weeds that will come up as spring approaches.

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Winter Months Are Generally the Best Time to Prune and Hedge

Published January 20th, 2014 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Winter Months Are Generally the Best Time to Prune and Hedge

In the winter months (generally from late November to February in Douglas County Oregon), most DIY gardeners have put away the garden tools. But did you know that these are the best months to prune many trees and do your hedging?

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Tips: Winterize Your Irrigation

Published December 8th, 2013 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Tips: Winterize Your Irrigation

With the dropping night temperatures upon us, it’s time to shut off your irrigation and winterize your system.

There are three ways to winterize your system: manually, automatic drain or blow out your lines using a compressed air.

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Winterizing Your Irrigation System

Published November 8th, 2013 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Winterizing Your Irrigation System

With the dropping night temperatures upon us, it’s time to shut off your irrigation and winterize your system.

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With the warm weather upon us…

Published May 22nd, 2013 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on With the warm weather upon us…

With the warm weather upon us, it’s time to make sure that your sprinkler system and drip line irrigation to your plants are functioning properly. This is a perfect time to test all of your heads and emitters to assure that they’re spraying and operating correctly. You most likely will have to adjust to watering times and number of day you water according to the weather until our weather pattern is more consistent.

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Why lawn aeration is important.

Published April 2nd, 2013 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Why lawn aeration is important.

Lawns are one of the more high-maintenance aspects of landscaping and aeration is an important part of that maintenance plan. To aerate means to “introduce air to”. In the case of your lawn, it’s done by going over the entire area with special aeration tools.

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Deciduous Tree Pruning

Published January 28th, 2013 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Deciduous Tree Pruning

Many people ask, “When is the best time to prune my deciduous trees?” The answer to that question is late winter and early spring – January through March, before new leaves or blossoms come out.

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Don’t Ignore Your Gutters

Published November 20th, 2012 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Don’t Ignore Your Gutters

It’s been a couple months since we posted about the importance of having your rain gutters cleaned and since the end of the year (and winter) is quickly approaching now is the time to handle this importance maintenance task.

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How To Tell If a Lawn Needs Aerating

Published October 23rd, 2012 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on How To Tell If a Lawn Needs Aerating

There are several important tasks to lawn maintenance. To keep your lawn looking its best, it needs: weeding, feeding, mowing and of course, aerating.

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Fall Landscape Maintenance in Douglas County, OR

Published September 19th, 2012 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Fall Landscape Maintenance in Douglas County, OR

As we move into fall it’s important to have your landscape maintained to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips for fall landscape maintenance.

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Why you should clean your rain gutters.

Published August 24th, 2012 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on Why you should clean your rain gutters.

No one looks forward to this chore but it’s an absolute necessity to protect your investment. Here are the top reasons why you should have your rain gutters cleaned regularly …

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How often should I water my lawn?

Published August 17th, 2012 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on How often should I water my lawn?

Another very common question asked. Answer : You want to water your lawn when it needs it. This is determined by what type of soil was used when your lawn was installed.

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When is the best time to water my lawn?

Published August 17th, 2012 in Blog, Tips | Comments Off on When is the best time to water my lawn?

This is without a doubt the most common question that I’m asked during the warmer weather. Answer : The best time to water is early morning.

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