Should You Winterize Your Sprinkler System?

Should You Winterize Your Sprinkler System?

Lawn sprinkler and irrigation systems are a large investment that require preventative maintenance. One of the best ways to take care of your system is to winterize it before the season’s cold weather hits. If you aren’t using the service of an irrigation company to do this, here’s what you need to know.

Rodents seek shelter with cooler temperatures

Rodents seek shelter with cooler temperatures

With this time of year, we get our sweater and jacket season and think, “Yay! Cooler temperatures!”  Well, we are not the only ones to notice the change in weather –  So do mice and rats!  These rodents are looking for access to your home for a warm...
Control of Cockroaches in the Home

Control of Cockroaches in the Home

Care and planning must be used by the home owner to control cockroaches.  We have listed several non-chemical means of control for you to practice in limiting these pests in your home….     Practice good sanitation inside and outside your home. Keeping...
Winter Rest for the Garden

Winter Rest for the Garden

Winter Rest for the Garden Preparing your garden for the cold months ahead Every gardener has a different version of the “best” way to prepare a backyard garden for the winter and we are about to present you with ours ! 1. Out with the old plants. One...
A season for Fescue:  Autumn’s favorite grass.

A season for Fescue: Autumn’s favorite grass.

Fall is on the way and that is a great time for a fescue lawn.  BUT don’t just sit back , there are things to do….. 1. Get a Soil Test Let’s find out what the nutrient levels are in your soil.  You can generally get a free soil test from you County...
Preparing your grass for Winter

Preparing your grass for Winter

It is after Labor Day, your grass is still green (Bermuda or Zoysia should be, at least), the temperature is tolerable, and life is good! .. Now what? Winter and the first freeze of the year is on its way and with that, so is WINTER DORMANCY for your warm season...
Let’s get some compost going for Spring!

Let’s get some compost going for Spring!

Creating a compost heap is essential to the health and quality of a garden. So if you’re thinking of growing a garden in the spring, the time to start is NOW! Luckily for you, it’s a relatively easy process. We’ll help you out! Here’s how to go...
Interesting Turf Grass !

Interesting Turf Grass !

Did you know there is 46.5 million acres of turfgrass in the USA ? That is 21% of the total agricultural acreage ! Last year homeowners spent over $6.4 Billion on their lawns.   And what about those lawns ?   Well , around here Bermuda reins supreme with Zoysia coming...
How NOT to lose a tree to ice damage

How NOT to lose a tree to ice damage

This is how to save a tree after an ice storm.  Granted, sometimes the tree is a wreck and you loose this awesome asset BUT some trees like the Bradford Pear in the video , even though it was a “stump” recovered and is now an attractive shade tree. So why...
Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Which pests are posing significant health threats to Humans this Summer ?  This question was posed to Dr. Stuart Mitchell and he replied the following.  ” We tend to overlook the backboned critters. However, the risk to health from exposure is sometimes...

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