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7 Ways to Add Color to Your Client's Landscape This Fall

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fall is here and brings with it a variety of things: football, cooler weather, leaves, and less daylight. But when it comes to your client's lawns, there's no need to let up just yet.

The next couple of months are actually a great time for making a lawn and landscape as strong and eye-catching as it can be. You can keep your client's lawns looking green and lush in the fall and can affect how the lawn looks the following year. Here are some tips to keep in mind.

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Topics: landscaping, business, grass, turf, maintenance, trees

4 Fall Root Rejuvenation Techniques

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Oct 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

As a landscaper, you know that fall is an important time for your business. There's a lot of work that can be done to ensure that your client's lawn and landscape are in prime condition before the onset of winter.

When it comes to fall tree care, there are four important things to remember: root rejuvenate, mulching, compost, root flare. Each is a method that can be used to rejuvenate a tree's roots.

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Topics: landscaping, turf, maintenance, trees

Aeration and Overseeding: An Ideal Solution For The Fall

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Oct 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Fall is surprisingly one of the most important times for lawn care, and taking the proper steps can ensure that a lawn is strong and healthy when it begins to grow again in the spring.

Strategies for fall lawn care should include aeration and overseeding - both of which can boost a lawn's performance before it goes dormant for the winter.

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Topics: landscaping, grass, turf, maintenance

Watering in the Morning vs. Evening

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Generally, there are two schools of thought when it comes to what times of the day are best for watering a lawn. One school suggests that morning is the ideal - and only time to water - while the other says that evening works just as well as morning. But one thing is certain: there's hardly anyone who would say that watering in the heat of the day is a good idea because much of your water can be lost to wind and evaporation.

Here's a look at the importance of watering during specific times of the day, as well as why one part of the day may be better than all the rest.

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Topics: landscaping, grass, saving water

What is Causing Hot Spots in Your Lawns: Part 2

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Jul 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When a lawn you're taking care of suddenly sprouts yellow or brown patches - also known as "hot spots" - the effect on the overall look of the lawn can be jarring. After all, no wants likes an otherwise perfectly-groomed yard dotted with mini eyesores. But it's not time to panic. There are many reasons why hot spots appear, from seasonal dryness, to mowing damage, and to pet waste, but also just as many solutions.

Here's a look at some of the solutions which can help rid your lawn of unsightly patches while preserving its overall look.

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Topics: landscaping, grass, maintenance

What is causing Hot Spots in Your Lawns: Part 1

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Jul 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

There's no denying the frustration that comes with dealing with hot (brown) spots in a lawn. Despite your best efforts, the lawn sprouts a patch of brown grass that's dead or dying. Your first step in dealing with the problem is to figure out what's causing it in the first place.

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Topics: landscaping, grass, maintenance

How to Improve Lawn Performance During Water Restrictions

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Jun 28, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Maintaining a healthy lawn in the hottest, driest periods of summer is a challenge, even more so if your community mandates water-use restrictions. These restrictions obviously will reduce the amount of water which can be used to irrigate your customers' lawns.

That doesn't mean their lawns can't stay healthy - and even have improved performance - during periods of drought-like conditions, however. The key lies in the proactive measures you utilize in the fall and spring, actions that will determine the lawn's drought tolerance in the summer.

Here are some tips to help you and your customers to get through summer droughts with a lawn which is thriving and still looking great.

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Topics: landscaping, grass, turf, saving water

Soaker Hoses vs Drip Hoses vs Tree Watering Bags

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Jun 14, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Deciding which watering system to use on your customer's lawn and trees isn't an easy decision. You'll want to take several factors and needs into account, including effectiveness and durability. Let's take a look at three types of watering systems: soaker hoses, drip hoses, and tree watering bags.

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Topics: landscaping, grass, turf, saving water, maintenance

Water Saving Tips

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on May 24, 2016 3:30:00 PM
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Topics: landscaping, grass, saving water

Best Practices for a Green Lawn Using Minimal Water

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Mar 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

If you're like most people, you want a green, lush lawn that looks good all season and never seems to show the effects of dry conditions. So, you water frequently and end up with a water bill that takes some of the joy out of having a lawn that's the envy of your neighborhood.

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Topics: landscaping, grass