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Winter Landscaping Mistakes

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Nov 1, 2016 10:35:46 AM

 

With fall waning and winter on the horizon, it might seem like a great time to put away your landscaping tools until spring. Not so fast. 

While your thoughts may be turning to the holiday season and well-deserved time with your family, there is still plenty of lawn and landscaping work to be done – both for your own clients and around your home. Making sure that the lawn and garden are prepared for a strong spring means avoiding some of these winter landscaping mistakes.

 

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Topics: Insider, lanscaping, maintenance, winter landscaping

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

4 Things Your Clients Need to Know to Prepare for Fall

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Oct 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

With summer behind us and fall near, it can be easy to relax a bit when it comes to lawn care. The fall is actually a time when lawns need plenty of care because the grass is absorbing moisture, energy, and nutrients in preparation for the long winter ahead. Here are some things to remember as you get ready for fall lawn care.

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Topics: lanscaping, grass, maintenance

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

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

Importance of Soil Conditions and How to Improve Them

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Jun 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

You're always looking for ways to give your clients the best lawn possible, and that it all starts with a good foundation. Starting with a good foundation means having great soil, which is key to growing and maintaining a healthy lawn.

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Topics: lanscaping, grass, maintenance

Preparing Lawns for the Summer Season

Posted by AquaSmart PRO on Apr 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 

One of your top priorities as a landscaper is keeping your customers' lawns thriving throughout summer. If their lawns are green and healthy during the hottest months, then your business's reputation will remain healthy, too. But keeping a lawn looking its best through the summer doesn't only consist of summer care. Instead, the steps and preparation you take in the spring and other months will pay off when the weather turns warm.

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Topics: grass, maintenance