The Extra Mile Blog
Green and lush lawns can be hard to maintain. And when your lawn isn’t growing as green or as thick as you would like, it can be hard to know why. Often, the grass might be struggling because it’s not getting enough water or not getting water at the right time. Or maybe your grass looks fine, but you want to know how long to water grass or the best time to water your grass to help save water. Read on to learn about the most common watering mistakes you might be making with your lawn and how to remedy them to help your lawn grow healthy and strong.Read More
Winter weather can leave your grass, shrubs and trees weak and hungry, especially after months of lying dormant under a blanket of ice and snow. If you want them to come back fuller and lusher than ever, follow these simple tips from Ed Laflamme, a Landscape Industry Certified Manager in Connecticut and author of Green Side Up: Straight Talk on Growing and Operating a Profitable Landscaping Business.Read More
The arrival of spring may be subtle in the southern tier of the nation, but it arrives nonetheless, bringing with it changing needs for maintaining a vibrant, healthy lawn. As strawberry season withers and snowbirds begin migrating back to their thawing Northern dwellings, those who make southern states their year-round home should turn their focus to their lawns.Read More
As your lawn wakes up from its winter slumber, there are things you can start doing almost immediately to clean it up and get a proactive start on maintenance.
A Note on Timing
While it may seem beneficial to get out as soon as the weather begins to warm up, a little patience can go a long way to maximize the results of your work. Wait until your lawn has mostly greened up to begin mowing, aeration or other maintenance…Read More
Spring is just around the corner! Spring will officially arrive this month but will the weather be spring like? There is so much hope anticipating the arrival of spring, green budding leaves and the sweet sounds of birds returning from the south in the early morning. Children want to play outside again and of course your lawn is waking up from its long winters nap.Read More
As your lawn responds to nature’s spring wake-up call, help prepare it for a year of healthy growth with the lawn care it needs to help it thrive. By tackling a few simple chores, you’ll prepare your lawn to defend itself against this year’s wave of weeds, diseases and drought.Read More
Avoiding these common landscaping mistakes will save money and time down the road.
The best garden I’ve ever had was in my mind’s eye — before changing whims, funky soil and various predators have had their say. Still, I’m successfully putting my brand on what had once been an open expanse of lawn.
Spring has taken its sweet time to arrive for most of the U.S. If you live in the more northern states like Minnesota, Wisconsin or Michigan, you may be thinking that spring may never arrive since these areas still have snow. Receiving some snow at this time of year is not uncommon for these folks.Read More
You many have put burlap around your trees or shrubs to protect them from the worst of the winter. If so, now is a great time to remove the burlap. However, winter storms may have done damage to the shrubs or trees in your yard. Make sure that you clean up your yard by pruning any branches damaged by the winter, so that new growth can take its place.Read More