Lawn Care Tips

We care about your lawn, and take pride in helping you get the most out of them. Below you will find some short articles for tree and lawn care tips to help you have the best lawn on the block.


Be sure to implement these lawn care tips for keeping your lawn green in the midst of the challenging Colorado Springs climate. Keep the weeds at bay and work smarter, not harder, to make your lawn the lawn of your dreams.

The Complete Guide to Fall Lawn Care: Best Practices for Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

October 19, 2023

Is this your first fall as a Colorado Springs homeowner? Whether you’re ready to winterize your lawn for the first time or simply need a fall lawn care refresher for the home you’ve lived in for years, these essential lawn care basics will help you transition your lawn from the summer season to winter. Fall…

The Complete Guide to Lawn Mowing + Lawn Mowing Tips for Colorado Springs Homeowners

August 28, 2023

Mowing your Colorado Springs lawn is more than a weekend chore; it’s essential to keeping your green space healthy and attractive. You may think the only purpose of mowing is to keep your grass from getting unruly. However, your mowing practice can actually help increase your lawn’s density and encourage deep root growth, two factors…

Demystifying Noxious Weeds: What Colorado Landowners Need to Know About Identification and Removal

August 4, 2023

​​Some weeds are a nuisance: they invade lawns and garden beds, fighting your plants and flowers for resources and interfering with the beauty of your yard. Other weeds are far more insidious, threatening the ecological health of Colorado. These weeds are known as noxious weeds. Noxious weeds, often deceptive in their appearance, threaten the balance…

How to Keep Weeds Out of Your Garden in Colorado’s Unpredictable Seasons

July 13, 2023

Weeds are unwelcome guests in a Colorado Springs yard. Wild weeds can transform an idyllic green space into a gardener’s nightmare. Due to Colorado Springs’ unpredictable spring and summer weather patterns, weeds can sometimes gain the upper hand, robbing your plants of water, nutrients, and other resources. Certain weed species can quickly overtake an entire…

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How to Choose the Best Types of Grass for Colorado Springs Homes

June 19, 2023

If you’ve struggled to keep a lush, green lawn in Colorado Springs, you’re not alone. The unique climate—cold and arid—and soil found in Colorado Springs can make it difficult for certain types of grass to thrive. Choosing the right turf type is critical if you want a healthy and attractive lawn.  Understanding Climate and Soil…

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Debunking the Myths: The Truth about Overseeding for a Lush Lawn in Colorado Springs

May 12, 2023

Do you ever look at your neighbor’s lawn and wonder if their grass really is greener? Keeping your lawn thick, lush, and green in Colorado Springs can be challenging due to the semi-arid climate, freezing weather, water restrictions, and common local lawn diseases. Overseeding is one tactic that can help improve the health and appearance…

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5 Deer Resistant Plants

July 1, 2022

If your garden ends up in pieces due to deer in your area, this is the list for you. Of course, deer resistant plants may still be nibbled on, but they’re a lot less appealing than your neighbor’s hostas or tulips. Deer (and rabbits) generally dislike highly fragrant plants, so if none of the plants…

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8 Common Colorado Weeds and How-to Prevent Them.

June 24, 2022

Summer is a beautiful time of year, but it’s also the time of year those dreaded weeds try to take over your lawn and garden. Now is the perfect time to begin your final preparations to keep your greenery safe from them. Each weed is unique, so we’ll be sharing 8 common Colorado weeds, and…

8 Common Colorado Pests and How to Prevent Them:

June 10, 2022

It’s that time of year. Time for sunshine, pool trips, hiking and the slightly less favorable, bugs. No one likes pest damage in their lawn or garden, but once you’ve read through this list, you should have a good idea of what you’re up against and how to get rid of them. The Pests: Aphids:…

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The Complete Guide to Watering Your Colorado Lawn

May 27, 2022

A healthy green rocky mountain lawn doesn’t have to be mystical or imaginary. With a little help from us, your lawn can be the talk of the neighborhood this summer. What Causes Brown/Tan Lawns? When Should I Start Watering My Lawn? You should be watering your lawn all year long, but your Summer watering routine…

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How Ash Borers Damage Your Trees

May 2, 2022

The Emerald Ash Borer is a wood boring beetle, with a metallic green ½ inch long body originating from Asia, and was discovered in North America, in 2002. Although the 2002 finding was in Michigan, they were confirmed in Colorado by 2013. Emerald Ash Borers have killed hundreds of millions of trees in North America…

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The Benefits of Lawn Aeration in the Spring

March 23, 2022

Lawn aeration is one of the most highly recommended grass services for a greener and thicker lawn. However, in Colorado, the weather changes every other day; as a result, determining the best time to aerate your grass can be difficult. Therefore, it is suggested that you should aerate your lawn during the cooler months, which…

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What’s Wrong with My Tree? The 4 Most Common Tree Diseases You Need to Know in Colorado

August 17, 2021

Did you know that trees can get sick too? Just like humans, trees are vulnerable to disease. Diseased trees are not only unattractive, but they can infect surrounding plants and trees as well. This can cause great problems in the ecosystem, so action needs to be taken as soon as possible. How do you know…

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Weeds Everywhere?

August 6, 2021

While rain is known to make the grass grow, it has a similar effect on weeds. It is not uncommon after heavy rains to see new weeds start to pop up in the lawn and beds. We have had double the amount of precipitation this year than last. Due to this, you may be seeing…

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Summer Lawn Watering to Beat the Heat

July 8, 2021

Having temperatures of 90+ degrees? It’s important to understand how to water in summer. It’s important that you are watering consistently and at the right times of the day at this time of year. Keep in mind that roads, sidewalks and rock beds are heat conductors. This will cause water to evaporate quickly and not…

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Lawn Care

Fertilization, disease control, insect control, and seeding are key features of the lawn care program that will give you the lush lawn of your dreams.

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Weed Control

Eliminate the pesky weeds growing in your mulch and rock beds. Our experts will use Integrated Pest Management to identify the target weed and the proper product.

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Seasonal Aeration

Aeration promotes healthy root development. Deep core aeration of your lawn reduces soil compaction and minor thatch build-up. Aeration allows water, oxygen and nutrients to better reach the root zones for a healthier turf.