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.

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Watering Guidelines for Colorado Springs’ Lawns

June 17, 2021

Season Months Guidelines Late Winter January, February Use hose and water once per month if we are getting minimal snowfall. Water on days 50 degrees or warmer when there is no snow cover and wind is nonexistent. Apply mid-day so water can soak in before possible freezing at night. Spring March, April, May Use hose…

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Help plants get back on track

June 8, 2021

Late spring snows, that occur after plants have sent up flowers or leafed out, generally leaves plant freeze damage or destruction in their wake. Heavy snows that cling to leaves and weigh down branches cause limbs to break, push tulips to the ground and can force petals to fall off. Shrubs have branches splayed open…

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Jack Frost Leave You with Dead Grass? Here’s How to Easily Revive Your Lawn

May 19, 2021

While a summer drought can ruin a good lawn, the harsh winter weather can do its own share of damage as well. Cold, frosty weather can suck the life out of your luscious lawn. However, all is not lost. Tips to Revive your Dead Grass Here are some helpful tips to help you revive your…

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5 Types of Lawn Weeds You Need to Know in Colorado

May 12, 2021

Weeds are every gardener’s nightmare. In Colorado, weeds can wreak havoc on even the best-tended lawns. How your lawn responds to weeds depends on a few factors, including the type of weed and your lawn’s overall health. In order to successfully beat a weed invasion and retain the health of your lawn, let’s help you…

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How to cope with a wishy-washy spring

May 3, 2021

Spring time along the Colorado front range can be an exciting time. From thunder snow, to high temps in the 80s and 90s to the very next day of hail, or freezing temperatures and a blanket of snow. If you’ve lived here any length of time you know what we’re talking about. This kind of…

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Wondering When to Aerate Your Lawn? Here’s a Few Things You Need to Know

April 27, 2021

Regardless of the climate you live in or the type of grass you have, aeration can help keep your lawn healthy and luscious. The trick to getting the best results is to know when to aerate your lawn and what equipment to use. What is Aeration? Lawn aeration is the process of poking small holes…

Why Seeding and Fertilizing Are Important Parts of Professional Lawn Care

Why Seeding and Fertilizing Are Important Parts of Professional Lawn Care

April 19, 2021

According to The Lawn Institute, “a lawn needs about one inch of water per week to be healthy.” In Colorado last May there was an average of two inches of precipitation in the entire month of May. That means, to have a healthy lawn, homeowners need to add an additional water source, and even with…

Guard Your Yard Try These 3 Spring Lawn Care Tips

Professional Lawn Care: Signs You May Require It

March 29, 2021

Pat Howell, a former professional football player, once said, “grass is the cheapest plant to install and the most expensive to maintain.” You might be thinking to yourself, “Well Pat, I can understand as a football player how you might think that, but I’ve had the same grass out in my lawn for a number…

Guard Your Yard: Try These 3 Spring Lawn Care Tips

Guard Your Yard: Try These 3 Spring Lawn Care Tips

March 17, 2021

Welcome to springtime! The snow is melting, the weather is getting warmer, and everything is starting to look and feel alive again. Well, maybe not as alive as you would like it because your yard is a little brown from all that snow being on it this winter. Don’t worry, your lawn can make a…

Choosing between DIY or Professional Lawn Care

Choosing between DIY or Professional Lawn Care

February 24, 2021

As you think about your lawn needs this year you might be thanking HGTV, Pinterest, YouTube, and a few of your neighbors for making things seem so easy. Before you know it, you could be up to your ears in bags of fertilizer and lawn products while you’re still surrounded by weeds and brown grass.…

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How to Drain Your Sprinkler System in 5 Easy Steps

October 8, 2019

Just need to know how to drain your sprinklers? Jump to the Steps What are the Parts of a Sprinkler System? There are multiple parts to your irrigation system, and knowing what they are will ensure you can completely drain the backflow in your system. If you don’t drain the backflow, you risk broken/damaged pipes…

Winter Desiccation

May 16, 2017

Winter Desiccation takes place when the turf grass plant is in its dormant or semi-dormant stages and can cause varying degrees of damage severity. All turf grass species are prone to winter desiccation if the right conditions persist.  Winter Desiccation occurs when the leaves and other parts of the turf grass plant are damaged often…

What’s happening with my grass?!

June 9, 2016

We have received some pretty nice rain storms in the past few weeks which has been great for your lawn, plants and trees. Everything is looking much greener! However, cool and moist weather and fluctuating temperatures can cause issues with fungus which we have been noticing in our area – Ascochyta Leaf Blight. Ascochyta Leaf Blight:…

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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.