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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.

How to drain your sprinkler system

October 8, 2019

Draining the backflow preventer is necessary to prevent damage of broken pipes and parts. Turn off your water supply valve for the sprinkler system at the Main Shut Off Valve A. This is generally in the mechanical room of your home. A 3/4″ copper pipe tees off for the sprinkler system on the up-leg of…

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

June 19, 2019

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…

Common Lawn Weeds in Colorado - J. Rick Lawn

5 Types of Lawn Weeds You Need to Know in Colorado

June 5, 2019

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

May 15, 2019

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

May 1, 2019

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 17, 2019

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

April 3, 2019

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 20, 2019

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

March 7, 2019

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.…

Choosing between DIY or Professional Lawn Care

March 7, 2019

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.…

Prevent lawn mites with winter watering

January 3, 2018

Lawn or grass mite damage usually relates to a dry winter and/or spring; from December through May. Areas of your lawn will be brown and straw-like in appearance when mites are present. Unfortunately, these areas will not be visible until your lawn comes out of dormancy in early spring. Damage can be nothing more than…

Prepping the yard for the cold and snowy months ahead

November 4, 2017

Prepping your yard for fall and winter. If the feel of fall in the air has pulled you indoors and away from your yard, it might be a good time to take a final walk through your landscape. Many of us still see fallen leaves, veggie garden debris and a few containers with annuals now…

Never forget, your lawn is a plant, too!

September 26, 2017

Even though we tend to take the lawn for granted, it is plant life that serves a purpose and needs our attention. Just 55 sq. ft. of lawn provides enough oxygen for one person to breathe all day long. Lawns keep our environment cooler and enjoyable throughout the summer. Fall, however, is when we need…

Fall into loving your lawn

September 1, 2017

The calendar may still say summer. But in Colorado, the thermometer will soon be saying fall-ish. Daily highs will be getting cooler as daylight hours get even shorter. Have you noticed the cooler nights? Right now, average night-time low temps are 6 or more degrees cooler than they were on August 1st. Cooler night-time lows…

August is a great time to prune trees

August 10, 2017

We often take trees for granted. But what needs done to have healthy trees? We forget they are the most expensive part of our landscapes. And if we’re not caring for them properly, we’re not protecting our long-term investment. Many mature trees are worth thousands of dollars. As trees grow, they increase property value and…

Summer is here, Get ahead of the heat!

June 14, 2017

Now that we are starting to have temperatures of 80+ degrees, it is important to understand summer watering best practices. It is important that you are watering consistently and also at the right times. Please keep in mind that roads, sidewalks and rock beds are heat conductors. This will cause water to evaporate quickly and…

How to cope with a wishy-washy spring

May 19, 2017

Last week we were dodging golf-ball hail stones. This week has brought a change-up from sandals to snow boots. The latest weather extravaganza along the Front Range has left people and plants confused over whether spring will ever arrive. So what is the prescribed lawn treatment? When Mother Nature gets wishy-washy in the springtime, what…

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…

Help plants get back on track

May 9, 2017

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…

Draining Your Irrigation System

April 28, 2017

I wanted to notify you of possible light overnight freezing in the near future.  I have attached a diagram on draining your irrigation system as well as an instructional video from YouTube. This is similar to irrigation system winterization. I am mainly concerned when overnight temperatures will be dipping below 30 degrees for an extended…

Spring is Here!

March 22, 2017

We haven’t had much of a winter this year.  The temperatures have been unseasonably warm (and record breaking), while the moisture has been well below average. Hopefully you have been doing some supplemental winter watering to protect you lawn, trees, and shrubs from winter desiccation. We checked soil temperatures last week, and it looks like…

We have water, but plants are still thirsty!

March 1, 2017

Here’s another Colorado conundrum: The snowpack is at 142% of average and reservoirs are at 106% of normal–but at least 52% of our state is experiencing some level of drought. Temps in February have been well above normal statewide–as much as 16 degrees above normal in some areas. What does dead grass mean? We’ll have…

Supplemental Watering for Warmer Temperatures

February 3, 2017

With temperatures over 50 degrees, this is a great time to give your turf, shrubs, and trees a much needed drink! Summer lawn care is necessary for maintaining the lush, green landscape you will love. How should you take care of your yard? The best thing you can do right now is have a hose…

Dropping Temperatures

November 21, 2016

Temperatures are dropping along the Colorado Springs’ Front Range In typical Colorado style, an 80-degree day gets slammed by the big chill overnight. This heads-up wink from winter has sent Indian summer on its way. Though we don’t like to think about the need for winter tree care, it’s really life as usual along Colorado’s…

Winter Watering Recommendations

November 6, 2016

We have had unseasonably warm and dry temperatures over the past few months. October had many record breaking temperatures and virtually no moisture, which has put us into somewhat of a drought and may leave you searching for winter watering recommendations. Since most homeowners have winterized their sprinkler systems, it is important that we notify…

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:…

How to drain your sprinkler system

October 8, 2019

Draining the backflow preventer is necessary to prevent damage of broken pipes and parts. Turn off your water supply valve for the sprinkler system at the Main Shut Off Valve A. This is generally in the mechanical room of your home. A 3/4″ copper pipe tees off for the sprinkler system on the up-leg of…

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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.

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