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Pruning Crepe Myrtles

About The Crepe Myrtle You have undoubtedly seen them lining the streets and enhancing the landscape of many southern neighborhoods. But their attractive flowing flowers are not their only appeal. The crepe myrtle, or Lythraceae is native to southeastern United States, which is likely why it thrives here. In addition to their hardiness throughout the hot summer, crepe myrtles are also popular…

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How To Keep Your Lawn Healthy This Summer

Five Tips To Keep Your Lawn Healthy This Summer 1. Water it. Proper watering is one of the simplest ways that you can keep your lawn looking great. Did you know that your lawn should receive 1″ of water per week? Even if it has rained, your lawn may still need to be watered. Purchase a rain gauge for a couple…

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Pre-emergent weed control is the MUST !!!!!

Applying Pre-Emergent Weed Control In Split Application Keep it Green will be applying two rounds of pre-emergent weed control this spring.  We do this for two reasons – first because Fescue will soon begin  “greening up” as soil temperatures rise. Additionally, the granular application that we use also contains food that the Fescue plant needs to help “green up.” By…

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Five Reasons To Install Pre-Season Mulch

Five Reasons To Install Pre-Season Mulch Did you know that right now is the best time of the year to get mulch installed? But wait…it’s still winter. That’s right. Weather permitting, January and February are a great time to install or replenish your mulch. Why? The leaves are down now, so this is the perfect time to install mulch, without…

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10 Spring Lawn Care Tips For A Beautiful Lawn

Don’t skip pre-emergent weed control in the early spring. Pre-emergent weed control is your lawn’s best defense against weeds. This weed control treatment targets weeds before they have the opportunity to break through the soil barrier. This is also the best time of year to prevent crabgrass. Be sure to select a product that is effective in crabgrass suppression. Service…

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Apply Pre-Emergent Weed Control To Your Warm Season Grass In The Fall

Apply Pre-Emergent Weed Control To Your Warm Season Grass In The Fall Are you wondering when you should apply pre-emergent weed control to your lawn? Or perhaps you are asking – “what is pre-emergent weed control?” “Is pre-emergent weed control necessary?” At Keep It Green, we highly recommend applying pre-emergent weed control. It is comparatively lower cost service that can…

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How to Avoid Heat Stress and Over Watering Damage To Your Lawn

Heat stress can be confused with turf diseases and fungus, but it is typically pretty easy to identify. Areas of dry patches that may form in your lawn can start out as a gray color and will eventually turn brown. You can also usually tell if your turf is suffering from heat or drought stress by stepping on your lawn and noticing if…

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How to Water Your Lawn for Best Results

Top 3 Tips to Remember: Water in the morning Water 20 minutes per area on average Make sure your lawn receives at least 1 inch of water per week Water in the Morning You want to make sure you water in the morning so the grass has time to soak up the water throughout the day and in the sunlight.…

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Is It Time To Mow The Lawn?

Ready to Mow The Lawn? You do not want to cut grass when there is an active threat of frost and temperatures that still may drop below freezing. After you begin to see the first few signs of spring, like blossoming trees and shrubs or perhaps the stems from your spring bulbs protruding through the soil, it is best first…

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Mulch Types

Different Varieties The kind of mulch that you choose should ultimately depend on what you plan to use it for. Mulching is the process of breaking up organic matter into spreadable form. This can be done by composting, shredding or chipping depending on the type of product that is to be created. Grass Grass mulch is the product of the…

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