Mechanical Damage to Trees

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care Leave a Comment

We can think of mechanical damage as any damage sustained by a tree or plant caused by a physical force. You will more often see this happen to young or thin barked trees. Young trees’ bark is vulnerable to even the most incidental bumps by kids toys, cat claws, bicycles and those aren’t even the most common ones. The most …

Proper Mowing Height For Your Lawn

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Lawn Care Leave a Comment

Everyone loves a healthy lawn and we often think of our lawn as one big green (hopefully) organism but I find it helpful to think of it as a community of individual plants. Each plant has roots, a stem and a canopy and the proper pruning of that canopy, aka proper mowing of the grass blades, can have a major …

Honey bees and other pollinators

Brady Madsen Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care Leave a Comment

As the warm spring air hits Eastern Idaho, it awakes one of the most busy and productive insects. Bees and other pollinators start moving around in the search for food. There are over 4,000 types of bees thorough out the United States. Other pollinators are beetles, birds and bats. These are not a major pollinator as the bees but, they …

Aeration Vs Power Rake

Justin Lindstrom Landscaping, Lawn Care Leave a Comment

These two types of lawn care treatments have very different and distinct purposes. Aeration allows for better water and air infiltration into the soil. Power raking is the process of removing a heavy thatch layer from above the soil. Thatch A thatch layer is a buildup of dead and living organic matter and grass roots on top of the soil. …

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Idaho Voles: Making tracks

Brady Madsen Lawn Care, Pest Control

Even if you’re not actively part of the green industry you’ve probably heard of moles but have you ever head of voles? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t because many people can go their whole lives without ever hearing about them let alone controlling them. It doesn’t help matters that they are often referred to as “meadow mice” or “field …

Do you have Snow Mold?

Kari Atkinson Lawn Care

As the daylight hours begin to lengthen and the temperatures rise, small peeks of green grass are emerging, proving spring might actually be on its way. When long winters combine with a damp spring it can become a perfect environment for fungal diseases such as snow mold and white powdery mildew to start making an appearance. Fortunately in Idaho, most …

Winter Yard Prep

Kalie Larkin Expert Advice, Landscaping, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Pruning, Sprinkler Systems, Tree Care, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Is Your Yard Ready to Hibernate? (Getting Landscapes Ready for Winter) Well the upper mountains are showing snowcaps but it still feels like fall here in Southeast Idaho. These next couple of weeks are a perfect window to make sure our landscapes have the best chance possible to make it through the winter unscathed. So just like when a bear …

The Importance of Fall Weed Control in Lawns

Kalie Larkin Lawn Care, Weed Control Leave a Comment

As we round the corner into the home stretch of the season my motto is: “It is way easier (and cheaper!) to prepare and prevent than repair and repent!” If you have been meticulous in your lawn care throughout the race of spring and summer, whether on your own or with a company, I bet its looking really good by now. The temptation …