Fertilizing Your Lawn

Read the label of any product you use to ensure the proper amount of material is used. Too much may injure your lawn, too little may cause less than satisfactory results. Each time a lawn is fertilized one pound of nitrogen should be used for every 1,000 square feet. To calculate how much granular fertilizer you will need to use, look at the ...

Weed Control Part I - Common Weeds in Eastern Washington

Controlling weeds is essential in maintaining a beautiful and inviting lawn. There are many products and it can be confusing what to use. For lawns, we recommend using products that can be sprayed in liquid form since they provide better coverage and results than granular. 2-4D products are effective, but should only be used a maximum of two ...

Weed Control Part II - Common Grass Weeds in Eastern Washington

Crabgrass and Barnyard grass is best treated by using a pre-emergent early in the spring before it germinates. Two treatments of crabgrass pre-emergent six to eight weeks apart give even better control. Once Crabgrass is established, it is very difficult to control. Fortunately, it will die off at the end of the season giving you another chance the...

Watering Recommendations

The goal of irrigation is to provide the soil (supporting your plants) with the optimum amount of water necessary for plant heath and vigor. Sounds simple, but several factors will influence the dynamic watering needs of your specific lawn and ornamentals. Soil depth, slope of your landscape, shade conditions, as well as the ever-changing ...

Mowing Recommendations

Lawn mowing is far more than the mindless weekly task often delegated to the judgment of the neighbor kid down the block. A professionally mowed lawn takes foresight and skill. If you want a professional looking lawn, follow these tips: Start with a sharp blade. We recommend sharpening mower blades after ten hours of operation. Mowing height. Set ...