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9 Mosquito Control Tips

9 Mosquito Control Tips

As people around the world get vaccinated against COVID-19, and social distancing restrictions begin to lift, the summer of 2021 should prove to be an emotional time of in-person gatherings with family and friends. Outside meetings will continue to be safer than...

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7 Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

7 Common Landscaping Mistakes to Avoid This Summer

Keeping your lawn looking its best throughout the summer months takes hard work and an understanding of what your plants need and when. Whether you are landscaping your lawn for the first time or you are a seasoned lawn care veteran, there are common mistakes that...

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Should You Buy A Gas Mower Or Electric Mower?

Should You Buy A Gas Mower Or Electric Mower?

Has it been a while since you went lawnmower shopping? If you are looking to replace your old mower as summer approaches, it is worth examining the differences and features of today's electric and gas-powered mowers. Recent technological advances elevate electric...

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9 Pest Control Myths Busted

9 Pest Control Myths Busted

The insects, rodents, and other uninvited guests in your home are more than an uncomfortable nuisance. Roaches, mice, termites, ants, and a wide range of household pests pose potential health risks. They can cause all kinds of damage to the interior and exterior of...

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8 Lawn Mowing Tips For The Summer

8 Lawn Mowing Tips For The Summer

Are you ready to swap the snowblower for the lawnmower? As the spring temperatures rise and the winter snow melts, it is time to review the best mowing practices and techniques to keep your grass healthy and your lawn looking its best throughout the summer. Why Should...

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Fertilizer Services Keep Lawns Healthy, Looking Great

Fertilizer Services Keep Lawns Healthy, Looking Great

A lush, green, healthy lawn is the goal of home and business owners that want maximum curb appeal and the best-looking outdoor spaces. Keeping your lawn fertilized throughout the year can be stressful and overwhelming without help from professional lawn technicians at...

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How To Take Care of Your Lawn Tools

How To Take Care of Your Lawn Tools

With winter arriving and the growing season coming to an end, it’s time to put those lawn tools away until next year. Lawn tools and equipment are an investment that, properly cared for, can last for decades. Here are some of the most common tools for lawn care and...

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How To Fix Gopher Holes

How To Fix Gopher Holes

Ah, gopher holes—every homeowner’s worst nightmare. If you take lawn care seriously, you may notice these holes all over your yard. You might first notice small mounds of dirt, shaped like a crescent, around your yard and garden. You might stumble, sinking to the...

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Winterizing Your Plants: A Step-By-Step Guide

Winterizing Your Plants: A Step-By-Step Guide

You’ve worked so hard to create a garden that you’re proud of, so it’s in your best interest to learn all about winterizing your plants. After all, you don’t want them to freeze, wither, and die over the harsh upcoming winter. In Utah, we’re familiar with the...

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5 Tips For An All-Season Garden

5 Tips For An All-Season Garden

An all-season garden can become a personal and private retreat that provides recreation, exercise, and enjoyment for gardeners of all ages. For the amount of work and investment you put into your garden, you should be able to enjoy it throughout the year. Sadly, far...

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How to Remove Crabgrass from Your Lawn

How to Remove Crabgrass from Your Lawn

Removing crabgrass from your lawn takes more than just pulling up weeds that you see—the way you kill and remove crabgrass matters. Crabgrass is a common and annoying weed that finds its way into many yards. It’s hardy, and it decreases the growth of surrounding...

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How Do I Protect My Home From Pests

How Do I Protect My Home From Pests

There comes a time each summer (or perhaps even spring!) where homeowners realize yet again that they need to be proactive in protecting their home from pests. Nearly every area and climate suffer from some type of insect or varmint life that can interfere with their...

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5 Tips to Prevent Lawn Browning

5 Tips to Prevent Lawn Browning

Lawn browning is a looming threat during the hot summer months. It doesn’t take long for your lush green grass to begin withering under the heat, and discoloration can start to creep in. Your lawn is an investment, and it needs to be protected to stay beautiful and...

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The Best Mosquito Control For Your Yard

The Best Mosquito Control For Your Yard

Mosquitos are some of nature’s most prolific pests. They can turn a pleasant afternoon outside into an itchy bloodbath. Even worse, mosquitos may be spreading threatening diseases such as Zika, Dengue, and West Nile virus. According to the CDC, “West Nile virus (WNV)...

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What Not To Grow in Utah

What Not To Grow in Utah

Growing a garden is a labor of love. It takes careful planning, daily dedication, and even investigative problem-solving. The results are rewarding--and delicious. But after all the time and attention you invest in your garden, it can be incredibly disheartening to...

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Trimmers and Edgers: Are They Worth the Investment?

Trimmers and Edgers: Are They Worth the Investment?

It’s essential to keep your lawn mowed and trimmed so that your home looks well taken care of. Keeping your grass mowed and the edges trimmed also keeps it lush, leaving you with a green lawn year-round. When it comes to doing edge work, you’ll have to pick between a...

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Best Vegetables to Plant

Best Vegetables to Plant

Growing your own vegetable garden is an exercise that balances indulgence and practicality. Not only will you have the fixings for a salad right outside your door when you grow your own vegetables, but you’ll also be getting the most nutritional bang for your...

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Plants That Can Handle Hot Temperatures

Plants That Can Handle Hot Temperatures

Summer is around the corner, and you’ll probably want to spend your time outdoors to enjoy Utah’s hot temperatures. Fortunately, you can make your garden as colorful, vibrant, and lush as your springtime landscape. Find out which plants can beat the heat.  Not...

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Can You Make Fertilizer?

Can You Make Fertilizer?

Organic gardening plays a critical role in both our physical wellbeing and the environment’s health. There’s a variety of all-natural fertilizers you can use in your garden or with potting soil. Best of all, you can make some of these fertilizers at home with everyday...

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Termite Removal: What Does It Entail?

Termite Removal: What Does It Entail?

Termites are as small as ants, but when they work together, they’re responsible for over $1 billion in structural damage each year in the United States alone. Not only do these pests cause cosmetic damage to your home’s interior, but they also feast on its structure....

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How To Buy Quality Grass Seed

How To Buy Quality Grass Seed

Remember how luscious and green your front lawn’s grass used to be when you first bought your home? As the years have passed, your grass’s vibrancy has faded away, and now you’re left with brown grass that makes your home look uninviting. If you’re looking to restore...

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The Damage Gophers, Moles, and Groundhogs Create

The Damage Gophers, Moles, and Groundhogs Create

Burrowing rodents seem cute and harmless enough, right? Truth be told, these small, furry creatures have the potential of destroying your entire garden. Are you able to tell the differences between gophers, moles, and groundhogs? On the surface, these rodents might...

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How to Dispose of Leaves

How to Dispose of Leaves

Those colorful, autumnal leaves that adorn trees are pleasant to look at. When those leaves fall, they create a pile that’s perfect for the kids to jump in. After a few weeks, those leaves begin to lose their charm, and you’re tired of them blocking your path. Now...

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Which Plants Need To Be Winterized

Which Plants Need To Be Winterized

Plants and trees experience life cycles through seasons, unlike us humans. We need nutrients, water, and rest each day, and our quality of rest helps determine how productive we will be the next day. Plants are very similar to us in that they also require nutrients,...

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DIY Termite Removal: Why It’s Not an Option

DIY Termite Removal: Why It’s Not an Option

Termites are small insects that are infamous for feeding on wood and causing significant structural damage to houses. Pest control companies and etymology departments receive more inquiries about termite removal than they do for any other pest in the United States....

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What You Need To Know About Growing Corn

What You Need To Know About Growing Corn

Sinking your teeth into a perfectly ripened ear of corn is a wonderful feeling, especially if you planted that corn yourself. Although growing corn does take up a lot of garden space, people make room for planting corn because the taste of fresh-picked corn is...

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The Difference Between Gophers and Moles

The Difference Between Gophers and Moles

If you’re starting to notice mysterious holes appear in your backyard, you may be wondering if the culprit is a gopher or a mole. Although both rodents live underground, the problems that they create quickly come to the surface. Not to worry, there are ways to detect...

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Gardening for Beginners

Gardening for Beginners

Sunlight No surprise here—plants need sunlight! Some plants will need more than others. Plants convert energy from the sun into their tissues—this process is known as photosynthesis. Essentially, plants feed off of sunlight and turn it into growth.  Some plants...

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Lawn Edgers vs. String Trimmers

Lawn Edgers vs. String Trimmers

There are many tools that can be used for lawn maintenance—among them are lawn edgers and string trimmers. These tools have similar but have different functions. Learn how and when to use them to get your lawn looking its best. With some proper lawn maintenance, you...

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The Best Fertilizers on the Market and How to Use Them

The Best Fertilizers on the Market and How to Use Them

Fertilizer is an extremely important part of lawn and plant care. If you want to promote growth and ensure strong and long-lasting plants, try one of these tested fertilizers this season. You don’t need to be an expert gardener to use fertilizer—it’s very...

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How To Keep Your Grass Greener in the Summer

How To Keep Your Grass Greener in the Summer

With summer coming, we’re sharing a few tips on how to keep your lawn lush and green throughout the warmer months. Dry heat often means brown and dry grass, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Keep your lawn looking it’s best for a few of these simple practices. 1....

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Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Lawn Care

Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Lawn Care

With summer approaching, it’s time to gear up for summer lawn care. Taking care of your lawn in the summer can help you keep it growing strong and help you to avoid burn marks. Summer lawn care can differ a little from your day to day lawn care routine. Be prepared...

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Making Your Own Compost

Making Your Own Compost

There are many benefits to using compost in your soil and to making it yourself. Compost will improve the texture of your soil, add nutrients, and make it an overall better place for your plants to flourish. Making your own compost is as easy and throwing some of your...

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Winterizing Your Garden

Winterizing Your Garden

Don’t let all of your hard gardening work go to waste come winter. Taking the steps to winterize your lawn can save your plants so they can come back in full bloom the next year. With just a few simple steps you can keep your garden alive and thriving for years to...

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Laying Sod vs Planting Seed

Laying Sod vs Planting Seed

Seed and sod can give you a beautiful lawn—but in different ways. There are advantages and disadvantages to both. Depending on your situation, it may be best for you to choose one over the other. Advantages and Disadvantages of Sod Sod does not leave any seeds...

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How To Take Care of Your Succulents

How To Take Care of Your Succulents

Succulents are a beautiful and sturdy plant that can last long when well cared for. Whether you're decorating your house with them or brightening up your garden with them—you can’t go wrong with succulents. These little guys have been growing in popularity that last...

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Fertilizing Your Lawn 101

Fertilizing Your Lawn 101

Fertilizing your lawn give it the nutrients it needs to grow and flourish. Feeding you lawn fertilizer four times a year will keep it green and thick. A healthy lawn is not difficult to achieve when it is maintained properly. If you want your grass to be barefoot...

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Why is Fertilizing Important?

Why is Fertilizing Important?

You’ve probably heard that it’s important to fertilizer your lawn. But do you know why? There are many benefits to spreading fertilizing seed across your lawn every few months. Using fertilizer with other healthy habits for your lawn will create a lush, green lawn...

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What to Do if You Have a Snake Problem in Your Yard

What to Do if You Have a Snake Problem in Your Yard

No one wants to find snake slithering through their property. If you’re noticing a surplus of snakes on your property that seem to be sticking around, you may need to take measure to remove them. Most snakes will leave on their own, but if this isn’t the case, there...

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The Different Types of Fertilizers

The Different Types of Fertilizers

A good gardener knows the importance of using the right fertilizer. By recognizing which fertilizer best fits the needs of your specific plants, then you will maximize vegetation health and growth. Move from novice to expert by mastering the different types of...

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How To Have a Dog and a Healthy Lawn

How To Have a Dog and a Healthy Lawn

You don’t need to choose between man’s best friend and a beautiful lawn—both are possible! Dogs can easily damage your lawn, but with proper care, upkeep, and training, you can counter the effects of your K9. A beautiful, healthy lawn takes a decent amount of work as...

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6 Signs You Have Termites and How to Fix it

6 Signs You Have Termites and How to Fix it

Termites are interesting creatures. These little guys are sometimes called silent killers, but they are not always silent. There are a few tell you can use to identify a termite infestation. They are not always identified until the damage is extensive. Consistently...

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Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

Preparing Your Lawn for Winter

Don’t let all of your hard work on your lawn go to waste this winter. Prepare for the cold weather by winterizing your lawn. This is a simple process that involves just a few steps that will help your lawn to grow back in full force come spring. Properly preparing...

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How To Recognize Poisonous Plants

How To Recognize Poisonous Plants

Signs of Poisonous Plants Though not all poisonous plants have the same distinguishing features, there are some commonalities to look out for. If a plant has any of these features, be wary: Leaves in Threes Yellow and White Berries Milky Sap Glossy Green or Dull...

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How To Fertilize Your Lawn

How To Fertilize Your Lawn

  Your lawn leaves a big first impression when it comes to your home. A rich and lush lawn makes for a beautiful and welcoming feeling. Fertilize it yourself and keep it growing strong!   When to Fertilize   Knowing when to fertilize can be tricky and...

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Trimming Your Own Bushes 101

Trimming Your Own Bushes 101

When it comes to gardening and yard care, most people have heard of pruning. The process of removing superfluous branches and matter, pruning is sometimes shrouded in mystery. When are you supposed to prune? How do you prune? How do you know how much to remove? While...

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How To Prevent Dandelions

How To Prevent Dandelions

  With their bright yellow flowers and jagged leaves, dandelions are some of the most recognizable lawn pests. Although most consider them a weed, dandelion was introduced to North America by European settlers who valued their nutritional and medicinal...

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Ladybugs: Are They Good Or Bad?

Ladybugs: Are They Good Or Bad?

  Long considered to be a symbol of good luck, ladybugs are one of the more popular insects. The superstition goes that if a ladybug lands on you, count its spots and you will know the number of months you will have good luck. In the garden, ladybugs are great...

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How To Maintain Your Lawn in Extreme Heat

How To Maintain Your Lawn in Extreme Heat

  It’s officially summer and the heat is here in full force. You’re not the only one who can wilt in the heat--your lawn can feel it, too! With a little know-how, you can counteract the summer heat damage to your lawn and keep it a nice, lush green. Here are 5...

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3 Best Fruit Trees To Have In Your Yard

3 Best Fruit Trees To Have In Your Yard

  Planting trees in your yard can be a big commitment. Depending on the type and size they can make a big impact on your budget, and depending on the type of tree they can make an even bigger impact in your yard.   Besides offering shade, privacy, and...

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Top 3 Lawn Care Equipment Everyone Should Have

Top 3 Lawn Care Equipment Everyone Should Have

  Most homeowners will find they have many more responsibilities to take care of when they purchase their first home, both inside and out. Besides indoor responsibilities like cleaning your HVAC, changing your smoke detector batteries, and general cleaning,...

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BEST WAYS TO GET RID OF GOPHERS AND MOLES

BEST WAYS TO GET RID OF GOPHERS AND MOLES

  You’ve put a lot of time and energy into creating a lawn that is lush, full, and green. Unfortunately, there are some critters who don’t share your vision. Gophers and moles can leave your beautiful lawn full of holes, divots, and tunnels. Needless to say,...

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Fruits vs. Vegetables – Which is Easier To DIY Garden?

Fruits vs. Vegetables – Which is Easier To DIY Garden?

If you’re looking to start your own garden this spring, you may be wondering where to begin. Of course you have your favorite fruits and veggies to snack on, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that those are the ones you can or want to garden. As you cruise the lawn...

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Push vs. Ride Lawn Mower

Push vs. Ride Lawn Mower

It’s almost that time of year when homeowners wipe the dust from their lawn mowers and get to work! There’s nothing like the smell of fresh-cut grass in the summertime, but to get that wonderful scent and a healthy lawn you’re going to need to have the right kind of...

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What You Should Plant This Spring

What You Should Plant This Spring

  Watching your daffodils and tulips pop up in the spring after carefully planting them the previous fall is very exciting. You waited all winter long and now your hard work is finally paying off. Your efforts seem to be doubled as the bright colors and sunshine...

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How To Care For Succulents

How To Care For Succulents

If it’s too cold to spend time on your lawn & garden just yet, growing plants inside can be a great way to brighten any room. Besides being a great mood booster, many have air-cleaning qualities. They also provide a great outlet and creative hobby for the one...

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Edging? Is it Important?

Edging? Is it Important?

  You’ve just finished mowing your lawn and as you stop to admire the beautiful stripes in the grass before you, you notices the edges aren’t quite as sharp as they could be. But the idea of getting out and cleaning up after another tool is a little daunting....

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Consumer Reports – Top 3 Best Lawn Mowers

Consumer Reports – Top 3 Best Lawn Mowers

  While the best time to buy a new lawn mower is at the end of the summer season as lawn and garden equipment goes on sale, early spring is the second best time to invest in a new lawn mower. Watch for deals before mid-May as stores start to stock up on lawn...

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Lawn vs Garden Fertilizer – Is There a Difference?

Lawn vs Garden Fertilizer – Is There a Difference?

January can be a long, cold month after all of the holiday festivities have come to an end. It may leave you longing for warmer weather, blooming flowers, and a freshly cut law. While too much daydreaming may leave you a little bummed out, thoughtful planning and...

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Indoor Gardening 101

Indoor Gardening 101

When the plants in your yard have all died or gone to sleep for the winter, you may be craving the life and vibrant green colors of a summer garden. What better way to achieve this than with some indoor gardening! Indoor gardening is the perfect solution for solving...

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Is Winter Lawn Care Necessary?

Is Winter Lawn Care Necessary?

  Some people find mowing their lawn an enjoyable, and even relaxing chore. Others can’t wait for winter to roll around because it means they get several months off from their lawn-mowing duties. But just because you’re not mowing your lawn during the winter...

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Humane Rodent Traps

Humane Rodent Traps

Finding mice in your home can be a very disconcerting discovery. Besides nibbling their way through your pantry, they can also bring some very dangerous diseases into your home. Mice aren’t the only rodent that can cause problems in your home. Rats and other small...

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Best Indoor Plants

Best Indoor Plants

As the weather gets colder and colder, it gets a little more bleak each time you look out your window. The leaves have all fallen, and the rest of your plants are powering down for the long winter before reemerging full of life in the spring. Instead of mourning the...

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Mosquitoes Preying On You?

Mosquitoes Preying On You?

If you’re the kind of person that spends two minutes outside, only to find out later when you brush up against something that you’ve been bitten multiple times by mosquitoes, you’re probably ready for a change. No, they don’t have a personal vendetta against you (as...

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Biggest Lawn Care Mistakes

Biggest Lawn Care Mistakes

You do your best to take care of your lawn and give it everything it needs to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, there are many common misconceptions when it comes to lawn care. And even more unfortunately, these practices can be extremely damaging, and even lethal,...

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Most Common Lawn Pests in Utah

Most Common Lawn Pests in Utah

Protecting your lawn from pests can be overwhelming, especially if you’re looking at all pests from all over the country that can threaten your lawn. The good news is, if you’re a Utah resident you don’t need to combat against every pest imaginable. There are specific...

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Top 10 Plants That Grow Best in Utah

Top 10 Plants That Grow Best in Utah

With Utah’s dry and hot climate, it can be tricky to know what to plant. Despite being a desert, there are many plants that thrive in the local climate. Know which plants grow well here and get going to make your garden flourish with this list! 1. Zucchini A low...

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DIY Pest Control VS Professional Pest Control

DIY Pest Control VS Professional Pest Control

As the weather gets colder, you may have noticed a few more creepy-crawly bugs and pests making their way inside your cozy home. It’s natural and to be expect, but that doesn’t mean it’s something you have to live with! You need to make some decisions to get rid of...

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ABC’s of Lawn Care

ABC’s of Lawn Care

Taking care of your lawn can be overwhelming at times. There is a lot to take care of and a lot of important practices to remember! Forgetting a step or incorrectly executing one could lead you to some serious lawn troubles. An unhealthy lawn isn’t very nice to look...

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5 Things You Should Know About Pest Control

5 Things You Should Know About Pest Control

Pests are the worst, which may cause you may put in lots of time and energy into getting rid of them. This is well and find, until they start coming back. Just because you’ve taken action to get rid of them doesn’t mean it will be effective. Whether you’re dealing...

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How To Solve the Biggest Problems with Your Lawn

How To Solve the Biggest Problems with Your Lawn

You may think that to have the lawn you want it will simply take routine watering and mowing, and maybe a little bit of fertilizer. But if you’ve been a homeowner long enough you know that’s not always the case. There are plenty of different problems that can come up...

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Myths About Lawn Care

Myths About Lawn Care

Each summer, the pursuit of full and vibrant lawn can easily take up hours of your time. In fact, some homeowners will do just about anything to get the best lawn on the block! This may mean trying out some new methods. But just because the information is out there...

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How To Keep Your Lawn Green This Summer

How To Keep Your Lawn Green This Summer

Summer is the time for summer nights in the backyard eating s'mores, the smell of freshly mowed lawn, and running through the sprinklers. All of those activities are less desirable when you have crunchy, brown lawn! Arguably, one of the best things about summer is a...

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