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3 Lawn and Landscape Resolutions for 2018

  The thing about most new year’s resolutions is that they rarely last, even for those of us with the best of intentions. That’s why here at Lawrence Landscape, we like to make resolutions that we know we can keep – resolutions that are geared toward giving our clients the beautiful, functional lawn and landscape…

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The Case for Biophilia

  According to a study commissioned by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people spend an average of 90% of their time either indoors or in a motor vehicle. Ninety percent! That’s huge! The requisite for human survival has become less dependent on being outdoors, driving us into warmer, safer, more controlled environments. And while being warm, safe,…

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The Basics of Winter Pruning

  As the seasons change here in Kansas, so does our to-do list in the yard. Aside from shoveling snow, one of the most common (and important) things to tend to is winter pruning of deciduous trees and certain varieties of shrubs. Keeping in mind that the maintenance and care of individual plants and trees…

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When to Remove Stakes from Trees

Newly planted trees are typically staked to provide additional support until the tree has established a root system strong enough to serve as its own anchor.  These stakes are only intended as a temporary aid. It’s important to remove them a year after planting, or after one full growing season. If trees are left staked…

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An Ode to Ornamental Grass

Beyond the excitement surrounding the holidays, the onset of winter can leave folks feeling a bit lack luster at times. The vibrant colors of summer and fall have faded away. The trees have shed their leaves, leaving them bare and dormant. It seems like everything in nature has settled into varying shades of gray. Landscapers…

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4 Bulbs To Plant This Month!

  As fall progresses in northeast Kansas, cooler soil temperatures create ideal conditions for planting bulbs that yield spring-blooming perennials. Getting these bulbs safely into the ground by the end of November (weather dependent, of course) will result in bursts of vibrant color when spring rolls around – a welcomed sight for sore eyes. Are…

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Keep Watering Through Fall & Winter

We are out and about turning off irrigation systems in preparation for winter, but it’s important to remember that your plants will still need water throughout late fall and into winter! Proper hydration helps plants with root development and encourages them to flower and mature when growing season rolls back around. Even as plants go…

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Let Your Light Shine

  With nights growing longer, now is a great time to look at the different types outdoor lighting and figure out which ones are most beneficial for you! First and foremost, it’s important to understand that landscape lighting has several benefits. One major benefit is that you can enjoy your outdoor living space after the…

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To Prune or Not to Prune?

Pruning trees and shrubs is a really important part of keeping them healthy. Removing dead, loose, or infected branches and stems from your plants helps control unwanted pests and insects, encourages proper growth, and improves the safety of your property. So when is the best time to prune in the Lawrence, KS area? Keeping in…

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Prep Your Irrigation System For Winter

Happy fall! Alongside Halloween costumes and holiday parties, your irrigation system should be at the top of your priority list. Really! We are working on scheduling winterizations, so be patient and we will be in your area soon. In the meantime, here are some things you can do yourself to maintain the system during the winter weather.…

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