Blog Posts in April, 2013

  • Aerating and Dethatching

    April 30, 2013
    Fall is the normal time for aeration and dethatching, but if your lawn looks patchy and tightly packed after a harsh winter, performing the process in the spring restores the look of the yard for the rest of the year. Aeration involves driving cores or spikes into the ground to bring submerged soil to the surface and introduce fresh air to the lawn. The process helps to reduce soil compaction. ...
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  • Spring Cleaning for Lawns

    April 26, 2013
    It's time to dust off the dried grass from your work boots and grab your gardening hat to get ready for spring cleaning your lawn. Preparing your lawn for the year isn't nearly as strenuous as giving your home a thorough once-over. Start your spring shake-down by looking for any straggling snow piles. Spread the snow out into a thin layer so that it disintegrates quickly or shovel it off the lawn ...
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  • The Dwyer Group Helps Secure Homes of West, TX

    April 22, 2013
    The Dwyer Group , parent company of seven home service and maintenance companies, has purchased repair items, including tarps plywood, roofing materials and two-by-fours to aid in recovery efforts. The supplies will be available to any resident of West, TX in need of home repairs. Glass Doctor and Rainbow International franchisees and technicians have volunteered their services to aid residents in ...
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  • Maintaining Your Lawn Care Tools

    April 19, 2013
    Here are some tips on how you can make your lawn tools last longer: Remove any mud or soil from your hand tools after each use. If dried mud has accumulated on your hand tools, use a screwdriver or paint stripper to scrape it off. Wipe your tools dry whenever they accumulate any moisture. This prevents them from rusting. Sharpen your cutting tools and your mower blades every spring to keep their ...
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  • Don't Bug Me

    April 17, 2013
    Got Worms? Sod web worms eat on your grass during the night resulting in brown patches in your lawn. Among the grasses where they are most prevalently found are bluegrass, bent grass, buffalo grass, turf, and zoysia grass. Spray pesticides or sprinkle “solid chemicals” on infected areas to rid them of sod web worms. Consult with your local lawn and garden store for the most effective brand. Fire ...
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  • The Dwyer Group Names Chris Elmore President of The Grounds Guys

    April 9, 2013
    WACO, Texas (Dec. 11, 2013) – The Grounds Guys , a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group®, announced the appointment of Chris Elmore to the position of president of the commercial and residential landscape management services franchisor, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He succeeds Ron Madera, who will retire at the end of December. According to Mike Bidwell, president and chief operating officer of The Dwyer ...
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