Blog Posts in May, 2015

  • Does Your Lawn or Garden Need Lime?

    May 28, 2015
    Liming is important for many lawns, but it’s not necessarily needed in every application. It’s also possible to generate negative affects if you apply too much lime. Use these helpful lawn tips to help you determine if your grass or garden needs lime and how much to apply when the time comes. Why do Lawns Need Lime? The purpose of applying lime is to increase the soil’s pH level. A measure of the ...
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  • Creating Outdoor Living Spaces on a Budget

    May 26, 2015
    If your back yard is currently just wasted space, why not revitalize it in time for summer? Outdoor living is a way to reconnect with nature and utilize your property to the fullest. But what about staying on budget? With these frugal ideas, you can create a beautiful, budget-minded back yard getaway. Utilize Salvaged Flooring Products Slate slabs nestled among pea gravel make for beautiful ...
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  • Soil Analysis: Testing Soil for Optimal Growth

    May 21, 2015
    Just like vitamins and other supplements can help keep you in optimal health, they also benefit your lawn and garden. But you wouldn't take nutrients that you don't need; you'd have the doctor run tests to determine exactly what was best for you. With that example in mind, think of The Grounds Guys® as your on-call "green doctor." We can help with garden and lawn tips that are based on soil ...
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  • Conserve Water with Xeriscaping Techniques

    May 19, 2015
    In recent years, people have been urged to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. So the ubiquitous water bottle now seems to be permanently attached to our hands, our work desks and even in our vehicles! But what about the plants in your landscape -- don't they need to stay hydrated, too? If you buy bottled water for drinking, you know how that expense adds up over time. And if you have lots ...
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  • The Benefits of Landscaping

    May 14, 2015
    While most people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, most of us are still undeniably drawn outside to soak in the sights and sounds of nature. There’s just something about the sunshine, green grass, pretty flowers, sweet fragrances, and animals that make the outdoors relaxing and rejuvenating. Do you have a nice outdoor space to retreat to at your home or business? If not, it’s something ...
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  • Boost Curb Appeal with Water Features

    May 7, 2015
    Water features not only enhance your existing curb appeal , they also create tranquil places of respite for you and your visitors. The Grounds Guys® have some surprising ideas for you to add a water feature to your landscape regardless of budget or property size constraints. These artistic water features will command attention and boost your curb appeal: Pondless Waterfalls Also called ...
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  • The Grounds Guys Selected Among Top 100 Franchises for 2015

    May 5, 2015
    The Grounds Guys, along with seven other Dwyer Group franchise businesses, was selected as one of the World Franchising Network’s Top 100 Franchises for 2015. The Grounds Guys is proud to announce that it was selected as one of the Top 100 Franchises for 2015 by the World Franchising Network. Franchises selected for the Top 100 have received the highest ratings in a number of areas, including ...
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