Blog Posts in 2018

  • How to Pave a Walkway if You Aren't a Contractor

    June 25, 2018
    Sidewalks, walkways, and patios are all synonymous with the term hardscape. According to the dictionary, hardscape is a man-made feature used in the landscape as contrasted with any form of vegetation. The materials are endless from concrete to pavers, wall blocks, and tile. Outdoor living is a growing trend that can be as simple as a small walkway to an elaborate design creating spaces for ...
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  • Consider These 10 Things Before Installing a Pool

    June 18, 2018
    Building a pool is a fun addition for all ages to enjoy and experience the addition of water. Installing a pool takes planning and budgeting of finances and time before, during and after the actual construction. There are ten steps to consider when deciding on the additional of a pool. What is the budget? Building a pool is not only the cost of building but also the maintenance and other amenities ...
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  • The Pros and Cons of Installing a Yard Irrigation System

    June 6, 2018
    The secret to any successful landscape is finding the right balance of sunlight, fertilization, and water—but when it comes to your lawn, the process of watering can not only be time consuming but ineffective if done incorrectly. A yard irrigation system takes the guesswork out of watering and is a popular addition to homes and businesses across the country. However, before you invest in one for ...
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  • Install a Flagpole for Memorial Day Weekend

    May 23, 2018
    How do you usually spend Memorial Day ? Why not honor the holiday appropriately by installing a flagpole in your front yard or business entrance? If you’ve thought about doing this project for a while, there’s no better time than Memorial Day Weekend! Why We Celebrate Memorial Day It’s easy to forget the meaning behind Memorial Day when you’re sitting at the poolside enjoying your day off. ...
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  • Is a Sprinkler System Worth the Monthly Water Bill?

    May 14, 2018
    If you still water your lawn manually, you may stick with this technique because you’re worried that installing an automatic sprinkler system will increase your monthly water bill. Rest assured that most sprinklers improve watering efficiency to lower your water usage! Use the information here to help you determine if the costs associated with a sprinkler system are worth it, and how to maximize ...
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  • How to Build Your Own Backyard Pond

    May 7, 2018
    A backyard water feature brings you one step closer to nature, and there is no better way to incorporate water into your landscape than with a backyard pond. With endless design possibilities, you can create a one-of-a-kind oasis that your whole family will enjoy. If you're wondering how to make your own pond, the experts at The Grounds Guys have you covered, with tips and techniques to help turn ...
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  • How to Care for Bermuda Grass

    April 23, 2018
    Bermuda grass is a popular choice among homeowners and businesses looking for a lush, resilient ground cover that is both heat and drought tolerant and can handle moderate to heavy traffic. Whether used alone or mixed in with other varieties of grass seed, this unique warm season grass will thrive under ideal conditions, but the secret to Bermuda grass care is knowing what those conditions are. ...
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  • The Pros and Cons of Sod

    April 14, 2018
    Nearly every homeowner dreams of having a lush green lawn that is the envy of the neighborhood. When planning your landscaping you'll need to choose between grass seed or sod, and there are arguments in favor and against each option. Regardless of the size of your property your new lawn will require an investment of both time and money, but just how much depends on which option you choose. Let the ...
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  • It's Time to Buy a Riding Lawn Mower

    April 4, 2018
    While everyone may desire the type of lawn that makes people stop and stare, not everyone is willing or able to put in the work to achieve and maintain it—particularly when the property in question is anything but small. A riding lawn mower is a perfect solution for anyone wanting to save time and energy caring for their yard while remaining comfortably seated behind the wheel. Once you've made ...
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  • Checklist for New Homeowners Emphasizes Exterior Home Inspection

    March 31, 2018
    As you arrange the furniture and pick paint colors, it’s easy to forget about the landscaping around your new home. Your home’s landscaping not only provides visual appeal, it protects it from the elements, as well. As the leading expert in the landscaping industry, The Grounds Guys know how important it is to catch any problems early before they become an expensive fix. That tree leaning over the ...
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  • Plant Flowers Right Now for Winter Blooms

    March 22, 2018
    When it comes to gardening advice - The Grounds Guys® deliver respected, time saving tips along with a full scope of landscape management choices. You know you want color all year round. It doesn't matter if you have a residential garden or a corporate park - The Grounds Guys can make sure your view is filled with color and blooms even in the cold drear of winter. Pieris Japonica The buds on ...
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  • The Ideal Watering Schedule for Your Home

    March 19, 2018
    For a lush, healthy lawn, a regular watering schedule is an essential part of the equation. However, knowing when you should water your lawn, how much water your lawn needs, and how frequently to water are all important questions. Here's what you need to know to create an ideal watering schedule for your home. When You Should Water Your Lawn The best time to water your grass is early in the ...
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  • The Benefits of Adding Compost to Your Lawn

    March 10, 2018
    For the incredible effect of having really lush landscapes - adding compost to your lawn is essential. Anyone who intends to support the radiant health of your landscapes - will need to generate compost for optimal organic fertilization. What Exactly is Compost? Compost is used for lawn seeding, and for enhancing your soil with life-affirming nutrients that cause your landscapes to glow. Adding ...
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  • DIY Raised Garden Beds

    March 7, 2018
    Raised garden beds can be used in almost any setting - commercial or residential - to accomplish offsetting areas with color, shapes and even edibles. Regardless of your setting, raised garden beds usher in an opportunity for clustering and enlivening specific areas with flowers, trees, flowering shrubs or vegetables. Elegant, elongated raised planter beds can be designed to fit the space ...
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  • Inconsistent Weed Growth Can Lead to Angry Neighbors

    February 28, 2018
    Weeds are more than an eyesore in what would otherwise be a beautiful landscape. We all know those neighborhoods or communities that would be just perfect, if it weren't for that one house that seems to stick out like a sore thumb! Don’t let your lawn stand out as being less than immaculate. What problems can unwanted weeds cause, and how can you get rid of them? Weeds Can Attract Pests Unwanted ...
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  • Landscape Maintenance, Ground Guys Make Home Maintenance Checklist

    February 23, 2018
    The Importance of Landscape Maintenance A home only looks as good as the landscape that surrounds it. GetNeighborly.com echoed the importance of curb appeal in their Home Maintenance Checklist . A Canadian version of the Home Maintenance Checklist is also available on GetNeighbourly.ca . The checklist is a collaboration of the Neighborly network to give homeowners a guide to keep their home in ...
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  • How to Prune Dormant Trees

    February 12, 2018
    Most people take a break from their job during the summer months in order to take advantage of the warmer weather, but for trees, winter is the prime time for resting. This period of dormancy temporarily slows the growth of the tree, providing a great opportunity for homeowners to perform much needed maintenance with less stress to limbs and foliage. Pruning trees in winter is just one of the many ...
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  • Snow Blower or Plow: What's Better?

    January 19, 2018
    Freshly fallen snow looks beautiful, as white crystals blanket everything in sight. Unfortunately, that includes your sidewalks and driveway, where snow removal is necessary for ease of movement and safety. There are a number of snow removal options to choose from, and which works best for you and your property is a personal decision that only you can make. Before you head out to purchase a snow ...
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