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How to get rid of fungus on your lawn

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jul 30, 2015 8:30:00 AM

how to get rid of lawn fungusThe causes of fungal disease on lawns vary. Any kind of stress weakens the plant making it more susceptible for disease. Stresses can include drought, improper mowing, compacted soil, over watering, and over-fertilizing can instigate an outbreak. In some cases, certain weather conditions, such as high humidity, can be enough to encourage fungus growth. If you notice signs of fungus on your lawn, take action swiftly. The longer you allow the fungus to grow, the more it will spread, the more damage it will do to your lawn, and the harder it will be to get rid of. How can you get rid of fungus on your lawn? Keep the following tips in mind.

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance, Lawn Care, Fungus

How to plan and build the outdoor patio of your dreams

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jul 29, 2015 8:00:00 AM

build your dream outdoor patioYou’ve made the decision — you’re ready to build that patio of your dreams. It may have an elaborate walkway and a fireplace, but before you put your shovel in the dirt you need to make a plan. Just as you would plan for building your dream home, you want to plan similarly for your patio to ensure your satisfaction with the finished product and prevent as many hiccups as possible in the building process.

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance, Gardening, Lawn Care, DIY

5 ways to keep pests out of your garden

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jul 28, 2015 8:00:00 AM

garden pest controlThere is nothing worse than laboring all summer cultivating the perfect garden, only to have noxious pests destroy your crop. Luckily, there are ways to keep pests out of your garden this summer, from those obnoxious mosquitos to larger critters, like gophers, moles, woodchucks, squirrels, rabbits, and voles.

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Topics: Pests, Planting, Flowers, Gardening

Gardening tips for every month of the year

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jul 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM

gardening tips of the monthIf you’re beginning to work on your green thumb, it’s not only important to learn how to keep plants alive, but also how your climate and pests affect your garden. A helpful resource is available for residents of the midwest in Missouri and Kansas with similar climates from the Missouri Botanical Garden website. With a wealth of information about the types of plants that flourish in our climate, your garden can be blossoming in no time!

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Topics: Planting, Flowers, Gardening

How a wildflower garden can enhance your lawn

Posted by Ryan Lawn & Tree

Jul 24, 2015 8:00:00 AM

planting a wildflower gardenIf you’re looking at an empty space in your lawn and wondering what to do with it, you may consider planting some wildflowers. Wildflowers can add a lot of color to your lawn, as multiple types can be planted together in the same location and flourish. One of our very own Ryan Pros did just that with an empty soil bed at his own house and we wanted to share his progress.

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Topics: Landscape Maintenance, Planting, Gardening, summer, DIY

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