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Start Your Pre-Emergents Now!

If you are wanting a good looking lawn in the spring, now is the time to start the prep work and get your pre-emergents down. If you were seeing weeds this summer, those were not summer time weeds, those were winter weeds just waiting for the ideal temperatures to germinate.  In order to stop those winter weeds you have to lay down a pre-emergent in the fall.  When you start a pre-emergent in the fall you are preparing the ground ahead of time.  Lawn care is just like working out. If you want to lose weight, it doesn’t happen over night.  It happens over time.  Same with lawn care, what you do now, is for the benefit of later down the road.

We have a lot of people ask about weed and feed.  Our opinion…  weed and feed sucks.  It just does.  It’s not going to give you the control you are looking for or the results you are looking for.  The hard truth about lawn care is you need to get on a regular routine schedule. Be proactive. Put down your pre-emergents. If you are wanting the lawn that everyone wants, it starts right now.

If you don’t do pre-emergents or cant do them, feel free to ask us.  We can help you. Just as long as it gets done.  If you have any questions, give us a call.  We’d love to help you out.  You can also find us on Facebook!  Ya’ll have a great day and let us know if you have any questions.

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Pre-Emergents vs Herbicides

Pre-Emergents vs Herbicides

Weeds have to germinate to grow. The important thing to remember is Pre-Emergent prevents the weeds growing. The Herbicides attack the weed after the weed has already grown.

The issue with herbicides is that they will attack an existing weed but if you have other weeds that haven’t germinated yet, herbicides won’t kill those weeds, pre-emergents will. If you want a good looking lawn it’s better to apply the pre-emergents and start well before the weeds even germinate and prevent the vast majority of weeds from ever germinating.

Your lawn is more than just grass. Maybe it’s your children’s playground, maybe it your pride and joy. It’s definitely the first thing people see when they look at your house. You deserve to have the most beautiful looking grass on the street. We all like compliments, let us help you get one from the neighbors!!!

Our lawn care program is designed and overseen by some of the most able bodies we could find. With degrees in turf management and agronomy, let’s just say they know a lot about grass!

Our program consist of 6 steps throughout the year. This allows us to be on your lawn every 6-8 weeks giving your lawn just what is needed at just the right time! Give us a call to set up your first appointment.  Have a great day!

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Army Worms

Caterpillars are cute … until they aren’t!!! Ever heard of Army Worms? You need to be very concerned about Army Worms. They can literally ruin a yard if not treated as soon as possible. They will eat the grass blades and can actually eat all the way to the root of the blade. How to spot these?? You will most likely find these on the grass surface, patios, etc and where there is 1… there is 100! Do we have you freaked out yet?? You should be. However, there is treatment options. If you have questions or comments, give us a call! 

You Deserve Exceptional Lawn Care Service with The Most Powerful Lawn Care Guarantee in Louisiana! If you aren’t satisfied with our lawn care or landscape services we will come repeat the work free of charge.  Still not happy?  Then you owe nothing.  It can’t get any easier than that. Our business plan is simple.  You want a beautiful yard without any hassle and you do not want to worry about how, when and why things need to get done.  That’s where we come in.  We aren’t just making a bunch of empty promises.  We are saying that we love lawn and landscapes and know how to care of them.  Exceptionally reliable, worry free, quality lawn care…guaranteed.

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Do you have mushrooms?

Are you seeing a lot of mushrooms in your yard? If you are seeing this, it’s ok! Yes they are an eye sore but they aren’t doing any damage. Our video today examples why you may be getting them and if you need to treat them. If you have any questions, give us a call.  

You Deserve Exceptional Lawn Care Service with The Most Powerful Lawn Care Guarantee in Louisiana! If you aren’t satisfied with our lawn care or landscape services we will come repeat the work free of charge.  Still not happy?  Then you owe nothing.  It can’t get any easier than that. Our business plan is simple.  You want a beautiful yard without any hassle and you do not want to worry about how, when and why things need to get done.  That’s where we come in.  We aren’t just making a bunch of empty promises.  We are saying that we love lawn and landscapes and know how to care of them.  Exceptionally reliable, worry free, quality lawn care…guaranteed.

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Crape Myrtle Scale Treatment

Pretty excited about this!!! We’ve talked about Crape Myrtle Scale before but we wanted to give an update on the treatments we have done. The last couple years these crape myrtles have been eat up with scale but since our treatments there is very little scale remaining. Even the Azaleas are clean of the mold! We were able to treat them by using a three step process. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We’d love to help! Y’all have a great day!!

Below is the first treatment video:
http://matthewslandscape.com/treating-crape-myrtle/ 

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Why Atrazine isn’t worth the savings!

Atrazine is a very common product that you find in weed and seed. It is easy to apply and been around forever.  You will find it in granular and liquid form.  The problem with atrazine is that it leaches pretty bad.  When you get a lot of rain like we have had lately, it pretty much will be washed out and rendered infective.  If you start seeing less than favorable results and maybe you or your provider put it out earlier this spring, it is probably because it has not been washed out and is no longer working.  This is why using a good quality product is going to be your better option.  Just something to keep in mind. If you have any questions please let us know!

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Knock Out Roses

One of the more popular plants you will see in the south is the Knock Out Rose. Knock Out Rose will have two trim cycles: Jan/Feb and August. All of the new blooms develop off new growth and if you do not trim them they will start to get out of control. In August we will cut them back about half size. When you do the cut back it will introduce new growth and causes it to be much fuller. You can use any type of shears.. maybe gloves because they do have thorns. If you have any questions give us a call.  Have a great day!

You Deserve Exceptional Lawn Care Service with The Most Powerful Lawn Care Guarantee in Louisiana! If you aren’t satisfied with our lawn care or landscape services we will come repeat the work free of charge.  Still not happy?  Then you owe nothing.  It can’t get any easier than that. Our business plan is simple.  You want a beautiful yard without any hassle and you do not want to worry about how, when and why things need to get done.  That’s where we come in.  We aren’t just making a bunch of empty promises.  We are saying that we love lawn and landscapes and know how to care of them.  Exceptionally reliable, worry free, quality lawn care…guaranteed. 

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Trimming Your Shrubs

When to trim your shrubs is just as important as how. Certain plants require being trimmed more or less than others and trimming will affect how well they bloom. In the next few weeks it will be time to cut the knock out roses by half. If you were to do that with your sasanqua’s you would remove all the bloom buds and be disappointed this winter. Just remember that there’s a time and way to trim most of the plants in your landscape. If you ever have a doubt or question, please feel free to ask!

You Deserve Exceptional Lawn Care Service with The Most Powerful Lawn Care Guarantee in Louisiana! If you aren’t satisfied with our lawn care or landscape services we will come repeat the work free of charge.  Still not happy?  Then you owe nothing.  It can’t get any easier than that. Our business plan is simple.  You want a beautiful yard without any hassle and you do not want to worry about how, when and why things need to get done.  That’s where we come in.  We aren’t just making a bunch of empty promises.  We are saying that we love lawn and landscapes and know how to care of them.  Exceptionally reliable, worry free, quality lawn care…guaranteed.  Call today for your FREE estimate, 318-286-0967!

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How to Treat Chinch Bugs

Have you ever heard of chinch bugs? Chinch bugs have a needle like beak that they poke it into the blades of grass and take all it’s nutrients. What it leaves behind is similar to what people would think would be dry spots in their yard. Most people assume their yard needs more watering, however, it may need insecticide. Be on the look out for dry spots in your yard and don’t just assume it’s dry spots. For more information on Chinch bugs visit Do Your Own Pest Control or if you have any questions or is you are seeing spots similar to this and have concerns, give us a call.  

You Deserve Exceptional Lawn Care Service with The Most Powerful Lawn Care Guarantee in Louisiana! If you aren’t satisfied with our lawn care or landscape services we will come repeat the work free of charge.  Still not happy?  Then you owe nothing.  It can’t get any easier than that. Our business plan is simple.  You want a beautiful yard without any hassle and you do not want to worry about how, when and why things need to get done.  That’s where we come in.  We aren’t just making a bunch of empty promises.  We are saying that we love lawn and landscapes and know how to care of them.  Exceptionally reliable, worry free, quality lawn care…guaranteed.

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Recycling Landscape Material

What do you do with the debris left behind when landscaping yourself?

One option is calling the local trash service. We recommend calling because they will and will not take certain debris. Another option if you have a trailer is take your debris to Bailey Bark. Bailey Bark Materials is off St. Vincent Avenue in Shreveport. Bailey Bark is a recycling center that takes your debris and turns it into mulch. Taking it to a place like Bailey Bark ensures that it gets repurposed and that it doesn’t just end up in a landfill. If you have any other questions or comments, give us a call.

At Matthews Landscape, LLC we strive to be your most reliable service company in the Shreveport / Bossier City and surrounding areas. With years of experience in lawn care, landscape maintenance, liquid lawn fertilization and irrigation service, we specialize in keeping your property looking its best.