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Planting your fall color

When you are planting your fall color you want to make sure you are making good decisions when choosing your soil.  As you get ready to plant your fall color keep in mind that your flower beds need to be higher than all other areas. The reason for that is you want it to be able to drain really well. This prevents root rot. Also you want to use a really rich and fine potting soil or some sort of landscape mix.  When you squeeze the soil you want to make sure it does not clump up.  This will ensure it will not retain a lot of water.  If you have any questions, let us know. Have a good day!

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Laying mulch during fall clean-up

Laying mulch during fall clean-up is something everyone loves to do.  Something about a fresh bed of mulch really makes your flowers pop during each season. We wanted to warn you about something you need to watch out for when you are laying your mulch line.  You can tell in the video that there is a brick line and then the slab line. You want to make sure you don’t stack the mulch up over the slab if the house. You can see the weep hole in the brick. That’s where the wall weeps away moisture. If you cover that weep line, water can actually seep into your house through those covered weep holes  When laying your mulch, make sure you leave plenty of the slab line showing.

Just something to keep in mind when laying your mulch.  If you have any questions, let us know.  Have a great day!

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Planting Seasonal Color

Fall is here and you are probably getting ready to add your seasonal color.  What you need to be aware of is the weather.  It’s still pretty warm and with is being so warm the flowers haven’t hit their full growth.

As you see in the video, we went to a local grower in town and their flowers still aren’t bloomed.  There are flowers grow locally.  What you need to be aware of is when you walk into a Lowes or Home Depot and you see fully bloomed flowers.  That means those flowers have been grown elsewhere and have adapted to that weather.  These plants have had the opportunity to root and grow faster.  What concerns me is when you take those flowers and plant them in our current weather conditions, you will have some loss. We want to encourage you to keep an eye on the weather.  Wait until you see where the weather consistently drops, when it gets ideal for the best chance of survival.

If you have any questions about where to buy, what to buy… just let us know.  We’d love to help you out.  Have a great day!

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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.