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Chinch Bug Damage Vs. Drought Damage

Chinch Bug Damage Vs. Drought Damage

This time of year with the excessive heat, we have to keep an eye out for chinch bugs. The biggest issue with these guys is often times their damage is confused for drought damage. Chinch bugs stick their needle-like beak into the blades of grass and then suck out all...

Earwigs: Keep Them Out

Earwigs: Keep Them Out

Earwigs are pests that are occasional invaders. That means they rarely come into a home unless outside conditions are unfavorable for them, which is why you may be seeing them inside right now! Earwigs prefer a happy medium between too wet and too dry. With this in...

Trimming Agapanthus

Trimming Agapanthus

 Need some Agapanthus maintenance tips? Look no further. We all enjoy the pop of color Agapanthus adds to our landscape. They are a perfect filler between blooming plants. They bloom in May through June, and they begin to fizzle out by the end of July. The blooms...

Sprinkler Check Up

Sprinkler Check Up

Sprinkler heads not popping up all the way? Unfortunately, this is something that can go unnoticed as the systems run at night. The sprinkler heads will just spew water within the immediate area, causing “hot spots” within the lawn. Whether it be by mowing or thick...

Lawn Tips

Lawn Tips

We can’t express enough the importance of cutting your grass on a consistent basis. When you go for longer periods of time without mowing, this causes thatch to build up. Thatch build up can occur when grass grows so tall the mower does not have the full opportunity...

Louisiana Iris! Now is the time to divide and plant!

Louisiana Iris! Now is the time to divide and plant!

Thursday Tidbits: Louisiana irises can be divided and transplanted now through early October. This will keep them from overcrowding and keep them looking their best! Unlike most perennials, Louisiana irises are at their most dormant stage in late summer, making now...

Get Lit with Matthews: We Hang Christmas Lights!

Get Lit with Matthews: We Hang Christmas Lights!

t's July at Matthews Landscape and Pest, Which Can Only Mean One Thing: Christmas Lights! Request your free estimate for Christmas Light installation! #matthewslandscape#getlitwithmatthews#shreveportlawncare#bossierlawncare#christmaslights...

Transformation Tuesday- Bamboo vs. Matthews Landscape!

Transformation Tuesday- Bamboo vs. Matthews Landscape!

It's a great day for a Transformation Tuesday!!! This transformation shows how much difference a cleanup can make in your yard and landscape! Bamboo was taking over the yard, as it spreads easily by rhizomes in the soil. So to eradicate it completely, you must attack...

Bait & Switch: Protecting Your Home From Termites

Bait & Switch: Protecting Your Home From Termites

https://youtube.com/shorts/yVm0W7hE_nA?feature=share Termites are active so be mindful! Make sure you're protected against these insects that can cause expensive damage. Bait stations are a great way to intercept termites before they make it to your home. The bait in...

Plant of the week: Sunshine Ligustrum

Plant of the week: Sunshine Ligustrum

Plant Of The Week: Sunshine Ligustrum This hardy evergreen may not flower, but it is still a showstopper! It is ideal as a hedge in the landscape. Sunshine Ligustrum offers year-round golden foliage that flourishes in full sun and prefers well draining soil. This...

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