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What Should I Do About Mosquito Hawks?

What Should I Do About Mosquito Hawks?

Happy Monday! As the weather warms up, you may start seeing these crane flies flying around outside, and maybe in your home if they manage to get in. They’re commonly known as mosquito hawks, because it’s widely thought that they eat mosquitos, although this isn’t true. These flies only live for about a week, only long enough to lay eggs. They’re an important…

March Showers Bring Wet Lawns

March Showers Bring Wet Lawns

Happy Friday! We’re going to have a rainy week to start off the month. Late winter and early spring tend to be our wettest times of the year here. Now that the weather is also getting warmer, it’s important to make sure your yard isn’t flooding. Moisture and warm temperatures can attract lawn fungus and pests…

Spring is Just 19 Days Away!

Spring is Just 19 Days Away!

The first day of spring is just 19 days away! If you’ve got plans for a beautiful spring landscape, we’re here to help. Maybe you’re looking for new flowers for a fresh look, or just want to spruce up your existing plants.
We trim shrubs and trees, remove dead material, pull weeds, and spray plants to prevent bugs. Our services are customizable…

Be on the Lookout For Lawn Fungus

Be on the Lookout For Lawn Fungus

We’re having warmer temperatures early this year, which means you might be able to see the start of lawn fungus. The daytime highs and nighttime lows right now can…

It’s Not Time to Turn Irrigation on Yet

It’s Not Time to Turn Irrigation on Yet

We’ve had a warm February, and you may be looking toward summer already. While you’re out enjoying the nice weather, don’t act too fast when it comes to your lawn. Grass is only starting to come out of dormancy, and we had a rainy start to the year, so it’s not time to turn on irrigation systems yet.
Over-saturating the grass could…

Outdoor Leaks Could Be a Pest Magnet

Outdoor Leaks Could Be a Pest Magnet

Happy Tuesday! After the freeze we had in January, there might be damage to your pipes showing up even now. It’s important to look around your property and double-check your plumbing. If there is a leak or has been in the past…

Should I Use Mulch or Pine Straw?

Should I Use Mulch or Pine Straw?

With spring on its way, you might be asking yourself if you should use mulch or pine straw in your flower beds. In this video, Garrett goes over why you might choose one…

Why We Don’t Use Weed and Feed

Why We Don’t Use Weed and Feed

When it comes to great lawns, there’s one product we don’t use. Weed and Feed is a post-emergent and fertilizer mix. The problem is, right now is the time to control summer weeds before they germinate, but it’s too early to fertilize…

4 Signs of Take-All Root Rot

4 Signs of Take-All Root Rot

We’re covering 4 signs of take-all root rot. As we head into the warmer months, especially after the rain we’ve had, it’s important to be on the lookout for lawn fungus.
The first visible sign of root rot is…

What is a Termite Inspection and Why Might You Need One?

What is a Termite Inspection and Why Might You Need One?

Spring is just 26 days away, which means it’s a good time to start thinking about termites. A termite inspection is carried about by a pest control expert, who looks for signs of swarmers (winged members of a termite colony), mud shelter tubes…

Weeds and Your Lawn: Be Proactive

Weeds and Your Lawn: Be Proactive

We are inching towards summer every week! Great news for fun by the pool, but it also means summer weeds are on the horizon. The best time to prevent summer weeds is right now, and by applying pre-emergents.

Don’t Commit Crape Murder!

Don’t Commit Crape Murder!

Happy Friday! There’s still time left to trim your crape myrtles. If you plan on trimming them yourself, make sure you don’t commit crape murder! This happens when you trim so far down on the tree that it causes damage…

Caring For Lavender

Caring For Lavender

Happy Thursday! Lavender is a popular flowering perennial, usually associated with calming minds. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, Africa, Asia, India, and Europe, and there are currently…

Is Your Yard One Gator Short of a Swamp?

Is Your Yard One Gator Short of a Swamp?

Has your yard been feeling a bit too marshy these past weeks? Don’t bring out the canoes just yet… you might just need a drainage system. There are many outdoor drainage solutions available…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Matthews Fam! We hope you have a LOVEly day with the people you care about 💌

We’ll Bring Your Landscape Ideas to Life

We’ll Bring Your Landscape Ideas to Life

Happy Monday! It may be a chilly Lundi Gras but we’re getting excited for spring already. If you’ve spent the winter dreaming about a gorgeous outdoor space, you’re in luck! We’re happy to work with you to create the lawn and landscape you want….

Bugs Want to Get Ahold of You

Bugs Want to Get Ahold of You

Happy Friday! With a weekend forecast full of rain, you might notice some extra pests trying to get ahold of you. Millipedes, centipedes, roaches, and termites are most likely to move indoors when it rains. Rainwater can push them in through the exterior of your home...

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