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AUGUST 2017

Irrigation Installation, Service & Repairs
We are performing the Sprinkler System Checks & Repair services. You should have your irrigation set to run 4-5 days per week, 10 minutes on pop-up zones and 20-25 minutes on rotating zones. Give us a call if you are ready to get on the schedule. If you are interested in having an irrigation system installed, please give the office a call at 913-829-6135.

Turf Maintenance
We are applying Round 5 of our 7 Round Turf Program. Round 5 is a liquid application targeting nutsedge, broadleaf, and grassy weeds in the lawn. Turf Managers will also assess lawns at this time to determine if and what is needed as far as a Fall Lawn Renovation. Aeration, verticutting and overseeding being the common items to be done in order to keep the lawn full and thick. If you are interested in starting your personalized turf health plan please give us a call.

Plant Health Care
We are currently applying Round 3 of our plant insecticide program for the 2017 season. Round 3 is a treatment to control primarily spider mites on spruce, junipers and burning bush. Please call to schedule a consultation with one of our certified Arborist today.

Mowing Service
The mowing season has begun and will run weekly from now until the end of October. Due to the rainy weather they may be behind a day or two but will work weekends to catch up. If you are interested in the weekly mowing service, please contact the office.

Preparing garden tools for winter

*The most important step to cleaning the tools for winter is to remove the dirt that adheres to the metal surfaces. Wash heavy soil from the surface or use an old wire brush to knock off the soil.

*Once cleaned, the metal surface can be lightly oiled to prevent rusting and breakdown of the blade or point. The easiest way to prevent rusting is to lightly coat the surface with oil such as the easy-to-use spray like WD-40 or another oil.

*Before oiling, sharpening the blades or points is also a good idea. This is a practice that can be done at home with a file or many hardware stores offer a sharpening service for a small fee. Often we neglect the importance of a sharp point or blade on a hoe or shovel. The sharp edge makes the job easier and more efficient. Doing this in the fall while it is fresh in your mind gets it done before the spring rush.

*Handles that have become rough over the season can be sanded and sealed. Once sanded smooth, wipe them down with wood oil. In some cases, they can also be painted. Some gardeners paint the handles of shovels, rakes, and hoes with a bright color so they are easy to see lying around in the garden.

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