The benefits of core aeration is to break up the thatch layer in turf…enabling better air, water & nutrient exchange in the soil which produces a deeper root system & thicker turf. Core Aeration ~ Core aeration removes “cores” of soil. Aeration involves making holes in the lawn either by pushing a rod into it…

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To create beautiful curb appeal, rotate your mow direction every 2 weeks. This will prevent the grass from growing at a specific angle and prevent ruts from the mower tires and cutting units. The general rule of thumb for cutting is to remove no more than one third (1/3) of the leaf blade during each…

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We’re just around the corner for sprinkler system turn ons. When you turn on your system, make sure to check for leaks in spray heads and underground pipes. If you notice standing water in specific areas when your system is turned off, you may have a leak (however, keep in mind if you have standing…

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Congratulations to Landworks Irrigation Technician, Tom Straley, for successfully completing the Backflow Assembly Tester course and certifying with ASSE. Tom joins another Landworks certified Technician, Greg Arnold, with this distinction. The American Society of Sanitary Engineering (ASSE) is an organization represented of the plumbing and mechanical industries, including contractors, engineers, inspectors, manufacturers, etc. Find out…

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It’s that time of year to take a walk around your property & make a list of things to do before the winter season is upon us. Remember to empty, clean & store your outdoor flower pots to prevent cracking. Save your potting soil for next year ~ you can re-use it, just add some…

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Simply draining the water out of your sprinkler system or turning your sprinklers off may not be enough for Kansas City’s winter climate. We highly recommend that you “blow out” your system and remove ALL water from your pipes, because any remaining water can freeze, expand & crack pipes. Furthermore, frozen water in your backflow assembly may damage…

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Your new grass seed requires moisture and favorable temperature ranges for germination. The most important thing to remember is that you must keep the seed moist all the time (not enough water will kill the sprout). It is a commitment to keep your new seed watered correctly, especially immediately following application of seed. If you…

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Schedule each individual zone to account for the type of sprinkler, sun or shade exposure, and soil in that section. Different zones may need different watering schedules. Watch your system run through its cycle. Make sure your sprinklers are not watering streets, driveways, sidewalks, patios or homes. Water only when needed. Watering too much and…

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