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How To Dethatch Your Lawn

Posted by Canopy on May 24, 2017

Many people know about the benefits of lawn aeration, but are you familiar with the process of dethatching your lawn?  If not, you are in the right place! Let’s start with the basics… What is thatch? Thatch is essentially little bits of grass that have died off during your turf’s natural lifecycle. A little bit…
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Is Slime Mold Bad?

Posted by Canopy on May 24, 2017

Have you noticed a “fungus” growing on your mulch beds recently that resembles dog vomit? You are not alone! In fact, what you are seeing is very common and is not a fungus at all. At one time, slime mold was considered part of the fungi kingdom, however it is actually single cell organisms that form…
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Does My Warm Season Grass Need Aeration?

Posted by Canopy on May 11, 2017

All grasses typically benefit from being aerated. Aerating grass involves puncturing small holes into the soil of your lawn so that air can circulate and more water and nutrients can reach the roots of your turfgrass. There are a variety of aeration tools available on the market and easily accessible in most home improvement and…
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How To Identify, Prevent, And Treat Fire Ants

Posted by Canopy on May 11, 2017

Fire ants are a nuisance throughout much of the southern portion of the United States. Fire ants are not native to the U.S. and like many foreign species, were mistakenly transported here with a shipment that arrived to port in Alabama in the 1930’s. Fire ants have since spread to several states throughout the south,…
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How Do You Prune Knock Out Roses?

Posted by Canopy on May 4, 2017

Knock Out roses (Rosa ‘RADrazz’) are a popular fixture in many landscapes. Not only do they add color and curb appeal, but they are easier to grow and care for than some of their high maintenance predecessors. The species was only developed in 2000 by a rose breeder name William Radler in Wisconsin. Knock Out roses…
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3 Lawn Care Tips For New Homeowners

Posted by Canopy on May 1, 2017

Have you recently purchased a home? Congratulations! Being a homeowner is one of the most rewarding milestones in life. It can also be one of the scariest! Whether you have purchased a new construction home or a resale, you have just purchased a lot of responsibility when it comes to home maintenance, particularly lawn care…
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