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4 Tips for Fall Lawn Care

Fall is approaching! It’s the perfect time to start controlling your weeds, fertilizing your lawn and improving the overall health and appearance of your yard. With a bit of dedicated yard work, you can have a rich green lawn for when spring hits. Here are 5 tips for your Fall lawn care.  4 Tips for Fall Lawn Care 1. Get Rid of Any Leaves Yes, with fall comes the colorful and beautiful leaves, but even though they may look nice and fun to play in, they’re no good for your grass. Unfortunately, they tend to block any sunlight that reaches the grass and trap in moisture, which isn’t great for the health of your grass.  When you see leaves falling from your trees, try to rake or blow them away as often as possible. Neglecting to do so will cause your grass to be wilted or dead by the time spring...
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3 Reasons You Have Drain Flies

Are drain flies becoming a burden in your own home? There are a few things you could be doing that are causing them to appear in your house.  What Are Drain Flies? They’re winged gnats that appear dark and moth-like and are often referred to as moth, sewer or filter flies. These drain flies are covered in many hairs and leave a white, powdery mark once crushed. You’ll see that they thrive in a decomposing matter like sewage. Although they pose no immediate harm to inhabitants, they carry bacteria and even other microorganisms with negative health effects on people. They’re bound to transfer all of that bacteria from location to location. It’s crucial that they’re dealt with right away, for they are fast-breeding and will do just that.  3 Reasons You Have Drain Flies Standing Water Water is the number one thing drain flies are attracted to. In fact, they breed...
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3 Signs Your Pet May Have Fleas

As the summer rolls in, your pets are going to want to get out and investigate the world around them. If you have a pet that is known for getting into trouble, then you may be concerned about what they bring home to you. Pets can come back covered in dirt, grass, weeds, ticks and unfortunately fleas. Because of the size of fleas, they can be hard to find. But, there are a few signs that you can see to know if your pet has fleas. Scratching If your pet has fleas, you will likely see it scratching because they are itchy. If your pet normally doesn’t scratch, then the sudden constant attack on their skin is alarming. Flea saliva can cause an allergic reaction in dogs. Even one bite can cause days of agony. If your dog is scratching a lot, check its skin for red bumps. The symptoms can...
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Things You May Be Doing That Could Be Attracting Termites

As a homeowner, your home is one of your biggest investments. You don’t want it completely destroyed by something as small as a termite, especially when you could prevent it. To keep termites out, you must know what attracts them. Here are some things you may be doing that could attract termites.  Woodpiles Do you keep woodpiles stacked outside your home for easy access during the winter? You might also be giving termites easy access to your home.  Wood is termites’ main food source, and having woodpiles close to your home puts it in danger of an infestation. The NPMA recommends keeping firewood and woodpiles at least 20 feet away from your home. Otherwise, termites will migrate from the wood straight to your home.  Mulch Mulch is often used around the foundation of your home to enhance your landscaping. Mulch retains moisture for long periods of time, which is great for...
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Pests That are a Threat to Your Lawn

As summer approaches, people are preparing to keep pests from entering their homes. Though the home is most times the final destination, it is not the only at-risk area that you own. Some pests use your lawn for cover as they sneak their way inside. Other pests, aim for your lawn. Here are some pests that are a threat to your lawn. Big Critters to Watch out For There are big creatures that are the easiest to spot. Because of their size, the damage they cause to your yard is noticeable when you come out of your house. Big holes in the grass, flower beds ruined and trash littered everywhere are all signs of big threats. Gophers, raccoons and moles are the most common culprits depending on the area you live in. If you find holes in your lawn, there’s a good chance at least one of these animals is involved...
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