A Closer look at Fast-Food Salads

I have often wondered whether salads really are a good way to maintain a healthy diet or not. I believe salads can be a part of a healthy diet, but it is important to know the facts.  The facts put the numbers quickly into perspective.

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When to Stop Watering Your Lawn This Fall

The fall of 2015 has been a very unusually dry and warm one across the midwest. With high temperatures in the 60’s -70’s and lows in the 50’s, the conditions are just right for some last minute fall lawn seeding or repair with sod. Many irrigation companies are also wanting customers to winterize their lawn

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Time may be right to overseed your lawn

This summer has been an unusual one on a number of fronts. I have fertilized twice this summer, (July  and August)  and have constantly battled weeds. Through it all the grass has remained very green and has required very little watering because of the frequent rains. Also, future forecasts for September show September to be a

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Lawn Update – August

July was kind of a tough month for lawns.  It was a  wild month of weeds and a reemergence of grubs. In addition, the beginning of the month brought cooler temperatures and I found myself applying nitrogen to a lawn that had lost nutrients during the month  of June. As we begin August, temperatures are

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Fertilize Your Lawn in July?

Yes! – This year I fertilized my lawn in July I added a slow-release fertilizer with a 30% Nitrogen content. I typically use this type of fertilizer in a fall or late spring time frame. I typically do not recommend this type of application during the summer, because the temperatures in the midwest, (Omaha, Nebraska)  are in the

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Lawn and Garden Soil Explained

Are you considering adding soil amendments to your lawn or garden this fall, if so, you should check out this informative presentation and know your options. Consider soil testing as well

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August Lawn Tips

Just as kids get ready to go back to school, so to, its time to head back to the lawn to nurture it for the fall season. The best time to apply grass seed is Mid-August through the first part of October. With this being said, I think the first two weeks of August are

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How should I water my lawn in the summer?

It is that time of year when homeowners are beginning to see dry spots in their lawn.  Here are two tips to help your yard survive the summer heat. 1) Raise your blade. Don’t mow so short. With the direct sunlight hitting your grass, it is wise to let the grass get a little higher

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