Creating a Landscape Feature Out of Your PondCreating a Landscape Feature Out of Your Pond

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Creating a Landscape Feature Out of Your Pond

When I first bought my home, I was unsure about the man-made pond in the backyard. The water was green and there was no wildlife to be seen. I decided to work with the water feature instead of spending money on fill materials to get rid of the pond. I added a water fountain to the space first that featured a submersible pump and I later added fish. After installing a filtration system and an aeration device, my pond became the central landscaping feature on my property. I made a lot of mistakes as I completed the installations. I had to learn about the biological filtration and I had to figure out how to control algae with shade plants. I want you to have an easier time than I did creating a water feature, so read my blog to find out what you need to do.


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Keeping Your Grass Healthy And Thriving Throughout The Year

Keeping the grass around your home healthy and looking great can take some work. If you live in an area that sees dry summers or harsh winters, a lawn treatment that provides nutrients and things that your lawn needs may be essential.  

Lawn Assessment

Hiring a lawn care service to assess the condition of your lawn is an excellent starting point. The yard service can look at the grass and take soil samples to determine what is lacking and that may be needed to help your grass grow better and stay healthier. 

A lawn treatment may include adding products to alter the pH balance of the soil, reducing the acidity or alkali properties. Other times it may only require a natural fertilizer to help keep the grass healthy and provide nutrients. 

Using a lab to analyze the soil conditions can tell the lawn service a lot about the grass and how to strengthen it so it lasts throughout the harsh months and thrives in the best ones. Your lawn may need things that someone else's does not, so using a service to customize lawn treatment is often more effective than just buying products and putting them on the grass. 

Aeration Treatments

If the soil in your yard is compact and dense, getting water, fertilizer, and other products in can be challenging. Your lawn service may recommend aerating the soil to loosen it up and allow more nutrients and water to penetrate the surface. Putting water and other products on top of the dry soil can cause the water to run off, taking the chemicals you need in the soil with it. 

Aeration involves punching small holes in the soil with a machine that penetrates an inch or so under the surface. As a lawn treatment, this can have a significant impact on how the soil breathes and absorbs other materials. Aeration works best in the early spring or fall after temperatures cool, allowing the grass to recover quickly. 

Monthly Care

If you do not have time to spend on your lawn but want to keep it looking good, hiring a lawn care company to handle the lawn treatment for you is perfectly acceptable. Most services come on a schedule that works for you, and many will take care of the yard even if you are not at home.

The service may be monthly or more often if your lawn needs some extra work, but you can discuss the situation with the provider and come to an agreement that will provide the best care for your grass.  

Contact a local lawn treatment service to learn more.