Blog Posts in 2015

  • The Power of Power Washing

    September 10, 2015
    Are grit and grime making your home or business look less inviting, or frankly, dirty and drab? Time and weather are not friends with your outdoor areas. Over time, grit and grime build up on your exterior surfaces. However, the professionals at The Grounds Guys have great news! You can brighten and clean the façade of your home or business in a snap with professional power washing. If you want to ...
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  • 7 Tips for Choosing Aquatic Flowers & Plants

    September 8, 2015
    Did you know that taking your pond from ordinary to extraordinary can be as simple as selecting the perfect aquatic plants? Colorful flowers or green plants can give your pond that extra bit of spark to catch onlookers’ eyes and improve your curb appeal dramatically. Below are some tips to consider when choosing plants that work best for enhancing your pond: Fake or Real? – This is answered by ...
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  • 6 Most Common Types of Grasses

    August 30, 2015
    Ryegrass, a cool season grass, is often added to dormant warm season lawns in the winter to maintain a lush, green look until spring, a process called “winter overseeding.” —————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Ryegrass fits within the cool season grasses category, but does best in temperate climates with neither winter nor summer extremes. ...
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  • Populating Your Pond with Fish

    August 25, 2015
    Adding fish to your backyard pond is a great way to enhance its beauty and lower the mosquito population. Here’s what you need to know about preparing your pond, choosing fish and caring for them. Preparing Your Pond for Fish To help ensure your fish live long, happy lives, prepare the pond with these tips: Plant several types of plants that grow above and below the water. This shades the pond, ...
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  • Enjoy the Health Benefits of Outdoor Water Features

    August 20, 2015
    If you’re in the process of reinventing your outdoor space, you might be considering the addition of a water feature. There’s no denying that fountains, ponds, pools and waterfalls make your outdoor living space more beautiful, but what other benefits do they provide? Is it possible you could improve your mental health and wellbeing by installing an outdoor water feature? You’ll be pleased to ...
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  • Examine the Pros and Cons of Saltwater Pools

    August 19, 2015
    As any pool owner will tell you, chlorine is hazardous to store and handle. If it weren’t for backyard swimming pools, there would be no reason to keep this dangerous chemical anywhere near your house. Perhaps this is one reason you’re considering a saltwater pool. Once reserved for luxury hotels, these systems are now available for backyard pool owners to enjoy right on their property. Learn the ...
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  • Understanding Types of Trees

    April 6, 2015
    Caring for the trees in your yard -- or selecting trees for your landscape -- begins with understanding different tree types. Some trees offer shade in the summer and let sunlight in during the winter; other trees have brilliant fall colour; and many tree types provide food and shelter that beckon birds to your yard. The Grounds Guys® can give you some pointers to help you handpick trees for your ...
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