Blog Posts in 2019

  • How to Fix Exposed Tree Roots

    October 8, 2019
    A healthy root system is vital to the growth and longevity of all types of plants, including trees. In addition to the intake of air, water, and nutrients through the soil, tree roots also help to anchor the plant in place and they will continue to spread laterally below the ground as the tree matures. While most roots typically lie between 12 to 18 inches below the surface of the soil, a number ...
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  • How to Get Rid of Lawn Grubs

    October 1, 2019
    Small concentrations of grubs can be found in nearly every lawn, but once their numbers increase, lawn grub damage may become evident and their presence attracts larger creatures who consider these larvae to be a tasty treat. Learn how to get rid of lawn grubs and stop them from returning with expert advice from The Grounds Guys®. What Are Grubs? The word "grub" is used to describe the larvae of ...
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  • How to Overseed a Lawn

    September 10, 2019
    Lawn care is an integral part of exterior home maintenance, and a healthy, vibrant lawn can add beauty and value to any home. Regardless of how much time you spend in your yard, your grass can begin to look thin and brown as it ages, and the best way to restore its appearance and vitality is with overseeding. Read on to learn everything you need to know about how to overseed a lawn from the ...
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  • Best Time to Water Lawn

    August 27, 2019
    Like all living things, your lawn needs sunlight, food, and water in order to survive. While factors such as climate and soil conditions may cause variations with regards to the frequency and amount of water that is needed, the best time of day to water your lawn remains the same. Here are some helpful tips to keep your lawn looking its best, from the landscape experts at The Grounds Guys®. What ...
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  • Is Artificial Turf Right for Your Yard?

    August 13, 2019
    Artificial turf has been around for more than 50 years, but while it was once reserved for applications such as sporting arenas, golf courses, or soccer fields, today it is considered a viable alternative to more traditional natural grass landscaping. If you're considering an artificial turf installation for your home or business, read on to learn whether it is the right choice for your yard, ...
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  • DIY Fire Pit Ideas | Backyard Firepits

    July 23, 2019
    Since the time that fire was first discovered it has become a valuable resource for lighting, cooking, and heating, while also serving as a gathering place for friends and family. While you may not need to rely on fire in the same way as your ancestors once did, a backyard fire pit can add beauty and value to any outdoor space. The Grounds Guys® are pleased to provide you with some great DIY fire ...
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  • What Causes Dead Patches in Lawn?

    July 9, 2019
    After all your hard work it can be disheartening to see dead patches in your lawn, but the good news is that you can restore the beauty and vitality to your landscape with the right methods and materials. In order to repair the bare spots and prevent them from returning, it's important to get to the root of the problem; read on to learn what causes dead patches in a lawn and how to fix them, from ...
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  • Keeping Rodents & More Out of Your Lawn

    June 25, 2019
    While factors that affect the health and beauty of your lawn such as inclement weather or soil type can be hard to control, others are treatable and preventable given the right resources and advice, including rodent lawn damage. Read on for some valuable tips and tricks from the experts at The Grounds Guys® that can help to eliminate frustration and protect your investment. What's Eating Your ...
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  • Outdoor Landscaping Ideas

    June 11, 2019
    As the days grow longer and temperatures get warmer, families gravitate to the outdoors to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Make the most of your backyard and personalize your outdoor living space with these creative landscaping ideas from experienced professionals at The Grounds Guys®, with options to suit every type of lifestyle and any size of yard or budget. Backyard Landscaping ...
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  • What Are the Different Types of Mulch?

    May 21, 2019
    Mulch is an essential component of any healthy landscape or garden, used to retain moisture, reduce or eliminate weed growth, maintain soil temperature, and more. Whether you are considering adding mulch to your garden for the first time or as part of your annual routine, your success is dependent on choosing the right mulch based on a number of important factors. Read on to learn all you need to ...
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  • Different Types of Lawn Grasses

    May 7, 2019
    The key to having a lush, green lawn is in choosing the right type of lawn grass for your unique climate and lifestyle. The Grounds Guys® is a team of knowledgeable, experienced landscape professionals that can help you decide which type of grass is best for you, with services to keep your lawn and landscaping looking its best all year round. Read on to learn more about the different types of lawn ...
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  • How to Install Drip Irrigation

    April 16, 2019
    A drip irrigation system is a perfect solution for those looking to save time and money while keeping plants healthy and happy. With some helpful advice from the landscape experts at The Grounds Guys®, you can set up your own DIY drip irrigation system in just a few easy steps. What is Drip Irrigation? Drip irrigation simplifies the process of watering your plants, using a series of strategically ...
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  • Ornamental Grasses & What You Need to Know

    April 2, 2019
    Ornamental grasses provide height, texture, movement, and visual interest to any landscape, and come in a vast array of colours, shapes, and sizes. As little as a few decades ago ornamental grasses were considered a novelty and used mainly by industry professionals and experienced gardeners— but as their availability and reputation as low maintenance, eco-friendly plants have increased they can ...
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  • How to Amend Soil

    March 19, 2019
    In order to help the plants in your yard thrive and look their best, it is necessary to ensure they receive adequate amounts of light and water, but the essential ingredient that is often overlooked is soil. In most cases, soil requires some type of amendment in order to provide the ideal conditions for growth. With a little help from The Grounds Guys® you can learn how to amend soil and give your ...
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  • Spring Lawn Maintenance

    March 5, 2019
    The best way to ensure you have a lush, green lawn each summer is to give it some extra care and attention each spring. Maximize your time and satisfaction by taking the right steps at the right time, using these helpful tips from the landscape experts at The Grounds Guys®. Looking for a one-stop one-sheeter? Click below to download our Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips Checklist. Then, read full ...
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  • Frost Heave: How to Prevent Frost Heave

    February 19, 2019
    In cold-weather climates, those with vast temperature swings, or in areas where there are several incidents of hard frost each winter, plants, roadways, and structures may be negatively impacted by frost heave. This phenomenon occurs most often during towards the end of fall or the beginning of spring when the conditions are ideal, and it can happen in all types of soil. Learn how to stop frost ...
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  • What Does Mulch Do?

    February 5, 2019
    Few materials are as beneficial for your garden or as misunderstood as mulch, and although it is widely recognized as a valuable addition to any landscape, not everyone knows why. The team of professionals at The Grounds Guys® is pleased to provide you with the answers to questions such as "What does mulch do?" and "What is mulch used for?" so that you can reap the benefits and have the garden ...
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  • Landscaping Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    February 5, 2019
    While there is nothing that can't be fixed with a little hard work, the key to your satisfaction and peace of mind is learning how to avoid landscaping mistakes before they happen. The experienced professionals at The Grounds Guys® can help you make the most of your time and landscaping budget with tips that show you how to get it right the first time. Common Landscape Design Mistakes Failure to ...
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  • Tips and Tricks for Starting Seeds Indoors

    January 8, 2019
    Growing your own vegetables is a healthier, less expensive alternative to store-bought produce and can be inherently satisfying. This year get a head start on your garden by starting seeds indoors, with expert advice from the professionals at The Grounds Guys®. Best Seeds to Start Indoors Choose your vegetables based on what you know your family will eat, and purchase high-quality, organic seeds ...
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