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Snow Blower or Plow: What's Better?

Freshly fallen snow looks beautiful, as white crystals blanket everything in sight. Unfortunately, that includes your sidewalks and driveway, where snow removal is necessary for ease of movement and ...
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Boost Your Curb Appeal and Resale Value

The Grounds Guys of Franklin participated in a makeover featured on the Property Brothers: Buying & Selling along with fellow Neighborly company, Five Star Painting . In season seven’s fourth episode ...
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All About Succulents and Succulent Care

Succulents are low in maintenance, high in beauty and offer a wide variety of sizes, shapes, textures and colours. They are like having a living piece of art that you can pick up in almost any garden ...
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Is a Brown Lawn a Dead Lawn?

Occasionally, you may see unexplained brown spots on your lawn – seemingly, for no reason at all! Your lawn may not look pretty, but luckily, it is most likely dormant or has fungus, which are both ...
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Pressure Washing Makes Important Visual Impact

This spring, don’t let the dirty walls or driveways stop you from making your business or home look its best. Weather and year-round wear starts to show in driveways, on siding and brick and along ...
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Build a Backyard Paradise

Victoria Day weekend will be here soon, and with it, is the unofficial kickoff to summer gatherings, grilling season and more time spent outdoors. Whether you live in a subdivision or out in the ...
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Avoid Dead Spots on Your Grass

Sunny days are often spent in backyard pools or playing games to keep cool. Summer fun can be undone when you notice brown spots in your lawn, and a few culprits may be the cause. Read on for helpful ...
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Where You Need Mulch and Why

With warmer weather in the forecast, weekends can be spent working to make yard the best looking on the block. If you lack landscaping expertise and want to make your yard look its best as quickly and ...
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Treat Your Lawn to Prevent Weeds This Spring

Lawn care can be time consuming and tough; however, it can also be very rewarding. Working in the yard just after winter might require a bit of extra work, but it will be worth it when you see your ...
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Make Your Yard Championship Quality

Are any of your friends or family avid football fans? If you would rather spend time in your garden than watching football, this is your chance! While everyone else is thinking about the big game, ...
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Tree of the Month: Pine

The Tree of the Month for January is the majestic pine tree. Evergreens, including pines, really stand out this time of year since deciduous trees will remain leafless for several more months. If you ...
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The Grounds Guys' Guide to Winter Plant Care

If you live in a cold climate, winter can be taxing on your garden. Fortunately, we have you – and your plants – covered with our guide to winter plant care. Follow our advice and your plants will ...
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New Year's Resolutions For Your Lawn

Most of us ring in the New Year with resolutions, plans for self-betterment, and home improvement projects. Your lawn and garden can follow suit. Take steps now to ensure your New Year’s resolution of ...
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Clear a Way for Santa!

December is touted as the most wonderful time of the year as it’s filled with holiday greetings and happy meetings when friends and family get together. Driveways and sidewalks buried in snow and ice ...
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Fall Foliage Destinations

For many people, fall is a time of vibrant hues in nature. Places that are usually gorgeous are even more breathtaking. This fall, pack up your family and take a road trip or hop on a plane to some of ...
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Trim Trees to Get Them Ready for Next Year

Trees are definitely a vital part of our environment. They offer local wildlife a place to live, provide oxygen for us to live and keep your yard beautiful. The Grounds Guys® have some tips for ...
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Four Ways to Make the Front Yard Fun

Tailgating and fall outdoor party season is here! Enjoy this time of year with friends and family and enjoy the mild fall weather. The front yard is a great place to enjoy the outdoors without having ...
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Landscape Your Life for Self-Improvement Month

As only an estimated 8 percent of people typically keep their New Year’s resolutions, there are plenty of people who don’t! It’s Self-Improvement Month and that gives people another opportunity to ...
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Summer Staining: Wood and Concrete

When it comes to revitalizing the hard surfaces in your back yard, sometimes a fresh coat of stain is all you need. The nice weather this summer is the perfect time to stain concrete patios and wood ...
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Power Washing Your Outdoor Surfaces

If curb appeal is important to you, power washing could be the chemical-free answer to uncovering your home’s natural beauty . Power washing cleans up your home’s exterior and the hardscaping around ...
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Which Kinds of Grasses Survive the Heat Best?

If you live in a warm climate, you probably understand the importance of selecting a warm-season grass. Unlike their cool-season counterparts, warm-season grass thrives in the heat. In fact, their ...
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The Benefits of a Sprinkler System

It’s impossible to have a green lawn without water. Some places are lucky enough to receive exactly the right amount of water from rainfall. For the rest of us, sprinklers are the best way to deliver ...
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Plants That Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies

While you probably maintain a garden because you love plant life, the ability to attract beautiful wildlife is an added benefit. There’s truly nothing like the vibrant colours and fluttering wings of ...
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Irrigation Repair to Prepare for Summer

Summer is upon us, and that means your irrigation system is working hard to keep your lawn green. Unfortunately, a lot of things can go wrong with an irrigation system. If yours needs repair, take ...
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Smaller Farm Animals You Can Keep in Your Yard

When you think of farm animals, cows, pigs and horses may come to mind. While these particular farm animals are best left to farmers with plenty of room to graze, there are a handful of smaller farm ...
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