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The pros and cons of using landscape fabric

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Like many gardening decisions, whether to use landscape fabric is largely dependent on the situation.  Sometimes it can come in handy and sometimes it can create extra work.  If you are thinking about using landscape fabric for your next project, here are a few factors we think are worth considering: THE PROS 1)      Weeding can seem so labor-intensive that when landscape fabric became widely available, many professionals and hobbyist gardeners alike thought it would be the gardening version of sliced…

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How to take care of snow mold

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Snow mold is a fungal turf disease that appears early in the spring as the snow begins to melt. Snow mold can appear pink or gray and it can make your lawn look just plain yucky. There is typically no permanent damage caused by snow mold, but affected areas will take longer to “green up” and grow new grass. To help the turf grow in these areas, you can gently rake them to remove any dead material that has built…

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5 Tips on how to get the best lawn mowing price in 2016

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At Peterson Lawn Services, we want you to be so happy with our service that you keep referring us to all of your friends and neighbors. In fact, we are willing to share some of our secrets with you on how you can get a cheaper mowing price. Here are 5 ways you can get a lower weekly mowing price from our company: 1) Encourage neighbors on your street to sign up for weekly mowing. When your neighbors do sign…

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Hiring now for Spring 2016 – Lead Landscape Gardener

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Peterson Lawn Services is looking for a Lead Landscape Gardener. This is a management position that will require some physical labor as well as meeting with potential clients, bidding landscape projects and taking those projects from start to finish. We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter with a great attention to detail and a high standard for excellence. This position requires someone who is very personable and confident and can converse easily with clients. The successful candidate will have…

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Ice melt delivered to your door at prices that can’t be beat!

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OH the weather outside is frightful, but our ice melt is so delightful. Before you go slip and fall, call Peterson Salt, Peterson Salt, Peterson Salt. Did you know that our parent company, Peterson Salt & Water Treatment, carries a top-notch line up of ice melt products for all of your ice melting needs? We even offer free delivery to anywhere in the 7-county metro area! Call Peterson Salt today for advice on how you can handle those slippery sidewalks…

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Preparing for Fall Clean Up: Knowing the Yard Waste Disposal Program in Your City

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    Every city in Hennepin County offers a different yard waste disposal program and because we service customers all over the Minneapolis metro area we thought it would be helpful to compile a list here of the information for leaf pick ups in each city. We hope that our customers will find this list helpful as they are making plans for their Fall Clean Ups with us this season. Weekly Clean Ups with Peterson Lawn will begin the week…

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CLOSED for Labor Day! Mowing schedule reminder for next week.

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This is a reminder that because we are closed today, we will be mowing one day behind schedule all week this week. Any time we have a rain delay or a holiday, our mowing schedule is affected. Here is how this week’s schedule will work: Monday 9/7 — CLOSED, NO MOWING! Tuesday 9/8 — mowing for Monday customers Wednesday 9/9 — mowing for Tuesday customers Thursday 9/10 — mowing for Wednesday customers Friday 9/11 — mowing for Thursdays customers Saturday…

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CLOSED for Memorial Day! Mowing schedule reminder!

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Happy Memorial Day! This is a reminder that because we are closed today, we will be mowing one day behind schedule all week this week. Any time we have a rain delay or a holiday, our mowing schedule is affected. Here is how this week’s schedule will work: Monday 5/25 — CLOSED, NO MOWING! Tuesday 5/26 — mowing for Monday customers Wednesday 5/27 — mowing for Tuesday customers Thursday 5/28 — mowing for Wednesday customers Friday 5/29 — mowing for…

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Save money and time on your mulch project — choose a “country edge”

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One of our signature moves when working on a mulch refreshing project is to remove plastic edging and replace it with a “country edge.” Mulch edging can tend to pop up out of place in the spring when the ground thaws, and it can become cracked over time, or battered by your lawn mower. A country edge, however, is a much more simple and elegant solution. It will need to be re-dug out from time to time, but there are…

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Weed I.D. may I.D. Turf problems

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Weeds. Can’t live with them. Can’t seem to ever get rid of them! The good news is we can use weeds to our advantage! If you want a healthier looking lawn, the first step is recognizing what weeds you have and how to deal with them. Weeds can tell you a lot about the condition of your lawn because… “Weeds are the result of bad turf area, not the cause of bad turf!”  For example, if your turf is too…

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