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Welcome to the 2016 Lawn Season!

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Weekly lawn mowing has officially started and if you are anything like us you are rejoicing over the change of seasons. If this warmer weather has got you thinking about all of your landscaping plans for the season, but you aren’t sure which project to tackle first, our service list may be able to help point you in the right direction. Have you ever wondered which services happen during which month? For example, when is the best time to trim…

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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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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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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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Dethatching: What is it and is it necessary?

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Thatch is a layer of dead plant material that forms over time in your lawn.  A certain amount of thatch is healthy because it helps add organic matter to the soil over time.  However, sometimes the thatch doesn’t break down quickly enough and it can keep water and air from reaching the soil.  A thick layer of thatch can also harbor problematic fungi or attract lawn pests. If you notice that your lawn doesn’t look healthy take a closer look…

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