Lawn Maintainence

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Landscaping for curb appeal

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While it is impossible to quantify what kind of return on investment a particular property will get, there is little doubt that when it comes to selling your home, curb appeal matters.  If nothing else, a well-presented surrounding will encourage prospective home buyers to follow up. They might simply look out the window and keep driving if the land appears to be boring or poorly maintained. THE MINIMUM INVESTMENT Preparing a home for sale can be hard on the budget, but making…

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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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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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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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Aeration: What does it do and when should I do it?

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Over time a lawn’s soil tends to get hard and compacted.  This makes it hard for the grass roots to push their way through the soil.  Roots also need oxygen just like we do – a healthy lawn soil has plenty of air pockets for roots to breath.  Those air pockets also allow water to move deeply into the soil.  A highly compacted soil will shed more water than it absorbs – all that sprinkler water just running into storm…

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Rain day reminders

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We’ve sure been getting plenty of rain in Minnesota this spring! In fact, this is the wettest start to the year since 1871!  According to Fox 9 news we’ve had 19.73 inches of rainfall in the past 80 days – that’s two thirds of what we normally get in an entire year. While all this rain is great news for our lawns and gardens, it sure does put a crimp in our mowing schedule and in any plans you may have…

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How to get greener grass

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“How can I make my lawn greener?” This question comes up a lot during my FREE garden consultations over the summer. More often than not a lawn is suffering from a couple of problems: low nutrients, compaction, thick thatch, weeds, and drought. There are two main routes to deal with the low nutrients and weeds: One would be to start a fertilizer and weed spray regimen. You can call our office to get a price on our fertilizer and weed spray…

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Tip #3 For a tidy garden: Weeding!

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Weeding Everyone’s favorite task! What’s that? No one likes weeding? Well, all the more reason to pay attention to Tidy Garden Tip #1: Mulch. In life, however, weeds will happen even if we take preventative steps, so here a few tricks for making the joyous task of weeding a little bit easier. #1 Know your weeds! Not all weeds are created equal – some are crooks and others are super villains. If you don’t have time for a thorough weeding at…

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