Maintaining Your Gardens & Lawn Care This Fall

We will be passing on a series of tips to help you transition your home and yard to the fall season. We will cover the following in a series of blog posts:   ~  Home Exterior  ~  Keeping Warm/Doors and Windows  ~   ~  Gardens  ~  Lawn Care  ~  Attic Pest Control  ~ ~  Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors  ~ We have covered “Your Home’s Exterior”, “Keeping Warm/Doors and Windows“. Now let’s talk about your gardens and lawn care.   Gardens  Fall is the perfect time to divide or move perennials. Remove dead annuals and mulch hardy perennials. Annuals typically die when temperatures drop below freezing. But perennials often appear as though they too have bitten the bullet. That’s because their top growth...

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Lawn Care Tips Save Water During Indiana Drought

With some Indiana residents being asked to stop watering their lawns this week, some are wondering how to save their grass. The Indianapolis Department of Waterworks says it pumped 215 million gallons of water Tuesday and expects to exceed that amount Wednesday. On an average day it will pump 140 million gallons. Residents who live outside of Indianapolis are not facing that restriction yet, but some services have been cut back. In Carmel, water softening has been suspended, and the water company there is asking customers to be judicious about water usage. Lawns need about an inch of water a week. The best time to water is in the early evening, after dark. Experts say to use an empty can to measure how much water you’re putting on the lawn. “Having a...

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