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Is My Yard Dead?! What To Do Next...

   Right about now the lawn is yellow, crispy, and maybe has some weeds in it. Most of this is ok, for now. August is one of those months where we rely on nature to take care of itself. Most of all plants and grass have gone dormant by this time. ITS OK! dormancy is the natural way plants survive harsh times. Plants have been doing this long before humans, and will continue to do so long after we are gone. Understanding what you ca…

How To Water The Yard During Drought

 Watering the yard during hot dry times of the year: 1. Use the rain/soak/rain method. Let your zones run just long enough to deliver .25” of water and then move to the next zone. Then start over and run through each again about 1 hour apart.  This will deliver a deep soaking that is good for the roots.                          …

Weed Management, Crabgrass Be Thy Name.

One of the biggest things people neglect to take care of prior to aeration and seeding is killing the weeds. I am mainly referring to crabgrass. Crabgrass is the biggest killer of grass. Crabgrass has developed high tolerances to heat, and needs little water to thrive. It is truly the only thing growing when everything else is brunt up. This allows for the crabgrass to spread and take over new areas of the yard. Grass that has been chocked o…

The Heat Is On.....The Lawn.

The peak of summer heat is here – can your lawn handle it? We suggest the following tips and tricks in order to maintain a healthy, intact lawn during the extreme heat of the summer. REFRAIN FROM CUTTING TOO SHORT One common mistake made by both homeowners and commercial landscape maintenance companies is cutting a lawn too short. If a lawn is cut too short, it reduces the plants’ ability to produce energy for growth.…

Should Applications Be Done Before And After A Rain?

At lawn Wranglers we do our very best to work around the curve balls Mother Nature throws at us in the St. Louis area. As a general rule we do not do applications during heavy rains, However there are days when it may rain before or after an application of weed control/Fertilizer. We have seen great weed control results on the majority of applications we have completed that were closely followed by rainfall; we encourage all of our customers…

Why Do I Need To Sharpen My Lawn Mower Blade?

At Lawn Wranglers we encourage Home owners to sharpen their Lawn Mowers blades at least once a season. Mowing with a dull mower blade with cause grass to be shredded, ripped or even torn  leaving jagged grass tips that may turn white or yellow. These conditions can stress your lawn and even make your lawn more susceptible to Disease and insect problems. Remember for best results mow cool season lawns such as Bluegrass and Fescue to…

6 Secrets Your Lawn Care Company Doesn't Want You To Kn...

6 things your lawn care company doesn't want you to know!             Here are a few lawn care industry secrets that hopefully help you make a more informed choice on the companies that help, not the ones that hype. Buyer Beware! Just because a lawn care company has professional sales people, does not mean they have “professional” employees actually doing the job!…

Mulch Vs Rock

    I get this question all the time. Should we replenish the depleted and faded wood mulch, or should we switch to decorative rock. Both give a drastically different look, feel, and smell. Yes, I said smell. In either case make sure to have all new planting completed beforehand. Trying to fight the mulch or rock to plant some rose bushes is a mess.         With the smell aside, wood mulch is a annual p…

Know Your Enemy; Moles.

            Moles continue their destruction! With the start of 2017, most are recovering from the holidays and trying to start the new year on the right foot, but not the moles. They continue to live their lives as if nothing has changed, unless the ground becomes rock solid, the winter has little impact on their day to day activates. Hibernation is not something these little critters do. Moles will have 1 or 2…

Tips For Summer Lawn Care

Tips for Summer Lawn Care During the the heat of summer, it’s best to take a tempered approach to weed control on your lawn. Do: Keep your lawn mowed at a higher length during the summer months. Find your grass on the chart below, then set your mower to the high end of the spectrum when you tackle it. The extra half-inch or inch of height will help shade out weeds and keep your lawn looking beautiful. …