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4 Tips to Help You Weed Out Those Undesirable Plants

When you bought your house, you didn’t think about how much work goes into creating and maintaining your outdoor space. Between mowing, planting, watering, trimming, and weeding, you got yourself another full-time job — especially with weeding. Weeds are persistent and extremely tenacious. Every time you pull one, two more seem to appear in its…

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3 Ways to Use Landscaping to Improve Your Home Security

Your home’s landscaping is important for a number of reasons, and can ultimately improve a home’s return on investment, or ROI, by 15%. But a nice looking lawn and a positive financial return aren’t the only reasons you should consider upping your landscape game. A good landscape design can actually help keep your home safer…

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How to Use Landscaping to Improve Home Security

The following guest post was contributed by Dynamark Security of Richmond, a Virginia-based home security and alarm company. There are dozens of ways you can improve your home security. Some of the best-known include purchasing a home security system, setting lights on timers while you’re away on holiday, and really obvious steps, like installing (and…

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What to do about Whiteflies and Lace Bugs

Many species of insects or mites, unfortunately, find our climate quite favorable and attack Little Rock landscape plants. You’ll find three main categories of garden pests: Chewing pests, boring pests, and sucking pests. Today, I’m going to talk about sucking pests. These insects cause damage by removing sap from plant tissues. Symptoms of infestation include…

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When Weeds Attack

The Little Rock area has been fortunate to experience an unusually wet and fairly mild summer, which is great for our plants (and our water bills). But, as is often the case, the bad comes with the good: Weeds! If not kept in check, these pesky plants can very quickly get out of control, taking…

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Lawn Care and Landscaping: What’s the Difference?

You may hear the words “lawn care” and “landscaping” used interchangeably. You might even think they mean the same thing, but they are actually two distinct areas in the industry. Most experts agree that lawn care refers to the improvement and maintenance of turf and landscaping is all about visualizing a picture for an outdoor space and then creating…

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Those Ants are on FIRE!

We’ve all seen the tell-tale mounds where fire ants live. And I’m hopeful that not too many of you have been on the receiving end of one of their bites. Fire ants build mounds in almost any type of soil, but they prefer open sunny areas, which is why you’ll see a lot of them…

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Dealing with Grub Trouble

Lawn grubs are the immature form of certain beetles, such as Japanese beetles or June bugs, which are very common in the Little Rock area. These small, white insect larvae have soft bodies with legs near the head. Unfortunately, their meal of choice is grass roots and organic matter in the soil, which causes the…

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Give Your Lawn Some Breathing Room!

You might not realize it, but every once in a while, your lawn needs to be aired out. Over time, your grass becomes compacted, especially grass that grows in soil with a high clay content or in high traffic areas. As a result, oxygen has difficulty making it down to the roots, which can make…

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