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Benefits of Lawn Leveling for Homeowners in the Four States

A lawn leveling service can benefit four-state homeowners in various ways. It’s an essential part of lawn maintenance that helps promote a healthy and beautiful lawn. Here are several reasons that leveling out an uneven yard offers healthy controls worth considering.By addressing lawn pests, improving drainage, and reducing lawn maintenance costs, leveling a lawn is […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

How to Properly Perform Lawn Leveling

Whether you have an existing lawn or newly laid sod, it’s not uncommon to experience unevenness throughout your yard. Without proper lawn leveling, standing water can become a problem and put your home’s foundation at risk of unwanted flooding.With brand-new sod, the topsoil beneath should not be tampered down too much, or the grass may […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Winter Lawn Care in the Four States

When it comes to Winter lawn care in the four states, there isn’t a one size fits all solution. That’s because so many different types of grasses can grow in our region of the country. From cool-season to warm-season grasses, a range of grasses grow here in the four states. Bermudagrass and zoysiagrass are among the […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Fall Lawn Prep for Winter in the Quad State Area of Southwest Missouri

If you live in the quad-state area of southwest Missouri, you know that grow zone 6 falls into the transition zone, where both cool-season and warm-season turfgrasses thrive. That can mean different nutrient requirements for homeowners looking to complete Fall lawn prep.Good lawn prep amounts to clearing your lawn of organic matter that could rob […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Commercial Property Drainage Problems and Solutions for Business Owners

If you’re a business owner with a commercial property, it can be easy to overlook property infrastructure before you realize you’ve got a problem. The most common problem areas on commercial property arise from poorly maintained drainage.Sometimes it helps to understand where problem areas exist to defend the land around your business proactively. With regular […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Fall Cleanup for Homeowners and Business Owners in the Four States

Fall cleanup is an important time of year for many homeowners and businesses. For many municipalities in the Four States, it is part of the city ordinance for homeowners and companies to perform regular grounds maintenance and upkeep.But when Fall rolls around, many deciduous trees in our region begin to shed leaves, cluttering up yards […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Selecting the Right Trees, Shrubs, or Plants for Your Yard in the Four State Area

It can be a challenging decision-making process when it comes to planting trees, shrubs, or plants in the four states. That’s because the options are nearly endless, with over 400 species of plant life and 160 of those being native hardwood trees. We’ve narrowed the scope to these top picks across the four states with many […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Your Local Sources for Nurseries and Greenhouses Serving the Four-State Area

If you live in the four-state area of Southwest Missouri, you’re bound to know that gardening and landscaping are a big part of our regional lifestyle. So what better way to celebrate our local pride than by discussing popular local sources for garden nurseries and greenhouses.Whether you live closer to Joplin, Missouri, or Pittsburg, Kansas, […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Caring for Your Cool-Season Turfgrasses in the Four State Area of Southwest Missouri

Continuing our discussion earlier this month on caring for turfgrasses in the four-state area of the Western Ozarks. But this time, you’ll discover how to best care for your cool-weather turfgrasses.Helping guide you on two popular cool-season turfgrasses in the four-state region: Tall fescue grass Hybrid blend turfgrass What You Will Discover About Your Turfgrass […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Caring for Your Warm-Season Turfgrasses in the Four State Area of Southwest Missouri

Last month you probably recall what turfgrasses grow best in the four states. In keeping with that theme in August, you’ll learn how to best care for your warm-weather turfgrasses.Helping guide you on the pros and cons of each of the two most popular warm-season turfgrasses in the four-state region: Bermuda turf Zoysiagrass turf What […]

By Jeremiah Sooter