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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

What Turfgrasses Grow Best in the Four States Area of Southwest Missouri?

A right of passage for many homeowners is to have a lawn, but living in the four states area can have some folks wondering what turfgrasses grow best. But there are some essential questions every homeowner needs to consider when choosing a grass. What type of sun exposure will the grass receive? How long does […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Why You Should Hire a Landscaper to Complete Your Sod Installation

If you’re a new homeowner without an established lawn, you’re probably thinking of having sod installed. Your best first step is to hire a local landscaper. They can help you source the grass best suited for you and your family and install it.By hiring a landscaper, you can rest assured knowing that your lawn installation […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

How to Choose a Landscaping and Lawn Care Company

As a homeowner, you probably already recognize that landscaping helps build equity in your home while also giving your home curb appeal. Something that can pique the interest of future home buyers. After all, your home is an investment-worthy of your attention.Whether you plan to hire a landscaping company or a lawn care company, the […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Popular Landscaping Trends Among Homeowners and Businesses for Summer 2022

Whether a homeowner or a business owner, you may be thinking about what to do with your existing landscape. But where to begin is tough when online resources can leave some homeowners or businesses a bit overwhelmed.Popular Landscaping TrendsSo what if you couldn’t decide on a direction for your design altogether? There may be hope […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Top Five Important Benefits to Regular Lawn Mowing Maintenance

Did you know that providing regular lawn care and maintenance is vital to the health of your lawn? Through consistent lawn care scheduling, your yard can thrive and shine. Although, not every homeowner can devote time toward regular lawn maintenance. But there are simple solutions that are affordable and easy to complete just once weekly.Benefits of […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

The Function of A Dry Creek Bed as a Beautiful Lawn Feature

The phrase dry creek bed isn’t to be confused with a dry river bed. Although the two function similarly, the bed is responsible for channeling water during periods of winter and spring snow runoff or heavy rainfall; otherwise, it stays dry.It can also serve as a beautiful lawn feature with purpose but requires little maintenance […]

By Jeremiah Sooter