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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

Drainage Berm Design Rules for Creating A Beautiful Landscape

Now that it’s April, it seems only fitting to continue our focus on drainage solutions. More specifically, drainage berms. The options for berms in your yard are nearly endless. But when it comes to creating a beautiful landscape using a drainage berm, there are rules to follow. Although there is no actual book of rules to […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Hiring A Professional for A Proper French Drain Installation

Many homeowners say the most rewarding work is working in their yards. However, some yard work may require the help of an expert. One type of project is the French drain.While a French drain may seem like a logical and aesthetically pleasing solution for surface drainage and an easy weekend warrior project, a great deal […]

By Jeremiah Sooter

Outdoor Drainage Solutions

Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or you’ve owned several homes, there is one thing certain; it’s an investment worthy of your time and attention. A venture into responsibilities of upkeep and improvements.But when it comes to the lawn, some homeowners might overlook problem areas like outdoor drainage around a home’s foundation or low spots in […]

By Jeremiah Sooter