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Benefits of Bark Mulch

Benefits of Bark Mulch

Mulch is a layer of organic or inorganic matter that’s placed on garden or lawn soil. The cover limits evaporation and helps the soil retain moisture for a longer period of time. It also protects the soil from extreme heat and cold, which can help protect the delicate roots of plants, grass, and trees. Mulch will also limit weed growth so your plants, grass, and trees don’t have to compete with...
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Did You Wet Your Plants?

Did You Wet Your Plants?

With the extreme heat coming and going this summer (115 degrees in late June!?), your plants need extra care to survive the heatwave. Whether you are growing vegetables, a flower garden, or even some indoor plants, check out the tips below to salvage your burned and stressed plants and protect them from future damage. Signs that your plant has been overexposed to the sunlight include dark or...
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MANAGING LEAVES IN THE FALL

MANAGING LEAVES IN THE FALL

September is upon us, and with that comes the changing of the seasons, pumpkin spice lattes, and falling leaves. As gorgeous as the change in scenery is, it’s essential to be aware of the potential damage resulting from excessive fallen leaves. Aside from being an eyesore, accumulations of leaves can cause a severe amount of damage to your property. The first problem to be aware of is clogged...
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WHEN & HOW TO TRIM YOUR HEDGES

WHEN & HOW TO TRIM YOUR HEDGES

Pruning, trimming, and shaping hedges in your yard can be a much bigger and more meticulous job than people realize. Not only is it a time-consuming, physical task, but a rushed or poorly planned pruning project may seriously damage your hedges. Typically built from many shrubs planted tightly in a row, hedges are used to frame and border a yard. They can be a great natural way to provide...
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THE BENEFITS OF SYNTHETIC TURF

THE BENEFITS OF SYNTHETIC TURF

Let’s be honest, keeping a vibrant, green lawn requires significant time, energy, and money. You have to consistently mow, rake, fertilize, weed, and water. While the payoff is great, for some people, it’s just not worth the effort.  Fortunately, there is one alternative that has been “growing” in popularity over the last five years: synthetic turf. At Green Acres Landscape, we have been...
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5 Steps to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

5 Steps to Get Your Lawn Ready for Spring

It’s never too early to think about preparing your lawn for the spring and, if you’re looking to be the envy of the neighborhood, there are several steps you can take to get that perfect lush green lawn once the cold weather is gone. Here are five tips from the lawn care experts at Green Acres Landscape. 1. Inspect For & Treat Snow Mold Snow mold can be difficult to treat and get rid of,...
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