Your Fall Lawn TLC Guide

Want to wake up to a beautiful, lush lawn next spring? There’s still time to get it in tip-top shape before winter arrives! Fall maintenance is an important step to ensuring your grass is prepared for the impact of cold weather stress. We’ve collected some tips below to ensure you’re giving your lawn the TLC it needs before winter is here to stay.

  • Rake leaves and grass trimmings from your lawn before snowfall. Unlike during
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  • What you need to know about fall fertilizer

    Nutrient management is critical to the long-term health and vitality of any lawn. While many lawns, especially those using drought tolerant grasses, may get by on the water and sunlight provided by Mother Nature alone, even healthy soils will develop nutrient deficiencies over time. Fertilizing in the fall is an important step that is often overlooked, but critical to a lawn’s winter resilience and spring performance. However, it’s important to apply the right type of

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    What is lawn dormancy?

    Summer  brings with it hot and dry conditions, and you’ve probably seen some straw-like, brown lawns around your neighborhoods. You may be thinking that these lawns are dead but, in fact, they are in a state of dormancy, kind of like hibernation. Summer dormancy is your lawn’s response to  the stress caused by a lack of water and essential nutrients. Grass shuts down and turns brown in order to conserve these vital resources critical to

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    Worried about a drought this summer? Don’t be!

    Do you often worry about the state of your lawn during summer dry periods? We don’t blame you, if you do, but fear not… Manderley has you covered! There are many ways to ensure you have a healthy, vibrant, and resilient green space during the warmest and driest time of the year. To give some examples, we’ve come up with a few essential tips on how to encourage a lush and happy lawn that can

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    From Seed to Sod: 5 Things You Should Know

    Have you ever wondered how that lush, green, Manderley turf came to be? We asked our experts and got the full story on how we get from seed to sod.

  • Preparation
  • First thing’s first, you have to start off on the right foot. Soil conditions play a key role in the success of the grass growth. The pros refer to it as “soil tilth”. Tilth is the soil’s physical condition, particularly in terms of the

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    How to Keep Your Summer Water Bill in Check

    With the rising heat of summer too comes the rise of water bills across the country. Nobody wants to pay more for the usage of such an integral resource, but unfortunately we depend on it more throughout the summer to keep our properties looking lush and vibrant. However, there are workarounds that will help to reduce your water wastage and keep your budget balanced, without sacrificing the health of your greenspace:   Mow Your Lawn

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    Green Up with Manderley Less Water!

    At Manderley, our goal is to grow greener communities. Urban greenspaces provide important public health benefits including the promotion of an active lifestyle, stress reduction and community creation, to name a few. The role of grass areas in our communities has long been an important one, though in recent years much has been made of the wastefulness of maintaining a “perfect” lawn. This view often neglects many of the positive attributes of grasses including oxygen

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    Top 5 social benefits of green spaces!

    Dreaming of warmer weather? So are we! The warmer weather puts everyone in a better mood! Here’s our list of 5 great benefits of green spaces to help combat the winter blues and get you thinking about Spring! 5. Stress Reduction: Time spent in green spaces have been seen to enable individuals to think more clearly and cope more effectively with life stresses. 4. Mood boosting: Yard work and gardening contribute to active, healthy living

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    It’s time to start thinking about next year’s lawn!

    As we enter the cooler fall months the time is right to start thinking about lawn maintenance. Whether you’re looking to replace your existing lawn with new sod, repair the damage your lawn may have endured from a hot summer with lots of wear and tear or simply to prepare your property for winter, the early fall months present a great opportunity to get the best out of your hard work and see lasting results!

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    Get your best garden in 2017 by starting in 2016!

    It’s no secret that a great garden starts with great soil. Soil is a source of nutrients, air and water essential to the establishment of healthy root systems in plants; but its supply is not infinite. A neglected soil is far less likely to yield the results you are looking for in your perfect garden. Over time your soil can become nutrient deficient, compacted or thin which can make it difficult to grow and lead

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