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The Spring-Green blog is your go-to resource for up-to-date, expert content, created and curated by our in-house professionals. Here you can find seasonal tips, myths and misconceptions, and answers to all your common lawn care questions. We also feature queries that come in from our readers, answered by Harold Enger, the Director of Education at Spring-Green.

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Top Tools You Need For Your Lawn Work This Spring

  Spring is finally here and the time to get out into the yard is upon us. Yard work requires the right tools to keep your lawn beautiful and healthy all spring and summer long. If you are about to head out and unlock the garden shed, you’ll need to check your tool inventory to ensure you have everything you need. It might be time to update your lawn care tools. These tips will help you grow healthier plants and lawn, but having the right equipment will make the work […]

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What Flowers Are Right For My Garden?

  As we approach the warmer weather, a burning question comes to the forefront of many homeowners’ minds. Trying to understand what flowers are right for your garden can be overwhelming, but, not to worry, Spring-Green has all the answers you need. Even for those who think they have a “brown thumb,” we have the tips you need to ensure your flower gardens’ success. From understanding your geographic zone to exploring perennials and other popular flowers, we’ve compiled the guide you need to create a vibrant and thriving garden. So, […]

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How To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home

It’s a commonly used term – curb appeal. Many homeowners want it or are unsure if they have it. Most of all, they want to know how to get it. That’s why Spring-Green is here with the answers to questions we most commonly get about curb appeal. After all, we have been in the lawn care and landscaping game since 1977.    Frequently Asked Questions About Curb Appeal What is curb appeal? Curb appeal is like a first impression. It’s an invitation to your guests (or potential buyers) that good things await inside. It’s […]

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How To Tell If My Lawn Is Unhealthy

Spring and summer are just around the corner. Homeowners everywhere will soon be looking to their lawns to make their house stand out in the neighborhood. The key to all this warm weather fun is a healthy lawn. So, how do you know if your lawn is healthy or not? And, more importantly, if there is an issue, how do you recognize it and act quickly to correct it?   Spring-Green has over forty years of expertise in lawn care. That is why we have compiled an easy list of ways to check in on the […]

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When Do I Start Planning My Spring Landscaping Goals?

If you have big dreams for your landscape this spring/summer, now is a great time to map out what you want. While you may not know where to begin with your spring landscape preparations, you can rest assured knowing that Spring-Green is on the scene. We have compiled a mini guide to help you in your spring planning endeavors.  What do I need to know about spring planning? Start with the basics. There are certain universal and fundamental activities that you can take to prep your outdoor area for the upcoming warm seasons. Depending on the zone you are in, it might be too cold to do some […]

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How Can I Build A DIY Fire Pit For My Backyard?

Fire pits nowadays are all the rage when it comes to backyard additions. From afternoon barbeques to after dusk evening s’mores surrounded by the warm fire.  Fire pits can provide good functionality and a pleasant gathering space for your backyard that will endure all year round. Also, many realtors suggest that adding a backyard fit pit can increase the value of your home. Your friends at Spring-Green wanted to put together this how-to, do it yourself guide so you can build and enjoy your backyard fire pit for years to come without the potential […]

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How Do I Build An Igloo?

The igloo was originally a place for protection from the elements for those living in frigid regions of the Canadian tundra. Igloo is the American Indian Inuit word for “snow house.” Hundreds of years ago, the Inuits had little access to materials to build a shelter so they began to use one of the few resources they had – ice. The igloo became a way for hunters to survive the frigid winters in areas that included eastern Siberia, Greenland, Alaska, and parts of Canada.   How Have Igloos Changed Today?  Modern-day igloos – Less […]

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Last-Minute Holiday Gifts Right From Your Front Yard

No matter how detailed the list, things fall through and you forget that special someone’s gift. At Spring-Green, we know preparing for the holidays can be stressful and time-consuming. Make your life easier with these last-minute gift ideas, using tree limbs from your front yard. Those fallen branches you meant to clean up before guests arrive, can be turned in to one of the most memorable gifts you can give all year. There are endless possibilities when it comes to creating thoughtful holiday gifts from nature. Here are Spring-Green’s ideas for a last-minute holiday […]

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Why Are My Tree Branches Falling off?

  Have you noticed your trees are losing branches? Are more limbs collecting in your yard than normal? If so, you might be wondering if it is time to start worrying about the health of your trees. There are many reasons that tree branches fall. Some indicate a problem. Some don’t. Here are the questions you should be asking about your trees.    Q&As about your tree’s health   Why do healthy trees lose branches?  Not every tree that loses a few branches has an issue. Trees shed branches for many reasons […]

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Prepare and Protect Your Lawn This Trick-or-Treating Season

  With Halloween quickly approaching, Spring-Green wants to provide a helpful guide to navigate the upcoming trick-or-treaters. These tips will help you to prep and protect your lawn while still enjoying all the costumes, candy, and fun!  Why do I need to protect my lawn?   The cooling temperatures that move in for the fall season tend to alter the durability of your lawn. This causes the grass to go dormant, halts the growing process, and turns the lawn a brownish color.  The Farmer’s Almanac predicts certain areas in the United States will begin to see an increase in precipitation as fall progresses. The already seasonally fragile lawn beings to soften as the temperatures grow colder. This shift can make […]

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