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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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How Can I Prevent Fire Pit Damage On My Lawn?

Everyone loves to sit around the fire at night. It’s great for ambiance, cuddling, and roasting marshmallows. The fire pit can raise some questions for the savvy homeowner who wants to make sure of the best practices and avoid damaging their outdoor experience. If you’ve been pondering the idea of a fire pit but felt unsure about the safety that comes with it, Spring-Green has you covered.  Commonly Asked Questions About Fire Pit Damage Can I put my fire pit on my grass? If you want to use portable fire pits on grass, you […]

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How Do You Plant A Tree?

Trees bring so much beauty to your yard with the added benefits of shade and improvement to air quality around you. If planting trees is on your agenda, you are on to something good. Your neighborhood lawn care experts at Spring-Green have the guide you need to get it done. Let’s go!  What are the benefits of adding a tree to my lawn? Helping to reduce air pollution  Increasing the absorption of carbon dioxide  Reducing electricity costs as they help to cool down areas of your home  Reducing rain runoff  Providing shade that reduces […]

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How Can I Prepare My Lawn For A Memorial Day Party?

Memorial Day is the kickoff of summer. It’s time for backyard barbecues, pool openings, and yard games. If your thoughts are turning toward summer weekends, your first step should be yard prep.  Spring-Green, is the go-to lawn care source for neighborhoods since 1977. We have the tips you need to kick things off this Memorial Day and set your yard up for an epic season of summer fun. How can I get my lawn ready for Memorial Day? Choose The Best Fertilizer – All lawns need nutrients to thrive. Your lawn needs three key ingredients – nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Lawns need more […]

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Outdoor Lighting For Your Yard

Lighting sets the mood in both your indoor and outdoor spaces. With spring here and summer coming, we are bound to be spending more time outside while the sun is down. With your backyard being the backdrop for group gatherings, family meals, and late-night conversations wouldn’t you want to ensure it looks its best? Spring-Green has the tips and ideas you need to make your yard the oasis you deserve.    How To Make Great Outdoor Lighting? Light Up Your Seating Area – Set the mood with string lights hung around your seating area. This is an easy and inexpensive […]

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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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