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5 Tips for Fall Lawn Care in Idaho

5 Tips for Fall Lawn Care in Idaho When you live in Idaho, it’s easy to forget that one day, the leaves will begin to turn colors, and the warm temperatures will quickly drop. However, while we might love the sunny days of summer, preparing your home and yard for fall and winter is essential,… Continue reading 5 Tips for Fall Lawn Care in Idaho

The Top 5 Benefits of Landscape Design in Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is the cultural, healthcare, and commercial hub of Eastern Idaho and nearby areas in Montana and Wyoming. The locals here enjoy many months of warm and dry weather. However, the climate can be challenging if you want to maintain a well-kept yard. This leads some homeowners to ask if landscaping in Idaho Falls… Continue reading The Top 5 Benefits of Landscape Design in Idaho Falls

6 Signs Your Sprinkler System Is Leaking

As anyone who’s ever had to deal with their sprinkler system after it’s sprung a leak can tell you, leaking sprinklers aren’t just an inconvenience, they can also cause major damage to your lawn and home if they go on long enough. Luckily, there are plenty of signs that you can look out for to… Continue reading 6 Signs Your Sprinkler System Is Leaking

When to Call a Pest Control Service

Most people believe they can purchase pest control products from their local hardware store or online and fix their pest problems in a few simple steps. But when is it time to call a professional pest control service? Answering that question depends on the following factors: the type of pest, the extent of the problem,… Continue reading When to Call a Pest Control Service

Holiday Travel? Protect Your Home Against Pests

As the saying goes, failing to plan is planning to fail. This much remains true for guarding your home against pests while traveling for the holidays. Without preparation, the pests around your home might as well be planning their holiday parties in your abode. To avoid returning from your holiday travels to a house filled… Continue reading Holiday Travel? Protect Your Home Against Pests

Tips and Tricks for a Pest-Free Home

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Pests in your yard mean they are only that much closer to entering your home. Prep your yard by preventing environments these common Idaho pests love and enjoy a pest-free home year round. Clover Mites At just 1/30th of an inch, there’s a good chance you’ve never seen an individual clover mite. But as clover… Continue reading Tips and Tricks for a Pest-Free Home

How to Prepare for and Prevent Winter Pests

As we prepare for the colder weather of Fall in Idaho, pests in and around your home are beginning to gather. With holidays around the corner, preparation for visiting relatives means preparing for these uninvited guests, too. Boxelder Bugs Boxelder bugs are a common pest in Idaho homes and yards. The small ½ inch bugs… Continue reading How to Prepare for and Prevent Winter Pests

Why and when you should spray your yard for weeds

Weeds are a hindrance to most lawns throughout the United States. As a whole, we all want healthy lawns but are constantly struggling with weeds. What can we do to combat weeds and how can we stop them from taking over our lawns? What are weeds and why are they a constant infestation in my… Continue reading Why and when you should spray your yard for weeds

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Dandelion Infestations: Pest Control or Constricting Weed?

For children, dandelions are the means for making wishes. Kids watch anxiously for the yellow blossoms to transform into perfect puffs for whisking away their heartfelt desires. Once you become a homeowner, however, knowing the truth about these seemingly beautiful additions may change the way you perceive dandelions forever. Pest attraction, or detraction? They grow practically anywhere… Continue reading Dandelion Infestations: Pest Control or Constricting Weed?

The In’s And Out’s Of Lawn Grubs

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Many people find great pride in the way their yard looks. They feel like it reflects on the way they care for other parts of their lives and that is why it can be deeply disturbing to look out over their lawn and see patches of dry dead grass. If you’re wondering who is to… Continue reading The In’s And Out’s Of Lawn Grubs