What Should I Do If My Sprinkler Heads Won’t Go Down?

Here's how you can fix it!

When your sprinkler heads (one, several, or all) stay up and won’t go down after a specific zone is finished watering or after the sprinkler system has turned off, something isn’t working properly.  No need to worry…it’s typically an easy fix! Read more

Unique DIY Succulent Planter!

Our affinity for plants doesn’t end when we leave work. This is a lifestyle that we’ve chosen for ourselves – one that is focused on bringing the beauty of nature a little closer to our lives. While most of our weeks are spent dedicating that energy toward beautifying outdoor areas, we reserve the weekends and evenings to shift that focus onto our homes. CUE THE HOUSEPLANTS!
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Community Partners: It’s The Little Things That Count

For us, being local business owners means more than merely operating a business. We believe that entrepreneurship is truly best when served with a side of social responsibility, which is why each year, Topeka Landscape looks for ways to give back to the community. In 2017, Topeka Landscape partnered with Advisors Excel on their 3rd annual Season of Sharing – a community effort to support individuals and families in need in the Topeka community during the holidays. Read more

Landscape Lighting Fixtures: Big-Box Stores vs. Professionals

Without a doubt, incorporating outdoor lighting into your landscape has many benefits. When done correctly, outdoor lighting can add safety, aesthetic appeal, dramatic contrast, and elegance to your property! But how do you decide whether outdoor lighting is a DIY project or something that’s better to left to the professionals? We think that the best way to address this common question is to look at the fixtures themselves. In this post, we’re going to compare fixtures you can buy at any big-box store to the ones that you can get from a professional landscape lighting company.
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Why Is Thoughtfully Planned Design Important?

The landcape which surrounds your Kansas home or business is your own unique piece of the world, and the manner in which you choose to design or develop it sends a message to each person who visits or passes by. Although the aesthetics of great landscape design matter, there are a number of other significant reasons why a thougthful design is important!
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Top Trends for Garden Design in 2018

2018 is well underway and the beginning of spring is fresh in our minds. After what seemed like an eternity of dark and dreary weather, the birds are chirping again and signs of life are sprouting from the soil and appearing on tree branches. For many people (us included), this is a time to really get excited about enjoying outdoor living spaces. Our team looked into some of the top trends in garden design and came across a great article in Garden Design Magazine titled “Top Trends for Garden Design in 2018”. In the following post, we’ll share some of our favorite takeaways from the article and give our team’s perspective on them.

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Emerald ash borers are in Shawnee County

 

An adult Emerald Ash Borer pictured up close. Photo Source: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, bugwood.org

An adult Emerald Ash Borer pictured up close. Photo Source: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, bugwood.org

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has confirmed that emerald ash borers (EAB) are present here in Shawnee County. According to their June 2017 statement (link to full article here), an arborist hired to trim branches at a Lake Shawnee residence notified the KDA of what they suspected (and were able to confirm) to be emerald ash borer activity. All Ash trees are susceptible to infestation and Kansas is home to both the White and Green type Ash. In Kansas specifically, emerald ash borer activity was identified in Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas, and Shawnee counties. Not sure if you have Ash trees? Use this guide to help you identify them.  Read more

It’s Time to Start Thinking About Spring Lawn Care!

Although the air here in NE Kansas is still chilly, spring will be here sooner than you expect. Now is a great time to make sure that you have a plan for lawn care in 2018. When you turn your lawn care over to the dedicated team at Topeka Landscape, your lawn is sure to look the best it ever has!

If reviving your wintry Topeka-area lawn sounds daunting, don’t stress over it! Professional lawn care assistance is right at your fingertips. With our 6-step lawn care program, you’ll feel confident about the state of your lawn going into spring. So, even with local Kansas winter landscapes currently a bit barren, now is the perfect time to schedule lawn services for this coming year! Read more

Your Start-To-Finish Outdoor Contractor

A common misconception about professional landscaping companies is that all we do is cut grass and plant flowers. While we do enjoy the sight of well-manicured lawns and healthy landscape beds full of colors and textures, we also excel at much more than just that! The truth is, if you’re planning to do a major project in your outdoor living area, Topeka Landscape (or your go-to local landscaping company) might be the first place you need to call! Check out these 5 projects that you may be surprised to find out we can help with. Read more

Win Big at the Kansas Garden Show

 

The 43rd annual Kansas Garden Show is right around the corner, and our team is getting excited about it! From February 9 through February 11, 2018, the Kansas Expocentre will be transformed into a beautiful springtime sanctuary complete with flowers in bloom and water features flowing. The Kansas Garden Show is a wonderful way to shake off the winter blues and gather lots of new ideas for the coming year. Save the date and come browse hundreds of displays put together by local landscaping companies, garden centers, outdoor furniture providers, and more! Read more