We all recognize great cities when we see them. Vibrant cultural centers like Austin, Denver, and Portland attract and retain talent, diversity, and innovation. People love working in, living in, and visiting great cities, but what specific traits make a good city a great one? Alongside thriving economies, well-functioning city government, public libraries and museums, […]
Container gardens are a great way to add seasonal interest to your home, whether you put them in your entryway, on the back patio, or as a centerpiece on the kitchen table! With the official start of fall right around the corner (Sept. 22 to be precise), we wanted to share some colorful, texture-rich ideas […]
Although summer means pool days, grilling in the backyard with friends and family, and fireworks, it’s also time for summer pests to thrive. To stop pests before they become an infestation, you’ll have to be vigilant! Here at Topeka Landscape, we come across and prevent pests all summer long. Here is a list of the three most common summer pests that everyone should keep an eye out for!
This summer has been brutally dry here in Northeast Kansas, and a lot of people have started to notice (and worry about) tattered leaves on their trees and shrubs. One common culprit that might be causing this damage is leaf scorch, a physiological and aesthetic condition brought on by unfavorable environmental conditions.
The good news is that leaf scorch is not an infectious disease and your trees can survive it if you keep up with the recommended cultural practices. Let’s take a closer look at what leaf scorch is, what the symptoms are, and how you can help control it.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM), Shawnee County is currently experiencing D2-level drought. USDM categories this as “severe” because this level often involves crop and pasture loss, water shortages, and sometimes water use restrictions. In this post, we’ll explore what this means for your landscape maintenance in terms of watering both new and established plants.
Choosing the perfect plants for your landscape can be a daunting task, especially if you’re strapped for time. There are so many options out there, and for those of us living in the Midwest, the tumultuous nature of our seasons can be a real challenge. Now that summer is in full swing here in Kansas, we’ve been getting questions about what shrubs thrive during this time of year. We polled our landscape designers, and while they had a hard time narrowing it down, here are their top 3 picks for shrubs with vibrant summer color! Read more
When your one, several, or all of your sprinkler heads 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
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!
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
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 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.