What Does Your Ideal Fire Feature Look Like?

 

 

The epitome of contentment, fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are one of the greatest landscaping additions out there! Fire features allow you to enjoy your outdoor living space well beyond the warm evenings of summer by providing warmth, ambiance, and a place for entertainment and relaxation. With so many styles and options to choose from, we’re here to help you navigate the road to the perfect fire feature for your style and budget. Read more

Smart Tech For Your Home: Irrigation and Outdoor Lighting Systems

 

Over the past several decades, technology has made our lives easier in ways we couldn’t have fully realized before it was created. In fact, not long ago, the idea of a “smart-home” sounded like a concept taken straight from a science fiction novel. Yet, here we are today with smart technology plugged into a growing number of homes. Walk into any big-box electronic store and you’ll find an array of devices that allow you to use your smartphone or tablet to control things around your home, like your thermostat, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, internal and external security cameras, and even the locks on your doors.

The continuous technological revolution has made equipment like those listed above more accessible and affordable for normal folks like you and me. So, as landscapers and innovators, we got to wondering what role smart technology plays in what we do for you, our tech-savvy clients! Read more

Early-Fall To-Do Item: Core Aeration

Whether your lawn is in seemingly good health or in obvious need of care, core aeration is an important aspect of routine lawn maintenance, and now is the time to start thinking about getting it done. Our team of lawn care experts recommends aerating at least once a year, ideally in September or October when evening temperatures have cooled off significantly.

Need some more information about our lawn care services, or looking to schedule a service with our dedicated lawn care team? Contact Topeka Landscape online today, or give us a call at 785-232-8873 to speak with a team member directly!

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The Truth About Low Maintenance Landscapes

Everyone wants the outside of their home to look beautiful and inviting, but not everyone has the time or patience to deal with landscapes that demand a lot of attention. Let’s face it, we all have a long list of responsibilities that make it difficult to keep up with what’s going on in the yard. Low-maintenance landscapes are a great alternative to demanding ones, but the truth is that low maintenance does not mean no maintenance. Anyone who tells you differently is lying.

Low maintenance landscapes are attainable through well-planned design. By incorporating outdoor living spaces, plants that are well-suited for the local climate, and materials that help maximize hydration, you can achieve a low maintenance landscape. Read more

4 Outdoor Lighting Ideas You’ll Enjoy This Summer

Memorial Day has come and gone. The swimming pools are open and the kids are out of school. It’s official – summer is here! Long, warm evenings beg for cookouts and more time spent outdoors, and one of the best ways to enjoy these activities is to illuminate your landscape with a bit of outdoor lighting. There are so many wonderful options when it comes to lighting, it all just depends on what you’re looking for and what your style is! Here are a few of our favorite lighting options: Read more

Homeowner in Kansas? Here are Four Foolproof Summer Lawn Care Tips

 

Consistent care and maintenance of your lawn is the key to healthy, sustainable growth, but summers can prove challenging with the rising temperatures. At Topeka Landscape, we’re here to help with tips you should follow to keep your lawn looking great despite how hot and humid the weather gets. Read more

Seasonal Adjustments for Your Irrigation System

The first day of summer is drawing near, and while the prospect of backyard camping, cookouts, and time at the pool may have you feeling less stressed, we can’t say the same for your lawn. Heat, dry weather, and foot traffic are three major stress factors for grass, and the first sign of weakness opens the door to the invasion of weeds and insects that can do more damage.

One of the most important things you can do this summer to keep your lawn in good shape is to keep it hydrated. Read more

Summer Outdoor Living Ideas

 

Backyard Inspiration from Your Kansas Landscaping Experts

Now that we’ve started to shake off the frost for real, it’s time to think about what you want to be doing with your outdoor space for the coming summer. What’s your outdoor living situation like, and even better, what do you want from it?

Are you looking for a community-minded group space, or a family-centric retreat? No matter where your interests lie, you might find what you’re looking for today with these great summer outdoor living ideas! Read more

Does Landscape Fabric Help Prevent Weeds?

One question we get asked a lot is whether it’s worthwhile to lay landscape fabric beneath mulch for weed prevention. While using landscape fabric sounds like a good idea, it’s typically a short-term fix that will eventually run its course. To explain why this is, let’s look at the different kinds of mulch and how they perform in your landscape.

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4 Signs That You Have Drainage Problems and How To Fix Them

All the rain we’ve had lately has done some pretty wonderful things for the grass, shrubs, and flowers; however, when the alarm on your sump pump starts beeping and water starts showing up in places it shouldn’t, you know it means trouble for your house.

Drainage problems are commonplace in Kansas and are typically the result of poor grading and inadequately placed downspouts, but these issues don’t have to be a permanent ailment. If you can identify the issues causing the drainage problem and take the right steps to correct them, you can keep the interior of your house a whole lot drier, keeping yourself a whole lot happier in return.
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