Today We Celebrate Trees

 

As landscapers, horticulturalists, and avid “outdoorsy” people, Arbor Day holds a special place in our hearts. This celebration, observed on the last Friday of April, applauds the role of trees in our lives and promotes their planting and care. We’ll be out planting today, we understand that not everyone’s schedule allows for tree planting, so here is a fun way to share the joy of Arbor Day with the kids in your life.

Best Practices for Mowing & Keeping Up with Your Yard

A well-kept, consistently maintained landscape is one of the real joys of being a homeowner. Your lawn is as much a part of your home and a reflection of your personality as the walls and windows of the house itself, and to keep the grass and landscaping of your place in great condition, there are some practices you can put into place.

Consider this blog your practical how-to guide and overall best practices you should keep in mind when it comes to your yard. Read more

Are Your Trees and Shrubs Getting the Nutrients They Need?

 

It’s common knowledge that people need certain essential vitamins and minerals to stay healthy, but did you know that plants do too? In fact, they require 17 essential nutrients just to sustain normal growth! These nutrients come from three primary sources: air, water, and soil.

Are your trees getting the nutrients they need? Keep reading to find out!!

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How to Keep Your Lawn Looking Good All Year Long

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A great looking lawn adds to your home’s curb appeal and creates an inviting space for outdoor activities like sports, cookouts, or simply relaxing in the afternoon. With just a bit of effort and time, you can create the perfect lawn and nurture it throughout the year to keep it looking healthy and beautiful.

Each season in the Topeka area presents unique challenges for your lawn, but by timing your lawn care appropriately, you can make sure it has everything it needs to prosper.

For help keeping your lawn looking great in every season that we experience in Topeka, Kansas, contact Topeka Landscape today! Read more

Your Spring Landscape Revival

 

As Kansas winters give way to the longer, warmer days of spring, we can’t help but notice the natural revival of the landscape around us. The smell of frost is replaced by that of dew, we see buds on trees, and we hear the cheerful sounds of birds chirping. Revival is an important part of what we do here at Topeka Landscape. Our creativity is driven by the restoration of life. We want to take what you have, or what you want, and make it strong, lively, and vibrant.

So, as the chances of surprise winter weather fade away, look around your yard. Could your landscape use a bit of reviving? Check out a few of our ideas on how to liven up the scenery at your place! Read more

It’s Time for Spring Cleaning

 

Even though it’s been rather mild, we’re ready to say goodbye to winter! With the official start of spring just weeks away, now is a good time to start tackling those seasonal cleanups that are vital to the health of your landscape. While there are several aspects of spring maintenance (click here for a comprehensive list), one important element that relates directly to your trees and shrubs is pruning.

The wind and cold weather that comes with Kansas winters can damage your trees and shrubs. Proper pruning when spring rolls around allows sunlight and the flow of spring air to reach live stems, spurring healthy, new growth. Let’s cover a few spring pruning basics: Read more

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Home’s Landscape Design

How to Maintain & Update Your Outdoor Living Space for Springtime in Kansas

With the warmer weather we’re experiencing, it is easy to start thinking about spending more time outdoors! Whether you’ll be entertaining, barbecuing, or simply relaxing in the sun, if you want your yard to look truly incredible for the upcoming season, now is the time to do a little spring cleaning and landscape maintenance. A bit of extra work in the spring can prevent weed growth, improve soil conditions, and help your plants get off to a good start.

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One Common Lawn Care Mistake You Should Avoid This Spring!

 

Spring is an exciting time of year for all of us! We joyfully bid farewell to snow and ice, and we eagerly welcome budding plants and the sounds of chirping birds.

During this time, one of the first things homeowners notice about their property is the current state of their lawn. This awareness generally means focusing on two things: growing new grass and keeping weeds out. Sound familiar? If so, here are some things you need to know before you break out the grass seed. Read more

4 Ways to Fight Weeds In Your Yard

 

Weeds can invade and takeover your yard. If you’ve ever witnessed this, you know exactly what we’re talking about! As weeds spread, they compete with your existing lawn for nutrients, water, and sunshine. The result is usually that your turf becomes stressed, the grass begins to die back, and you’re left with a nice, thick weed cover.

One common misconception about weed control is that the only way to fight weeds is to broadcast herbicide on your property. By planning ahead and keeping up with your routine lawn maintenance, you can fight more weeds with a lot less chemicals. Read more

5 Landscaping Ideas for Kansas Homes to Try in 2017

Winter is the perfect time to get a jump start on ideas for the landscaping projects you’ve been wishing for, so this New Year’s, make a resolution to finally get them done! Our landscape design process takes one to two weeks and can undergo many evolutions as we craft the perfect solution that suites your unique style and budget.

If you already have a few landscaping ideas, starting the design process now allows us to make sure that when spring rolls around you’re planning your next get-together, not your next home improvement project. That means more time enjoying your outdoor living space, more time spent with friends and family on the patio, more time grilling in your outdoor kitchen, and more time relaxing by your outdoor fire pit on chilly spring evenings. Read more