D2-Level Drought in Shawnee County

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.

Drought in Shawnee County | Topeka, KS

Image Source: National Integrated Drought Information Systems. Link: https://www.drought.gov/drought/

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Top 3 Shrubs With Vibrant Summer Color For Your Landscape

Top Three Shrubs With Vibrant Summer Color in Topeka, KS

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

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

What to do when sprinkler heads won't go down

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

Make Your Very Own DIY Succulent Planter!

This adorable DIY succulent planter is easy to make and something you can do this weekend!

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

Topeka Landscape partnered with Advisors Excel for their annual season of sharing. Check out the results!

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

Weigh the pros and cons of landscaping lighting from big box stores vs. hiring a professional

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.
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