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

3 Lawn and Landscape Resolutions for 2018

The thing about most new year’s resolutions is that they rarely last, even for those of us with the best of intentions. That’s why here at Topeka Landscape, we like to make resolutions that we know we can keep – resolutions that are geared toward giving our clients the beautiful, functional lawn and landscape they deserve! Winter is a great time to start planning for 2018 projects, so we put together a short list of things you can be resolute in improving this year. Read more