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Prepare Your Winter Lawn this September

Posted by on Sep 17, 2015 in Lawn | 0 comments

Prepare Your Winter Lawn this September

Getting Ready for Your Winter Lawn Here in Arizona, we know that the desert sun is a force to be reckoned with!  After toiling in the summer heat all season, you are ready to enjoy being outside.  If you are looking forward to beautiful winter grass, now is the time to prepare. During the summer months, Bermudagrass is what flourishes in most lawns; it is hearty enough to survive the excessive heat and goes dormant in the cooler winter months.  Ryegrass is the answer for your winter lawn and can be planted right on top of your Bermudagrass. ...

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3 Seasonal Tips for the End of the Summer

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Lawn | 0 comments

3 Seasonal Tips for the End of the Summer

Planning Ahead As the end of the summer fast approaches, it is time to look forward to the mild temperatures and outdoor activities of the fall.  Don’t let all of the hard work you put into your lawn during the triple-digit heat go to waste!  Planning ahead and putting forth a little effort now can help you get your yard prepared for fall & ryegrass overseeding if you choose to do that. Aerate Aerating your lawn involves using a machine to pull out little plugs of soil from your yard.  This relieves soil compaction and is a vital...

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How-to Kill Spurge in Your Lawn This Summer

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Weed Control | 0 comments

How-to Kill Spurge in Your Lawn This Summer

Growing Like a Weed It is no surprise that “spurge” rhymes with “scourge.”  This nefarious weed infests beautiful lawns all over Arizona.  It is very common and easy to identify, but there are some key questions in the fight against spurge: what is it, why do we struggle with it and how do we eliminate it? What is spurge? Spurge is a low-growing weed that fans out over an area of ground.  It grows quickly, produces hundreds of seeds from a single weed, and spreads as far as it is allowed.  It has a milky sap that can...

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Aeration and Fertilization

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in Lawn | 0 comments

Aeration and Fertilization

Why is it Important to Aerate and Fertilize Your Lawn? A green lawn is a beautiful oasis in the desert.  But once it is growing and lush, is it possible to keep it that way? Two of the best things you can do for your lawn is to aerate it and fertilize it.  The combination of these will give you the best chance of enjoying your hard work all season long.  Otherwise, that green oasis might end up being just a mirage. Aeration Aeration is performed by a machine that penetrates the soil, pulling out small plugs and leaving minimal holes in the...

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Preventing Pearl Scale & Nutgrass

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Weed Control | 0 comments

Preventing Pearl Scale & Nutgrass

Keeping Pearl Scale and Nutgrass Out of Your Lawn With Arizona’s constant sunshine and excessive heat, keeping your lawn alive and attractive can be quite a battle.  Adding insects and weeds to that already sizeable task can be enough to make you feel like raising your white flag!  But before you abandon all of your hard work and surrender to your yard’s ruin, please allow our professionals here at Green Keeper to revive your lawn and attack the problem at its root. Two of your lawn’s most formidable enemies are Pearl Scale...

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Winter Rye to Bermudagrass

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Bermudagrass | 0 comments

Winter Rye to Bermudagrass

How-to regrow bermudagrass after your winter rye has run its course. Spring is here and the temperatures are, for now, perfect! There is nothing better than Arizona in the spring, cool enough to be comfortable while being beautiful and green, as close to lush as a desert can get. This time of beauty and comfort is always short lived, in fact it’s only long enough for the valley’s vegetation to prepare for the brutal heat of the summer. Your lawn, however, doesn’t self-regulate so it’s important that you make the changes needed to keep your...

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Spring Cleaning for Your Lawn and Garden

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Plants | 0 comments

Spring Cleaning for Your Lawn and Garden

Spring is short and there’s a lot to do to get your yard ready for summer! We’ve had a pretty nice winter, a little rain, cool temperatures and beautiful healthy plants and grass taking advantage of the weather. Sadly for them, winter is over and all those mild weather plants will need to be replaced with stronger desert vegetation. Everything from your lawn to your flowers and shrubs needs to be “Summer-ized” and this short spring cleaning for your lawn and garden is the only chance they are going to have to take root before the heat...

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Pruning and Planting for the 2015 Growing Season

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Plants | 0 comments

Pruning and Planting for the 2015 Growing Season

Welcome to the spring planting season! I know that the groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter, but in Arizona that’s about as important as “Daylight Savings”. The weather is still on the mild side, and there may be a few more evenings that you’ll need to cover up your shrubs and trees, but if you want those trees and plants to last through our burning summer, you’ll need to prepare them now. Pruning Trees and Shrubs Pruning is the strategic removal of branches and limbs. If your trees get too top heavy they can overgrow their...

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Preventing Frost and Freezing

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Plants | 0 comments

Preventing Frost and Freezing

3 Ways to Protect Your Plants Against Frost and Freezing Its winter and it’s been cold at night, which will keep happening for a while longer. The problem is that our plants are made for hot dry weather, they don’t do well in cold weather. So, what’s the problem? Frost and freezing. Frost Frost is caused by temperature and moisture combining, like dew, then solidifying in crystals on your plants. Think of the way a glass of ice water left to sit will pull moisture from the air to the outside of the glass where it will condense, it’s like...

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Keep Your Family Closer for Christmas with Winter Lawn Care

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Keep Your Family Closer for Christmas with Winter Lawn Care

Keep Your Family Closer for Christmas with Winter Lawn Care This winter, aside from seeding your lawn with winter rye (which you’ve already done) there won’t be too much for you to do in your yard. If you’ve been looking for a good way to ease your kids into a little responsibility, this is the perfect time of year and your yard is the perfect place to get started. We aren’t recommending you send the kids out back with a Weed Wacker and hatchet, but there are some reasonable steps you can take towards teaching your...

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