Scott at MetroGreenscape gives homeowners last minute cold weather tips for preparing lawns for the springtime. Mulching leaves for spring time fertilization and preventing cankerworms.
In honor of Veterans Day, MetroGreenscape would like to recognize two of our employees who proudly served in the military.
Holly Blumhardt, our Marketing Associate, was a Lieutenant in the United States Airforce serving as the Financial Manager for the F-22 System Program office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton Ohio. Holly served three years active duty and was a member of the ROTC at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
On Sunday, we “fall back” and set the clocks back one hour. While we change the time on our clocks and appliances, we need to remember to adjust the time and settings on our landscape lighting. The end of Daylight Savings Time means that it will get darker earlier in the evening.
When speaking with our Operations Manager, Scott Greeson, he advises that if you are using your outdoor lighting for security purposes, you should set the timer to come on at 5:00 pm and turn off at 7:00 am. If, however, you are using your lighting for accent purposes only, you can set them to turn on at 5:00 pm and turn off at 1:00 pm.
Halloween is next week! It’s not too late to get into the Spirit! Halloween night brings lots of foot traffic to your home, making it a great holiday for decorating. If you’re looking for a little inspiration to get started, here are a few simple tips.
Set the stage for Halloween with some orange/black or dim lighting along your walkway that will lead guests to your door for trick or treating! Have a character to greet guests along the way.
Fall is a favorite time of year for many people. The holidays are just around the corner, the weather shifts and the trees begin their kaleidoscope of color. The other perk in fall is allowing a professional to take on some of the chores for you. We all know what a headache fall landscaping can be, and also how important it is to keep it healthy so it's green for another season! We actually did our research and found the 5 most hated fall landscaping chores. Let us know if you agree!
Raking Leaves: Fallen leaves left on the ground block sunlight and cause brown spots on the grass. Once or twice a week be sure to rake up and dispose of all leaves until the season is over.