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Labor Day Thrills, Fills and Spills

Labor Day Thrills, Fills and Spills

Labor Day is Monday! As you get ready to entertain, you might want to add some flower containers to your patio or outdoor living space.  With the cooling night temperatures that we've seen lately and the ever-shortening hours of daylight, Labor Day is when we start to see the annuals we’ve enjoyed all summer begin to decline.

This weekend is the prime time to refresh your garden containers with plants that work well into the fall. Most of the plants you'll see in garden centers right now are meant to transition into autumn, and their colors and shapes complement fall décor. 

Thriller / Filler / Spiller Formula

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Back to School Landscape Tips

Back to School Landscape Tips

 

As summer winds down, and temperatures begin to cool off, we know Fall is in the air. Back to school routines, busy schedules and changes to the landscapes are all around us, and many families struggle to find the time for lawn care. However, it’s imperative to keep up with lawn and garden maintenance. There are several things to consider at this time of year when it comes to keeping your lawn in good shape.

Remove fallen leaves right away.  As the leaves start falling, it’s time to break out the rake. Keeping up with the leaves is important.  If they pile up too much, the moisture and mildew beneath them can have a damaging effect on your grass. Take time to rake and collect weekly, and it will be easier to keep the lawn clear.

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Summer Watering Tips

Man, it’s hot outside. July and August are going to have some scorching temperatures, and your lawn is going to feel the heat. At MetroGreenscape, we want to make sure that you know how to water your lawn to keep it as healthy as possible during this time. Here are a few tips to keep in mind when watering your lawn this summer.

Your lawn needs to have at least 1”-1 ½” of water per week over a period of 2-3 waterings. Watering daily will cause your grass to have a shallow root system. Watering 2-3 times during the week will give your grass a deep root system which makes it stronger and more resistant to drought.

Watering 20 minutes, 3 times a week equals 1” of water and watering 30 minutes, 3 times a week will be 1 ½”. In extreme heat, we recommend that you water 3 times per week rather than 2.

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Darin to Hike Kilimanjaro with Samaritan's Feet

Darin to Hike Kilimanjaro with Samaritan's Feet

This June, Darin will be heading to Tanzania to hike Mount Kilimanjaro. He will be going there with the Samaritan's Feet team who is celebrating 15 years of the impact of their charity. Since they were founded in 2003, Samaritan's Feet has helped distribute over 6.5 million pairs of shoes in 91 countries and 366 cities in the US. They firmly believe that people with shoes will be protected from cuts, diseases, and insects so they can go on to lead better, healthier lives.

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Darin Brockelbank Wins 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Darin Brockelbank Wins 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Darin Brockelbank of MetroGreenscape wins Jeffrey Scott's 2018 Mighty Oak Award

Charlotte, NC: Darin Brockelbank has been awarded Jeffrey Scott’s 2018 Mighty Oak, based on his performance as a business leader and outstanding achievements made by his landscape company.

This award was announced at Jeffrey Scott’s recent Leader’s Edge peer group meeting held across the USA and Canada. Criteria for winning this prestigious award are:

  • Serving as a positive example to others in the profession.
  • Working with the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and accountability.
  • Achieving significant growth benchmarks.
  • Contributing to the advancement of the landscape industry.
  • Engaging in continual personal and professional development.
  • Darin was chosen from the international participants in the Leader’s Edge peer groups for landscape business owners run by Jeffrey Scott.

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