Landscaping & Lawn Care in Plano
22 Dec 2011

Landscaping Tip: Pulsating Sprinklers

Superior Dallas landscaping involves many steps, but perhaps none is as important as proper hydration. After all, a landscape cannot succeed without water. Adequately hydrating your landscape is not an exact science, but it is close. The best plan is to install a sprinkler system that ensures your landscape is watered every day at the same time. Sprinkler systems with a timer are even more ideal, but you still have several options there. Landscaping specialists highly recommend pulsating sprinklers for the best results.

Pulsating sprinkler systems spray water into the air and allow the water to fall back down to the ground in a fine mist. There are five different types of pulsating sprinklers: impulse, traveling, stationary, oscillating and rotary. Impulse sprinklers are the top choice of Dallas landscaping professionals because they cover larger areas.

It is important to know if you have high or low water pressure, as that also factors in to which type of pulsating sprinkler you choose for your Dallas landscaping needs. If you have low water pressure, an H-base is a better choice than a spike-based sprinkler which is better suited for high pressure.

Pulsating sprinklers have the benefit of being designed with gusty winds in mind, as well as low-hanging trees or tall shrubs. The height of the water spray can be adjusted accordingly and since the water is typically sprayed close to the ground, its spray is unaffected by the wind.

If you think a pulsating sprinkler may be beneficial to your lawn, contact your local Dallas landscaping company. Many Dallas landscaping companies also install Dallas irrigation systems, especially since proper hydration makes their job that much easier!

Landscape Blog

08 Dec 2011

Late Fall/Early Winter Essentials For Better Dallas lawn Care

If you’ve taken care of your fall cleanup and removed all leaves and debris, your lawn is almost ready for maximum absorption of nutrients. Thanks to the seasonal weather changes, nutrients are well on their way via rainfall and other debris like leaves and grass clippings that may have temporarily composted before your fall cleanup. Insects will also pose less threat as they head into hibernation; leaving any last standing weeds from a final post emergent treatment your lawn’s only competition for nutrients.
The next logical step would be to apply a final fertilization treatment to winterize your turf, but wait! Be sure to read ahead before you feed your lawn for maximum absorption of nutrients.
Soil naturally becomes compacted from rain and general use all season which closes pathways for nutrients to be absorbed by the roots of your lawn. A core aeration treatment allows maximum ventilation of your soil and opens up more pathways for nutrients to be effectively and efficiently absorbed by the roots of your lawn. While spike shoes and other do-it-yourself techniques can produce some positive results, often times they don’t penetrate deep enough or pull enough plugs of soil out to naturally fertilize your lawn.  An aerator will evenly ventilate and penetrate your lawn for maximum absorption of nutrients in less time. The plugs of soil will also act as a natural fertilizer for the surface of your lawn. Is your lawn in a little rougher shape than most? Are there section of turf missing only to leave spots of soil? Once your lawn has had a core aeration treatment, it is now ready for a seeding treatment to renovate sections of your lawn that are in less than top form.
After you’ve checked these items of your lawn’s to-do list you’re now ready to winterize your lawn with a late fall feeding fertilizer application.
Not sure which type of winter fertilizer to use? Check back next week to learn how to determine the best winter fertilizer for your turf type.

Lawn Care Blog

25 Nov 2011

How to hide Christmas light cords

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How do we keep extension cords from being noticed in high visibility areas? We are installing Christmas lights at this west Plano home and Ramon has used a few feet of clear speaker wire tucked into the seam of the concrete patio. At a distance it is invisible.

19 Nov 2011

Attaching Christmas Lights Using Extension Ladders

Juan is installing Christmas lights at the top of a very tall Plano home today.  The safe way to work on a ladder on this kind of a ladder is to have someone at the foot leaning backwards underneath.  Notice Yanes is pulling the ladder by leaning underneath it instead of holding the ladder by pushing it from the front.  That makes it much easier for him to hold the ladder for a long time plus, by pulling, he is putting all of his weight on the ladder.

Interested in home Christmas decoarating?  Fill in the Contact Us form and we’ll set up an appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 Nov 2011

Attaching Roof Lights at Dallas Baptist University

My daughter, Shelby, is helping me attach roof lights at Dallas Baptist University.  Since it’s a commercial Christmas light installation, there aren’t any shingles to clip onto so  she’s putting an adhesive onto the edge of the roof.  I’m following her with parapet clips – small plastic wafers that stay permanently on the  roof.  We’ll let them dry and then the next day we’ll be out to slip our shingle tabs onto the clips.  At the end of the season we’ll leave the clips in place and simply slide the tab out from underneath it and box the lights up.

Interested in a Christmas light installation?  Fill in the Contact Us form and we’ll set up an appointment.

12 Nov 2011

Tree Lights at Dallas Baptist University

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Lynn and Luis are installing Christmas lights at Dallas Baptist University.   This will be the centerpiece of their Christmas celebration so it has to be done right.  We have already put 300 c9 LED lights which are the lights we use on your roof. Right now Lynn and Luis are installing several thousand c6 LED lights which are about the size of a jalapeno.  When we are done you’ll need sunglasses if you stand near it.  During the celebration the students will hang handmade decorations on it.

10 Nov 2011

Using Vinegar as Weed Killer in your Dallas lawn Care Routine

It’s not just an old wives tale; vinegar really does get rid of weeds, if you know how to properly use it.
Vinegar is a popular choice among homeowners who are in favor of a more organic method to get rid of pesky weeds. Dallas lawn care specialists offer organic weed control products, but when weeds sprout in between applications, you may have to take weed control into your own hands.
So what kind of vinegar is effective against weeds? If you’ve tried this method before, you may have been disappointed when the only result you got was a very vinegary garden. The reason your previous attempt may have been ineffectual was because you didn’t use the right kind of vinegar. Dallas lawn care studies have shown that in order to be effective against weeds, the vinegar must possess a 20 percent concentration of acetic acid. Now that you know what kind of vinegar to use, how should it be applied?
Most people spray organic weed control products directly on the plants, thinking it won’t do any harm. In most cases, this is probably true. However, when using vinegar, you’re using an acidic liquid that can remove the waxy layer of defense plant leaves have, leaving the plant susceptible to dehydration. The second application alternative is to drench the soil directly below the plant. However, this also presents complications as the pH level of the soil is lowered to a level that plants cannot survive. The plants won’t immediately die, because the acidifying effects will last for up to a year. The plant may have one last period of bloom, which is when you should apply lime to neutralize the soil.
Vinegar might take a little more planning than some other organic weed control products, but it is still an inexpensive method to eliminate weeds without posing harm to the environment. Dallas lawn care experts suggest applying the vinegar on warm, dry days. If it happens to rain immediately after you apply the vinegar application, you’ll need to re-apply because the original application will have been washed away.
If you aren’t sure if this is the right solution, consult your local Dallas lawn care company for the best organic weed control solution.

Lawn Care Blog

09 Nov 2011

Installing Christmas Lights at Dallas Baptist University November 9th, 2013


Our first day of Christmas light installation at Dallas Baptist University. We are installing 32,000 lights on trees and 4,000 lights on building roofs. That’s a lot of lights. It’s a great campus to work at, the students and staff are amazing. Every time I go to a door a student is holding it for me. Usually two or three times a day one of them stops and thanks us for putting in lights for them. They’re quite a group of kids.