Good Nature Organic Lawn Care Blog

Month: February 2016

Mice and Moles Love Our Mild Winter

February 22, 2016 by Kirsten Johnson

Its true. With our warmer than normal winter, mice and moles have been very active...above and below ground. With our recent thaw, you might have seen evidence of tunnels in your yard from field mice and moles burrowing under the snow. In fact, many of them will breed during this time of year, which means more of these critters in the spring. So why do moles and mice burrow on your property? Theres food nearby. If you have an abundance of insects in your soil, the mice and moles are more likely to stay put. You may have sandy or soft soil around your yard or foundation. They can still burrow below the snow and get underground. But, with our milder winter, the ground did not freeze very far down. Your neighbor made his property unfriendly to these critters The good news is that they can help create a healthy yard by aerating your lawn and getting rid of many pests in the ground. But, if you want them gone, heres a few things you can do: They dont like to locate where the lawn is

Posted in Winter, Pest Control

5 Advantages to Winter Pruning

February 03, 2016 by Kirsten Johnson

Winter can be an ideal time to prune most tree and shrubs Correct pruning is a landscape practice that can enhance the health, vigor and aesthetics of your trees and shrubs. Below are Five advantages to pruning in the winter: 1. During the winter, most woody plants are dormant and so are the many diseases and insects that can potentially invade pruning cuts. 2. After leaves have fallen, it is much easier to see the plants overall form and structure. Damaged and diseased branches are more readily apparent when not obscured by foliage. 3. Pruning in the late summer or early fall can stimulate new growth that may not harden off before the cold weather. This is not a concern during the winter. 4. Winter pruning is good for your plants, leaving them with extra root and energy reserves to quickly heal wounds and support vigorous spring growth that will obscure the pruning cuts. 5. Winter pruning is also good for you, giving you a reason to go outside on a mild winter day to enjoy your

Posted in Winter, Tree Care

Hazardous Chemicals in your Garage

February 02, 2016 by Kirsten Johnson

Did you know that there could be hazardous chemicals in your garage? Many people unknowingly stock their garages with toxic landscape care chemicals. We would like to make it easy for you to replace your old chemicals with safer, healthier alternatives. Just visit our online store at store.whygoodnature.com. There you can order the gardening products you'll need for all the season. So, make 2016 the year that you get the harmful chemicals out of your garage and replace them with healthier alternatives. Here are a few of our favorite products for spring (there are a lot more online): Pro Mix Spot Seed Patch Mix - One of the best ways to prevent weeds from entering your lawn is to continually seed any areas that are bare. Early spring is a great time to do this! 5lb Bag is Just $14.99 Adios -A semi-selective product to kill weeds but not grass. You can supplement our applications if you wish with this all natural product. Burnout Organic Grass and Weed Killer - If you'd like

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