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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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Winter Weed Control

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Winter Weed Control

Winter Weed Control that can Last the Whole Season September was hot and wet! After the flooding receded the valley began to bloom… and not just the trees and shrubs. Weeds as far as the eye can see! Weeds in the desert and in town, weeds in rocks and weeds in grass. One day the lawn was waterlogged, the next it was full of bush sized weeds! Weed control takes on a whole new meaning when the weeds control your house, How are you going to recover from this? Part of the problem is that weed seeds lie dormant in the ground waiting for the right...

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Fall Weed Control

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Weed Control | 0 comments

Fall Weed Control

It’s Officially Fall! The days are getting shorter, cooler and more bearable for you and your lawn. You’ve overseed your lawn with perennial ryegrass, now you’ll just have to mow it every 2-3 weeks. This can be the easiest time of year or the hardest, depending on your Fall weed control. Like all plants, different things grow at different times of the year, hence the overseeding you did on your lawn. During the overseeding process, you made your yard the perfect growing environment for any seed that landed on it: space, good soil,...

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Overseeding with Perennial Ryegrass

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Overseeding with Perennial Ryegrass

Overseeding Your Lawn with Winter Rye We’re coming up on autumn, though I know it doesn’t feel like it, soon it will be time to plant your winter lawn. The best time to plant your winter grass seed is the first two weeks of October, when the Evening temperature drops down to 65 degrees and stays there. The process is called overseeding, because you cut down your bermudagrass and seed over it with ryegrass. If this is something that you plan on doing on your own, here are some brief instructions to help you through the 6 steps of...

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3 Steps to Growing Healthy Bermudagrass

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 in Bermudagrass | 0 comments

3 Steps to Growing Healthy Bermudagrass

Growing Healthy Bermudagrass is in Arizona Requires These 3 Steps… There is an obvious difference between alive and healthy bermudagrass. Bermudagrass, in all of its varieties, will stay alive regardless of sun or rain… or more sun. Bermudagrass tends to deal with excessive heat by drying out, turning brown and becoming dormant. If you’ve noticed this in your lawn, the good news is that it can be revived with a little effort. If you want to keep your summer lawn thick, green and vibrant, then there are a few things your...

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