You've landed your first landscaping job with a professional landscape company. Awesome! So what now? What should you expect and how can you prepare for your first day at work as a landscaper? Is it any different from doing yard work around your own house? We're going to look at these questions and give you some tips about how you can prepare for your first day working as a landscaper.
Paver stone hardscapes make a beautiful addition to your property's landscape. Pavers come in many different shapes, patterns, and sizes. To make sure you enjoy your hardscapes and get the most out of them, here are a few tips for planning and caring for new a new paver stone hardscape.
Annual flowers fill your landscape with bright, vibrant, colors that liven up your property. There are annuals for the warm seasons and annuals for the cool seasons. We're going to share some tips for arranging your annual flower displays like a pro!
The Bagworm is a perennial insect that gets its name from the silken bag it constructs around itself for protection. Bagworms can strip a plant bare, killing entire trees. They can spread from one plant to another rapidly. If left untreated, bagworms will leave only a skeleton plant behind everywhere they go. They camouflage themselves to look like a part of the plant. Bagworms often prefer evergreen trees, and they can easily be mistaken for pine cones at a distance.
Fire ants are seriously aggravating pests. Aside from the regular annoyances that come with other kinds of ants, fire ants pack a painful bite that itches for days. Kids and pets often end up covered with these pesky insects after disturbing the colony's mound. Any damage to the mound results in hundreds or thousands of soldier ants rushing out to defend the colony. A hand, foot, or a pet's paw accidentally going into a fire ant mound for just a second will come out swarmed. Not to mention, those mounds they create stick out like a sore thumb. Even if you avoid disturbing any of them, the mounds are an eyesore rising out above the grass on your lawn. Thankfully there are ways you can control and reduce the number of fire ants on your property though. But first, it's important to understand that totally ridding a property of fire ants forever is an unrealistic goal, especially if the area has been a long-time habitat for them. You can definitely put a large dent in their numbers and make a very noticeable difference. Once you reduce the total population in your yard, long-term control becomes manageable. Keep reading to learn what you can do to combat fire ants in your yard!
By: William Adams
In 09/2018 William started at Real Turf working in the field having never done manual labor before. He wasn't expected to last the first day. Terry recognized ways William could benefit the company more, and after 5 months of working full-time on lawn service and enhancement crews, William was given a position doing digital marketing, IT, & quality control work.