Advantages To Hiring A Pet Friendly Lawn Care Service Your pets are extended members of your family. You love them and treat them as special as you can. You buy special food, toys, treats, beds, and more to help care for them. However, have you ever considered your Omaha lawn care service? Do you know if it is pet-friendly or are you risking the safety of your precious four-legged family members?  Hiring an eco-friendly lawn care company in Omaha is easier than you might think. Here at EcoScapes, we provide a variety of lawn care services to help you keep your...

What is Sustainable Landscaping? Sustainable landscaping is making full use of the environment to provide natural key elements that landscapes require. Meaning the landscape is self-sustaining and no additional outside support is needed. The purpose of this is to reserve our natural resources and to help protect the environment. If detrimental weather hits such as storms and droughts, your landscape can recover itself quickly, with no need for human help. To identify how sustainable your landscape is, it's essential to investigate the three primary laws of sustainable landscaping. Ecological, economic, and socio-cultural. Ecological: This is looking at how well your design matches the...

How To Create A More Eco-friendly Lawn A healthy lawn is essential for everyone and property owners can encourage this by making environmentally conscious decisions on their lawn and landscape care. Listed are Six Ways You Can Make Your Lawn eco-friendly: Mulch your grass clippings: Instead of bagging the clippings, mulch them. Doing so allows the clippings to decompose back into the earth, thus providing nutrients which in turn will eliminate the need to add chemicals. It can also help the environment because the production of fertilizers creates pollutants in the atmosphere. Also, fertilizers can often end up in natural waters which can...

Aeration has Many Benefits for Your Omaha Lawn Looking after your lawn can be a backbreaking task as it requires maintenance throughout the year. Mowing, fertilizing and watering are just some of the things that must be performed frequently. The vast majority of lawns in Omaha have clay-based soil underneath. They can accommodate considerable water and are fertile as well, but they can pose problems. To start, clay does not absorb water very well and becomes even less absorbent the drier it gets. Hard, dry clay soil can lead to drainage concerns and this is one of the benefits of core aeration. What is Core Aeration? Aeration occurs...

Follow These Lawn Care Steps for a Greener Lawn Water Deeply and Less Often If you are watering often and for short periods of time, the grass’ roots have no reason to grow deeper down into the soil. Those shallow roots can’t reach deep soil nutrients and don’t have the ability to supply much needed water when you skip a watering. Instead, water deep enough to penetrate the soil 4 to 6 inches. Here’s a little test you can use for a few watering’s. You’ll get a sense of just how long and often you should be watering. Of course, this depends entirely on weather conditions and your...

Lawn Care Safe for the Environment and Your Pets When pursuing a lush green, vibrant, and weed free lawn, it is normal to be concerned about the safety and health of your pets and loved ones being exposed to sometimes harmful chemicals. We get it, pets are part of the family too and your choice of a professional lawn care provider is a very important decision. We are pet owners as well and are always on the search for new pet friendly products to integrate into our eco-friendly lawn care programs and services. The good news for all of us pet...

How to to Set Your Lawn up for Success It’s officially springtime and one of our favorite times of the year at EcoScapes. We’re just starting to see the promise of new growth on trees and some tulips are peaking out of the ground. It’s also officially time to start giving your lawn lots of love to set it up for a healthy spring and summer. Here’s what should be on your spring lawn cleanup and care to-do lists. Spring Lawn Cleanup To-Do List Tidy Up The Lawn Grass requires plenty of sun to thrive, so anything...

5 Must Have Lawn Care Tools for Homeowners Every homeowner needs a basic set of lawn care tools, especially if you’re the do-it-yourself type. Having the following six lawn care tools close at hand can help you create the lawn and landscape you want. Read on to learn more about the essential items you need. 1. Lawn Mower First and foremost, you need a lawn mower. There are an infinite number of models out there, so make your choice based on your budget and the size of your lawn. Lawn mowers can have a hefty price tag attached, so the numerous options work...

Considering Hiring a Lawn Care Company? Read this First! All lawn care services are the same, right? I can’t even begin to tell you how many times we get asked that question. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Of course, the services offered are similar, but the people, quality, professionalism, and how they go about performing their services are what really makes the difference. So, what should you consider when you’re trying to choose the right lawn care company? Keep reading...

ECO-FRIENDLY FALL LAWN CARE TIPS IT'S ALL ABOUT FERTILIZING, AERATING, WEEDING, COMPOSTING, MOWING & PLANTING. As the days become short and crisp, you might think that your lawn care chores are done. While the grass appears to be dying off and your flowers have wilted, don’t be fooled into thinking that your work is over. There are plenty of chores that must be done before the first frost in order to keep your lawn in tip-top shape for next year. This can be tough to do if you’re trying to approach your lawn care tasks with an environmentally conscious mindset....

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