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 on...

Follow These 8 Lawn Care Tips for a Healthier Lawn Lawn mowing seems easy enough, but every time you mow your grass you’re contributing to the overall failure or prosperity of your yard. Mow the grass correctly and you’ll have a groomed lawn that is healthy, more drought resistant and thick enough to eliminate broadleaf weeds. Mowing incorrectly can cause your lawn to struggle to survive the changing Nebraska seasons. Try to mow often enough so that you are never cutting more than one third of the grass blade with each mowing. Avoid Scalping Your Lawn Make sure to avoid scalping your grass,...

How To Create A More Eco-friendly Lawn A healthy lawn is essential for everyone and property owners can encourage this by making more environmentally conscious decisions with 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...

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...

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...

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...

HOW TO TUNE UP YOUR LAWN MOWER Your lawn mower is an essential tool to maintaining the beauty of your lawn. While we provide lawn fertilizing in Omaha and other lawn health options, lawns still need maintenance, and most people choose to mow their lawns themselves to keep them looking great. Unfortunately, lawn mowers can also have problems if they are not maintained properly. Here are the steps you need to take to give your lawn mower a tune up and keep it in ideal working condition: If you decide you would rather hire a professional lawn service to mow your lawn, give...

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...

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 in Omaha? 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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