Why Do I Have Moles and Voles in my Yard?

Why Do I Have Moles and Voles in my Yard?

There it is! In your garden you are spying a small brown or gray furry creature scurrying around and the questions start. Is that a mole or a vole? Why is it here? And most importantly, is it going to hurt my garden, landscape, or home? Here in Indiana, moles and...
Best Lawn Tools for New Homeowners

Best Lawn Tools for New Homeowners

Congratulations on your new home! It’s incredibly exciting to have a space that you can call your own and an opportunity to express yourself in the design of your indoor and outdoor spaces. But for new homeowners, knowing what to do with a yard can be a little more...
Ornamental Shrub and Tree Buying Guide

Ornamental Shrub and Tree Buying Guide

There are few greater pleasures than sitting outside in a garden, soaking in the scents and sights of flourishing and flowering trees and shrubs. But for new homeowners who see the potential in their property, or others who want to revamp their long-beloved lawns, it...
Dead Trees and The Danger of Spring Storms

Dead Trees and The Danger of Spring Storms

If you’ve ever wondered if that tree in your backyard is dead, don’t let a storm this spring give you the answer, along with costly damage, injuries or even death. Dead trees pose a particular risk when the winds whip up, so here are a few things that every homeowner...
When To Start Landscaping After Winter

When To Start Landscaping After Winter

Don’t wait! Start landscaping early this year The process of landscaping is just that, a process. Rome was not built in a day and neither is any gorgeous property that makes people stop and stare. So, sadly, you can’t think about what changes you want for your yard...
Why Are There Slugs in My Home

Why Are There Slugs in My Home

Slugs, and their shelled cousins snails, won’t cause as much damage as other pests (like rats or termites), but the slimy gastropods often drive people to extreme lengths as they try to find a way to rid their homes and gardens of them. So, why are they in your home,...
Can Tree Roots Be Damaged in Winter?

Can Tree Roots Be Damaged in Winter?

Trees are adapted to the outdoors, so you may not expect them to be susceptible to temperature fluctuations much. But root tissues can be damaged by below freezing temperatures, especially if exposed for extended periods. There are a few things you can do to protect...
Tips and tricks for hanging Christmas lights

Tips and tricks for hanging Christmas lights

There are those that love decorating for the holidays and those that just do it so they won’t be accused of lack of cheer by family, friends or neighbors. Whichever you are, we hope the tips and tricks below on how to best hang Christmas lights will be a big help. ...
Types of Invasive Trees in Indiana

Types of Invasive Trees in Indiana

A tree is a tree, right? You just find one that you like, plant it and enjoy it. Well, not exactly. There are actually invasive species of trees that damage the ecosystem by taking resources from native plants — and this is true here in Indiana.  Each region will have...