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“Raise your hand if you’re thinking about summer!” I ask to nobody but you the reader. Is your hand raised? Mine was, at least for a moment before I needed to put it back on the keyboard to finish typing this sentence. At All-Terrain, one of the things this year we’re...
For many customers, a tree is a tree. They (the trees) get planted on properties, they grow for awhile, and sometimes, some of them seem to get sick and/or die. Life happens, eh? Then we cut them out, grind the stump, or replace them. Is that just a cost of ownership,...
As many of us know, spring is a time for re-birth, renewal, new growth, the Masters golf tournament, and high school graduations! Or, if you’re either academic or fancy – “commencements”.
Each year around the beginning of August, our lawns are about as dry and stressed as they get in the summer. Sometimes it is so dry our good Kentucky Bluegrass goes a bit dormant. The greenest grass, while often found on the other side, is usually some type of grassy...
Ask most any lawn care person what their biggest pet peeve is and they’ll answer, “People who don’t use coasters. Don’t they know their cups leave little circle marks on the wooden furniture???” Lawn care people are a refined, courteous bunch. If you’d ask them what’s...
Have you debated over whether it is better to apply you own weed control and fertilizer or to hire a professional? Well, let’s time some time and break down the pros and cons of both options to help you decide.
If you have a lawn, you have probably already realized that you are going to have some type of weeds in your lawn, no matter what you do. However, you do have more control over how many weeds and how often they take to seed.
By: Matt Langemo What do you value? Your family? Your home? Your car? A new pair of socks? Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? How about giving a crap? Normally I’d ask you to “pardon my French,” but actually according to Dictionary.com, “crap” is late Middle...
At All-Terrain, one of the parts of my job is to figure out “what’s next.” What is the next thing that we need to focus on to deliver a better product to our customers? Over the years, “what’s next” has lead us to great improvements in technology and how we use it, our ability to answer the phone and get back to
By the time spring rolls around, Fargo’s youth baseball players will be conditioned, well-acquainted and ready to play ball. Most would consider practices in the winter to be limited to lifting weights or finding unconventional indoor locations for some catch....
In 1991, a young man, who loved to work outside, had a desire to earn some extra money and wanted a job with flexibility. Ryan Such, then 16 years old, handed out fliers in his neighborhood that advertised mowing.
A common question we get each year is “do you guys do granular or dry lawn treatments, or are they a liquid spray?” As a company, all our treatments are liquid, and here are the leading reasons why.
Aeration is the process of supplying air to the soil. Grass roots need air not so dissimilarly as we do so we supply air to the soil by pulling out cores of the turf.
The spring is an important time of year for the shrubs in our landscapes. Rejuvenating our larger shrubs will give us a chance to keep our shrubs at a manageable size throughout the year.
I have several conversations throughout the year with people about their lawns and how to make them better. These are the five things that need to be done in order to have a beautiful lawn.
Proper pruning during the late winter is extremely important and can help maintain the health, appearance, and safety of your trees.
There are many pros and cons to using sand or salt on your driveway. Find out which one best suits your needs.
Fall is a great time for lawn care and pruning shrubs and trees should be on that list.
Proper watering takes a little know-how, and then some effort.
Edging it is an essential part of looking like you–and your lawn–know what they’re doing.
Each year about this time, the soil starts to warm up to a point where Kentucky Bluegrass seed would germinate.
Power raking and dethatching are two terms that cause an awful lot of confusion for good lawn-loving citizens who just want to take good care of their grass, and get the excess thatch up and out of the way.