As we start digging in our yards and begin to get reacquainted with our surroundings after the winter months, it’s only natural to find some most unwelcome guests amid all our garden work: pests! With the onset of summer, all kinds of pests can start to come out to play: mosquitoes, spiders, grubs – all of which may have made your property their home over the last few dormant months. But with animals, children, and various visitors playing in your yard this summer, these pests may be guests that you want to force to flee the nest! The most common …
Let’s be honest: how many of us remember running through the old-school sprinklers that used to slowly move back and forth across the lawn? Or maybe you had the other old-school sprinkler system the spurt-spurt-spurt showerhead followed by the long whirr as it adjusted to a different part of the lawn? Maybe your parents watered the lawn the even-more-old-fashioned way: with a thumb over the tip of the hose.
It should come as no surprise that there’s so much confusion among homeowners when it comes to what type of grass you currently have on your lawn and how best to care for it. At Green Pro, we are experts on what works best for the Greater Tulsa area and the different zones therein, and we want to help educate homeowners on how best to care for your lawn. Of course there are pros and cons with any choice; we have listed several below, so you can make the most informed choice about what is best for your lawn and landscape.
Vegetation types range from Juniper woodlands and shortgrass prairie in the panhandle to mixed oak forests and swamps in the southeast. It can be tempting to think that the winter season can obscure Oklahoma’s beauty, but the reality is that some of Oklahoma’s finest shrubs and flowers come out to play in the winter. Homeowners looking to reflect Oklahoma’s year-round beauty in their property’s landscape design might be interested in a few of the below flowers we have listed that are special and unique to winter.
Nature can be a relentless force, and while it can be challenging to beat back the forces of erosion seeking to work against your carefully manicured property, there are steps you can take not only to protect your property but also to protect your soil and manage your property’s growth effectively and efficiently. Not only will soil stay where you want it, but you will use less water; the garden will look clean and crisp, and plants will flourish. Find the sprinkler that will allow you to customize the spray to water only when and where you need it.
Today we want to tackle hardscapes patios, grill areas, and the like and talk about the impact they can have on your backyard, and how we approach these different landscape approaches at Green Pro. It’s important to state from the outset that every GreenPro landscape design is always balanced with a combination of hardscapes and softscapes. This means that if you want to create a paved patio off the main living area in your home , your design should also include softscapes or plantings to soften the area and provide you the perfect ambiance, where guests feel welcome and at ease.