Cold weather will be here soon, and if you have an irrigation system, it’s important to protect it from freezing temperatures. Properly winterizing your system this fall prevents damage caused by cold temperatures over the winter, which can save on repair costs next spring. Schendel begins turning off irrigation systems and preparing them for winter…

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              A beautiful lawn next spring begins this fall.   This is one of our favorite sayings around Schendel this time of year. It really sums up how important it is to give your lawn a little extra attention in the fall. There are several things that can be…

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This time of the year weeds like crabgrass and nutsedge may be popping up in your lawn (see pictures below). We treat both of these weeds during the 3rd WeedZero application (which is the application we’re currently applying).  Although being on our WeedZero Program over time can significantly decrease the weeds in your lawn, another…

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Sprinkler Head

With the consistently hot weather we’ve had lately, you may have started to notice stress in your lawn. If your lawn is browning or you notice the color turning a dull blue-green color, that could be a sign your lawn needs more water.  How to test your lawn for lack of moisture Test your lawn…

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This time of the year, there are many factors to having a beautiful yard. We wanted to take some time and share some thoughts on what might be keeping  your yard from looking its best this summer. Today we wanted to talk with you about grubs and bagworms.  Grubs Seeing discolored patches in your lawn?…

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Summer is right around the corner—warmer weather, a break from school, and more time to relax and play outside, hopefully with friends and family. But now we’ve been hearing about this new insect that has been found in the US with the ominous name of murder hornet. Is this something else that’s going to keep…

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“Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden?”  –Robert Brault Remember as a kid planting seeds in a paper cup, setting it in the window, watering it regularly, and watching for something green to finally sprout above the soil line? Dirt, seeds, sun, and water all…

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A thick, full lawn offers more than just beautiful curb appeal and a great play area for kids. It is also one of the best ways to stop weed growth. When the grass is full and thick, there are fewer bare spots and less soil available for weeds to take root. One of the key…

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With the recent stay-at-home ordinances in Lawrence and Topeka, many of us are stuck at home for the next couple weeks. You may think – “What am I supposed to do with all of this new found time?” Besides binge watching your favorite TV shows and movies, we’ve come up with a list of ideas…

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If you’re getting the itch for spring, now is a great time to prepare your landscape beds for the warmer months. Cleaning up your landscape beds can help enhance your curb appeal, and make yard work easier come April. Below are some ideas on cleaning up your landscape beds and what we recommend.  If you’re…

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‘Tis the season for poinsettias! These favorite holiday flowers grace our homes and offices throughout December and add a festive floral touch to our holiday décor. Keep your poinsettias looking their best with these tips from Ward Upham, Master Gardener coordinator with K-State Research and Extension: Place your poinsettia in a sunny window or the…

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Fall leaves

Schendel Lawn offers some fall landscaping tips for Topeka and Lawrence residents. With the fall here and winter coming soon, it’s time to tackle your fall landscaping projects. Now is the perfect time to plan out your fall landscaping projects so you can prepare your Topeka or Lawrence lawn and landscape for the upcoming cold months. If…

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Fall leaves

As a company, we want your landscape looking as clean as possible over winter, so we recommend cutting back herbaceous perennials in the fall. What’s an herbaceous perennial you ask? A herbaceous perennial is a non-woody plant that lives two or more years and returns each spring with new growth from the roots. We recommend…

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A beautiful lawn next spring begins this fall. This is one of our favorite sayings around Schendel this time of year. It really sums up how important it is to give your lawn a little extra attention in the fall. Completing projects now will help your lawn thrive once the spring growing season arrives. We…

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The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) recently released a list of trends expected to influence residential and commercial landscaping this fall. While mums are a staple of fall landscaping, they are definitely not the only option. If you are looking to refresh your landscaping for fall, check out this list from NALP for some…

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It is not unusual to see summer weeds such as nutsedge and crabgrass crop up in Kansas lawns this time of year. These weeds thrive in the summer heat, especially if we’ve also had some rain. While the growth of grass slows down when it is hot, that is not the case with nutsedge and…

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