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Yard Project Ideas While Social Distancing

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Yard Project Ideas While Social Distancing

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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Preparing Your Landscape for Spring

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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Keep Your Poinsettias Looking Beautiful

‘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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Time To Tackle Fall Landscaping In Lawrence and Topeka

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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Preparing Your perennials for Winter

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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Fall Lawn and Landscape Care

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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Top Lawn and Landscape Trends for Fall 2019

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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Watering Recommendations for Newly Seeded Lawns

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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Summer Weeds

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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Your Lawn and the Summer Heat

Northeast Kansas is part of an area known as the transition zone, which means due to our cold winters and hot summers, there is no grass that is best adapted to our climate. Grasses are best adapted to either cool weather or warm weather, but not both. Most of the grass used in our area…

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