Friday, January 5, 2018

Benefits of Installing an Automatic Sprinkler System in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho

It might be winter in Idaho but summer is right around the corner and the freezing cold will soon be replaced by long hot days.  Those high temperatures can be very stressful on your lawn and finding the time to water can be even more stressful for those of us with busy lifestyles. 
One of the best investments you can make is a professionally installed sprinkler system.  Not only will an automatic sprinkler system help you maintain a beautiful landscape but it is the most efficient and convenient way to ensure that your yard receives the proper amount of watering, without over-or under-watering.
Some of the benefits of an automatic sprinkler system include:
Convenience:  Set a timer and the system does the work for you.  You don’t even have to be home for your lawn to get the water it needs.
Aesthetics and safety:  A garden hose stretched across the lawn isn’t pleasing to the eye and can be a tripping hazard.
Optimal Timing:  It is recommended that you water your lawn in the early morning for maximum results as well as for the health of your lawn.  Most people would rather not have to get up early just turn on their sprinklers.
Cost Effective:  You will actually save money on your water bills because a sprinkler system waters just the right amount and with efficiency.
Environmentally Friendly:  Sprinkler systems are more efficient and therefore your lawn requires less water, which is better for the environment.
A properly designed and professionally installed sprinkler system can not only increase the value of your property but it gives you as the homeowner more time to do the things you really want to do without having to spend the time and energy it takes to keep your lawns and gardens on a consistent and measured watering schedule.
At Organic Solutions! Inc., we can help you carefully design a sprinkler system that will provide maximum coverage to your lawn and gardens as well as benefit the environment.  Every property is unique and we will work with you to create a system that fits into your budget as well as your long term goals for your property. 

Contact us by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com, or by phone, 208-884-8986,to set up a no-obligation meeting with one of our team members to discuss the water needs of your property.  
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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Preventing Frost damage in your Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho turf.

It’s December in the Treasure Valley and the temperatures have been below freezing for some time.  The usually vibrant green of the grass is turning brown as the grass begins to enter a period of dormancy.  Even though it looks like it is dying, the grass is still alive and will green up again in the spring.  But if we are hit with extreme cold temperatures and moisture isn’t allowed to reach the roots of the grass, your grass could get winter frost burn and be damaged. 

Grass can also be damaged in the winter from too much traffic.  In the cold and freezing months you should avoid walking, playing, parking and driving on the grass.  Grass is pretty resilient but has a harder time recovering from well worn paths that occur during dormancy.  Try to keep you sidewalks and driveways cleared of snow so that there will be less temptation to walk through the yard.  Leaving cars or other objects on frozen turf will at the least make those areas more susceptible to weeds in the spring and at the worst result in dead spots. 



At Organic Solutions! Inc., we strive to give you the healthiest lawn all year long.  Our organic fertilizer can help your lawn revive quicker and look more vibrant in the spring.  If you would like to receive a free estimate for our fertilization and weed control programs, please contact us!


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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Giving the gift of professional lawn care in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, and Nampa Idaho.

Having a healthy green lawn takes time and energy on a weekly basis from April to October.  Between the weekly mowing  and the seasonal fertilization applications, it can be a little overwhelming. There may be some people in your life who struggle to maintain their lawn either because of age, physical limitations, or because of their busy schedule.  

As people age, they naturally slow down and many elderly people come to a place where caring for their lawn is no longer advisable.  This can be especially true in the heat of summer when the dangers of sunburn, dehydration and sunstroke is so high. 

It is also a possibility that one person in the household may be acting as a caregiver to their elderly or disabled spouse, parent, or other family member.  Caregivers often find themselves short on time and running on empty as they try to take care of day to day responsibilities.  Having to maintain the lawn as well can often be more than they can handle.

Often those who fall into the above categories live on limited incomes or are besieged by medical bills and cannot afford to hire a professional lawn care company to do the work for them. 

If you would like to give the gift of lawn care services to a parent, friend, or neighbor who needs it, Contact us for a free estimate.  It may be the best gift they ever received.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The importance of finding a reputable snow removal company in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, and Nampa, Idaho

November is almost over and we are anticipating another winter with above average snow-fall in the Treasure Valley.  If you have a commercial business you may still be experiencing post-traumatic stress from last year’s record snow-fall and the headaches that it caused for you and your business.  You may also be trying to prevent some of the costs that were incurred because of accidents and falls that occurred on your property.
If you haven’t found a reliable snow contractor that provides quality work, take some time to review the questions you should be asking before committing to a snow removal company.
Are you insured?  Safety and liability are extremely important issues to consider in snow removal.  Does the snow contractor have the appropriate liability insurance to cover any bodily injury or property damage that could occur as a result of their work?
Does your company have experience in snow removal?  Choosing a company not only with experience but the right equipment is of prime importance.  Professional snow removal companies understand the processes involved in safely removing snow and ice and have the equipment to execute the job in a timely manner.  You want a company that can anticipate and react to any size storm or weather system appropriately.
Will they meet with you to discuss planning and pricing?  It’s important that you walk through your property with any potential snow contractors so that they understand what will need to be cleared during the winter months.  Once they have a clear idea of what you need they should be able to communicate to you how the company will respond to your needs and how much it will cost you.
These are just a few of the basic questions you should ask of any snow removal business.  An honest and reputable company will answer any questions you have and will detail how they will execute prompt quality snow removal that will keep your commercial property accessible and your employees and clientele safe. 

At Organic Solutions! Inc., we know the importance of developing a snow removal plan before the snow arrives!  Don’t get caught scrambling to find a reputable contractor when your parking lot is covered with snow.  Contact us today to meet with one of our professionals to discuss your commercial snow removal needs.  We can be reached by phone, 208-884-8986, or by email, organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com.  You can also reach us through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

November Preparations for your Spring lawn and landscape in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, and Nampa Idaho

Before the snow begins to fall and winter sets in you may want to take a few steps to ensure that your lawn looks it best when spring rolls around.  

Here are just a few ideas for preparing your lawn for Spring in November:

For a nice and tidy yard throughout the winter,  trim the edges of your lawn for a professional appearance. 


We also recommend adding organic mulch to your beds and borders, not only will this help your yard aesthetically but it will also help insulate the soil and prevent sudden changes in temperature that could be detrimental to plant growth. 


Of course, leaf removal is of high priority in November.  Unless you mulch your leaves, you should remove them from the surface of your lawn.  When leaves cover your lawn they prevent your grass from much needed light and which can distress your lawn and even cause dead spots. 


At Organic Solutions! Inc., we care about the health of your landscape as well as the appearance and functionality.  If you would like to meet with one of our team member’s to discuss the many options available to help you care for and maintain your lawn and landscape, give us a call, 208-884-8986, or email us at organicsolutionsinc@outlook.com.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Winterizing your lawn and landscape tools in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Eagle, Idaho.

As fall gradually gives way to winter, it is important to winterize your lawn equipment to extend its life and efficiency.  Taking the time and effort to properly winterize your lawn care equipment is worth the time and effort and it takes and will guarantee fewer issues in the spring.

Small engines such as found in your lawn mowers and gas powered trimmers and blowers are susceptible to a variety of problems caused by today’s blended fuels.  It is recommended that you treat your gasoline with a fuel stabilizer and allow it to circulate through your gas powered motors, and if possible run the gasoline out of the tank.  This is also a good time to change the oil and complete any other maintenance tasks such as sharpening the blades on your mower.  Make sure to check with and comply with the manufacturers recommendations for winterizing your lawn equipment.

This is also a good time to take care of your lawn and garden tools.  Make sure that you clean off your shovels, trowels, garden hoses and such before storing them.  You can use a wire brush for hard to remove soil and rust and then wipe the tool down with some motor oil to keep them from rusting again.  If your wooden handles are rough, you can use sandpaper to smooth them out and then apply some linseed oil to prevent the wood from drying out and splitting.  Garden hoses should be disconnected, drained and stored indoors to prolong their life. 

While you are winterizing your lawn care equipment it is also a good idea to inspect your snowblower and make sure it is ready before the snow starts to fall.  Besides the engine, inspect the blades/auger, clutch, belt and any other common wear parts.  Make sure the nuts and bolts are in place and properly torqued.  Make sure to check the manufacturers recommendations.  This is also a good time to make sure you have a good snow shovel on hand.


At Organic Solutions! Inc, our goal is to help you have a beautiful healthy lawn no matter the season.  If you would like to talk to one of our expert team members about your lawn’s particular needs and how we can help you achieve your landscaping goals, give us a call, 208-884-8986.



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Monday, November 13, 2017

Tips for keeping your lawn healthy before the snow falls in Boise, Nampa, Eagle, and Meridian.

When it comes to winterizing your lawn and landscape, at Organic Solutions! Inc., we have stressed the importance of late fall fertilization, fall clean-up and pruning and proper irrigation system blowouts.  We wanted to take some time to discuss some other lawn tips to help you keep your lawn in the best possible shape throughout the winter months ahead.

When the weather becomes cold and we typically spend more time indoors, it can be easy to forget about items that may have been left out on the lawn.  Besides the obvious need for leaf removal to prevent damage to the lawn, you also need to keep your eyes out for items such as wood, dog toys, tools, and lawn furniture that may be left on the lawn and can lead to dead spots.  Pet waste is also detrimental to lawns if left all winter so it is a good idea to pick up after pets whenever the snow clears.  In order to prevent lawn damage it is a good idea to make an occasional sweep of your lawn to make sure that it is clear of any items that could cause damage.

It is also a good idea to avoid heavy traffic on your lawn once it has gone into dormancy.  We suggest discouraging foot traffic by keeping your sidewalks and pathways clear of snow and making sure that you don’t park vehicles on the lawn.  We would also recommend shoveling our pathways through your lawn and using a de-icing agent only when necessary as salts and other chemicals can cause damage to your lawn.


At Organic Solutions! Inc, our goal is to help you have a beautiful healthy lawn no matter the season.  If you would like to talk to one of our expert team members about your lawn’s particular needs and how we can help you achieve your landscaping goals, give us a call, 208-884-8986.



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