Friday, November 16, 2018

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. 

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

It is also recommend that you add 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.  You can also reach us through our website, www.idahoorganicsolutions.com.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Winterizing 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.