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DIY Retaining Wall Tips

Posted on May 15th, 2015 by John Foegley

Be sure to review manufacturers instructions and specifications for your retaining wall. If building a block retaining wall, height must be less than the limit set by the manufacturer Your block retaining wall must be built on a COMPACTED BASE. See specification for details Most retaining walls require that one or more courses be buried […]

Eco-Friendly Lawn Care

Posted on May 10th, 2015 by John Foegley

Lawn Care Programs for South Bend The first step in protecting the environment that a homeowner can take is often reducing the application of pesticides in and around their home. Unfortunately, the one size fits all lawn care program offered by the national firms often include weed killers & insecticides which may not be needed […]

Irrigation Tips for Installation & Care

Posted on April 29th, 2015 by John Foegley

All irrigation systems are not created equal. Be sure your new irrigation system is designed and installed as follows to conserve water and reduce water and electrical bills! Be sure your system provides “head to head” coverage and that nozzles provides “matched precipitation. A rain sensor will prevent the system from running during rain. Better, […]

DIY Pond Maintenance: Caring for Your Pond

Posted on April 20th, 2015 by John Foegley

Have a pond on your property? If you’ve decided to care for it yourself, follow these tips for how to take care of it in every season! Spring Once the threat of a hard freeze is over, pond heater may be removed. To clean, soak in vinegar (white works fine) to remove all corrosion and […]

How to Water Trees, Shrubs & Groundcovers

Posted on April 12th, 2015 by John Foegley

Providing balanced moisture levels is critical to the establishment of all newly installed plant material and it is the responsibility of the home or business owner, unless Foegley Landscape is specifically contracted to provide this service. The amount and type of supplemental irrigation will depend on several factors including soil type, shade, slope, plant type […]

Care for Your Newly Hydroseeded Lawn

Posted on April 9th, 2015 by John Foegley

Has your lawn just been hydroseeded? Taking care of it is incredibly important if you want it to grow well. Use this guide! Watering After the lawn is first Hydroseeded, allow the mulch to dry before watering. (Usually dry by the next day.) During the first two weeks, water all areas every day keeping area […]

Water Conservation – Seven Web Sites for Helpful Information

Posted on April 6th, 2015 by John Foegley

The drought of 2012 will be remembered as more than challenging by those of us in the green industry. While the central Indiana watering ban was eventually lifted, the lost revenue and environmental damage will be felt for years to come. All irrigation systems and irrigation contractors for that matter, are not created equal. Some […]

Spring Irrigation System Startup by Foegley Landscape

Posted on March 29th, 2015 by John Foegley

Spring showers and cool temperatures have turned things green. However, early to mid April is the time to fire up the irrigation system so when the dry times come as they always do, your landscape will get sufficient water to keep it thriving and healthy. Foegley Landscape irrigation technicians use the following sequence: Turn off […]

How to Winterize Your Trees

Posted on March 21st, 2015 by John Foegley

Trees are investments that require a small amount of care. For the sake of your tree’s quality of life and your own, take a few minutes to winterize your trees. Wonderful springs come from well-tended winters! Here are nine things you can do to winterize your trees: Remove or correct structural faults and deadwood that […]

Established Lawn Fertilization Recommendation

Posted on March 15th, 2015 by John Foegley

Your lawn is constantly renewing itself. New roots, buds, rhizomes, tillers and leaves replace the old, diseased and worn ones in a continuing process. To keep this renewal going, your lawn needs fertilizer. You’ll need to apply adequate nutrients to insure a day-to-day supply. The big three – nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium – are of […]