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Feed N Weed

Feed N Weed St. CloudAt Emerald Companies, (St. Cloud, MN) we do things differently. We don't simply do damage control like other landscapers, treating weeds once they appear. Emerald Companies works with you all year long, giving you the healthiest grass from the roots up. Healthy lawns keep weeds from even forming. We use minimally-invasive products only when necessary, with an eye on the environment. That's why we emphasize the FEED over the WEED in our proprietary treatments. The right nutrients yield healthy lawns that cut down on the need for weed treatment. That's the Emerald Companies difference. Call today to get on our schedule for your spring Feed N Weed with Emerald Companies (320) 251-5296. We look forward to greening you!

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The Emerald Advantage

The Emerald Advantage Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) is a proud local business offering so much more than basic lawn care. When you work with Emerald, you get complete lawn and landscaping care from the roots up. Emerald professionals care about the environment, using minimal chemicals and focusing more on maintaining lawn health than quick fixes for problems. Your lawn is a living thing that responds to varying factors in the environment, and Emerald responds right along with it. With Emerald Companies, we are with you from start to finish, overseeing all aspects of your lawn and yard care. We can answer all your landscaping questions and help you decide which plants would have the best advantages depending on location in your yard. What's more, with Emerald Companies, you are in a long-term relationship, and we are here to help if any problems should arise. Too much rain? Not enough? Unfavorable soil conditions at your new home? Emerald helps with it all. Trust Emerald Companies to be your one point of contact for all your outdoor needs. Call (320) 251-5296 today and schedule your home visit. You won’t know what you ever did without the Emerald advantage!

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From Ideas to Implementation

From Ideas to ImplementationWith home show season underway, you may be getting lots of great landscaping ideas. Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) are trusted local experts in lawn and landscaping care and maintenance. We can bring your visions to life, and have the highly-trained staff to oversee your complete care and ensure the continued health and longevity of your lawn and landscaping. Emerald doesn't simply fertilize, we manage the complete care of your lawn and plants from the roots up. We use environmentally-friendly products and focus on the overall health of your landscaping throughout the year. Emerald has a solution for all your landscaping challenges, regardless of soil type or water table. If you plan on doing landscaping and outdoor spaces this year, now is the time to get on the books with Emerald Companies. We take our time and do the job right, and never overbook. We are booking for spring now, so call (320) 251-5296 today!

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We Melt With You

We Melt With YouEmerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) knows there's nothing better in these harsh winter months than to start planning for warmer temperatures in the spring! We melt with you this spring thaw at Emerald and help get you started on the yard of your dreams. It's never too early to start thinking about your vision for the seasons ahead. Is this the year you put in some pavers? Want to start a rain garden? Simply looking to get your lawn in the best shape possible for the coming summer and repair any winter damage? Emerald Companies is here to help! Call (320) 251-5296 today for more information. Don't let spring get the jump on you, get in the books today!

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Looking Ahead

Sept02 CommercialSnowWe know you aren't ready for summer to end, but Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) wants to remind you that we are always looking ahead. Winter will be here before you know it, but Emerald is here for you all year long! Don’t forget Emerald offers the best snow removal and ice control for your home or business. We also offer holiday lighting services from setup to takedown and storage. We know, we know, no one is ready for snow. Emerald just wants to remind you that when you are ready, so are we. Call (320)-251-5296 and get on the books early!

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Scatter Those 'Skeeters

Scatter Those 'SkeetersEmerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) knows that you want to get the most out of your yard before the cold weather sets in. Nothing ruins your outdoor fun faster than an attack of those pesky mosquitos. Emerald not only has mosquito treatment for your lawn, we are experimenting with safer products. There are newer mosquito products that aren't considered pesticides, yet don't compromise effectiveness. Trust Emerald to give you and your family the best options for pest control. Call (320)-251-5296 today and set up your free consultation. Let Emerald help you ban those buzzy-bodies!

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A Little Off The Top

July08 inspirational St. CloudEmerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN), your lawn care expert, wants to remind you that now is the perfect time to get your shrubs trimmed. Blooming is just about done on most varieties, and this is the best opportunity for pruning to keep them healthy. Different varieties of shrubs have different requirements, which is where the experts at Emerald come in! Whatever your landscaping entails, Emerald will make it shine with health and vitality. Problems? Emerald will help you solve them. Our certified experts are the best in the business for a reason. Call Emerald today (320)-251-5296 and discover how beautiful your yard can be.

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We've Got Designs On You

We've Got Designs On YouEmerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) isn't simply here to make your lawn beautiful and strong. We are experts in all things landscaping, and love to come up with fresh ideas to spruce up your entire lawn and landscape. The experts at Emerald are skilled in maximizing every type of outdoor space, whether you have lots of lush greenery or a dryer climate that would benefit from more of a rock garden or paver patio. Short on ideas? Emerald has an endless supply, and we would be happy to share our designs with you! Call today (320)-251-5296 and set up your free estimate. Even a few strategic shrubs and edging can make your lawn pop and be the envy of the neighborhood. Make your yard an oasis this year with Emerald Companies!

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Happy to Green You

b2ap3_thumbnail_May01_FeedWeed_20160512-193318_1.jpgEmerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) is well-known for our famous Feed-N-Weed treatment for your lawn. Unlike other companies, Emerald emphasizes the FEED first, because we know a healthy lawn is the most important part, from the roots up! Healthy lawns are not only stronger and look better, they help prevent weeds from even forming. There is still time to get on our schedule for your Feed-N-Weed treatment. Call (320)-251-5296 today and get started on your best lawn yet. We look forward to greening you!

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No 'Lion

May03_inspirationalEmerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN), your lawn care experts, understand how dandelions grow and spread. Dandelions are perennials, like hostas, so they will keep coming back. Spring and fall are the best times to kill them, when they are taking in nutrients. As long as you don't have a neighbor with a dandelion field, you CAN get them under control with some time and effort. Emerald Companies is here to help! In cooler times, the plants are dormant. When it warms up, they pop up. Now is the time to get them under control and reduce their numbers. Emerald doesn't blanket spray and waste chemicals in the summertime. Our goal is to reduce the use of chemicals and only use them at appropriate and effective times. Trust the experts at Emerald. Call (320)-251-5296 today and set up your free consultation. No 'lion!

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Vole You Didn't

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Oh yes, Minnesota residents know well, it's that time of year again! Time for us to uncover the insidious damage done to our lawns by those tricky little voles. Voles track underneath the snow and munch those grass plants right down to the roots. Never fear! Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) is on hand to help with damage control. For now, in the next week or two, once the lawn is dry, take a plastic rake and gently move the dead grass off, exposing the grass to sunlight and allowing it to start to regrow. Call Emerald (320)-251-5296 today for your free estimate on how to remedy the rest. We will get your lawn in tip-top shape in no time. Voles are smart, but Emerald is smarter!

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Weather or Not

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Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) knows all too well how unpredictable Minnesota weather can be. Will we have several feet of snow in January? Will it all melt? Believe it or not, a blanket of snow can be your lawn's best defense against the harsh winter elements. Snow cover provides much-needed insulation for both your lawn and your tree roots. Harsh temperature extremes can damage them otherwise. What to do if an early melt is out to ruin your yard? Call in the experts, of course! Emerald Companies is here to service all your lawn and yard care needs, all year long. Don't let the elements turn against you. Call 320-251-5296 today. Help is on the way!

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Going With The Grain

Oct02_inspirationalMany people don’t realize that not all winter salts are the same! Even though you may have salt on your walkways and driving surfaces, it may not be melting anything. That's why you should trust the experts at Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) with all your winter needs. Emerald Companies not only uses salt specially formulated for Central Minnesota's frigid temperatures, but we carefully apply it with methods designed to cut down on the formation of ice patches in the first place. Minimize your hazards this winter and call Emerald Companies today.

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Establishing Your Lawn Is Important for New Construction

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Fall is a great time for many lawn projects, including getting your lawn established. If your lawn is in major need of seeding and sodding, your central Minnesota lawn experts at Emerald Companies can help.

Improper Seeding and Sodding Means a Bad Lawn
When it comes to a completely new installation, the importance of proper seeding and sodding can’t be stressed enough. There’s no doubt that you have seen the result of poor seeding and sodding at some point, whether the victim was your neighbor’s lawn or perhaps even your own.

The Importance of Great Sod Preparation
Many times, sod fails because it was not installed properly, not because the sod itself was the issue. When the soil underneath the sod has been prepared appropriately, the sod will have a greater likelihood of adhering and establishing roots quickly.

If you want to know more about new installations contact our team at Emerald Companies. St. Cloud lawn experts who have the tools and experience are ready and waiting to help.

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Aeration is the Perfect Fall Project

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As the summer heat wraps up and the cool and rainy fall weather approaches, don’t forget to schedule your annual lawn aeration. For a healthy lawn, St. Cloud homeowners should call Emerald Companies. We are your trusted central Minnesota lawn experts.

Annual Aeration is Best
Whether you have clay soil or sandy soil or something in between, aeration is an integral step in maintaining your lawn’s health. Although sandy soil lawns might not need to be aerated as frequently, we still recommend a minimum of one treatment a year.

Easy and Affordable
Aeration is one of the easiest and most affordable preventative measures you can take to keep your lawn free from disease. Better yet, aeration does not require the use of any chemicals.

Fall is the Season for Aeration
Fall is an ideal time for aeration because cooler temperatures and more rainfall help keep your soil hydrated. If you haven’t had your lawn aerated yet this year or you are in need of lawn care, St. Cloud lawn experts at Emerald Companies can help.

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We've Got You Covered

July08_InspirationalSummer is the time to get the most out of your yard. You want a lush, green lawn that is pest-free and barefoot-ready. Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) have Central Minnesota's premier lawn care experts. Our knowledgeable staff is the best in the business, and have all your lawn care needs covered. We take care of all your landscape maintenance, including weed and feed procedures to maximize the health of your lawn. Emerald Companies also does spring and fall cleanups, as well as mid-year checkups to head off problems before they start. We service your irrigation systems and make sure you have proper aeration for your lawn.

Emerald Companies even offers mosquito treatments that are safe for kids and pets. We have everything you need to ensure the health and maintenance of your lawn and keep your surrounding yard beautiful and eye-catching. Trust our experts. You're in the best hands with Emerald Companies. Call (320)-251-5296 today for your free on-site estimate and be the envy of your neighborhood!

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Paging Dr. Dave to Your Lawn!

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Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) knows, that just like we do, lawns need checkups to stay healthy. Weather, weeds, insects, and even pet mess can affect the health of your lawn. Dr. Dave is on hand to help with any issues you may have. Emerald Companies recommends a mid-year lawn checkup to assess overall vitality, potential problem areas, and needed preventative or maintenance procedures. Emerald knows that lawns are living things and they require regular monitoring. We like to touch base with our customers and discuss any concerns they may have, or simply maintain the lush, beautiful lawn you've come to expect with Minnesota's premier lawn care experts. Call today and schedule your mid-year checkup! Your lawn with thank you.

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A Progressive Company in the Weed N Feed Industry

May02_InspirationalEmerald Companies (St Cloud, MN), is a progressive company using more environmentally beneficial programs for your lawn. More beneficial programs for your grass and plants that help reduce water, while reducing nitrogen into the environment.

Weed N Feed can be the key to your lawn this summer. But when does your lawn actually need to be treated? Contact the experts at Emerald Companies (St Cloud, MN) for details on the best time to start treating your lawn. Professional analysis of your lawn and soil composition can be the difference between a lawn full of weeds and patches or a beautifully plush green lawn.

Different Weed N Feed packages are currently available to meet the needs of your budget and lawn. Not sure where to start? Emerald Companies can walk you through the process and what your lawn would need to kick those weeds to the curb…for good. Call (320) 251-5296 for more information.

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When to apply pre-emergent to your yard

May04_InspirationalWhen considering how to best prevent weeds and crabgrass from overtaking your lawn, timing is crucial.

Putting down pre-emergent when it first appears is not the answer, as by this time some crabgrass seedlings have already sprouted and cannot be controlled by pre-emergent chemicals. Therefore, applying pre-emergent may kill crabgrass that has already sprouted, but any seeds it has left behind will inevitability sprout next spring.

In an effort to avoid this scenario, Emerald Companies (St Cloud, MN) advises having a team of experts perform a series of spring clean up tasks for your lawn, including dethaching (if needed), using fertilizer to help thicken your lawn, followed by the application of pre-emergent chemicals. The earlier in the spring this is done the better. An extensive procedure such as this can protect your lawn for months to come and cause fewer headaches later in the year.

Call Emerald Companies (St Cloud, MN) (320) 251-5296 for more information.

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Lawn Treatments - How Many Do I Need?

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You see your neighbors out putting various applications on their lawn. But…how many applications is too many? How many become harmful to the turf?

Emerald Companies creates lawn treatment programs that meet the needs of your turf. We don’t over apply and we don’t under apply.

Some lawns are good with four treatments, because our clients enjoy maintaining their own lawn. Maybe you've got a healthy lawn and this program would work great for you.

Some people have issues going on with their lawn and might need five or six applications to get their lawn looking and feeling great.

Whether you are dealing with an established lawn, new grass, weed killer, fertilizer, or some other variable - Emerald Companies has the customized plan that best meets the needs of your lawn.

To discuss the needs of your lawn, please give us a call (320) 251-5296 and we will create a customized plan for your specific yard. Happy Spring and we look forward to hearing from you!

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