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Be Sure to Trim Your Shrubs in the Fall

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Are you one of those people who fears pruning the shrubs around your yard? You're not alone. This task is often seen as needing a keen eye so that the shrubs don't end up looking lopsided or shoddy. 

Let the pros at Emerald Companies (St. Cloud, MN) take the guesswork out of the equation by having them shape the plants around your home according to your personal preference. Emerald Companies will also make an effort to  accommodate any special requests you may have, such as finely trimming shrubs obscuring a favorite viewpoint.

Please refer to our Facebook page for detailed before and after shrub pruning photos. Removal and clean up charges are included as part of our standard hourly rate. With Emerald Companies, unsightly shrubs don't stand a chance. Call 320-251-5296.

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The Importance of Fall Seeding

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Caring for your lawn during the fall months as you prepare for the winter can be a time consuming proposition, but taking the proper lawn care steps now saves you a headache come springtime. 

The experts at Emerald Companies (St Cloud, MN) recommend using starter fertilizer when you begin seeding your lawn. Furthermore, this should be considered the first step in an ongoing maintenance program, as frequent watering can lead to thinning grass and unsightly bare patches in your lawn.

Call Emerald Companies today for information on proper watering and fertilizing tactics. Schedule a free lawn assessment at 320-251-5296.

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Do You Know How to Check Your Lawn for Fungus?

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Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) takes lawn fungus seriously. Most often, it is evident in small spots that might look something like a frog eye. Other evidence of fungus in your lawn is dead rings in your live grass, dollar spots, necrotic ring spots which are typically all from watering issues.

Make sure to check in with us at Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) at 320-251-5296 on how to properly water your lawn to avoid or remove the fungus. We can support all of your lawn maintenance needs - here through the rest of the summer season and into the fall. Call today for more information!

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Are You Cutting Your Grass Too Short?

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Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) gets asked this question all of the time. What's the right answer? About 3-4 inches is the perfect length for your lawn as we come into July.  Cutting your grass below three inches raises the potential for more weeds and the need for more watering.  July tends to be a dryer month in Central Minnesota, so it is important to make sure your lawn length to water ratio is helping and not harming your grass.  Not only is cutting your grass too short putting stress on your lawn it can be harmful on your mower too.  

So remember for the month of July to cut your lawn 3-4 inches about every 5 days. Be sure to check out www.myemeraldlawn.com for other lawn care tips and tricks!

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Weed N Feed - When Does Your Lawn Need It?

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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To Dethatch or to Power Rake - That is the Question

An integral part of the spring cleanup service is a dethatching. The intention of dethatching is to remove the excess thatch, because a certain amount of thatch is beneficial for the turf health; but de-thatching, in essence, removes the excess thatch. You may have heard/red information surrounding "power raking" versus using dethatching tines. 

Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) uses dethatching tines, because it's gentler on the turf, it does the job, and it doesn't pull out most of the thatch or as many of the beneficial grass plants that power raking does. And, further, power raking exposes a significant amount of soil, because it takes so much out of the lawn you're susceptible to weeds throughout the entire season. And that's certainly not a way that you want to start out your spring.

If you find yourself having to power rake - possibly because of an excessive amount of thatch or your lawn is spongy - that's one of the telltale signs. If you step on it and it just feels like a sponge. If you have to power rake to take care of that - do it in the fall. Then you're not fighting with the weeds; because then the temperatures are cool enough where the weed seeds aren't germinating to the degree that they are in the spring or throughout the summer. Contact the experts at Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) (320) 251-5296 for more information. 

 

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Spring Clean Up in Central MN!

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Spring cleanup is not too far out - start thinking about it! Emerald Companies is a full service lawn maintenance company that offers your lawn everything it needs to look and feel beautiful (while being healthy) all summer long. 


Do you have a backpack blower? A mower with dethatching tines? We know there are a lot of great DIYers out there in our area that do a fantastic job with their lawn maintenance. Sometimes, when it comes to spring clean up - you just don’t have the professional equipment to get the job done right. If you are more than happy to mow your own lawn on a weekly basis, but you don't do their own spring cleanup because it's just a lot of work and/or you don't have the right equipment, give us a call.

What does spring clean up consist of when working with Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN)? It's blowing leaves out from underneath shrubs, out of rocks, out from underneath the decks, away from homes. It's vacuuming the lawn. It's vacuuming up the leaf debris on the lawn. It's detaching (if needed); and it's cutting the lawn for the first time. Leaving everything is set to go for when the grass starts growing, and then Emerald Companies or yourself take over mowing on a weekly basis. 

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Green Grass for St. Patrick's Day?!


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Does St. Patrick's Day make you think of green grass?! It sure does for us here at Emerald Companies in St Cloud MN. Green lawn can be yours this year - green, lush, beautiful lawn that is the envy of all of your neighbors. Yes, it can be done with the help of Emerald Companies. 

Using higher quality, longer lasting products allows customers at Emerald Companies to have the lawn we all dream of. Healthier plants, healthier lawns, sustainable property and higher satisfaction are all things you can expect with the professional lawn services at Emerald Companies. 

From landscape maintenance to weed and feed, and everything in between, the professional lawn experts at Emerald Companies St Cloud MN are ready to exceed your expectations when it comes to professional lawn maintenance. 

Call today (320) 251-5296 for information on how Emerald Companies can take your lawn to a new and impressive level in a short period of time.

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