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What is the Weed N Feed Program?

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Many homeowners want to do the best possible job in taking care of their lawn but fail to recognize when treatment is necessary, or conversely, situations where is best to leave grass alone for an extended period. Contact the experts at Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) for a professional assessment of your lawn's information on ideal treatments.

The success of the Weed N Feed program is derived from its ability to not only strengthen your lawn  but also to minimize weeds, resulting in fewer bare patches. Various Weed N Feed packages are available to meet your desired lawn specifications and budget. Let Emerald Companies help you take control of your lawn. To yield the best results initial lawn treatments must be completed before the round reaches a specific temperature.

Contact the experts at Emerald Companies (320) 251-5296 for more information on when and how to best apply Feed N Weed. For less weeds, thicker turf, and beautiful looking lawn - leave the details to Emerald Companies (St Cloud). 

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Call for a Preemptive Strike Against Mosquitoes

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After one of the harshest winters in history and an unpredictable spring, protecting yourself from mosquitoes seems like a task that can wait until mid summer, but it will only take a single stretch of damp, warm weather before mosquitoes return in full force. Protect your yard with mosquito control from Emerald Companies (MN).

Emerald Companies coats shrubs, trees and any neighboring wood lines with a mist that keeps mosquitoes from intruding on your summer activities. Best of all, this technique will have no ill effects on children and pets. Don't hesitate and allow mosquitoes to overrun your yard.  Call Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) (320) 251-5296 for first availability.

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Sprinkler System Start-Up - What Needs to Be Done This Spring

When Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) assists in Sprinkler system start-up for the year you can expect  the sprinkler system to be up and running, Emerald running through each of the zones individually to make sure that there are no leaks or anything happening underground, making sure that all the heads are functioning properly (as far as that they didn't get run over by a snowplow in the winter). Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) observes for leaks, and damaged heads and then can replace and repair, as needed, while on-site.

Part of the sprinkler system start-up service is observing your system - making sure that it's working and then making sure that the coverage is correct. Because sometimes the sprinkler might be pointing at the house - and that's not where it's supposed to be. 

If you’d like help getting your sprinkler system up and running this spring, give the experts at Emerald Companies a call (320) 251-5296.

 

 

 

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Mosquito Control for Your Yard

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Mosquitos - It’s hard to think about right now. But…when the pesky insects attack they can make your summer miserable. Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) now offers mosquito control for your yard. By treating shrubs, trees, and bordering woodlines with a mist that keeps mosquitos at bay all season. 

This cost-effective treatment for mosquitos is safe for both pets and kids. Enjoy your yard this summer. Get out there when the weather warms up and enjoy the sun and green grass - don’t be driven back inside by mosquitos! 

Call Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) today (320) 251-5296 for more information or to get a quote. Pricing is based on area(s) treated. We look forward to making your summer more enjoyable!

 

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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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Pet Waste Management in St Cloud MN

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Do your pets leave you outdoor surprises all winter long? Do you dread what your lawn looks like when the snow finally does start to melt? Emerald Companies (St Cloud) offers pet waste removal for your yard. The project no one wants to take care of - will be taken care of by professionals in a timely and professional manner. 

Many cities require you to promptly cleaning up pet droppings and to properly dispose of said droppings. Some cities’ standards do not allowed to let pet waste accumulate. Do you have a large project on the horizon? Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) can help properly get rid of pet waste. 

If you own an apartment complex or building and allow pets, you are familiar with the Public Housing/Section 8 Pet Policy for the St Cloud MN area. (link here: http://stcloudhra.com/Pet_Policy.html) as a resident manager or property owner, the time it takes to clean up pet waste isn’t cost effective on your end. Emerald Companies can come in and quickly rid your property of pet waste - meeting the pet policy guidelines of the St Cloud Housing and Redevelopment Authority. 

If you have questions regarding the mess your pet left in your yard over this incredibly long winter, call the Pet Waste Removal experts at Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) (230) 251-5296. 

 

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What Does Your Parking Lot Look Like?!

Parking Lot clean up can be a big project once all of this snow melts. Parking lot sweeping for businesses is huge in the spring. Emerald Companies (St Cloud) gets rid of all that crud and sand. Especially, if a contractor used sand - which some still do. It's amazing how much junk is in a parking lot when spring comes.

You want your patrons to be safe and see some great curb appeal. If you don’t have a plan for your parking lot this spring, contact us at Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) (320) 251-5296 for a professional, clean up plan.

 

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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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Spring Services Your Lawn Can’t Live Without

 

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Spring Services Your Lawn Can’t Live Without

  1. Landscape Maintenance
  2. Weed and Feed
  3. Spring Clean-Ups
  4. Service Irrigation Systems
  5. Aeration
  6. Landscape Design, Planning and Restoration

Call Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) (320) 251-5296 for more information on spring lawn services that leave your lawn looking like...well, an emerald. 

 

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Weed N Feed Application Process with a Customized Plan from Emerald Companies

Weed N Feed Application Process - Get rid of weeds with a customized plan from Emerald Companies.

Book and prepay by March 31st and get automatically upgraded to the highest service level of Weed and Feed (with the purchase of five applications).  What does a season of Weed and Feed look like for your lawn? Six service visits, soil testing for additional accuracy in customization of your plan. Emerald Companies analyze the macro nutrients in your lawn to help your grass grow (included in every package). 

The automatic weed and feed package upgrade allows Emerald Companies St Cloud the opportunity to aggressively improve your lawn. Increased frequency of visits, additional products (as needed), custom soil amendments addressing specific concerns, and adjusting of macro nutrients to help your grass grow beautifully.

The base Weed and Feed package allows the basic maintenance for your lawn. The base package includes 4 applications. Five applications allows for lawn improvement - which your neighbors will be sure to notice. The highest application package (free with prepayment by March 31st) will allow for aggressive improvement for your lawn - fixing problem areas and overall areas of concern.

Contact Emerald Companies today to book and prepay for your Weed and Feed package today! 

 

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Pet Waste Removal - What’s Hiding Beneath Your Snow?!

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Does your family pet have a special place in your heart…and leave something “special” throughout your yard? Did you know Emerald Companies offers a variety of services in Pet Waste Removal to meet your needs. Regular pet waste removal services to clear your yard.

Do you own dogs, but hate picking up their dog poop? Give yourself as well as your dog and children the gift that keeps on giving - a yard free of dog poop and safe for playing in.

Spend time enjoying your pet - maybe playing fetch? Don’t spend time stepping in land minds throughout your yard. Contact Emerald Companies at (320) 251-5296 to get a FREE quote for your lawn - depending on the size of your yard, and the number of pets you have. 

 

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Book your Spring Clean Up Now!

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Did you take care of necessary chores before the snow fell this year? We here at Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) are ready to help you recover from winter’s damages to your lawn. Keep your lawn and outdoor space looking beautiful and lasting the entire season. 

When the snow melts, it’s time to get out there and clean up your lawn. There will be a big mess - we are all well aware no matter how much you prepare in the fall, the spring brings all sorts of surprises to your lawn. 

Emerald Companies (St Cloud MN) takes care of winter debris removal and disposal as soon as the ground has firmed up from the first thaw. After the debris is removed, have the experts at Emerald talk to you about a Weed and Feed package that would meet the needs of your lawn - various packages are available for custom results. Spring lawn treatments are a great way to get your lawn off to the emerald green start you’ve always wanted. 

 

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Win Your Own Emerald at J.F. Kruse!

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"Like" Emerald Companies for a chance to win your own emerald! You could win a $250 gift card from J.F. Kruse in St Cloud! Like the Emerald Companies Inc. Facebook page. Share with your family, friends, coworkers, strangers...everyone! The more people that click on your link, the more bonus entries you receive! So...share away and win your own emerald. Each Like counts towards your chance to win a $250 gift card from J.F. Kruse Jewelers. Contest ends March 21, 2014. Winner announced march 24, 2014. See full contest rules for details.

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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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Weed and Feed Upgrade Means Aggressive Improvements to Your Lawn

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 Thinking about green, healthy, beautiful grass? So is Emerald Companies St Cloud MN! Purchase five weed and feed applications and prepay by March 31st, and get automatically upgraded to the highest service level of weed and feed.

What does this mean for your lawn? Six services visits, soil tests which includes macro nutrients to help grass grow (included in base package).

For additional accuracy in customization and opportunities to aggressively improve your lawn - the free upgrade with Emerald Companies includes additional frequency of visits and additional products, soil amendments, addressing specific concerns, macro nutrients to help grass grow, and more. 

Contact Emerald Companies St Cloud (320) 251-5296 for to book your weed and feed applications for the spring. You'll receive customized attention addressing specific concerns you have in regards to your lawn. 

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Wait…No More Salt on Our Streets?

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Did you know the nation ran out of street salt? People don’t think about it or are aware that the government has the opportunity to exercise the right to purchase extra salt (if needed) so contractors can’t buy it. This is the case this winter, and no more salt is available for private contractors. You should be aware of this fact, because contractors (such as Emerald Companies) are forced to focus on high traffic areas more than back corners of parking lots and walkways. We Minnesotans all have to work together to get through the rest of the winter - free of slips, falls, and collisions. 

Just to put this information into perspective, this winter we’ve gone through almost 250 tons of salt, and have approximately 50-60 on hand right now. 

As professional snow removers, it’s one of those winters Emerald Companies will not be getting any more salt in. If you have questions about the salt application in our area, call (320) 251-5296 and get more details.

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Green Grass is on Our Horizon in St Cloud

 

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It's never too early to start thinking about green grass and beautiful lawn in central Minnesota! We all love green, soft, well maintained grass in the summer time. Start your planning now, while you have free time. Think about your plans this summer and how a beautiful lawn can enhance your events. 

Contact Emerald Companies Waite Park MN (320) 251-5296 for information on how your lawn can look beautiful - right when the snow melts!

 

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Christmas Light Removal

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Leave the freezing cold work to the experts when it comes to Christmas light removal. Think about Emerald Companies this season, when putting away those tangled piles of Christmas lights. Next year, leave Christmas light installation, maintenance, and removal to the experts. From concept to removal, Emerald Companies offers support and assistance every step of the way. Christmas lights can bring joy and happiness to you and your loved ones next holiday season - with the help of Emerald Companies Waite Park MN. 

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Ice Control in Cold Temperatures

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Emerald Companies St Cloud uses a more expensive salt blend that works better when the temperature drops. Minnesota weather can be bitter (as we all know) and having safe sidewalks and walkways is very important for this patrons who brave the elements to visit your business. Your customers and guests will notice the difference and feel a sense of professionalism and safety that they will appreciate. Achieve the safe pavement conditions you are looking for with the help of Emerald Companies St Cloud. 

Call today (320) 251-5296 to find out how Emerald Companies St Cloud can help you with ice control in these cold Minnesota temperatures. 

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