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The Winter Season at Lightning Landscape

By Ashley Wilson

It has been warmer than average. Hardly any snow. How will it finish out? We won’t know until spring arrives. It could very well turn colder and more winter-like as spring approaches. In the meantime, what keeps us busy through the winter? Full-Service Landscaping Contractor First-As a full-service professional Landscape Contractor we like to have as much landscape, lawn, and sprinkler ....

Wet Spring & Early Summer

By Ashley Wilson

What a spring we had with all the rain in the Midwest. It has been one of the wettest springs on record. What does this mean for your lawn and landscaping? Landscape Plants Excessive water in the soil tends to force oxygen out of the root zone of the plants. It can lead to stress and/or death of plants and trees depending on their age. What can be done with the plants? Do not overwater! As a Top Lands....

Fall Lawn Renovation on cool-season turfgrass

By Ashley Wilson

Turf Disease Damage What a spring and summer it has been! After an almost record-breaking rainfall spring and early summer here comes the humidity. Brown patch and other turf diseases have been severe in most cases. Central Missouri including the Lake of the Ozarks has been hit the worst. Our sod suppliers for both our Kansas City and the Lake of the Ozarks locations reported the worst disease pressure....

Irrigation Systems

By Ashley Wilson

What is it? Typically, an irrigation system is a precise, planned arrangement of sprinkler heads to water all of your lawn and sometimes the landscape plants. Most often it is controller by an electronic timer. Due to water flow and pressure limitations the array of sprinkler heads must be divided into ‘zones’ or ‘stations’. Why do we need one? Timely watering of the lawn and landscape is ver....