The Oasis Lawn & Tree Care Blog

10 Important Facts About Ticks in Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio and Northern Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 22, 2017 12:15:40 PM

Ticks in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio, and in Northern Kentucky have always been a problem. Concern over Lyme Disease as well as a newer tick-borne diseases that have emerged, such as the Powassan Virus (referred to as POW for short), have many people worried. POW has been named more dangerous than Lyme Disease and it’s got a lot of homeowners concerned about tick control for their yard. 

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

Is it Too Late for Crabgrass Preventer in Cincinnati, Dayton or Northern Kentucky?

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 14, 2017 7:25:17 AM

Have you ever heard of The Song that Never Ends? Crabgrass is the weed equivalent of that irritating melody. This grassy weed may die off at the first frost but it comes back during the next growing season from the seeds that it created. If you’re not doing anything about the crabgrass growing in your yard, it’s going to multiply. That’s because a single crabgrass plant  alone can produce thousands of seeds.

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Topics: Weed Control, Lawn Care

Just How Many Lawn Treatments Do I Need Per Year in Ohio and N. Kentucky?

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 9, 2017 9:15:30 AM

We are often asked how many lawn treatments do I need per year? And we understand the confusion. With so many lawn care companies out there packaging their programs in different ways, it can be very difficult to determine just how often fertilizer (as well as other treatments) should be applied.

While your question might be “how many lawn treatments do I need?,” the question you should really be asking is “what specifically needs to be done throughout the year?” It’s not so much about the number of visits as it is the possible issues that can occur that may need to be diagnosed and addressed. 

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Soil Health, Weed Control, Lawn Care

How to Get Rid of Ants at Your Cincinnati, Dayton, OH or N. Kentucky Home

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 2, 2017 10:59:22 AM

Although ants are considered pests when they invade our homes, in nature the presence of ants can be beneficial to humans, particularly in agriculture. That’s because some ants are predators and feed on insects which traditionally attack crops.

While ants are recognized as valuable helpers out in the natural world, we know the last thing you want is to find them in your home, and you likely want to get rid of ants as quickly as possible before the situation worsens.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

11 Signs That Your Tree Has Disease, Insects, Mites or is Just Downright Unhealthy

Posted by Rob Reindl on May 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Unbeknownst to you, tree and shrub damage may be taking place right under your nose from common culprits like disease, insects, and mites. Oftentimes, these problems can become widespread before you even notice them. That’s because there is a huge variety of shrub and tree insects and diseases that can wreak havoc - and many of them are not very easy to identify. In many cases, the damage has been going on for years until it becomes so severe that it’s obvious.

You probably don’t know how to tell if your tree has a disease or if insects or mites are causing problems, but there are some common signs you can look for which might help you spot a problem early.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

The Truth on How Rain, Heat and Cold Affect Lawn Care Results

Posted by Rob Reindl on May 15, 2017 4:52:44 PM

While it would be nice if the weather always offered the ideal conditions for your lawn to thrive - 60 degrees at night and 80 degrees during the day with a perfect two-inches of soft, steady rain each week - the truth is, weather sometimes throws a curveball. Whether it’s lawn care and rain, lawn care and hot weather, or lawn care during cold periods, dealing with Mother Nature is part of the job.

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Topics: Weed Control, Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care, Fertilization

Perimeter Pest Control vs. Hiring an Exterminator for Your Home in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH or Northern Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Pests like ants, spiders, and centipedes are likely on your list of creepy crawlies that you’d like to keep as far from your home as possible. When these types of pests get close to the foundation of your home, they can make their way inside. Not only can they be a nuisance or a scare, but some pests also bite.

So how can you keep troublesome pests from getting close to your home? There are two options of service that you might be considering - hiring your lawn care company to handle perimeter pest control or bringing in an exterminator. Which option is best for you depends largely upon whether you’re trying to prevent a pest problem or contain an existing problem.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control

10 Lawn Care Secrets Revealed! What Some Companies Don't Want You to Know

Posted by Rob Reindl on Apr 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It can be frustrating to shop for something like lawn care services when you don’t truly understand the inner workings of the industry. How can you be certain that you’re making the best possible decisions when you don’t really know the lingo or understand what’s going on behind the scenes?

While there are plenty of lawn care secrets we know our competition doesn’t want you to know, we believe in transparency. We also believe that you should be well-equipped to make an educated decision about your lawn care and in order to do so, you must understand some key points about the industry.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Soil Health, Weed Control, Lawn Care

Healthier Evergreen Trees From Spring Deep Root Tree Fertilization

Posted by Rob Reindl on Apr 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It is a common myth that trees are entirely self-sustaining. While that might be more true of trees in the forest (where nutrients are readily available and soil is entirely different), when it comes to trees in urban and suburban environments, they need a lot of extra help in order to truly thrive.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

Identifying and Controlling Common Spring Lawn Weeds in Cincinnati, Dayton Ohio and Northern Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to enjoying your lawn and appreciating its aesthetic benefits, few things are more frustrating than weeds. In the colder months, you may notice a few winter lawn weeds pop up here and there but spring is when weeds really have the opportunity to thrive and take over. That’s because the weather conditions are ripe for growth. Spring lawn weeds are not only unattractive but they can also deprive the healthy grass in your lawn of the nutrients it needs to survive.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Weed Control, Lawn Care