The Oasis Lawn & Tree Care Blog

DIY Aerating vs. Using a Lawn Aeration Service in Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, and N. Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Aug 16, 2017 7:49:28 AM

Core lawn aeration for your Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio or Northern Kentucky home is one of the most important services to keep your lawn at its healthiest. Aeration works by running a piece of machinery, called a core aerator, across your lawn to pull out small cores (or “plugs”) of soil.

Aeration helps relieve compaction and allows more water, oxygen, and nutrients to penetrate deep into the soil.

Most homeowners recognize the value of an aeration, but some also assume it will be simple to tackle on their own.  While you can attempt to aerate your own lawn, there are good reasons why it is a service best left to the professionals.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Lawn Care

What is Eating My Tree Leaves? 6 Summer Landscape Party Crashers

Posted by Rob Reindl on Aug 8, 2017 3:38:09 PM

Trees are a large, important and valuable component of your landscape, and a big part of your enjoyment of your yard, especially in the summer.  However, it’s not uncommon for trees to start showing signs of stress in the summer—not just from the weather but also because pest populations have built up from the spring and started wreaking havoc.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

Flea and Tick Control for Lawns: The Who, What, Where, When & Why

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jul 27, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The presence of fleas and ticks in your yard is a nuisance. But these pests can be more than just pesky. They can be dangerous to your pets, your children and you. Flea and tick bites are painful, and can transmit diseases directly to people (such as Lyme Disease from ticks and Typhus from fleas) or via your pets (such as Cat Scratch Disease, which is transferred from flea to cat to human). You certainly do not want your children or your pets to accidentally track these pests into your home.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care

Essential Info About Grub Control in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH and N. Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jul 20, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Lawn grubs—those white C-shaped creatures you may find lurking in your soil—have the power to be highly destructive.  Finding one or two grubs in your grass is no reason to panic, but you should be aware that a large population of grubs can do serious, sometime irreversible, damage to your lawn.

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Topics: Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care

8 Facts You Should Know About Japanese Beetle Control, Traps, Grubs, and Their Life Cycle

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jul 17, 2017 8:23:55 AM

Imagine walking out of your house one day to find that your carefully-tended prize rose bush has been destroyed.  Or maybe you notice that every time you pass your favorite birch tree, its leaves look more and more chewed-up.  If so, you probably have also spotted the shiny, metallic hard-shelled culprit among the crisp green leaves:  the Japanese Beetle.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

Do I Really Need Tree Care in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH and Northern Kentucky?

Posted by Rob Reindl on Jun 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Trees and shrubs are a valuable part of your property, both in a financial sense and through emotional attachment, but they are often overlooked in regard to their care and maintenance.  That may be due to the fact that some homeowners mistakenly believe trees and shrubs do not require extra attention.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

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 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