The Oasis Lawn & Tree Care Blog

Full Programs From Lawn Care Services: Overkill for My Home in Ohio or Northern Kentucky?

Posted by Rob Reindl on Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

You want your lawn to be its best but it has some issues. Maybe weeds are sprouting up, it doesn’t seem as thick as it could be, or it’s lost some color. Whatever the case may be, you want to remedy those problems but you also don’t want to spend more than you need to on lawn care.

You’ve found that a lot of lawn care companies push “full programs,” but you have a suspicion that they may be doing a lot of treatments just for revenue—not because your lawn truly needs them.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Lawn Care

Spring or Fall? The Best Time to Kill Weeds in Cincinnati, Dayton, OH, and N. Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Oct 9, 2017 11:19:47 AM

Weeds!  These pesky lawn invaders can surface at different times throughout the year and, if not properly controlled, can ruin the appearance of even the nicest yard.  It’s difficult to enjoy your time on your lawn if you have to look at unsightly weeds.

And whether it’s a few weeds or what seems like an army of them, they are more than an eyesore—weeds can choke out the healthy turf you worked so hard to nurture.  At that point, you know you need a solution to rid your yard of these unwelcome intruders.

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Topics: Weed Control, Lawn Care

DIY Tree Fertilizer vs. Hiring a Tree Fertilizing Company

Posted by Rob Reindl on Sep 27, 2017 8:39:37 AM

We know you love your trees. You enjoy them as a place of respite—to sit underneath and read a book, have a picnic lunch with the kids, or set up your hammock for a nap.  

You appreciate the shade they provide when you’re sitting on your patio. You relish their aesthetic appeal, watching them change colors throughout the seasons. Without your trees and shrubs, you realize your property wouldn’t be the same.

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Topics: Tree & Shrub Care

The Best Grass Seed for Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio, and Northern Kentucky

Posted by Rob Reindl on Sep 11, 2017 3:24:20 PM

A thriving lawn is the best natural defense against weeds.  A gorgeous lawn beckons your family to enjoy the outdoors. To keep your lawn in top shape, seeding can help both to support thinned-out areas and as an integral part of routine maintenance.  In either case, you obviously want the best grass seed for your Cincinnati, Dayton, Ohio or Northern Kentucky home.

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Topics: Lawn Care

Can Dogs and Lawns Get Along? 3 Lawn Care Tips to Keep Fido Safe While Getting Great Results

Posted by Rob Reindl on Aug 24, 2017 8:00:00 AM

If you’re anything like us, you really love your dog (or dogs). Also like us, you probably really love your lawn as well. The trouble is, as we both know, dogs and lush lawns don’t always mix well. That’s because dogs can cause lawn damage in a number of ways. Whether your dog is digging in the yard, tearing it up by running, or damaging it with urine burns, the challenge remains how to maintain a beautiful lawn while still enjoying it with your canine companion.

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Topics: Hiring a Pro, Weed Control, Pest & Insect Control, Lawn Care, Fertilization

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