Category Archives: Maintenance

Dangers of Overwatering Your Lawn

Over-watering and Under-watering your Lawn

Proper watering practices can greatly improve the quality of your lawn and conserve water, but the truth is most people over water their lawns. Most lawns need one inch of water per week, but water requirements vary between different grass types, climatic, and soil conditions. The dangers of over-watering a lawn include: (more…)

5 Things That Might be Killing Your Lawn

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The lawn is undoubtedly the most integral component of your backyard because it adds a tinge of allure to your home. To get the perfect yard, many people spend a significant amount of money, time and effort ensuring it’s constantly at its best. The last thing that every homeowner wants to experience is a landscape ravished by browning grass. The following are 5 things that might be killing your lawn. (more…)

What’s Eating My Flowers? We Know.

Top Indy Landscaper Backyard Pest Control

Gardeners spend hours and money cultivating their perfect outdoor spaces, so they’re easily dismayed to see plants slowly dying or being destroyed by pests. It’s crucial to find the culprit behind this destruction and stop them before your plants are gone.

Here are a few backyard pests to be on the lookout for in your garden: (more…)

5 Brilliant Ways Technology Enhances Your Outdoor Living Space

Backyard Technology Tools | Hittle Landscaping

Enjoying your outdoor living space is a top goal of any homeowner. Apply a little strategic home landscaping technology and your outdoor experience can rival (or even surpass) the comforts and amenities you enjoy on the inside of your home.

5 Organic Ways to Reduce Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are a nuisance, which can make your home and garden uncomfortable if not controlled. Besides their itchy and painful bites, these insects can also transmit a host of dangerous diseases. While you have the option of using insecticides to kill mosquitoes, research indicates that these chemicals contain toxic elements that harm the human body and the environment over time. This means that you must find ways of controlling and killing mosquitoes organically. Below are some tips that can come in handy. (more…)

How to Select the Right Perennials

Selecting the Right Perennials | Hittle Landscaping

Selecting the right perennials for your yard goes a long way in increasing the aesthetic value of your home. Perennial flowers bloom annually thus negating the need to replace them every year. The flowers typically blossom for 2 to 4 weeks. Since they come in different varieties, you should consider having them in your garden. Here is what you should keep in mind when selecting the best perennials for gardens in the Midwest. (more…)

Watering the Lawn: Best Practices

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Watering a lawn should be a pretty straightforward process, right?  You simply turn on the sprinkler or set the clock on your irrigation system and you’re done.  And while that is the general notion, it’s far too easy to underestimate or overestimate the amount of water your lawn needs.  What we’d like to share with you are some general “best practices” regarding your lawn’s watering needs to help you maintain that green lawn all season long. (more…)

Low Maintenance Plants for Summer

Low Maintenance Plants for Summer | Hittle Landscaping

Watering, pruning, fertilizing, and pest control play a significant role as far as the health of your garden plants is concerned. By having reliable, beautiful, and low maintenance plants in your garden, you are guaranteed a healthy-looking garden throughout summer. Nonetheless, much focus has been on easy lawn care tips, something that makes many homeowners forget about plants that can thrive during summer. The following are low maintenance plants that can give your lawn that evergreen appearance throughout summer. (more…)

Pre-Summer Lawn Preparation Tips

Lawn Preparation Tips | Hittle Landscaping

Nothing makes your Indianapolis home more inviting than a lush lawn during summer. The secret to giving your lawn that healthy appearance throughout summer lies in how you tend for it during earlier seasons. Proper pre-summer landscape design will make your lawn resistant to the scorching summer sun, heavy foot traffic, pest, and weeds. The following are some useful pre-summer lawn preparation tips that you should consider. (more…)

Spring is Right Around the Corner…

It’s that time of year where the threat of spring is right around the corner and if the weather is nice to us we’ll start seeing those early crocus bulbs dotting the landscape.  As you long for the days you can get outside and enjoy some beautiful weather, we want to let you in on an often overlooked opportunity to get ahead of the spring landscape rush and secure your spot in our schedule for the summer.  As they say, “There’s no time like the present.”

Whether you’ve been dreaming of a larger patio for your backyard, or curious about installing an irrigation system to keep your lawn healthy and green throughout the summer months, we can help.  We have a full team of designers and estimators to assist you through the design and estimating process.  The design process could be lengthy depending on the scope of work – so utilizing the last part of winter to prepare is always a great idea.  And although the weather outside may tell a different story, it will be a matter of weeks when the temperatures will warm up and you’ll be ready to get outside and enjoy.  Maximize your time at home with your family by having your lawn and landscape maintenance taken care of – we’re happy to provide an estimate for maintenance services at your home for the 2016 season. (more…)