I have several conversations throughout the year with people about their lawns and how to make them better. These are the five things that need to be done in order to have a beautiful lawn.
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The rest of our blogs are categorized in the months that they’re most beneficial to read, (also important and good information to know) but this first one is the big kahuna.
How to Take Care of New Sod or New Seed
How to Take Care of New Sod & Seed Way to go! You just got yourself a new lawn. But now how are you supposed to take care of it? The goal is to...
Just a quick question, what are some of your favorite things about summer? Going to the lake. Hanging out with family and friends outside and enjoying the hot weather. Going to one of your kid’s baseball games and cheering the team on. There are so many things to do...
Fertilizer and Weed Control Applications – Pros and Cons of Doing It Yourself
Have you debated over whether it is better to apply you own weed control and fertilizer or to hire a professional? Well, let’s time some time and break down the pros and cons of both options to help you decide.
Weed or Going to Seed?
Each year about this time, the soil starts to warm up to a point where Kentucky Bluegrass seed would germinate.
A Little More About What We Do Outside Of “Work”
BEWARE: Fun Times Ahead!
Don’t you love being a part of something fun? Hey, so do we! We’re talking about more than a coincidental fun day of work here and there. We mean a...
All Terrain Turns 23
Let's celebrate!Celebrate what exactly? It's All Terrain's 23rd birthday. The month of June is super exciting here at All Terrain. No, it’s not...
WAY TO GO, TEAM!
Ever since the beginning of All Terrain time we would get calls from customers telling us, "The gentlemen that came to my house did such a good job...
Help Us Spread Cheer All Year Long
At All Terrain, one of our four values is to give back and we do, we give back 3% of our top-line revenue to a number of nonprofits in the area. One...
Give A Crap
By: Matt Langemo What do you value? Your family? Your home? Your car? A new pair of socks? Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? How about...
At All-Terrain, one of the parts of my job is to figure out “what’s next.” What is the next thing that we need to focus on to deliver a better product to our customers? Over the years, “what’s next” has lead us to great improvements in technology and how we use it, our ability to answer the phone and get back to
back to our scheduled programming
Ask most any lawn care person what their biggest pet peeve is and they’ll answer, “People who don’t use coasters. Don’t they know their cups leave...
Edging Your Lawn – The Right Way
Edging it is an essential part of looking like you–and your lawn–know what they’re doing.
Watering. Sprinkling. Irrigating. Can You Have Too Much of a Good Thing?
Proper watering takes a little know-how, and then some effort.
It’s Back-To-School Season!
That means ATU is almost back in full swing. What is ATU? Easy, it’s The All Terrain University. Like Ohio State University prefers to refer to...
Getting a Lawn Ready for Spring Graduation
As many of us know, spring is a time for re-birth, renewal, new growth, the Masters golf tournament, and high school graduations! Or, if you’re either academic or fancy – “commencements”.
Barnyard grass – What’s its real name?
Each year around the beginning of August, our lawns are about as dry and stressed as they get in the summer. Sometimes it is so dry our good...
Top 5 Steps to Prepare Your Lawn This Fall
Just because summer is dwindling down, it doesn’t mean that caring for your lawn should too. If you really think about it, there’s still quite a bit...
Shrubs – If you are trimming all of yours at the same time you are probably doing it wrong.
Fall is a great time for lawn care and pruning shrubs and trees should be on that list.
The summer season is over, what do I do with my lawn now?
Your Summer Lawn Maintenance is Done. Now What? Let us tell you what your next focus is/should be for your lawn maintenance now that your...
To Prune or not to Prune? Prune, it is!
WINTER TO-DO LIST: PRUNE YOUR TREES But seriously, it's time to prune your trees... When was the last time you did something nice for your spouse or...
Snow Contracts – The secrets the snow industry doesn’t tell you.
Signing up for a snow removal contract can be confusing and there are a lot of things to learn before choosing the right company.
The Benefits TO YOU of Proper Tree Pruning
For many customers, a tree is a tree. They (the trees) get planted on properties, they grow for awhile, and sometimes, some of them seem to get sick...
‘Tis The Season of Giving – Employee Referral Program
As we enter the month of giving, we want to tell you about our employee referral program that gives all year long. Our core values are four items...
Should I sand or salt my driveway and walks in the winter?
There are many pros and cons to using sand or salt on your driveway. Find out which one best suits your needs.
Merry Christmas and Company Culture at All-Terrain
We want to thank you for your business and providing us with work this year. We have enjoyed working with you and hope 2016 has been a great year for you. Here’s to 2017!
Out Front and Walker Give Back
Out Front and Walker Give Back Some of you may know about our sister company, Out Front Power Company. It's literally located in the same building...
Tips for Tree Pruning
Proper pruning during the late winter is extremely important and can help maintain the health, appearance, and safety of your trees.
The grass is greener at All Terrain!
Congratulations! You've received your spring letter for the upcoming season! What's a spring letter? It is a list of services we provide...
The spring is an important time of year for the shrubs in our landscapes. Rejuvenating our larger shrubs will give us a chance to keep our shrubs at a manageable size throughout the year.
How to Feed Your Lawn
HOW TO FEED YOUR LAWNIn the photo above, only one of the lawns is using our weed control and fertilizer applications. Can you tell which one?...
1st Time Homeowners
Congratulations on your home! A home is a big investment and definitely worth it. It gives you a place to create new memories, freedom to use nails on the wall instead of command strips and hey, you don’t have to pay rent anymore. You know, just monthly mortgage payments from now on.
Voles – What do I tell my spouse???
Written by Ryan Such Voles in my lawn – What do I do? This is a super common question in the spring after the snow has melted and the damage...
Killing Weeds – It’s Not What You Think
If you have a lawn, you have probably already realized that you are going to have some type of weeds in your lawn, no matter what you do. However, you do have more control over how many weeds and how often they take to seed.
Lawn Treatments – Liquid vs. Granular
A common question we get each year is “do you guys do granular or dry lawn treatments, or are they a liquid spray?” As a company, all our treatments are liquid, and here are the leading reasons why.
Aeration – Why and how often?
Aeration is the process of supplying air to the soil. Grass roots need air not so dissimilarly as we do so we supply air to the soil by pulling out cores of the turf.
The Difference Between Power Raking and Dethatching …and When to Use Them
Power raking and dethatching are two terms that cause an awful lot of confusion for good lawn-loving citizens who just want to take good care of their grass, and get the excess thatch up and out of the way.