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Grass Types That Will Thrive in Your Yard

It might be tempting to pick up the bag of grass seed that is either the most affordable or has the prettiest picture on the label, but this could turn out to be a mistake. Lawn grasses are very climate … Continue reading

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Summer Tolerant Plants to Plant in Your Garden

Summer has arrived, which means you can expect elevated temperatures with lower rainfall numbers than other times of the year. While the transition to summer is typically welcomed with open arms, there are some drawbacks — some of your plants … Continue reading

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When is the Best Time to Mow the Lawn?

The weekend is coming up and your yard is looking a bit overgrown. That means mowing has just made it to the top of your Saturday to-do list. Now the question is, when should you mow? Some people think it’s … Continue reading

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How to Spot and Respond to Signs of Lawn Disease

You’ve spent more hours than you can count getting your lawn into shape. You’ve prepared the soil, chosen the type of grass to plant and painstakingly watered and waited. Once your lawn has become established, you feel that it is finally … Continue reading

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Is It Time for Maintenance or A New Piece of Equipment?

You get your lawn equipment out of the shed for the first time in months, fire it up and quickly realize something is “off.” The question is, do you just need a repair or is it time to finally replace … Continue reading

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4 of the Most Common Pests that Threaten Your Yard

There is nothing worse than spending your free time on the weekends doing lawn care,  only to have it destroyed by pests. There are several types of pests in your yard that like to eat grass, plants and trees, and … Continue reading

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Early Spring Dos and Dont’s For Lawn Care

Spring is just around the corner and now is the time to get to all of the tasks necessary for you to have a lawn you can relax in and enjoy until fall arrives. Unfortunately, there is more to spring … Continue reading

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Creating a Budget for Your Landscaping Projects

Undertaking a landscaping project for your yard can result in a wonderful addition to your home, but the cost can get extremely expensive if you’re not careful. With the right planning, however, you can create the beautiful exterior you want … Continue reading

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Why You Should Upgrade to LED Landscape Lighting

Whether you are starting a new project or you want to upgrade your existing features, you should consider LED lighting for your landscape. Your home is beautiful, and enhancing it with durable LED lights will let it shine brighter. Here … Continue reading

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Ralp Helm Inc. to Open New Location in Elburn

The Ralph Helm Inc. family is growing! We are excited to announce that we will be opening our third location in March 2016 at 820 Stover, Unit A, in Elburn. We could not be more excited to be expanding our business, … Continue reading

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