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Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Mulching Tips:

Here’s a tip from your friends at F. A. Hobson Landscaping: Why mulch and how much? Functionally speaking, mulch helps keep moisture where your plants need it most, at their base. It also protects the base of your plants from insect feeding which is critically important as nematode insects can wipe out an entire landscape [...]

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Water in your yard can be paradise…

A Water Feature is a natural and beautiful addition to your outdoor home. It enhances your landscape and will also increase the value of your property. A waterscape from F. A. Hobson Landscaping will become the major focal point and gathering place for family and friends and when you just need time alone, the soothing [...]

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Are Wild Strawberries taking over?

Are you having trouble with Wild Strawberries? Wild strawberries are relatives of the strawberries that we eat. They have much smaller fruits (also edible), smaller leaves, a lower growth habit and amazing spreading ability via runners (technically “stolons”). Wild strawberries are also perennial, which means they survive winter and get back to the business of [...]

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Having drainage problems? We will help!

If drainage is becoming a problem, leaving puddles or causing heaving of your patio, your landscaping needs help. Contact our drainage professionals and discuss the idea of retaining walls or permanent drains around the patio. Repairs to the patio or deck may leave the landscaping trampled or the lawn and plants damaged. Take the time [...]

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Fertilizing and rain – Find a balance…

Here’s a tip from the F. A. Hobson Landscaping expert horticulturists: Although fertilizers work best when water is available in soil, it’s important to avoid fertilizing right before a heavy rainfall. Time each fertilizer application so the nutrients will move into the soil, where they are accessible to plant roots, rather than be carried off [...]

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