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  • How To Avoid Lawn Damage from Kids, Pets and Parties


    Summertime is great for many reasons. You get to have family get-togethers, invite the neighbors over for grilling, your kids have the run of the yard to enjoy the nice weather, and your dog can burn off all his or her energy playing all day! 

    As fun as these activities are and as pleased we Minnesotans are to enjoy them, they can wreak havoc on your yard. You don’t have to skip the warm-weather fun, however; just take some precautions to minimize the damage to your lawn.

    • Mulch the area under swing sets to avoid bare spots.

    • When not in use, store corn hole boards, slip n’ slides, small pools and other yard games to prevent the grass underneath from turning brown.

    • Make sure your children know where it’s okay to dig and play and where it is not. It might be a good idea to add a sandbox to your yard if your kids are fans of digging and getting dirty.

    • If you have a flower bed or garden that your pets like to run through, add a decorative fence or edging to deter them from tearing it up. Bushes and shrubs work well, too.

    • Watch where your dog urinates. Rinse the space with a bucket of water or a hose. Male and female dogs mark their spaces differently; females tend to stick to one spot, while males like to mark the entire space. Learn more about dog spots in this article from heritagelawnskc.com.

    • Every so often, move your lawn furniture around to prevent killing the grass.

    • Prep your lawn for a party by planning your watering schedule, mowing schedule, and cleaning any debris a few days before the party. Learn more at Thegreenstufflawn.com

    These simple tips will ensure your lawn is healthy and happy all throughout summer and fall. As for lawn maintenance, leave the rest to us! For a FREE quote, visit our website. 


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    How To Throw The Ultimate Backyard Party

    Although the 4th is over, there is still plenty of nice weather yet to come, and lots of opportunities to throw a fantastic backyard bash. Make it an event to remember - and maybe repeat - with some new ideas. These tips and tricks will keep your guests smiling and satisfied.


    Build a S’mores Bar

    You can’t throw a backyard party without s’mores! Get your pokers ready and set aside a tray of graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows. Substitute your favorite chocolate candies like peanut butter cups for a new twist. If you really want to get creative, toss out the graham crackers and use bacon weaves instead; bacon is always a guaranteed hit!


    Light Up Your Trees

    One of the easiest ways to make your backyard party even better is to buy some string lights and wrap them around your trees. It won’t take long to set up and it will keep your backyard shining all night long. 



    Serve Sliders

    You can’t go wrong with sliders for your outdoor party. Not only are they easy to make, but everyone will be reaching for the last one. Whether you make cheeseburger, Philly cheese steak, chicken, or pulled pork sliders, we can guarantee that they’re always a hit for outdoor parties.


    Snack On Your Centerpiece

    Use clear jars or bowls and add some snacks and create centerpieces that double as munchies. It’s a cheap and easy way to add that extra pizzazz to your table. 


    Create Some Sweet Sippers

    Don’t forget about these sweet summer sippers that are to die for. Not only are they easy to make, but your guests will be begging for more. 


    Set up Some Backyard Games

    Nothing makes a barbecue like a good variety of backyard games. Summer staples include cornhole, ladder golf, lawn darts, and bocce ball. To really add to the fun, try a new or DIY yard game. There are a ton of options and ideas available on Pinterest

    Summer is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to host the best backyard summer bash. If you’re looking for help getting the perfect landscaping done beforehand, contact Ehlinger Lawn Care