Why choose Turf Care?

If you are thinking of hiring a lawn care company this year to keep your yard healthy and beautiful, here are a few reasons to choose Turf Care!

  • At Turf Care, customer service is our top priority. Our team is dedicated to making each customer happy and we will do what it takes to keep your yard healthy and looking great all season!
  • If you call Turf Care, we won’t keep you waiting – we will respond to your call within 24 hours!
  • If you have questions about your lawn, our experts will come answer your questions, diagnose the situation and recommend a solution for your lawn.
  • At Turf Care, we use only the highest quality products on every lawn.
  • Turf Care technicians attend on-going trainings making us experts in lawn care!

If you would like to spend this summer enjoying your lawn instead of working in it, give the professionals at Turf Care a call.

The Time to Treat the Japanese Beetle is Now

We are so excited about the return of warmer temperatures. Signs of Spring are everywhere you look – green grass, trees blooming and flowers growing!

But with the good comes some things we wish we could avoid – dandelions, weeds and the Japanese beetle! This destructive pest is relatively new to our area and unfortunately difficult to eliminate.

Soil drenches, followed by systemic foliar sprays, is one option for managing Japanese beetles in your yard. Right now is the optimal time for soil drenches, but the effects won’t but be fully realized until next year. If you have seen Japanese beetles in your yard, give Turf Care a call now to schedule a soil drench within the next few weeks.

Foliar systemic sprays can be done later in the season. Turf Care will follow both options with contact treatments once you see the beetles in your yard this season to further control the pest.

Treating Japanese beetles should be left to the professionals because they are difficult to adequately manage, and because the same treatments that can control the beetles can kill bees. The insecticides used to control the beetles can move into the flower pollens of various flowers, which can be picked up by honey bees and bumble bees. Bees are vital to the pollination of plants and flowers, and the control of other insects, so special care needs to be taken to protect the bee population.

You can learn more treating Japanese beetles here, or by calling the experts at Turf Care!

Save on Lawn Care—for a limited time!

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It may not seem like it – but it is time to start getting ready for Green Season. The team at Turf Care has come up with some great offers to get your lawn ready for the spring and summer months. Planning your yard care now can help ensure you spend the warmer days enjoying the sunshine.

With the purchase of a year-long yard care plan you can choose one of the following options:

1. $10 Off your first your first application.

2. $25 Off your prepayment.

3. $50 Off tree and shrub fertilization.

They say the early bird gets the worm. Take advantage of these early-bird specials. Don’t wait. Plan Today.

This offer expires 04/30/2018.

Top 5 Reasons to work for Turf Care

When it comes to working in the lawn care business, not all lawn care companies are the same. James Minette, Turf Care GM, shares his top 5 reasons to work for Turf Care:

  1. Excellent customer service: According to James, happy employees lead to happy customers – and we have lots of happy customers! We pride ourselves on having excellent customer service, and it isn’t hard when you have customers like ours. We love our customers!
  2. Turf Care offers year-round, full-time positions: Our team stays busy with lawn care from mid-March through Thanksgiving. During the off-season, our full-time crew enjoys a lighter schedule, working three days a week on equipment repair and waiting for snow removal work. And everyone gets two weeks at the end of the year.
  3. Turf Care employees are experts: At Turf Care, we invest in our employees to ensure they are lawn care experts. We offer an extensive orientation and training for new team members and meet regularly with our team to provide updates on weather-related conditions, treatments and products. Our applicators confidently answer questions and make recommendations to their customers every day because they are trained to be experts in lawn care!
  4. Benefits: At Turf Care, we offer competitive salaries and a benefits package for full-time employees that includes health, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays and a simple IRA. We recognize that our employees are our best asset!
  5. Be part of a great team!: We are proud to have created a fun work environment for our dedicated team members.

If this sounds like an environment you would like to work in, and you love working outdoors and helping customers, Turf Care might be just the place for you! Give us a call today to learn more about joining the Turf Care team!

Ask the Expert – When Should I Start Getting My Lawn Ready for Spring?

When Should I Start Getting My Lawn Ready for Spring?

Spring is here! We are starting to see more and more warmer days, and the recent rains definitely have us thinking about getting the yard cleaned up.

Keep in mind Mother Nature doesn’t have a switch for Spring, so while the calendar says Spring, things don’t always happen at once. Our lawn and plants may not be quite ready!

Take your lead from Mother Nature when it comes to knowing when to start watering. The recent rains we have had will be a big boost to helping our lawns start to green up and grow. You can start watering a little around the end of March if don’t receive much precipitation. Keep in mind that winds can also pull moisture from your lawn, as does heat.

Right now, your lawn is probably brown, and now looking great. It’s still a little early to starting mowing, but when you do mow for the first time, cut it short and bag the clippings. This will help the lawn start to green up quicker.

Don’t be nervous just yet if your yard isn’t greening up as quickly as your neighbor’s yard. What you did in the Fall has an impact on what your lawn is doing now. If you used a winterizer at the end of Fall, your yard may be greening up quicker that those that weren’t treated with this extra fertilizer.

If your yard isn’t looking quite right around mid-April, give us a call. Some areas of your yard, the parking strip along the street for example, may take a little longer to look healthy. We had a rough winter will a lot of precipitation so there could be a lot of salt and sand in this part of your lawn. Removing that debris as best as you can will be very beneficial.

Our best advice – be patient! Winter is coming to an end, and we will be looking at beautiful plants and lawns soon!

As always, our team of lawn care professionals is ready to help address any concerns you might have. Give us a call.

Spring is around the corner

Green Season is on its way—and the green might show up earlier than expected. Given the weather we had this winter, we will likely see green starting to return to our lawns sooner than later.

Early dry conditions turned towards a decent amount of snow and ice towards the end of winter. This helped keep turf hydrated. We’ve seen little amounts of winter kill, so lawns are in good shape to bounce back.

The past few years saw dry cold conditions kill off portions of foliage. When this happen, growth has to start at the crown of the plant. Since we didn’t see a duplicate of those conditions, we should see regeneration come from the leaves—this means that green will come back more quickly, if the temperatures stay warmer.

Our team of lawn care professionals is ready to help address any concerns you might have. Give us a call.

We are looking for great people

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Turf Care is one of Omaha’s premier provider of lawn care services. Since 1982 we have been treating Nebraska lawns as if they were our own. We believe every yard deserves a Golf Course Green lawn.

We are currently looking to add to our team.

We need to fill a Certified Lawn Technician position, applicant needs past experience in a field related to turf, landscaping and/or as an applicator.

We are looking for general laborers; grass cutting, edging, aeration and other basic lawn maintenance work.

Valid driver’s license, a great attitude and self-motivation is required.

If you think you qualify, send us your resume—
info@turfcareomaha.com

Ask the Expert: Will Ice Melt and Salt Damage My Lawn?

Winter in the Midwest means ice and snow, melting, more ice and snow, and more melting. Many rely on deicing products to keep our sidewalks and driveways safe and clear of ice. While they may be effective at melting ice, they can have lingering effects that are damaging to grass and plants.

Deicing products contain salt which can be toxic to grass and plants when it dissolves in water. The rock salt absorbs the water that the roots of plants and grass need, leaving them dehydrated and stressed.

How much this will impact your lawn won’t be realized until the Spring. As the snow begins to melt, you may notice a brown strips or patches in the lawn along the driveway, sidewalk or street where the deicer came in contact with grass.

There are some steps you can take to minimize the damage of deicers on your lawn and plants:

  • Follow the label direction carefully and don’t over-salt. Use only as much as you need!
  • Consider a barrier, covering or fencing to protect sensitive plants or your lawn, particularly along the street to protect against the street deicing used by the city crews.
  • Shovel ice and snow as soon as possible in order to avoid unnecessary reapplication of an ice melt product.
  • Sweep ice melt or rock salt off grass and plants as soon as possible.
  • Avoid using agents that contain salt in extreme cold as they function best when temperatures are just below freezing.
  • Avoid pushing or shoveling snow that may contain a deicing product onto the lawn when possible.
  • Sweep up rock salt that is visible when the snow melts.

Despite these precautions, you may still notice damage to your lawn in the Spring. In most cases, the lawn should recover. Rain and adequate precipitation should flush the salt from your lawn. You may need to reseed the damaged areas if they don’t bounce back within a few weeks.

Unfortunately we can’t control the weather, and we need to stay safe against the elements – but we can take steps now to ensure a healthy, beautiful lawn in the Spring.

As always, our team of lawn care professionals is ready to help address any concerns you might have. Give us a call.

Winter Is Here

When Winter comes, and the temperatures fall, so does our daily to-do list. But that doesn’t mean the Turf Care team isn’t keeping busy this Winter!

When the temperatures dip below freezing, the lawn and plants go dormant for the season. Regular maintenance isn’t necessary, and watering is obviously not recommended. Winter may have just arrived, but our team is already preparing for Spring and Summer.

We love the Omaha community, and when our workload slows down during the colder months, we are grateful for the opportunity to spend some time giving back. During the winter, our dedicated full-time technicians typically spend a day each week volunteering at the Food Bank for the Heartland. While they love their jobs and they work hard throughout the year, and value the opportunity to give back in a meaningful way.

Our machinery and equipment work hard all Spring and Summer, particularly in a year like this when we experienced mild temperatures through November. We take advantage of the colder months to evaluate all our equipment and make any necessary repairs, or order replacements. We place orders for seeds, insecticides, fertilizers, and treatments so we are ready to go as soon as warmer temperatures return. And of course, we are ready for snow removal for our snow clients, when the flakes start falling.

For us, sharing our talents with an organization that is dedicated to helping families in need in our community. The time we spend volunteering during the Winter recharges us, and it is one of the things we are most proud of as a company. You can learn more about the volunteer needs at the Food Bank here.

So, we may not be seeing you in your yard for the next few months, but we are busy preparing and recharging for warmer weather. We wish you and yours the very best of the season!

Winter is Coming!

The calendar tells us the end of the year is just a few weeks away, but the temperatures are making it hard to believe! These mild days have been like a gift, and we have some advice for how to take advantage of them!

  • Water plants: If you stopped watering the lawn and plants several weeks ago, consider giving your perennials another good drink before the hard freeze. Proper hydration throughout Fall and early Winter will ensure healthier plants in the Spring.
  • Water trees & shrubs: Just like perennial plants, trees and shrubs will thrive in Spring if they were watered through early Winter, especially this year because we have experienced drier conditions. Evergreens in particular will thrive if they go into Winter well-hydrated.
  • Take care of the leaves: It’s ok to leave some leaves on the lawn (in fact, we encourage it!), but you should remove piles of leaves on the lawn or near the foundation of your home, which can trap water later and lead to mold or leaking problems.
  • Fertilize: If you haven’t treated your yard with Winter fertilizer, do it now before the first freeze!

Take advantage of the mild weather now to complete these simple steps and you will be rewarded in the Spring with a beautiful lawn and healthy plants, trees and shrubs! Give us a call.