What Is Lawn Aeration? The All-in-One Guide to Do It Right

Simply put, aeration is the process of boring small holes in the lawn. Sound weird? It’s actually a common and dependable lawn care technique. And don’t worry, it’s not as laborious it sounds, especially with the right tools. The basic idea is to break up compacted soil and help your grass absorb oxygen, water, and […]

How to Prepare Your Yard for Spring (So You Thank Yourself in Summer)

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Can you feel it? Fresh cut lawns… azaleas in bloom… birds chirping and singing each other songs… Spring is just around the corner. It’s one of the best times of the year, but it’s not all about relaxing in a t-shirt. It’s crucial to strategically prepare your yard for spring if you want a beautiful, comfortable […]

How to Prune Crepe Myrtles (Even with No Green Thumb)

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Know the story of Moses and the burning bush? If the story took place in Florida, that bush could’ve been a crepe myrtle instead. Crepe myrtles (also known as crape myrtles or crapemyrtles) bring an explosion of color to the landscape when they’re in full, fiery bloom. If you have one on your property, you […]

The Best Electric Leaf Blower: Sun Power Lawn Care’s Top Pick for Reliability

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Let’s start with the good news. Sustainable choices for your home become easier all the time. These days, you could spend all day comparing environmentally friendly options at the hardware or garden store. But… in a way, that’s also the bad news. You could spend all day. Even a simple errand like picking out the […]

Raw Sun Power Episode 14: There’s a Tesla in Space, Now What?

https://sunpowerlawncare.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/RSP-14-Subtitles.mp4   With the successful launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy this week, we thought this would be a fitting time for a sustainable business like ours to look to the future. We’ve got quite a few events and plans preparing for launch at the moment. In this episode of Raw Sun Power, we discuss exciting […]

How to Put Down Mulch Correctly in 7 Steps

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Sure, a colorful bed of flowers is nice. But it needs some help to really make an impact. We’re not talking about the “big names” in gardening, like fertilizer, or irrigation, or even sunlight—although those can certainly be helpful in their own way, when used correctly. We’re talking about lowly mulch. Mulch creates a rich, […]

Raw Sun Power Episode 13: How We’ll Grow Our Lawn Service in 2018

https://sunpowerlawncare.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Raw-Sun-Power-13.mp4   Welcome to episode 13 of Raw Sun Power! In this month’s episode, we take a look back at our company’s successes in 2017, as well as plans for the upcoming year. So, how did 2017 go for Sun Power Lawn Care? We’re proud to say that we doubled our number of lawn service […]

How to Keep Outside Pipes from Freezing in Winter

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‘Tis the season… For frozen pipes, bursts, and leaks. If left unnoticed, pipe bursts can cause significant and expensive damages to your home. They often happen in the winter when water freezes and expands inside the pipes. Fortunately, here in North Central Florida, we don’t have to worry about months of hard freezes, and most […]

The Sun Power Lawn Care 2017 Year in Review

Tom Snogles is the founder and owner of Sun Power Lawn Care, a Gainesville, FL electric lawn care and maintenance business dedicated to quiet and sustainable service. Every day in a small business owner’s life feels crazier than the last. You’re running from job to job and meeting to meeting. One minute you’re putting out […]

8 Unique, Practical Lawn Care Gifts for Your Favorite Green Thumb

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This holiday, you can make your favorite green thumb even greener. We’ve got eight gardening, landscaping, and lawn care gifts that are super practical but not found in every toolshed. These include several sustainable options that support the environment while making yard work easier. Who knows—you might find a little something for your own holiday […]

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