Lawn & Garden

Reseeding The Bald Spots in Your Lawn

Reseeding The Bald Spots in Your Lawn

Welcome back, friend! Weren’t you the one who came to Zamzows.com last winter when your dog’s muddy paws were ruining your carpet? If I recall, your lawn had large bald spots where the grass either didn’t grow or was damaged due to high traffic, digging, urine burns, the wrong grass seed for the area, weather, etc... Well, not to worry! You’ve arrived at the blog post that will teach you how to fix those bald spots!
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What is Bokashi? Why You Should Start Some Now! 

What is Bokashi? Why You Should Start Some Now! 

The word Bokashi is Japanese in origin and generally translates to the term, “fermented organic matter.” To write this article I listened to one of our recent podcast episodes hosted by Jos and Jim Zamzow with their special guest,Craig Alger. You can listen to the podcast here. Through some additional research, there seems to be some confusion around the origin and direct translation of the word “Bokashi,” the process and benefits are very clear.
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Spring To-Do List For Your Yard and Garden

Spring To-Do List For Your Yard and Garden

We all get that natural spring cleaning bug that creeps in when the weather starts to warm up. This is the perfect time to embrace that extra energy and take it outside! The following are a few items to put on your spring to-do list for the lawn and garden. 
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Spring Lawn Prep - What is Thatch?

Spring Lawn Prep - What is Thatch?

"Thatch” is the build up of dead grass material right at soil level. Grasses that reproduce from rhizomes are the biggest contributors to thatch build up.
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Treasure Valley Lawn and Landscape Goals for 2023

Treasure Valley Lawn and Landscape Goals for 2023

I know you are probably tired of hearing about New Year's Resolutions. I tend to have the same reaction, and I wanted to understand my negative reaction. I think it comes from a place of stopping something, rather than looking to start new things that could improve my life. 
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Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Cactus

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter Cactus

Whether it’s a treasured cutting from your grandma or one of your favorite pieces of holiday décor, a Christmas cactus (part of the genus Schlumbergera) is a popular houseplant known for its long life and habit of blooming mid-winter, just in time for Christmas! 
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Houseplant Pest: Treating Mealybugs

Houseplant Pest: Treating Mealybugs

This unforgiving pest is one of the worst. I know many a plant enthusiast who has come across mealybugs though and lived to tell the tale. The secret to beating this highly mobile, invasive pest is patience and diligence. 
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Fall Lawn Recovery

Fall Lawn Recovery

Summer is the most stressful time of year for our lawn. Our cool-season grasses do not appreciate multiple days above 100 degrees. The good news is that late summer and early fall are the optimal time for our lawns to recover and in this article I will outline the multi-step process.

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Improving a Lawn for Maximum Curb Appeal

Improving a Lawn for Maximum Curb Appeal

First impressions go a long way especially when you’re selling your home. One way you can greatly increase the curb appeal of your home is to have a stunning lawn.  Regardless of whether your lawn looks terrible or only needs a little sprucing up, Zamzows can help!

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Zamzows Huma Green & Zamzows Lawn Food – Better Together

Zamzows Huma Green & Zamzows Lawn Food – Better Together

Hot summer months in the Treasure Valley are extremely stressful to our plants and in particular our lawns. Feeding your lawn in spring and early summer nourishes and prepares your lawn for this heat. But we reach the end of summer and head into fall, feeding your lawn specifically for recovery is vitally important as our lawn prepares for winter.
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Summer Garden Mulch

Summer Garden Mulch

During the heat of summer, our gardens put on a lot of growth. Unfortunately, the weeds can begin to take off as well. Adding a summer mulch can help with your weeding, conserve water and cool the soil.
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Taking a Proper Lawn Sample

Taking a Proper Lawn Sample

Having a proper sample is the key to figuring out what is happening to your lawn. Below are the steps to taking a sample, so we can inspect, diagnose, get you the correct products, and return your sample like nothing ever happened.

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