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Adding Shade to Your Outdoor Living Space

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Living Spaces|

As summer heats up, you may find yourself spending more time indoors with the relief of the air conditioner blasting. But if you’ve invested in an outdoor living area, the last thing you want to do is be stuck inside all day. One of the best ways to get more enjoyment out of your outdoor living [...]

How to Enjoy More Time Outdoors by Reducing Mosquitoes, Fleas, and Ticks

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Pest Control|

Diseases that ticks and mosquitoes carry are both scary and real. If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately you may have noticed that there’s a new tick borne disease that’s getting a lot of press. POW, which stands for the Powassan Virus, is being called more dangerous—and more deadly—than Lyme Disease. But that’s one [...]

5 Walkway Ideas to Boost Curb Appeal

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Living Spaces|

The walkways around your home go a long way in boosting curb appeal. Not only do they provide a functional purpose, but they also have the chance to really add aesthetic value. As guests pull up to your home, a front paver walkway is the very first impression that they have—and you want to make it [...]

How Landscape Lighting Can Transform Your Philadelphia Area Property

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Living Spaces|

Landscape lighting has a number of benefits that will help transform your Philadelphia area home. From aesthetic appeal to functionality, lighting up your front and back yards will go a long way in boosting curb appeal and helping you get more enjoyment out of your space. While a lot of homeowners might just think of landscape [...]

Terra Builds Amazing Fire Features For Your Home

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Living Spaces|

There’s nothing quite like a fire feature to add both ambiance and a “wow factor” to your backyard. Whether it’s roasting s’mores with the kids, getting cozy with a loved one or enjoying drinks with friends an family, a fire feature becomes a place where memories are made. Fire features also add practical value by throwing [...]

Like a Boss: Bulking Up Labor as Busy Season Looms Near

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Community Outreach|

"Our focus is on getting people to join our team in the first place." Like so many others in the green industry, Fred Oskanian, owner of Terra Lawn Care Specialists in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, is about to enter busy season with less workers than he could really use. Unsurprisingly, he is challenged by finding good people. [...]

Terra Will Give Your Trees and Shrubs the TLC They Deserve

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Trees and Shrubs|

The trees and shrubs surrounding your home represent a growing investment that is worth protecting.  We have a tree care program of scheduled inspections and treatments to help keep all of your ornamentals healthy and in top growing condition. There are literally hundreds of insects and diseases that can attack and infest your landscape.  Our licensed [...]

Outdoor Pest Control: Work With Terra and Live in Comfort

By | January 12th, 2017|Categories: Outdoor Pest Control|

Everyone wants to make their home a comfortable place for their family.  However, your family desire for comfort also leads to a very comfortable environment for insects searching for their families too.  Most insects gain access to your home through untreated openings that you don't even think about.  Placing a treatment barrier around your home's perimeter can help protect  your home against [...]

Root Feeding Will Take Care of Your Trees and Shrubs

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Trees and Shrubs|

The trees and shrubs at your home are a growing investment which will increase the value of your home with each passing season if they are maintained properly.  If they are not, they may fail to flourish and may decline in health due to lack of proper care and feeding.  Caring for your trees and shrubs [...]

What Are Lawn Grubs?

By | January 8th, 2017|Categories: Lawn Grubs|

There are several types of white grubs that feed on the roots of turf.  If they go untreated, all of them may decimate a lawn. These grubs live and feed in the soil and it's difficult to miss them since they slowly cut the roots out from under the lawn until brown patches appear and the [...]

Seeding Your Lawn in Conjunction With a Pre-Emergent

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Lawn Care|

It is a very widely accepted belief that you cannot have your cake and eat it too when it comes to seeding a lawn in the spring and applying a pre-emergent to prevent weed growth.  You are either able to seed a lawn in the spring or you could apply a pre-emergent in the spring but you [...]

Lawn Care: Lime or Physiocal

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Lawn Care|

I often hear from potential customers that company XYZ will give them free lime with their lawn care program and this always bothers me because I know it is just a sales gimmick.  The reality is that they might not need lime because their pH might be fine, if they do need their soil pH adjusted, it [...]

The Experts at Terra Will Take Care of Your Lawn

By | January 7th, 2017|Categories: Lawn Care|

So many times I hear people say they will do their own fertilization and weed control for various reasons and many of them are valid.  The one I love to hear is that they are very knowledgeable about turf care and weed control.  This is a passion of theirs and they take a great amount of pride [...]

Terra’s Green Initiatives Are A Priority

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Green Initiatives/Environment|

Terra has expanded over the past years and as part of our expansion, we have made green initiatives a priority.  What can a landscaping, hardscaping, and lawn care company do to make us greener?  Many things. Most people think we can only use organic lawn care fertilizers and herbicides.  The reality is that organic herbicides really [...]

Terra Helps Raise Food at Preston and Steve’s Camp Out For Hunger

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Community Outreach|

93.3 WMMR Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger is the country’s largest single-location food drive – and it accounts for more than half of Philabudance’s food drive donations each year! In 2016, Camp Out raised approximately 1.4 million pounds of food for those in need.          Terra Lawn Care participated in this [...]

Why You Should Winterize Your Lawn With Terra

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Lawn Care|

It is hard to believe after the record breaking heat and dryness of this past summer that it is time to winterize your lawn.  Winterizing your lawn is the 6th and final step in our 6 step turf care program. This step is necessary to build carbohydrates within the root system for a quicker green up [...]

Terra Designs and Builds Outdoor Living Spaces

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Outdoor Living Spaces|

Outdoor living spaces are a lot of fun for our company to design and build since they lend themselves to a lot of creativity and are not a cookie cutter type of project.  New and innovative products are constantly coming into the market and we really enjoy implementing them into our designs. Roofed structures which are [...]

How to Get Rid of and Control Lawn Grubs

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Lawn Care, Lawn Grubs|

What are grubs?  Grubs are little worms that are beetle larvae.  During the lawn care season, we frequently get calls from customers panicking about the grubs in their lawn.  They are very concerned about the grubs doing serious damage to their property.  The reality is that it is perfectly normal and acceptable to have some grubs.  Specifically, [...]

How to get a Great and Healthy Lawn

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Lawn Care|

How do we get the lawns we mow to look so nice?  Those crisp straight lines with a crisscross pattern makes any home look like a profession baseball diamond. It is not easy but we spend a lot of time training our lawn mowing technicians and we also spend a significant amount of money to buy [...]

Aeration and Overseeding: Make Sure You Get The Right Results

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Aeration|Tags: , |

    With the record breaking heat and drought conditions we experienced this summer, many lawns have not rebounded from dormancy.  The best thing you can do is aerate and overseed your property.  Why is it important to have a thick lawn?  Aside from aesthetics, the best way to keep weeds at bay is to have a [...]