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Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Fertilizers

Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Fertilizers

Are you looking to fertilize your lawn this spring to help it grow luscious and green? With so many different brands of fertilizers out there it can be difficult to know which one is best for your lawn. Narrow down the search by choosing if you want to use an organic...

Why Irrigation

Building a beautiful yard can be a rewarding experience that pays dividends for years, but maintaining a variety of trees and plants that rely on a steady source of water to survive can be a daunting, cumbersome task, especially when climates are less than...

The Benefits of Hardscapes

http://www.storklandscaping.com/The-Benefits-of-Hardscapes/ While landscapes can provide a lush, organic feel to your home or business, often what is lacking are the benefits of manmade structures to enhance the utility, aesthetics, and value of a property....

The Dog Days of Summer Lawn Guide

While the Dog Days of Summer are officially mid-July to mid-August, here in Missouri, the climate is anything but predictable. Most Summers are blazing hot! And even though the Dog Days are usually behind us by late August, the occasional heatwave can extend the...

Digging In on Retaining Walls

Digging In on Retaining Walls

When we think about retaining walls (you don't? We have retaining wall dreams over here), we already know their main purpose: to hold back earth. You know, to retain it from eroding or structurally failing. It's a simple concept that has been around for thousands of...

Finding the Zen Within Your Backyard

Finding the Zen Within Your Backyard

We think of our home as our castle, our kingdom, our wonderfully private and special place, right? Your backyard is an extension of your home, and thus should have as much love shown to it as any area of your house. Whether your space is intimate or large enough for a...

School’s Out… NOW WHAT?!?

School’s Out… NOW WHAT?!?

"Mom, I'm bored!!!" Ah, the sweet sounds of summer; right, parents? Are your kids content to sit on the couch, face-first into the tablet/phone/TV? We have some great suggestions for you to really engage your kiddos in what nature gives us outside. You don't need a...

Take Control of Your Irrigation System

Take Control of Your Irrigation System

One key element to any beautiful lawn and landscape is proper irrigation, and if you want to do it right, it’s so much more than a spray from a hose. An irrigation system customized to your lawn helps with more than saving time and labor, but also provides the peace...

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

Happy New Year! If you’re like most people living on planet Earth, the new year makes you reflect on moments from the previous year as well as look forward in anticipation of the year ahead. In your life, you focus on the current “season” you’re in, working to...

Ugliest Sweater Wins

Ugliest Sweater Wins

Spoiler alert: Christmas is almost here!  While we have been celebrating the season in one way or another since finishing our last bite of Thanksgiving dinner (yes, we believe in waiting to celebrate until the proper time) there is one newer tradition we decided...

Thankful for Thank Yous

Thankful for Thank Yous

The month of November is always a great time to look back at the first ten months of the year and reflect on what you are thankful for. After all, there is an entire holiday dedicated to it. We at Stork Landscaping have so much to be thankful for year-round, including...

When is the best time to plant? Right now!

When is the best time to plant? Right now!

As the leaves begin changing colors and falling off the trees at a rapid pace, it can be hard to imagine adding new plants to your yard or garden. However, autumn is actually the best time of year to show off your golden thumb. Why Autumn? There are quite a few...