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January 10, 2017 | Jed Wyatt

Obviously weather is going to play a major role in our ability to get lights down this year. When roofs are frozen it is far better to wait for a slight warming for two reasons: first, it keeps our crews safe, and second, in icy conditions lights and clips are frozen into gutters and easily break. In the many seasons we have installed Christmas lights, only once were we not able to get everyone’s lights down in the month of January. Even then it was only a few homes that we were able to finish the first week of February. We hope that the warmer weather forcasted next week will allow us to meet our goal of having everyone’s lights down in January. If our current weather persists it will push our takedown process back. As soon as the weather breaks we will working as efficiently as we can. We will be removing lights systematically throughout the valley in a geographical order. You do not need to call us to schedule your takedown and we will not be calling ahead to schedule removal. If you have a special request regarding your takedown please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Fall Lawn Care

September 7, 2016 | Jed Wyatt

Fall is the most important time of the year to fertilize your lawn.  It is also the most effective time of the year to spray weeds.  In the fall, plants take in the nutrients they will need throughout the dormant season and early spring and store those nutrients in their roots.  Plants do the same thing with herbicides killing the entire plant.  Time spent feeding your lawn and controlling weeds in the fall will pay significant dividends next spring.  Make sure your lawn, trees, and shrubs are taken care of this fall. With the cooler weather, make sure to turn down your sprinklers. Watering twice a week should be sufficent.

Time to Schedule Christmas Lights!

September 7, 2016

We will be scheduling our Christmas light installations over the next few weeks with the goal of having our schedule in place by the end of September. If you would like help with your lights this season please give us a call. We are planning to start hanging lights the first week in October. We try to have our installations completed before it gets too cold and unsafe. If it get so cold and icy, we are unable to hang lights, which can put our installations behind schedule.

Please let us know if you are willing to have your lights installed in October. You don’t need to turn them on until you are ready. We decorate a lot of homes and businesses in the valley and our schedule always fills up quickly. Please send us an email at info@zingidaho.com or call our office at 585-9400 to schedule your installation. We greatly appreciate your cooperation!

Game Day Lights

August 23, 2016 | Jed Wyatt

Are you a GAME DAY Fanatic? Want to show your team spirit? Let Zing help cheer your team on & get your home ready to celebrate on GAME DAY!

Light up your home with your teams colors. Boise State Fan – go Blue and Orange. Have a High Schooler on the team? Cheer them on with their schools colors. NFL teams – we have you covered. The possibilities are endless.

With our GAME DAY package we will put up lights now with your favorite team colors then switch them out for Christmas Colors as the Holiday Season approaches.

The season is about to start! Call or e-mail now for a free quote 208-585-9400

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The Weather Is Hot!

July 25, 2016 | Jed Wyatt

The weather is HOT! We thought it would be a good time to send out some information on maintaining a great lawn in this heat.
Make sure that you don’t cut your grass too short, especially if you have cool season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass and Fescue. 3” tall should be the minimum height of your lawn this time of year. Taller grasses have deeper root systems and are also less likely to have a weed invasion. They also help shade the roots allowing soils to retain moisture better.
Do not remove more than about 1/3 of the grass leaf at any one cutting. If the grass is really tall catch up with several mowing’s. Keep your mower’s blade sharp and clean. Mow in a different direction each week: Altering the direction results in a more even cut since the grass blades will tend to grow more erect.
Make sure your lawn is getting enough water. You should water your lawn about 1-1/2” each week. WATER DEEP AND AS INFREQUENTLY AS POSSIBLE. DAILY WATERING IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR LAWN! The best way to know if your lawn is getting enough water is to check the soil moisture. If the soil is dry your lawn probably does not look very good and your sprinklers need to be adjusted.
Feed your lawn! Lawns that have been fertilized properly will be much fuller and healthier through the heat of summer. They will also use less water!
As always feel free to give us a call is you have any questions. We would love to help out with any of the items discussed. Have a great summer!

Tags: Hot Weather Lawn Care Tips

Spring Lawn Care Tips

April 2, 2016 | Jed Wyatt

Spring is here and it looks like this weekend is going to be our first really nice weather of the year. I am anxious to spend some time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. One of the things I enjoy doing is spending time in the yard and watching the plants as they wake up from their winter slumber.

To go along with that and because lawn and tree care is what I do. I thought it would be a good idea to send out some tips for spring yard care.

– Don’t forget to water. Most irrigation water arrives in the Valley about the middle of April. As the weather warms it will be important to water your lawn until that water gets here.

– Pre-emergents are one of the big secrets to a low maintenance landscape. Apply them now and get ahead of the weeds this season.

– Don’t wait to spray those weeds. Get them early while it is easy and before they have a chance to spread. Your yard will look great and it will save a significant amount of work later.

– If your lawn has been established for several years it may be time to think about overseeding. Golf courses do this regularly and the new lawn varieties are much improved over lawns from 10-15 years ago. Also, if it seems like your lawn is slower coming out of dormancy each spring than your neighbors it is probably the variety of lawn. Bluegrass is great but slower to green up in the spring. Overseeding and mixing in a little rye grass will now will make a big difference next spring.

– Aerate your lawn before you overseed this will increase contact with the soil and give you much better germination rates. Also, if your lawn has a built up thatch or is compacted from a lot of traffic aerating will make a significant difference to its overall health this season.

– Make sure to fertilize. You won’t have a great lawn if it doesn’t have the nutrients it needs to be health.

I hope these tips help. As always thank you for your continued business and enjoy the warming weather!

Tags: Spring Lawn Care Tips