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4 Ways Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Property

4 Ways Clogged Gutters Can Damage Your Property

Failing to clean your property's gutters can result in costly damages including a damaged roof and unstable foundation. Not only do these issues decrease the value of your property, but they also compromise the safety of your residents and visitors. With the right professional gutter cleaning service, you can improve your property's physical appearance and preserve its structural integrity. 

As part of our yard cleanups, we offer gutter cleaning services for residential and commercial clients in Westfield, Carmel, and Noblesville, IN.

Learn four different ways clogged gutters can damage your property and why you should get them cleaned.


1. Clogged gutters can cause ice dams to form.

Clogged gutters block running water from exiting your roof. When excess water pools on your roof in freezing temperatures, the water freezes and creates ice dams.

Ice dams can tear shingles off your roof, weaken gutters, and cause further water pooling. 


2. Clogged gutters may compromise your property's foundation.

A clogged gutter in need of a cleaning in Noblesville, IN.

Functioning gutters' main job is to direct flowing water away from the foundation of your property. A clog in your gutters will result in water pouring over your gutters' sides. Because the water isn't being directed properly, it will be more likely to pool around your foundation. This kind of pooling water may result in cracks to form in your foundation, which can lead to its eventual...

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Why Your Mulch Should Be Refreshed in Spring

Why Your Mulch Should Be Refreshed in Spring

Mulch is a surefire way to help your native plants thrive. It acts as a fertilizer, keeps pests at bay, and helps your plants recover from a long winter.

Here at Spider Lawn & Landscape, we install mulch and other ground covers all year-round, except in winter, for your property in Westfield, Noblesville, and Carmel, IN. While our team is available to replenish mulch in the summer and fall, the most popular time to do so is in the spring.

Below, you can check out three reasons why your mulch should be refreshed in spring.


1. Mulch helps restore your landscape beds' aesthetic appeal.

After a bare winter, spring is the perfect time to liven up your landscape beds. Through our mulch installation services, our team restores your landscape beds' aesthetic appeal.

Some of our most common mulch options include shredded hardwood and dyed mulch. We help you choose the type of mulch that best matches your landscape's layout.

Mulch is a great way to polish your landscape's look after the suppressed growth that winter may have brought.


2. Mulch will help you save money on your water bill.

Installing mulch in a landscape bed in Noblesville, IN.

Mulch undoubtedly offers great visual benefits. It also has notable functional advantages that some landscape owners may be unaware of.

Mulch is known for its ability to retain a significant amount of moisture. It minimizes evaporation by blocking the soil's access to the sun. Mulch also does a great job of preventing water runoff.

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Pet-Friendly Landscape Plants You Should Know About in Carmel, IN

Pet-Friendly Landscape Plants You Should Know About in Carmel, IN

If you are the proud owner of a cat or dog, you want to keep them as safe as possible while still offering them the freedom to explore your property. If you reside in Carmel or nearby cities such as Westfield and Noblesville, IN, be sure to check out the following four plants that are safe for dogs and cats.


1) Your dog or cat will love pet-friendly sunflowers.

Sunflower seeds aren't just for humans! They are safe to eat for dogs and cats. Dogs, in particular, have been known to like the nutty taste that sunflower seeds provide. Even though we don't typically eat the rest of a sunflower, the entire plant is completely non-toxic. If your dog or cat wants to chew on or eat all of a sunflower's components, they can do so without worrying you!

Most types of sunflowers bloom annually, meaning they won't grow back in the next growing season. However, we can help maintain their bright bloom during the year so your pets can freely enjoy this plant's flowers, leaves, seeds, and stems.


2) Petunias make for good groundcover in a pet-friendly landscape.

Dog in Noblesville, IN, playing in a flower bed.

These pretty flowers are inviting to a curious house pet. They bloom for months on end and come in a variety of colors. All parts of a petunia are safe for consumption by dogs and cats, so you are free to use them as a bedding plant or groundcover for your pet-friendly landscape.

To ensure they look their best, most petunias require regular fertilizer and watering....

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4 Reasons to Apply a Fall Fertilizer Treatment

4 Reasons to Apply a Fall Fertilizer Treatment

Fall is fast approaching, and although your lawn is about to stop growing and go dormant for the winter, it still needs proper care to keep it healthy. Contrary to what most homeowners believe, the best time to fertilize your lawn is in fall–not spring! Your lawn needs fertilizer in the fall to prepare it for the winter, promote faster recovery in spring, and improve its health and appearance once spring returns.

Here are four reasons why you need to apply a fall fertilizer treatment to your lawn in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and the surrounding areas.


1. Fall Provides the Perfect Environment for Maximum Nutrient Absorption

It’s important to fertilize your lawn in the fall and spring; however, fall is by far the most important time of year to fertilize your lawn as it provides the perfect environment your grass needs to absorb nutrients. Summer heat is stressful on your lawn and dries out your soil; fall’s cooler temperatures and morning dew provide a stress-free setting and moisture needed to help your turf absorb the applied fertilizer. Applying fertilizer in the fall gives your grass plenty of time to break down and absorb the food from your fertilizer, and make it available for use throughout the winter months.


2. Prepares Your Lawn for the Winter

This lawn in Carmel, IN is prepared for winter with a fall fertilizer treatment.

Unlike spring fertilizer, a fall fertilizer, or winterizer as it’s commonly called, does not encourage fall growth of grass. Instead, it helps your lawn...

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4 Reasons Your Lawn Needs Aeration & Overseeding

4 Reasons Your Lawn Needs Aeration & Overseeding

Routine lawn maintenance goes a long way in creating a thicker, healthier lawn. Aeration and overseeding are great for promoting a healthier, fuller, and greener lawn.

When these two services are performed properly and in a timely manner, almost any lawn can benefit from aeration and overseeding. Here are four reasons why your lawn in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and the surrounding areas needs core aeration and overseeding.


1. Aeration & Overseeding Promote a Healthy Lawn

Plugs from a recently aerated lawn in Carmel, IN.

Aerating and overseeding your lawn promotes its health and builds resistance to disease and weeds. Grass roots need air, water, and nutrients to grow thick, deep and strong. Over time soil becomes compacted, inhibiting the flow of nutrients getting to your lawn’s roots. Core aeration loosens and breaks up compacted soil, allowing maximum air, water, and nutrients to penetrate deep down into your lawn’s soil and root system.

Overseeding your lawn allows new grass varieties to be introduced to your lawn that will aid in resisting diseases, pest infestation, and weeds. Overseeding fills in bare or thin areas and thickens your turf, making your lawn better-suited to crowd out weeds. Fewer weeds mean a healthier, greener lawn.


2. Overseeding & Aerating Enhance Seed Germination

Aeration and overseeding enhance seed germination by providing access to the deeper parts of your soil. When you seed your lawn, a lot of seed is wasted on top and never...

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The Importance of Establishing a Lawn Mowing Routine

The Importance of Establishing a Lawn Mowing Routine

One of the most important things you can do for the health of your grass is to make sure it's being mowed not only routinely, but also properly. 

There are many reasons your Indiana lawn in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and nearby areas needs routine mowing, including cosmetic benefits as well as creating stronger, healthier grass.


Increase Your Curb Appeal with Routine Grass Cutting

This grass in Carmel is happy and healthy thanks to routine grass cutting.

One of the benefits of a routine grass cutting schedule is that it gives your lawn a beautiful, uniform appearance. When you keep your lawn maintained, it contributes to the look and feel of your entire neighborhood. Additionally, it could help you stay within any regulations set by your homeowner's association. HOAs often have rules regarding lawn maintenance and how high grass should be. 

When you keep your yard maintained, it reflects well upon you and shows that you have an interest in making sure your property as a whole looks great.


Regular Lawn Mowing Helps Grass Stay Healthy & Strong

In order to keep lawn diseases such as brown patch and common insects like chinch bugs and grubs from damaging your grass, your grass needs to be as healthy and strong as possible. When your lawn is regularly mowed, it keeps the blades at the ideal height for photosynthesis and nutrient absorption. It also ensures the grass grows evenly throughout your yard and that the blades are all getting the correct amount of nutrients.

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Why Your Yard Needs Weed Control

Why Your Yard Needs Weed Control

Your lawn requires many services to keep it healthy and growing correctly. Without these services, the grass will not reach optimal conditions. Proper fertilization is key to making sure your grass and landscape plants are strong enough to fight off disease and insects.

Another service that is necessary for the health of your lawn is weed control. When weeds are allowed to grow, they can quickly take over. Here are some other reasons why your lawn in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and nearby areas in Indiana requires weed control applications.


Using Pre-emergent Weed Control Helps Kill Weeds Before They Grow & Take Over

Dandelions are growing in this yard in Carmel, IN.

If your lawn hasn’t been treated for weeds before, then there will be many types growing there. In our area of Indiana, we have common weeds such as dandelions, chickweed, crabgrass, broadleafs, henbit, spurge, and more. A pre-emergent treatment attacks them before they start to grow. Our herbicides are also created to specifically kill weeds, which keeps your plants and grass safe.

Applying weed control along with a routine fertilizer treatment gives your lawn everything it needs to thrive.


Killing Weeds Gives Back Nutrients Such as Light, Air, & Water to Your Plants & Grass

Weeds grow much more quickly than your grass and landscape plants do, meaning they suck up the nutrients from your soil and gain access to sunlight and water before your grass does. The key nutrients in soil that your...

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Why Your Lawn Needs Fertilizer

Why Your Lawn Needs Fertilizer

Fertilizer provides important nutrients for your lawn and plants. When applied with the right ratio and at the right time of year, fertilizer treatments can make a drastic difference in the appearance and health of your lawn.

Below you will find some important reasons why you need to fertilize your lawn in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and other surrounding Indiana areas.


Fertilization leads to fuller, healthier grass.

Well-fertilized grass in Noblesville that we treated with a custom blended fertilizer.

Fertilizer is made of three primary macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Each serves a different purpose and depending upon the season, treatments will vary in their composition to target certain needs.

The nitrogen provides the rich, green look that most homeowners crave. There are also various micronutrients present in most products that help with seed production, root strength, and more.

Overall, grass will grow to a fuller, healthier state with fertilizer. The root systems will be enriched by the nutrient-rich soil beneath it. The grass will be greener and fuller with scheduled treatments.


Fertilizer helps grass resist weeds.

Once a healthier root system is established, it will become more difficult for weeds to move in. Weeds require root space and nutrients from the soil just as grass does. Strong, well-fed grass stands a much better chance at pushing out any weeds as they try to take root.

Often the weeds will also benefit from fertilizer. After all, they’re plants, too!...

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When to Do Landscape Maintenance Including Trimming/Pruning, Mulching, Weeding, & More

When to Do Landscape Maintenance Including Trimming/Pruning, Mulching, Weeding, & More

Your yard serves so many purposes in your life: it helps you entertain, it gives your kids a place to play, and it provides a nice place for you to relax on a beautiful spring morning. So doesn’t it make sense to provide your yard with the best care possible? Obviously, regular mowing is essential, but your landscape beds and other plants also require a checkup every now and then!

By performing landscape maintenance, you can help your lawn be the best it can be, and you also get to protect your investment you’ve made into creating a great-looking yard. There are many aspects of landscape maintenance, and each should be done at different times.

You may want to explore the possibility of hiring a professional crew like Spider Lawn & Landscape, as we are experts in lawn care for Noblesville, IN and the surrounding areas like Carmel and Westfield. 


When Should Trimming/Pruning Be Done?

Trimming and pruning are often used interchangeably, but they’re actually very different practices. Trimming is done to control the shape of your plants and to make your shrubs and hedges look aesthetically pleasing. When hedge trimming is performed, it gives your hedges a chance to grow back thicker while preventing overgrowth. Shrub trimming allows us to shape your plants into the shape you desire. Typically, trimming is performed at least a few times each year. For some properties, it requires bi-weekly performance.

Pruning is done to maintain...

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Our new website has been launched live!

Our new website has been launched live!

We would like to announce our new website has been launched! We are very excited about new and existing customers being able to find us online, learn about our services and get in contact with us.

Come back often for great lawn care and landscaping information!

Part of our new website is a blog that we'll be utilizing to provide you with lawn care tips, reminders and other great lawn and landscaping information. We encourage you to join in and comment on our posts with your questions, opinions and requests.

The new site will continue to grow!

Since we just launched the website, there are many things we'll be adding into the future. When you see or talk to us, let us know what you think! Your feedback is important as we strive to offer the best lawn service possible.

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