As the days creep closer and closer to winter temperatures, it’s finally time to consider your winter lawncare needs. By now, you’ve already aerated and seeded your yard to prep for winter and you’ve gone through the steps of fall lawn cleanup — so what’s next?

Winterization is the best treatment you can give your lawn during the cold months. Here are some of the services that Rooted Landscape provides to help protect your yard through the winter.

1. Winterize your irrigation systems.

Winterizing your irrigation system helps prevent long-term system deterioration. Your hoses, fountains, sprinkler systems and other drip irrigation systems will freeze over and take damage if you don’t dry them out before temperatures drop below zero.

Rooted Landscape provides winterization services for your irrigation and sprinkler systems to keep them dry and protected until spring....


As we approach the end of October, temperatures are quickly cooling as colorful leaves clutter your lawn. At this point, you’ve already aerated and seeded your yard to keep your grass healthy and green as the ground temperatures drop — so what’s next?

Here are some of the best tips we can offer for your fall yard cleanup as winter approaches — all services which we provide.

1. Clear out debris.

Changing leaves make for beautiful scenery, but they’re not always the most visually appealing on your property. In fact, dead leaves can choke off the important nutrients your yard needs to survive the colder months, and their organic waste is the perfect home for pests.

By clearing out your flower beds, walkways, and the rest of your lawn, we can prevent pest infestation and protect your plants, grass and soil during the colder months.

2. Rake, rake, rake.

Fallen leaves aren’t only an eyesore — they can also suffocate your grass and cause damage to your...


Fall is already upon us, which means it’s the optimal time to freshen up your lawn.

Typically, the best time to utilize lawn care renovation services is early September to mid-October due to changing ground temperatures. As the weeks cool down, your lawn will be warm in the day and colder at night, which better enables grass seed germination.

Treating your lawn in the early fall also helps it to begin rebuilding grass roots that were damaged during the hot, dry summer, ultimately buffing up your yard for the cold season. Especially if you’ve planted cool-season grass, this time of year is a prime growth season for your yard.

Here are some of the best practices we can provide for your lawn care before the winter months roll in.

1. Aerate and seed your lawn.

One of the most important things we can do to help your lawn is to treat compacted soil, which restricts root growth and limits soil oxygen. Our aerators correct this by removing plugs in your lawn and perforating the ground with small holes. The plugs then break down on the...


Summer is here and that means tons of time spent on our lawns. Whether you’re walking through your neighborhood, having a picnic at the park or admiring the lawn of a local business, you’ve probably come across brown, dead-looking grass. It’s easy to blame those less-than-lush spots on scorching summer heat, but in reality, there’s a whole host of other potential culprits, including diseases, that could be wreaking havoc on your lawn.

With the heat and humidity that are typical for our Midwestern summers, lawns are more susceptible than ever to persistent fungi and grubs. We break down these two common categories of lawn-destroyers to help you maintain the healthiest lawn possible.

Getting Rid of Grubs

While they may be tiny, grubs can pose a huge threat to your lawn – especially if you’ve never taken any preventative measures against them. Grubs are the larval stage of many types of destructive insects. Once their eggs are laid in the spring and early summer, the grubs hatch, grow and feed on the roots of your grass in mid- to late summer,...

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It may only be September at the moment, but winter weather can sneak up quickly. While we are a few months away from winter officially starting, that doesn’t ever seem to stop snowfall from coming early. It’s paramount that you are prepared for winter before the cold, snowy weather strikes by ensuring you have a snow removal plan in place. It may be tempting to just let snow sit as is and cozy up next to the fireplace, but it’s important to remember that snow removal is an important aspect of winter operations. In today’s blog at Rooted Landscape in Olathe, our landscape and snow removal service talks about a few reasons why snow removal is so important. If you don’t already have a snow removal team lined up for your property this winter, be sure to give us a call at Rooted Landscape in Olathe today.


even have a saying about when one thinks that another has it better than them. We don’t say “The house is always bigger…”, or the “car is always faster…” or even the “wife is always prettier…”; we say “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”. As a country, we have turned this attention to our lawns into a passion. We love the carpeted velvet green of a well-maintained lawn, enough so that we spend about $40 billion on lawn care services and products. As professional lawn care experts in Olathe, we often see the results of mistakes homeowners make when caring for their lawns and work tirelessly to bring back their lawn to a gorgeously healthy state with lawn renovation techniques. Avoid these common lawn care mistakes made by well-meaning homeowners and call the experts at Rooted Landscape instead:

Mowing too low – Though you may want a “manicured lawn” cutting the blades of grass too low actually reduces their ability to photosynthesize, thinning them out and allowing weeds to find space to grow.

Over-watering – Your lawn can become water-logged...


Using plants indigenous to the Midwest US delivers a bounty of benefits for both the homeowner and the local ecosystem. As a leading landscaping company in Olathe, we strive to always include the plants that call this area home in our client’s landscape. We have found that native plants yield the following advantages:

  • Unmatched beauty. Lets face it, one of the reasons we choose to make Kansas our home is the open stretches of beauty offered to us by the heartland’s plains. Both the flora and fauna that are natural to the area make for gorgeous additions to any landscape.
  • Attraction to both man and beast. Not only are they beautiful, most of the region’s plants do their best to attract wildlife of all kind with their showy flowers, seeds, fruits and nuts. Attract butterflies, bees, birds and a variety of friendly animals that add to the unique charm of your Kansas landscape.
  • Prevention of invasive species. Those plants that have been introduced to the area have spread and taken over in some areas of Kansas. Native plants that are properly cultivated can...

Ask any lawn care expert and its likely you’ll get as many different answers to the question “is it really necessary to fertilize my lawn” as there are blades of grass to be…. well, fertilized. Where there is little debate whether or not a newly planted lawn needs the additional nourishment fertilizer, the argument as to whether an established lawn needs fertilizer continues to grow faster than the most annoying weeds. Around the country, different grass species and the environments they grow in help to determine the level of need for lawn fertilizer and the frequency at which it is required.

Understanding just how much of what nutrient your lawn requires for healthy lush growth is where lawn fertilization starts to get complicated. For example, nitrogen is recognized as your lawn’s most required nutrient but each type of grass, the area’s climate and available moisture levels all play a part in factoring in just how much nutrient your lawn actually requires. Your lawn also needs phosphorus and potassium in order to help it grow the strong foundation of roots that keep it...


Comprehensive lawn care and maintenance actually encompasses so much more than a basic mowing (heck, even mowing has its own set of do’s and don’ts). From seeding and aeration, to fertilizing and pest control, keeping a lush, green and healthy lawn takes a level of skill and experience that isn’t often acknowledged outside of lawn services industry. Where a large majority of Americans desire a beautiful lawn, basically all year long, it isn’t often understood that getting and keeping a lawn healthy is not as easy as it sounds. Take for example: lawn aeration. What seems like simply punching holes in your lawn has an actual process and a definite set of benefits. Lawn aeration provides the following for grass:

  • An increase in oxygen. Your lawn and its individual blades of grass breathe just like every other plant in your landscape. Aeration allows life-giving oxygen to penetrate through to the roots.
  • A decrease in water use. Because of those pathways created by aeration, water makes its way to the roots much easier. A well-aerated lawn is one that uses less water...

Earth. Dirt. Terra Firma. Often overlooked in lawn care and maintenance, a property’s soil literally provides the foundation for all land usage, including lawns and gardening itself. Without quality soil, every aspect of our land use is vulnerable. From irrigation to hardscapes, from crops to building foundations, the soil that surrounds or supports them is of the utmost importance to any structure’s durability and reliability.

Without quality soil, crops fail, plants struggle, support for buildings and lawns is impinged upon and even a region’s entire ecosystem can be disrupted. Water quality can be detrimentally effected by soil runoff and nutrients for plants are inhibited. Poor soil also creates areas where undue erosion is increased, leaving landscaping and crops vulnerable to foundation changes. A good quality soil should be able to perform certain functions that are essential to people and the surrounding environment. By maintaining an area’s unique soil quality we can help ensure that the local environment benefits. At Rooted Landscape, we believe that maintaining a...