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Controling Weeds

Controling Weeds

We are a Covenants neighborhood and therefore we have the responsibility to rid our yard of weeds.  There is also a city ordinance regarding weed control.  You may do it yourself or hire one of the many local companies that provide this service.

The reason for this is to keep our neighborhood looking nice and maintain our property values.  When someone doesn’t pull or spray the weeds in their yard,  it starts effecting the surrounding neighbors’ yards.  Not a good thing and it’s not being a good neighbor to others.

If you can’t afford to pay someone else for weed control, then do it yourself.  Weeds are much easier to pull up after it rains.

If you neglect weed control and lawn care,  someone may call the City of Moore and they will mow them down and send you a bill.

Early March is the time to apply a pre-emergent weed control.  It will help control bluegrass, crabgrass, dandelions, henbit, chickweed and clover.  This is just the first step in weed control.

The next step involves applying a fertilizer (late spring) to promote a healthy growth of grass.  Healthy Bermuda grass also helps to choke out weeds.  Healthy grass needs to be watered regularly.

In the photo above,  some companies apply a dye to the pre-emergent.  The chemicals often come that way and the lawn service company may  not have a choice.  The dye doesn’t help with weed control, it simply shows what has been sprayed and what hasn’t.

Good luck with controlling your weeds, your neighborhood will appreciate your efforts!

Blue Stem Ridge Shows Patriotism

While the following pictures show just a few of the flags flying this July 4th weekend,  Blue Stem Ridge homes show their patriotism by a variety of flags and decor.  These houses are a little pocket of patriotism along 31st Terrace.  Blue Stem Ridge neighborhood is a community of 250 homes in Moore, Oklahoma.

   

A nature aboretum has just been completed at the eastern edge of Blue Stem and a new housing development has begun across the road on it’s southern edge.  There is lots to be proud of in our neighborhood!

Blue Stem Ridge, Our Little Piece of Planet Earth

What can Blue Stem Ridge do to take care of our little piece of planet earth?
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According to the National Gardening Association (NGA), an estimated record  91 million households participated in one or more types of DIY indoor and outdoor lawn and garden activities in 2005.

In 2006, homeowners spent a record $44.7 billion to hire professional lawn and landscape services. Taken together, these figures represent a dramatic increase in gardening interest and expenditures.

Where is this growth coming from?   According to many publishers, authors and educators, is young people.  “In a world going green, the under-35s have taken it upon themselves to make positive use of their natural surroundings.”

Pam Art, president of Storey Publishing, believes that two factors are responsible for the surge of young gardeners: a heightened awareness of green issues and an interest in preserving natural resources—and the ability to do it in one’s own backyard.

With an ecological crisis looming, Cool Springs publisher Roger Waynick sees young people turning to gardening as a means of “nurturing the planet back to health.” Each individual gardener, he says, believes he or she is “taking care of their little piece of earth.”

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