This is one of our favorite times of year and you will find us checking out many of the local pumpkin patches with our families. Each year we try to experience as many different pumpkin patches as possible and we wanted to share with you our top 4 pumpkin patches to enjoy around Sherwood, Oregon.
1. French Prairie Gardens. This is our #1, and it really comes down to a unique feature, the pig races - they are a joy for the entire family. FPG is also a very clean pumpkin patch which can be hard to find. You will find many activities, beer on tap, great food and a great farm market.
check them out at www.fpgardens.com
2. Baggenstos Farms. Located just a few miles outside of Sherwood, Oregon off of Roy Rogers Rd, Baggenstos is a staple for the area. Full of activities like hay rides, corn maze, hay maze and play areas for all ages and host to some great fruits and vegetables from their farm market you won't be dissappointed with a trip to Baggenstos.
Check them out at www.baggenstosfarms.com
3. Lee Farms. From the apple cider and pumpkin fresh made doughnuts to the fantastic indoor hay mazes you will not be disappointed. You will find a huge bouncy area, pony rides and an indoor american ninja warrior course. Lee Farms is one of our all time favorite pumpkin patches in the area.
Check them out at www.leefarmsoregon.com
Happy Halloween to all the Sherwood Families, we hope you find these three local pumpkin patches as fun as an experience as we do.
It's classic film series at the Sherwood Center for the Arts with a performance of the classic "Ghostbusters." This is a great show for the entire family.
The show is rated PG.
Event Date and Time:
Date: Thursday Oct 6th, 2016
Movie starts at 7:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Show tickets are available for purchase at the door or over the phone or you can click here to purchase online.
Location: Center for the Arts Main Hall
Check out more information here
Fall Lawn Care Tips For Your Sherwood Home
It's common after a long hot summer that your lawn will start to show signs of wear and tear and is definitely in need of some love. Fall is a great time to get to work and repair some of the damage that your long has experienced throughout the summer.
So where to start? There are some key lawn care tips that will help you get your lawn back to a healthy status and ready for the winter.
Tip 1: Remove The Leaves
This will be process for a few weeks to a month due to the autumn changes to the leaves many of the trees. Be sure to keep the leaves off the lawn, the leaves block the sun and trap in moisture and can be a killer to your lawn especially after the summer months.
Tip 2: Don't Stop Watering
Don't think mother nature is enough even though the weather gets cooler, there is more rain and moisture because most of the time this is not enough. You want to make sure your lawn is getting atleast 1 inch of water a week through October to ensure the health of the grass roots as winter starts. An easy way to ensure this is to use a rain gauge.
Tip 3: Be sure to fertilize
A late fall fertilization with a 24-0-10 slow release fertilizer will help your lawn protect the roots from freezing and bounce back in the spring.
Tip 4: Add Grass Seed
A dense lawn is a strong lawn, be sure to over seed in the fall to fill in the bare patches. Fall is a great time of year to over seed due to the ground still being warm, a good amount of moisture and the evenings are cool. Be sure to keep the lawn watered to get the seed to germinate and develop solid roots.
Tip 5: Keep Cutting The Lawn
Don't stop cutting your lawn, the grass will keep growing through the first frost. Be sure to cut at 2-3 inches through the first frost. If you let the lawn get to long, it will be in danger to mold and other lawn diseases.
Keeping your lawn on a regular schedule and not forgetting the important Lawn Care Tips throughout the year as the seasons change will keep your lawn strong and healthy.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Friday nights are football time in Sherwood, please come out to Sherwood High School on Friday nights gr travel to support our team at away games and support the Sherwood Highschool Football team finish the season strong. Below is the remaining regular season schedule:
Sept. 23 - vs. Lakeridge @ Sherwood High School
Oct. 7 - vs. Lake Oswego @ Sherwood High School
Oct. 14 - vs. Tigard @ Sherwood High School
Oct. 21 - vs. Tualatin @ Tualatin High School
Oct. 28 - vs. Newberg @ Sherwood High School
Look forward to seeing you all there.
Hope you enjoyed these 4 tips to spice of your yard. It's that time of year to start preparing for fall and with the sun going down earlier and the weather getting cooler you might find yourself in front of a fire in the evenings outside so look for ways to make it your own oasis.
Sherwood Oregon Lawn Care is here to help if you need it. Contact Us Today.
Your have gotten your lawn to be the envy or your neighborhood Sherwood Oregon or you are trying to get it there, there are some key items you should never do with your lawn if you have big goals of beauty.
Everyone wants the most beautiful lawn in the neighborhood, take the steps need and avoid these 5 items to keep it beautiful. Everyone deserves a beautiful lawn whether you are in Sherwood Oregon or any other surrounding area.
Hot Days are coming and your lawn is stressing out. When the sun beats down on your pretty green lawn and people walk all over it the lawn hides and gets stressed - Yes Stressed! Your lawn though it looks great and gives you a relaxing place to reside, is fighting everyday against the elements and even you, so it's a great time to take some steps to boost the health of your lawn, especially when high heat is in the air.
1. Water In The Morning. 6am to 10am is prime time for watering your lawn, this allows for less evaporation and gives your lawn time to dry off before the nightfall comes. If you water your lawn in the afternoon you are wasting water through evaporation and just costing your self your hard earned money.
2. Know How Much To Water. 1 inch a week or 1/2 inch twice a week is plenty of water to keep your lawn hydrated. Another key point is to thoroughly water in each watering session, don't slack on the watering or it won't sink deep and build strong roots strengthening your lawn for the extreme weather.
3. Don't Walk On Your Watered Grass. Walking on Watered grass can damage the grass and also cause soil compaction which will effect the lawns ability to get air and build strong grass roots.
4. Mowing Tips. Raise your mower blade, keeping your grass longer in the summer protects the grass roots, keeping it 3-4" is ideal. Keep your blade sharp, it will minimize the stress on the grass. Mow regularly only cutting 1/3 of the grass in each mowing session.
A lawn can stay beautiful year long if proper lawn care steps are taken. Sherwood Oregon Lawn Care is passionate about lawn care, if you need advice just contact us and we will be here to help.