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Pre Emergent vs Post Emergent Weed Killer

Posted by Nate Bahler on Sep 14, 2022 10:45:08 AM

Weeds can be a year-round problem.  Certain weeds are more prevalent in certain seasons and, therefore, require different approaches.  For this reason,  there is a place for both pre-emergent and post emergent strategies in the lawn care industry.

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Mark My Irrigation System with Flags

Posted by Nate Bahler on Aug 8, 2022 12:29:55 PM

Mark My Irrigation System with Flags

Do you have a lawn care company? Are you preparing for an overseeding job, slice seeding or lawn aeration? Do you have an electric dog fence or an automatic underground irrigation system?  If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to these questions, this article is for you.  

Flagging your irrigation or electric dog fences can save you a lot of money and trouble in the long run by preventing damage to them. 

Aeration tines can go as deep as 3 inches into the ground.  We want to make sure these obstacles are marked so they are not damaged by equipment.  If a lawn company does not know they are there, there's a good chance their equipment will accidentally damage your system.

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Clover Lawn vs Grass Lawn

Posted by Nate Bahler on Jun 28, 2022 4:31:55 PM

Pros and Cons of a Clover Lawn

Is your lawn partially full of clover? Are you thinking about treating your clover to make your grass turf more uniform?  Are you wondering what the benefits/downfalls of having clover in your lawn could be? Are you wondering what the benefits of a grass lawn vs a fully clover lawn are?  

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How To Get Rid of Orchard Grass in My Lawn

Posted by Nate Bahler on May 20, 2022 11:43:33 AM

How To Get Rid of Orchard Grass in My Lawn 

Also known as pasture grass, orchard grass arrived in North America in the 1700's and was used on farms for hay and feed. If you live in an old farming community, there's a good chance that many lawns in your neighborhood have orchard grass. 

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Will My Neighbor’s Dandelions Blow into My Lawn?

Posted by Dave Schwarm on May 9, 2022 12:59:25 PM
We know that your lawn is an investment and we want to see it succeed as much as you do. It can be worrisome when you have a neighbor whose lawn might be full of weeds. Should you worry about their weeds spreading into your lawn? Is there any action you should take?
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4 Signs of Acidic Soil (Low pH)

Posted by Brian Gerber on Apr 18, 2022 2:37:48 PM

Do you live in the Northeast region of the US? Have you noticed yellow spots in your lawn or patches of grass that seem limp? Stunted growth in your yard?

These could all be signs that your soil’s pH is either too acidic or too alkaline.  While both can be an issue, we are going to discuss high soil acidity.

Many lawn grasses thrive in a pH of 5.8-7 on the 1-14 scale.  In New England, our soil pH is generally slightly acidic. For this reason, New England lawn programs should include a Lime treatment. 

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Soil pH - Humic vs Iron vs Lime

Posted by Nate Bahler on Jan 5, 2022 11:36:10 AM

It can be confusing when you see a bag of fertilizer with all sorts of numbers and letters and instructions on it, right? 

Many people are familiar with your typical NPK fertilizer macronutrients - Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium, but there are other common industry micronutrients and supplements that you might not be as familiar with.  

Humic acid or fulvic acid, iron and lime are 3 typical fertilizer add-ons that can take your lawn care program to the next level.  We'll break these three supplements down for you. 

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Why Are Lawn Care Prices Rising in 2022?

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Dec 10, 2021 2:50:18 PM

We are approaching the end of 2021 - this past year or so of the Pandemic has been rough on us all in so many respects.  It felt like things were finally starting to get back to normal a bit this year, right? Businesses were kicking back up, everything seemed to be on the upswing.  Now…economically…there are crunches coming at us from every direction.  

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How To Repair Grub Damage

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Nov 12, 2021 1:36:12 PM

Today we are going to talk about how grubs damage your lawn and what you can do on your own to repair it. 

Grub damage can be terrible - you might look at a grub damaged lawn and be instantly overwhelmed and thinking it’s going to be a “big fix”.  Don’t think so fast!  Grub damage can be spot-repaired in no time.  We’ll go over how with you.  

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Zoysia Grass - Controlling Undesirable Grasses

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Oct 29, 2021 3:09:32 PM

What is Zoysia Grass?

Zoysia Grass is a warm season grass designed to perform really well in warm climates.  Zoysia grass prefers the sun and it is very tolerant of heat and drought. 

Why is Zoysia grass an undesirable grass in the Northeast?

Zoysia Grass is not designed to be in a New England Lawn. When it's cold, Zoysia grass goes dormant.  For 6 months of the year, your lawn will be green and for the other 6 months of the year your lawn will be brown. It has a very low tolerance for shaded areas. 

Zoysia grass can be useful in some areas such as golf courses, beaches, etc but it's often not preferred at homes. Zoysia is a very aggressively spreading grass - it can even sometimes be considered invasive because of its aggressive nature. 

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