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How To Treat for Grubs [Prevent Before its Too Late]

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Jun 25, 2020 4:02:18 PM

The Importance of Preventative Grub Control

Grubs are the silent killers of lawn pests. It is very easy to not notice them until it is too late.  Preventative grub control can save you a lot of money in the long run.

When grubs kill patches of your lawn, that grass will not come back on its own. Grubs can destroy an entire lawn in a very short amount of time. 

You will generally have to rake clean the debris, then soil and reseed all of the affected areas. 

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Topics: Moles, Grubs

How To Get Rid of Weeds in My Lawn [The Ultimate Guide]

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Jun 22, 2020 5:11:58 PM

Getting Rid of Weeds In My Yard

We have all been there - you have a lawn full of pesky weeds. What do you do? Who do you call to help? Weeds are in your garden, weeds are in your yard, weeds are in your driveways, weeds are in your flower beds, they are everywhere! We are here to help offer some tips on how to better identify and manage weeds on your property. 

 

Weed: /noun/ A wild plant growing where it is unwanted and in competition with cultivated plants. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Weeds, Lawn Tips, Lawn Watering

Choosing the Best Irrigation System [Top 5 Sprinkler Types]

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Jun 18, 2020 8:08:34 PM
Sprinkler Irrigation Systems Explained
In my 30 years of experience in the lawn care industry a lot has changed. One thing that has remained the same is this: grass needs water and watering your lawn correctly will keep it healthy and green.
 

Irrigation systems have many benefits. They water your lawn evenly, are environmentally beneficial (less waste), encourage healthy plant growth, and offer both aesthetic and financial benefits.

Sprinkler systems in your lawn can help you out financially in two ways:

  • A healthy, green lawn can boost your home's value by up to 15%. 

  • Sprinklers can save you water and money by offering features like gauges and timers. These features ensure that your yard is getting the right amount of water and nothing more.

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Topics: Lawn Tips, Lawn Watering

How to Water Your Lawn [Dos and Don'ts]

Posted by Nate Bahler on Jun 11, 2020 11:46:57 AM

Lawn Watering Tips 101

Did you know that a healthy lawn can increase a property's value by up to 15-20%. Did you know that an average sized lawn (1/3 acre) can hold over 1 million grass plants?

Watering grass can seem like such a simple chore but be careful - there is plenty of room for error and plenty of nuances to be mindful of when tending for this investment of yours. 

The goal here is always a healthy, strong, lush, green lawn. Let us help you out with a few tips from our certified experts. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Lawn Tips, Lawn Watering

How to Test My Soil pH - [Signs that my Lawn is too Acidic or Alkaline]

Posted by Brian Gerber on Jun 8, 2020 5:31:29 PM

How to Test the Soil pH of My Yard

Have you noticed yellow spots on your plants? Stunted growth in your yard? Weak stems on plants? Discolored foliage? These could all be signs that your soil pH is "off".
 
Why is it this happening? There could be many factors but a good place to start can be by testing the pH of your soil.
 
Most types of grass thrive in soil with a pH between 5.5 - 6.5.  Determining whether yours is too high or too low will let you know where you need to begin.
 
Here are a few things to know before testing your soil pH:
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Topics: Fertilization, Summer Lawn Care

Am I Getting a Good Deal? - 5 Hidden Costs in Lawn Care Services

Posted by Dave Schwarm on May 28, 2020 5:36:09 PM

Common Lawn Care Hidden Costs 

Have you even been car shopping and found a "great deal" only to realize later that you were charged extra for your 4th tire?
 
I have 30 years of experience working in the lawn care industry and I have seen a lot of "slicksters" who take advantage of uninformed customers. I’m here to level the playing field and inform you. 
 
Here’s what I have found is common practice in the lawn service industry and where the hidden costs may lie:
 
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Topics: Insider, Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care

Summer Lawn Care Tips - Preparing My Yard for Summer

Posted by Brian Gerber on May 19, 2020 6:18:37 PM

How To Keep Your Grass Green in Hot Weather & Other Summer Lawn Care Tips 

Summer can be a very stressful time of year for your lawn with threats of heat and drought. Many of you have worked hard on your lawns in spring and now it's time to maintain the work you have already done.
 
We'll provide a few pointers to help you keep your lawn at peak health this summer.

Questions Answered:

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Topics: Weeds, Fertilization, Crabgrass, Lawn Tips, Summer Lawn Care

Are Grubs Attracting Moles in Your Yard?

Posted by Brian Gerber on May 8, 2020 2:08:48 PM

How Do I Know If I Have Grubs?

Have you ever noticed dead areas around your yard during summer? Patches of grass  that you could roll back like a freshly laid carpet of sod? If so, you are familiar with the damage that grubs can cause to a lawn.

Grubs can not only be a nuisance but they can attract another pests - like moles. 

Many people have found success with using specific products and control methods but there are a few things you should know before buying or implementing a treatment program.  

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Topics: Moles, Grubs, Lawn Tips

When Should I Treat for Crabgrass?

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Apr 30, 2020 5:40:59 PM

When is the best time to put down crabgrass control on my lawn?

In my 30 years of lawn service industry experience, a top concern for customers has been the timing of your 1st service.

Homeowners have been taught to apply pre-emergents when the Forsythias bloom in spring.  This is just not true anymore.
 
With research and development, pre-emergents and post emergents for crabgrass control have advanced. Below, we'll go over the recommended timing for 3 different crabgrass control products. 
 
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Topics: Weeds, Spring Lawn Care, Crabgrass, Lawn Tips

Lawn Care Tips

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Apr 23, 2020 1:13:06 PM

Tips from the Pros

A lot goes into maintaining a beautiful, lush, green lawn. If you are a home improvement weekend warrior and feeling up to the challenge, here are some tips from the pros.

Topics covered: Fertilization, Tick Control, Overseeding, Spring Prep and Watering Your Lawn. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Fertilization, Spring Lawn Care, Lawn Tips

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