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Fall Seeding vs Dormant Seeding

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Sep 17, 2020 4:03:58 PM

Fall Seeding:

The best way to repair a thin or damaged lawn is to fall seed. Fall seeding works best with aeration to allow for optimal seed to soil contact.  

Fall Seeding and Germination

Grass seeds will sprout and enjoy a full season before going dormant for winter. This new grass will have plenty of time to establish a strong root system to survive winter and green up in Spring. 

When Should I Fall Seed? 

 The best time to fall seed is between mid August and mid October. Pros: soil is still warm. Has time to germinate and fully establish before winter. 

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Why Does My Lawn Need Core Aeration? [Explained]

Posted by Brian Gerber on Sep 3, 2020 3:27:33 PM

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Top 10 Benefits of Dormant Seeding

Posted by Nate Bahler on Aug 31, 2020 4:37:06 PM

What is Dormant Seeding? 

Dormant seeding is the practice of sowing grass seeds in late fall or early spring when the soil temperature is below 40 degrees.  Grass seed will not germinate when the soil temperature is cold. 

Dormant seeding can be a great option for those of you who have missed the late summer/early fall window to Aerate and Seed. 

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Top 6 Benefits of Fall Seeding

Posted by Nate Bahler on Aug 28, 2020 2:11:43 PM
The best spring lawns begin in the fall.
 
Fall is the best time of year to rejuvenate your lawn from summer stress and give it strength for the winter to come.
 
We have a lot to look forward to this fall. Pumpkin spiced everything, leaf peeping, flannels....and those cool, crisp evenings.
 
Our lawns love the cool evenings as much as we do! Cool air temps paired with warm soil is one of the main reasons that fall seeding yields such great results.

 

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Humic Acid [Improving Soil Quality]

Posted by Brian Gerber on Aug 11, 2020 5:08:04 PM

Humic acid treats your soil, not your plants. Healthy Soil  =  A Healthy Lawn!

It allows your plants to more easily access the nutrients that are already present in your soil. The less work your plants need to do to get what they need, the happier they are! 

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What Does Pythium Blight Look Like? [Disease Identification]

Posted by Nate Bahler on Aug 3, 2020 1:34:49 PM

Pythium blight is a very destructive fungal lawn disease that does the worst of its damage in hot and humid weather.

It can be spread my moving water and mechanical equipment. This disease can do significant damage in as little as a few days under the right conditions. 

This disease, like many others, is easier to prevent than it is to cure.  The best preventative for this disease is maintaining a healthy lawn that can stand up to disease. 

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Topics: Lawn Disease

Why Are Mushrooms Growing In My Yard?

Posted by Nate Bahler on Jul 28, 2020 4:32:42 PM

Mushrooms might be a nuisance in your yard but...mushrooms are not harmful! We repeat, they are not harmful. They are actually helpful!

Having mushrooms in your lawn means it is healthy! They are a natural part of your lawn’s ecosystem. Mushrooms help a lawn by feeding on decomposing organic matter to improve your soil quality.  

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Topics: Summer Lawn Care

Top 6 Signs of Bagworms on Trees

Posted by Nate Bahler on Jul 21, 2020 4:27:18 PM
Bagworms are native to North America and can be found on the East Coast. They are, unfortunately, another pest that can often go undetected until it's too late.
 

Bag worms will feed on a variety of trees but are most damaging to evergreens who rely on their needles staying from year to year. They are perennial and will also feed on deciduous trees such as Maple and Sycamore. 

 
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Topics: pests, bagworms, tree care

Setting My Automatic Irrigation System [Beginner's Guide]

Posted by Brian Gerber on Jul 16, 2020 3:23:57 PM

How Long Should I Water My Lawn For?

There are many factors that contribute to how often and how much a lawn should be watered. 

While there is no definitive answer, we can offer you a basic guideline and explain other factors which might require you to water less or more than the recommended guideline.  

An automatic irrigation system can not only save you time but it can save a lot of water when it is programmed properly and maintained. 

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Topics: Lawn Watering, Irrigation

Heat Stress vs Drought Stress [Protect Your Lawn During A Heat Wave]

Posted by Nate Bahler on Jul 6, 2020 3:54:52 PM

How to Care For My Lawn During A Heat Wave 

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