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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.

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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

Which Grass is Best for My Yard? Blue vs Rye vs Fescues - Explained.

Posted by Nate Bahler on Apr 10, 2020 12:21:13 PM

Not sure which type of grass is best for your lawn?

The Northeast’s changing of the seasons can be tough on turf. It’s important to have a grass variety that can withstand the challenges of long winters and moderate summers. In the northeast, no one grass can do this alone - it takes a team of grass types to thrive. 

We will go over the pros and cons of Blue Grass, Fine Fescues and Rye Grass so you can see why they work best as a team. 

The benefit of having a grass blend is that it offers genetic diversity.  Where one grass type lacks, another excels -  allowing them to meet the challenges that Mother Nature throws at your turf. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Crabgrass

Moss Has Taken Over My Lawn - The Experts Can Help

Posted by Brian Gerber on Apr 7, 2020 3:25:29 PM

Have a moss problem in your yard? Our Lime & Aeration Services can help. 

Moss can be problematic to your turf because it will compete against grass for growing room. 

The best way to get rid of moss is to eliminate the soil environments that it thrives in. 

We will go over why you might have moss and how to get rid of it. Whether it's a temporary problem, a seasonal turf issue or something that is an issue year in and year out, we will help you get to the bottom of your moss problem. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Spring Lawn Care, Lawn Disease

Mosquitos in my Yard - Dos and Don'ts

Posted by Brian Gerber on Apr 2, 2020 2:13:13 PM

Easy Ways to Reduce Mosquitos in my Yard

Did you know that there are 18 different species of mosquitos in Connecticut and over 3,000 different species in the world? Learn about about how to control mosquito populations in your yard. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Mosquito, pests

How Much Does Tick Control Cost?

Posted by Brian Gerber on Mar 26, 2020 4:50:18 PM

Key Factors in Tick Control Cost

There are many factors that go into determining what the price of tick control will be for your lawn. Product cost, treatment areas, number of applications, and size of the area treated can all drive your costs up or down. 

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Topics: Lawn care, pests, Tick Control

How Do I Make My Lawn Safe for My Kids' Play Area?

Posted by Brian Gerber on Mar 20, 2020 12:35:42 PM

Safeguarding your Child’s Playscape Area

Have you, your friends, or your family ever been outside on the playscape and gotten hurt or ended up with tick/mosquito bites?  If so, you know that sometimes playgrounds can be a fun, but unsafe, area for children.

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Topics: Lawn care, Mosquito, Tick Control

Most Common Lawn Diseases in Connecticut

Posted by Brian Gerber on Mar 19, 2020 3:17:41 PM

Top 5 Lawn Diseases in CT

Have you noticed areas around your lawn that are dying or changing color? If so, you know how frustrating this can be.  Especially after investing hard work and money into your lawn.  Below we will talk about the top 5 diseases in CT and the best ways to control them.


Top 5 Diseases:

  1. Red Thread
  2. Summer Patch 
  3. Pythium 
  4. Gray Leaf Spot 
  5. Dollar Spot 

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Topics: Lawn care, Spring Lawn Care, Lawn Disease

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