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Dormant Grass vs Dead Grass

Posted by Brian Gerber on Nov 19, 2020 2:46:37 PM

Is my grass dead? Or just dormant?  A brown lawn doesn’t necessarily mean that your lawn is dead. It could be dormant.

During dormancy, your grass is conserving its energy & water and sending its resources down to the root system rather than to the grass blade itself. This will cause your grass to turn brown and appear to be dead but, inside, the grass crown remains alive. 

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How To Prepare My Lawn for Overseeding

Posted by Brian Gerber on Oct 15, 2020 3:55:09 PM

How Do I Prepare My Lawn For Overseeding?

Have you ever tried to plant grass seed and gotten no results? As we all know, it can be a very discouraging waste of time and money. Overseeding your lawn effectively can be a great way to rejuvenate a worn down yard. 

They key to successfully overseeding your lawn can lie in the preparation

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Why Does My Lawn Need Core Aeration? [Explained]

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

Questions Answered:

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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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When Should I Water My Lawn?

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

How Often Should I Water My Lawn?

As a general rule of thumb, water your lawn about twice a week.  Water deeply and infrequently. 

How often and for how long you water your lawn can be different for different types of soil.  For example: sandy soil requires more water and clay soil requires less water.

Don't fall into the trap of "more is better".  One of the top causes for lawn diseases that we see is actually from very well intentioned customers accidentally over watering their lawn. 

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Topics: Lawn Watering, Irrigation

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.
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Topics: Fertilization, Summer Lawn Care

Summer Lawn Care Tips - Preparing My Yard for Summer

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

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.

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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

Moss Has Taken Over My Lawn

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

Mosquitoes in my Yard - Dos and Don'ts

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

Easy Ways to Reduce Mosquitoes 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

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