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Spring Lawn Care Myths

Posted by Nate Bahler on Dec 23, 2020 5:00:44 PM
Myth #1 "The best time to seed my lawn is in Spring" 

A lot of people believe the best time of year to seed your lawn is in the spring.  Seed planted in springtime will germinate quickly but might die just as quickly as it came up. 

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A-List Grass Seed - What's So Special About It?

Posted by Nate Bahler on Nov 3, 2020 8:59:16 AM

We are very proud to be able to provide our customers with what we believe is some of the highest quality grass seed in the country. 

Atlantic Golf & Turf, where we get our grass seed from, is very proud to be one of only TWO certified A-list Seed variety blenders in the entire COUNTRY. Right here in the Northeast! 

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Winter Lawn Care Tips

Posted by Nate Bahler on Oct 28, 2020 3:42:29 PM

Winters can put a lot of stress on a lawn if you aren’t careful. To make sure you are ready, take a look at some of the tips below. 

In many cases, these winterizing tips don’t cost much and don’t take up much time but can yield great rewards come Spring. 

Here’s what you can do to get your lawn ready for a cold, New England winter. 

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Top 7 Benefits of Dethatching Your Yard

Posted by Nate Bahler on Oct 20, 2020 12:49:09 PM

For starters - what is thatch?

Thatch is the layer of organic material between grass and soil that consists of the build up of living and dead grass and leaves. 

A thatch layer of about a 1/4 inch can be beneficial to your lawn and can help soil retain moisture and maintain a steady soil temperature. 

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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 winter 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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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

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 

In the midst of this hot, New England, summer we have been getting a lot of questions about brown spots in lawns.  It's possible that heat stress and drought stress could be the culprits.  

We are at the point of the year where everything is going great...until the heat spells come in June/July. Normally, lawns can recover from periodic heat spells.  It's when they last a little bit longer than expected that we begin to see damage. 

Heat stressed and drought stressed lawns often go hand in hand. We are going to break down symptoms and signs of each for you and explain how to remedy each.

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