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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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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

Which Kind of Grass Seed is Best for My Lawn?

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 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

What's In A Complete Lawn Care Program?

Posted by Nate Bahler on Mar 13, 2020 8:40:01 AM

What's in a Full Lawn Care Program?

In my now 13 years as a Lawncare Specialist and business owner, I have seen many different types of Lawncare Programs.  Partial, Weed & Feed, 4-Steps and so on...

Putting together a Full Lawncare Program can be overwhelming but we can ease your mind and help to answer any questions you might have.  Below you will read about some key components that make up a highly effective Full Lawncare program.

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Weeds, Mosquito, Fertilization, Tick Control

How To Care for a Newly Seeded Lawn

Posted by Nate Bahler on Mar 5, 2020 9:52:14 AM

You just seeded your lawn....now what?!

Your lawn care company has provided you with a seeding service - now what?! How do I make sure I am maintaining my lawn and that this service will not go to waste?!

Having a beautiful lawn is a great investment, one that can increase the value of a home (up to 20% !).  

Seeding is an important step to take in helping the growth of a healthy, green lawn. Below you will find all the information you need about the seeding process and steps to take in caring for your newly seeded lawn.  

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Topics: Lawn care, Grubs, Weeds, Fertilization

How Do I Know if I Need Mosquito Control?

Posted by Nate Bahler on Feb 13, 2020 1:08:36 PM

Throughout Connecticut we have over 48 different species of mosquitoes but only a dozen are considered pests. Female mosquitos are the only sex that bite humans and draw blood, while males feed on plant nectar. 

Mosquitos have existed for over 200 million years carrying numerous harmful diseases and are a nuisance when spending time outdoors.

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Topics: Mosquito, pests

8 Things to Know Before Hiring a Lawncare Company

Posted by Nate Bahler on Feb 22, 2019 1:22:21 PM

Hiring a lawn care company can be easy.  Hiring the right one...not always so easy. 

Who do you trust? Reviews offer simple, relevant guidance and show the truth of what a company is all about. Search Engines and Social Media such as Google, Facebook and Yelp reviews are controlled by the customer and once posted, share the customers experience to the world.  Asking neighbors and friends what lawn services they use and what they think of them, is a great way to find a company that might be right for you.

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care

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