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How To Get Rid of Weeds in My Lawn [The Ultimate Guide]

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Jun 22, 2020 5:11:58 PM

Getting Rid of Weeds In My Yard

We have all been there - you have a lawn full of pesky weeds. What do you do? Who do you call to help? Weeds are in your garden, weeds are in your yard, weeds are in your driveways, weeds are in your flower beds, they are everywhere! We are here to help offer some tips on how to better identify and manage weeds on your property. 

 

Weed: /noun/ A wild plant growing where it is unwanted and in competition with cultivated plants. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Weeds, Lawn Tips, Lawn Watering

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

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 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

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

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. 

Questions Answered:

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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.

Questions Answered:

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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

How Do I Cut Back My Lawn Care Costs by 40%?

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Mar 10, 2020 2:06:17 PM

How To Cut Back On Your Lawn Care Costs Without Hurting Your Lawn. 

In my 30 years in the lawn care industry, I have seen and talked to many customers regarding how to reduce the annual cost of their Full Lawn Care Program.

It usually it's starts something like this:

  1. I receive a phone call from a concerned customer who has to make some budget cuts.
  2. Their first thought is they have to do away with EVERYTHING...

But there is a middle ground! There is HOPE!

A good company can identify the goals of a customer and help them find something that allows them to maintain the investment that they've already put into their lawn yet not break the family budget. 

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Topics: Insider, Lawn care, Choosing a lawn care company, Cost of lawn care, Spring Lawn Care

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