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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

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

Most Common Lawn Diseases in Connecticut

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

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.

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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

How to Prevent and Control Crabgrass

Posted by Brian Gerber on Mar 5, 2020 1:28:41 PM

How to Prevent Crabgrass

Have you ever worked super hard on your lawn in the spring to have crabgrass destroy it in the summer? You used a preventative but it didn’t work? If so, you know it is a very difficult weed to control once it starts growing...
 
The best way to prevent crabgrass from invading your lawn in the summer is with a pre-emergent in the spring.

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Topics: Lawn care, Weeds, Spring Lawn Care, Crabgrass

Best Way to Prepare My Lawn For Spring

Posted by Brian Gerber on Feb 28, 2020 8:46:06 AM

 

Raking/Dethatching:

The 1st step in preparing your lawn for spring is to clean up any debris that is lying around the yard (sticks, leaves, plow damage, thatch, etc).  

Thatch is a layer of both living and dead grass shoots/roots/ste

ms that builds up between your soil and grass blades that can be eliminated by raking or dethatching your lawn (see below). 

Rake as many times as needed to achieve a thatch layer of ½ inch or less or hire a professional landscaping company to do this for you.  Anything greater than ½ inches of thatch can be unhealthy for your lawn. 

A thick layer will restrict the amount of nutrients and water that your grass roots will be able to absorb. 

Raking and dethatching can begin any time after your snow season is complete. 

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Topics: Choosing a lawn care company, Weeds, Fertilization, Spring Lawn Care

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