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Is Roundup Safe to Use on My Property? [An Expert's Take]

Posted by Dave Schwarm on Oct 13, 2020 10:11:43 AM

While there are many conflicting statements out there on the topic, here's our expert's take and a few resources to inform yourself below:

My Takeaway:  I have applied Round-Up safely now for 29 years as a CT Licensed Ornamental and Turf Supervisor.  I faithfully follow all label instructions and use personal protective equipment whenever mixing or applying these products.  The State also requires ongoing education to renew my license.  If you are going to use a product like Round-up on your property and want to minimize the risk of exposure for you and your family, hire a professional YOU TRUST to do it. 

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Topics: Lawn care, Weeds

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? We are here to help offer some tips on how to better identify and manage weeds on your property. 

Some weeds can be more aggressive than others. Some are just eye sores, while others cause harm by robbing water and nutrients from other plants. Below we'll cover both weed identification and weed treatment. 

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

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

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

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 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

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

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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