Importance of a Soil Sample

How does soil pH affect turf health and growth? Soil pH is an important chemical property because it affects the availability of nutrients to grass. Nutrients (both macro and micro) supplied to a lawn as part of a maintenance program will be utilized most efficiently and will have the best impact if the pH of […]

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Why Do the Leaves Change Colors in the Fall?

Fall is a great time of the year. With pumpkin and apple picking,  hayrides, football games, and even the changing color of the leaves.  But why do the leaves on trees and shrubs change color this time of year? Well, it has a lot to do with the changes in the length of daylight and […]

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Fall is a Great Time to Mulch!

Many people replace or renew their mulch in the fall. This is a great time of year for mulching, here are a few reasons why: Mulching your beds helps to suppress weeds, keeps the soil warm in the winter, and conserves water. Mulching also helps to reduce stress on plants with shallow roots and improves […]

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5 Reasons to Be Happy it Rained after Your Lawn Care Application

1. Granular application products need to dissolve to work Granular fertilizers and granular lime products are broken down and pushed into the soil by rainfall and irrigation. Even heavy rainfall for prolonged periods will not wash away granules in turf. The small pellets are caught between grass blades, thatch and root mass. Remember, if your […]

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The Boxelder Bug

Wow, the hot and humid days of summer are over and so are the insect pests. Not true. There can be pests on your landscape plants throughout the year. They may not be in the life stage that is actively feeding on your plants, but the pest may still be there. Photo credit: University of […]

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Don’t Stop Watering

Fall is an important time to water! Fall is here and many of our customers have the same question. Is it ok to stop watering? NO! Now is the prime growing season for your fescue lawn. Your grass is working hard to repair itself from the stress and heat of the summer and to prepare […]

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Leaf Removal

Have you ever wondered why there is no grass on the forest floor? There is just a bunch of dead and decaying leaves that creates a non-sustainable environment for grass. The same can happen to your lawn without regular leaf removal overtime. One of the main needs of grass to grow favorably is light. When […]

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A Short Guide to Cost Effective Lawn Care

Updated 09/21/2017 A lush, bright green lawn is one of those things that can really make a homeowner proud. Few people want to buy property that doesn’t have a lawn of some sort. It’s one of the reasons that so many real estate agents tell sellers to clean up their yard as a way to […]

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Tips for Watering After Aeration and Seeding

A beautiful Tall Fescue lawn has several important maintenance requirements. At the top of the list is aerating and seeding. This consists of double-core aeration of the lawn to allow nutrients, water, and oxygen to penetrate deep into the soil. Then seeding the lawn twice with a premium, turf type Tall Fescue blend. Yet the […]

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A Great Time for Planting

Fall is for planting. The cooler months provide an optimum time for adding plants to your landscape. There are several benefits to fall planting. With an increase in rainfall and cooler temperatures, less watering is needed. As shoot growth slows, plants require less water because the days are cooler and shorter, and the rate of […]

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