Lawn Care

Repairing Summer Lawn Damage

Repairing Summer Lawn Damage

This has been one tough summer; especially if you have an American lawn. With temperature across the country over 90 degrees for extended periods and extremes in the South and West where daytime heat has reached into the triple digits, for your home lawn, there is nowhere to run, no place to hide! When you…

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Fall Lawn Care Reminders

Fall Lawn Care Reminders

With the end of summer, most folks are relieved and only too happy to put away the mower and rake and hunker down for a long winter season. Smart homeowners, on the other hand, take the opportunity to make the most of the fall season, at least where their lawns are concerned. In the fall,…

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To Rake or To Not Rake; That Is The Question.

To Rake or To Not Rake; That Is The Question.

As fall arrives and leaves turn from green to brown, red, and gold, many homeowners are not sure about raking them off the lawn. All sorts of “experts” have told us to either leave them on the lawn or don’t. So, which is correct? The facts are these: If a heavy layer of in-tact leaves…

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Fall Pre-Emergent on Bermudagrass Lawns

Fall Pre-Emergent on Bermudagrass Lawns

Nothing is more unsightly than a dormant brown Bermudagrass home lawn, full of fast-growing, green weeds in the winter. Some have likened it to looking like a lawn with chickenpox! In addition to preventing crabgrass, home lawns of Bermudagrass can be protected from invasions of winter weeds like poa annua [annual bluegrass], spotted spurge, chickweed…

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What Is Grass Cycling?

In America, lawns are a big deal! It is estimated that the number of maintained home lawns are over 58 million. And, on the 58 million lawns, we spend over 30 billion dollars each year! Considering the huge number of lawns, individually, they average over 1/3 acre each and consume $517 in lawn products and…

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Mulch-What You Need To Know

Mulch-What You Need To Know

Why is the neighbor’s lawn so pristine? Where are the weeds? Why do the beds look almost professionally maintained? The likely answer to these questions is summed up in a word, MULCH. Great! If that’s all it takes, I’ll simply pile on the mulch and the job is done, the problem solved. But wait, not…

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Why You Should Mow Tall

Why You Should Mow Tall

Leaving on vacation; seven days of stress free fun and escape from the hum-drum duties we all face in maintaining our properties during the summer season. And, if you are like literally millions of other homeowners, one of your  thoughts may be, “Better set the mower down for a close cut before we go so…

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Fall Weed Control

Fall Weed Control

Another summer is winding down. Unfortunately, it is not the end of weed season. With fall weather, broadleaf weeds of all sorts can continue to flourish and spread in your lawn.What many homeowners don’t know is that weeds can be effectively controlled in the fall. In fact, as long as the weed is actively growing,…

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