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Don’t Stop Watering Your Lawn

Don’t Stop Watering Your Lawn

Drive down any street in your neighborhood. Notice how, even in the heat of summer when lawns are under stress from insect, disease and environmental stress, some lawns just look better than others. When your lawn is not visually equal to other, even customers of professional lawn care services question the value of their lawn…

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Lawns Improve Our Environment

Lawns Improve Our Environment

Most would agree, nothing is more pleasing than a thick, cool carpet of green grass on a hot summer day.But there’s more to the story; thick, healthy lawns are very valuable in maintaining our environment. Did you know that a lawn area of just 5,000 square feet can provide enough oxygen for an average sized…

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People, Pets, and Pesticides

People, Pets, and Pesticides

For at least 45 years, since Rachael Carson published her anti-pesticide book Silent Spring, concerned homeowners have questioned the advisability of using pesticides in and around homes. Through subsequent decades, countless studies carried out by numerous research institutions, including government agencies like the Environmental Protection Agency [established in 1973], have dissected and evaluated literally thousands…

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Mosquito Control

It’s a warm summer evening. You have planned a cookout in the back yard. Your whole family is there; Mom and the kids, running, playing and just enjoying being outdoors. As the sun begins to set, you notice your six-year-old scratching his neck. He complains to Mom, “This darn thing itches, Mom.” And, in an…

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Summer Lawn Diseases: Necrotic Ring Spot

Necrotic Ring Spot is a common turf damaging disease of bluegrass lawns across the northern United States.While this root-destroying disease infects grass roots in the spring, symptoms do not typically become evident until the hot summer months. To identify NRS, look for a ‘frog-eye’ shaped circle in the lawn. In the center of the browned-out…

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Nutsedge: Yellow or Purple?

Are you seeing yellow/greenish or purple grass among your healthy green grass? As the dog days of summer continue your lawn could be sprouting this perennial weed. Although it seems to disappear in the fall, the underground tubers responsible for sending up shoots, survive most winters only to re-grow in late spring and summer. Yellow…

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Mushrooms: Friend or Foe?

“Where are these mushrooms coming from? I just mowed the lawn and saw none; now they are growing all over the place.” Did you know mushrooms actually indicate good soil health? They are the fruiting bodies of fungus. Under the right conditions, wet, humid weather and lots of shade conditions are right for the spread…

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