May is here and lawns are waking up and growing. Last year, we were close to hitting 90 degrees already at this time. Soil temperatures are in the low 60's and if you are doing some Spring seeding, now would be a good time to start. It is also a good time to fertilize [...]
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With the downtime between snowfalls, I have been going over our lawn treatment programs in detail and attending a few soil and plant seminars. We are continuously striving for better results on our lawns with little-to-no synthetic inputs and just use nutrition and organic materials to achieve these results. We do this by monitoring [...]
We just got through an extreme hot spell last week and as I write this, windows are open and it's in the upper 50's this morning, which feels great. Hope everyone has been watering at least once or twice a week. We have had rain but it has come in the downpour variety of [...]
Spring is finally here after a long, snowy winter. Here are a few ideas to get you ready for a great growing season. Tune up your mower and sharpen your blade. A dull mower blade damages your grass and just plain doesn't look good when done. There are repair shops that have a blade [...]
Leaves are falling and temperatures are cooling down at night. We had quite a bit of rain and lawns recovered nicely from the stress of summer. If you have done some seeding, keeping the leaves cleaned up will help the new seedlings come up. It's a good idea to get your leaves cleaned up [...]
We have seen record rainfalls and extreme periods of heat over the past couple months. Main issues we are seeing is areas stressed from heat, particularly in clay soils where the roots get very hot or don't drain well. Weed pressure is extremely high this year too, with the heavy rainfalls, pre-emergent protection is [...]
I think we are all anxious to get out of the house and do some work in our lawns and landscape beds. Getting leaves and sticks cleaned from the winter will prevent matting of grass and look good too. Adding a fresh layer of mulch is an great way to make your landscape look [...]
Your lawn is recovering in the fall from summer stresses and is the time to prepare for a great lawn next year. Heat, drought and insect damage have been, and continue to be a problem this year. Watering remains important through the fall aid in that recovery. Aerating, fertilizing, overseeding and topdressing are all [...]
It has been unusually hot this Summer, with very little rain. The majority of the insect damage I have seen on lawns is sod webworms. If you see little, tan moths when you are mowing flying out of the grass along with tan or brown spotting of grass, this would be webworm moth damage. [...]
Seems like it's been three weeks since we last saw the sun. It was a pretty boring winter, with little snow and mild temperatures. The grass is starting to grow in areas that see the minimal sunlight we have received. Soil temperatures are still in the upper 40's and when we do finally see [...]