lawn

Keep Mowing Until Grass Goes Dormant

After Labor Day, we begin thinking that it’s fall already. But, the calendar says autumn doesn’t officially arrive until later in the month. Even after that, summer-like weather can linger, so don’t put the lawn mower away too quickly. Your grass is enjoying our typical fall weather with its warm days and cool nights. At […]

Survey Your Domain

With the fall planting season just around the corner, this would be a good time to take stock of your landscape. An inventory will help you determine if there are any bare spots in your landscape that should be taken care of this fall. Check your landscape from every angle possible to see where new […]

Time To Start Checking For Grubs

As July fades into August, lawn grubs are hatching and beginning their fall feast on your tender grass roots. This fills their bellies and sustains them as they descend below the root line to overwinter. It also kills your grass, although it may not be apparent until next spring. Checking for grubs is easy. Using […]

Aerate & Dethatch

Lawns, especially in areas like ours with dense, clay soil, need aeration on a regular basis. Lawns everywhere need dethatching occasionally. The one thing lawns don’t need is rolling. Homeowners who believe rolling is necessary definitely need to follow up rolling with aeration. Rolling presses down on the soil, causing it to compact even more […]

It’s Safe To Start Spring Clean-Up

A few weeks ago, I recommended that you not venture into the garden due to soggy conditions. Well, the snow has melted, the sun has warmed the ground, and it’s now safe to walk on your grass and into most of your planting beds without fear of sinking in or leaving footprints. Winter can leave […]

Did Your Lawn Suffer From Winter Damage?

When your lawn has greened up for the season, you will be able to see any damage that it suffered over the winter. That’s the time to determine the cause and make any repairs. All lawn damage is mechanical, chemical or disease damage. Mechanical damage is usually confined to the edge of your driveway or […]

Hold Off Getting Out In Your Yard

If your green thumb starts itching on these sunny, snowless March days, resist the urge to get out and start working in the yard. Your yard isn’t as ready for spring as you are. The soil is still very wet. And there’s still a chance for a hard, killing frost. Wait for temperatures to moderate […]