Tag Archive | grass

Lawn Grubs Are Back

It happens every year in late summer and early fall. A new generation of grubs hatch in many area lawns and begin their feeding frenzy. But, they are small, weak and near the surface, making them vulnerable to pest control efforts. Grubs are the larvae of European chafers and Japanese beetles. They are white, soft […]

Aerifying & Dethatching Your Lawn

You may have heard about aerifying and dethatching lawns. But what do those terms mean and is it something your lawn needs? Aerifying reduces soil compaction so critical water and oxygen can reach plant roots. Dethatching removes dead grass plants so new ones can grow in their place. Compact soils like clay have few spaces […]

Time To Check For Lawn Grubs

A good offense is the best defense. That’s why I’m offering my annual reminder to check for lawn grubs. Even if your lawn is greening up beautifully after its summer dormancy, grubs may still be at work beneath the surface. Grubs are the larval stage of the European chafer or Japanese beetle. They are crescent […]

Check Your Lawn For Brown Spots

Now that August is here, our hot, dry summer should soon begin to wane. Rains will return and your lawn should green up. But what can you do if there are brown spots? First of all, don’t panic over a few brown spots. Let the rest of the lawn green up completely. As the lawn […]

Mowing Your Rejuvenated Lawn

Meteorologically, July is the hottest month of the year in our area. Now that August has arrived, the 90º days should fade to just a memory. The rain will return, the grass will grow and we’ll be back to our weekly lawn mowing routine. Don’t be too quick to begin mowing again. Remember, your grass […]

Spring Lawn Care

The arrival of spring is often accompanied by a big surprise when the snow melts and the grass is visible once again. Needless to say, there were few surprises this year due to the lack of snow. Some lawns, however, may have still suffered winter damage. This damage can range from fungal diseases to snow […]

Mow Your Lawn Until It’s Completely Dormant

By this time most years, you would have mowed your lawn one last time, breathed a sigh of relief, winterized your mower and pulled out your snow blower. Not this year. As I’ve written here several times this season, this isn’t a normal year. You still have to mow at least one more time. Sorry. […]