Tag Archive | lawn

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 […]

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 […]

The Importance Of Soil

As if the word soil doesn’t have enough of a negative connotation, our slang term is dirt. What could be more negative? Yet, soil is the supporter of all life. It’s the medium in which plants grow. Animals eat the plants and wind up on our dinner table. And, the circle of life goes on […]

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 […]

Be Sure Your Lawn Mower Is Ready Before You Need It

Lawn mowing season will be here before you know it. Will you be ready? Last fall, I gave you some tips for preparing your mower to overwinter. Now it’s time to get the mower ready to operate once again. If you followed my advice last fall, you only have to pull it out and crank […]

Store Pesticides And Fertilizers Properly This Winter

Have you applied pesticides or fertilizer this season? If so, where is the leftover material stored? On the floor of your unheated garage or garden shed? Where are you going to store them for the winter? Same place? Bad idea! Pesticides and fertilizer should be stored, preferably in their original containers, in a cool, dark, […]

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. […]