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Fall Lawn Maintenance

October 29, 2018

We’re all looking forward to less-frequent watering and mowing as our lawns go into their dormant season, but that doesn’t mean we can put up our feet and leave the lawn alone until next March! Here are a few fall lawncare tips to protect and preserve the health of your turfgrass, even during the winter:…

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Pest Problems?

October 22, 2018

So you’ve noticed some creepy looking characters on your lawn. And no, we’re not talking about the neighbor’s kid. We’re talking beetles, flies, spiders, worms, ticks, mites… you get the picture. Not only are those critters unwelcome visitors on your well-manicured lawn, but they could also be causing damage you can’t even see yet! There…

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Now is the Time for Patching

October 17, 2018

You’ve made it through the steamy summer, and you may have some patchy looking places in your lawn. Those might be due to disease or high traffic, but now is the time to repair those spots. Early fall is the best time to establish new seed because there is still enough warmth to encourage grass…

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How to Sharpen Your Mower Blade

September 28, 2018

We recommend sharpening your blade after every 8 to 10 mows. To get it sharp, remove the blade first. Use a vice to secure the blade, then use a metal file, bench grinder or grinder tip to clean the edge and remove any dents or imperfections. When you’ve got it sharp enough, you’ll want to…

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Why You Need Sharp Mower Blades

September 28, 2018

Does it really matter whether or not your mower blades are dull? Yes, absolutely. Dull blades pull on your grass instead of cutting it clean. This puts stress on the grass and can lead to disease and discoloration. It can even kill your lawn. Cleanly cut grass reduces the risk of all these problems. It’s…

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One Quick Tip to Help Your Lawn Look Great

September 20, 2018

Have you ever driven by a house with an immaculate lawn? If so, that lawn most likely featured an alternate mowing pattern. While there are a lot of factors that go into a great looking lawn, one quick way to improve your lawn’s appearance is by simply mowing in different patterns. Your lawn is similar…

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Getting Rid of Thatch

September 20, 2018

What exactly is thatch in the first place? It’s a combination of dead and living grass stems and roots that will harm the health and vitality of your lawn. It creates a barrier between nutrients, water and the lawn’s roots. When not treated, thatch will quickly thicken and bring insects and disease. To take care…

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3 MORE Quick and Easy Lawn Hacks

August 23, 2018

Want a few more hacks to help you maintain your lawn? We’ve got you covered! 1) Use salt on your stand-alone weeds. You know those weeds that grow up through the cracks in your driveway? Zap them away with a little salt. Keep in mind that salt can cause issues for your plants, so don’t…

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3 Quick and Easy Lawn Hacks

August 9, 2018

You don’t have to break the bank or spend countless hours taking care of your lawn. Use these quick and easy hacks to help with some of the most common lawn care issues. 1) Use newspaper to keep pesky weeds away. You probably don’t need that expensive weed-blocking cloth. Simply spread newspaper pages in the…

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5 Reasons to Consider Sod for Your Lawn

August 2, 2018

Considering buying sod for your lawn, instead of seed? Here’s a few reasons why that might be a good idea. 1)Your lawn instantly looks good. Freshly laid sod is beautiful, and you don’t have to worry about the unsightly lawn for weeks while the seeds grow in. 2) Sodded lawns have healthier roots. Since sod…

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