July 11th, 2019

The heat is on and just like people and pets, our lawns and landscapes need plenty of water. Here are the basics…Watering the lawn: Frequent watering is essential for a healthy, beautiful lawn.  In most cases, rainwater just isn’t sufficient.  Lawns need at least one inch of water each week that penetrates down to the root.  When using a hose and sprinkler, do not allow water to puddle.  Continue to move the hose and sprinkler around the yard so the water has time…

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June 17th, 2019

One of the most common pests seen attacking our landscape plants and gardens are Aphids. What are they? And what you need to know… Aphids are very small circular insects that can be seen in a wide range of colors as there are hundreds of different species. They are often found in large groups, close together on the underside of plant leaves. Aphids feed by injecting a needle like prong into the plant and sucking the sap out of the wood. They will feed on roots, stems, leaves, or fruit. If a…

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June 14th, 2019

What is it??? As spring turns to summer and the climate seems to change daily, our turf grass is often faced with fungal diseases. An abundance of May rainfall and high June temperatures create a perfect environment for the common lawn nuisance, Red Thread Fungus.  Red Thread is a disease that affects the foliage of grass most commonly seen in late spring. High humidity and nighttime temperatures make it perfect for the spread of fungal spores in the lawn. How can I identify Red Thread…

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May 24th, 2017

Dandelions– Can have 4-100 seeds in one seed head, are very prolific and the seeds can travel for miles in the wind. – Pre-emergent herbicides are your best bet, but a herbicide may be applied after you see them pop up. – Applications of herbicides prior to the white seeds emerging is necessary or they will spread!Plantains– Broadleaf weed that is best controlled with a post emergent herbicide – Maintaining a healthy lawn helps to push our these weeds. By aerating…

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