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Moles vs Voles. What’s The Difference?

2021-02-25T21:25:39-05:00

Moles vs Voles. What’s The Difference? Have you ever discovered mounds of dirt scattered among your yard, as if an animal has dug up your turf? Have you ever uncovered gnaw marks along shrubbery roots? If so, you may be dealing with a lawn-damaging pest. Tunnels throughout your landscaping are frequently caused by two infamous mammals: moles and voles. While the names are alike, their habits and species are very [...]

Moles vs Voles. What’s The Difference?2021-02-25T21:25:39-05:00

9 Best Flower Varieties To Plant In The New England Spring

2021-01-29T10:48:08-05:00

While the dreary winter surges on in New England, there is much you can do to prepare for a lively spring yard. Gardening is not secluded to only the warm months. In fact, several popular flower varieties thrive when their seeds, bulbs, and tubers are planted soon after the last winter freeze. From hanging plants to garden beds, these flower varieties will awaken your home and yard from a bitter [...]

9 Best Flower Varieties To Plant In The New England Spring2021-01-29T10:48:08-05:00

Is My Grass Dead Or Dormant?

2021-01-04T10:05:10-05:00

There’s nothing more alarming than glancing out of your window and discovering the grass in your lawn has seemingly been sucked of life. The condition may be worrisome, but is it truly dead or in a temporary state of dormancy? These questions panic the best of us, so understanding the difference between dead and dormant grass can ease your worry and potentially save you from trying unnecessary and costly solutions. [...]

Is My Grass Dead Or Dormant?2021-01-04T10:05:10-05:00

Yellow Nutsedge

2020-07-22T15:16:59-04:00

Have you ever noticed a thin, shiny grass-like weed that grows twice as fast in the lawn after you mow? Good chance you have what is called “Yellow Nutsedge”. What is Nutsedge? Yellow Nutsedge is a summer perennial that really starts to flourish for the Northeast around the 4th of July. It has a triangle stem and when rolled in the fingers can easily be felt. It is lighter in [...]

Yellow Nutsedge2020-07-22T15:16:59-04:00

The 7 Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Family From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

2020-06-25T08:50:44-04:00

We’ve all been there: Our family awaiting the summer barbeque with kids bounding outside and adults relaxing by the fire pit. Suddenly without warning, an army of mosquitoes rudely intrudes and pelts everyone with nasty welts! Just as much as you enjoy the pleasant climate, mosquitoes also thrive in the summer heat and plan to rapidly multiply. Mosquitoes are known as minor annoyances, but they also carry serious diseases right here in [...]

The 7 Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Family From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses2020-06-25T08:50:44-04:00

5 Benefits of the Outdoors to Help You Through Quarantine

2020-06-25T08:52:09-04:00

May is finally here, but rather than enjoying walks in public or meeting friends, we’re isolated from social interaction. Haven’t we all had enough? At this point, the walls of your house might feel like they're collapsing in on you as you desperately wait for this dreary pandemic to pass. As humans, we have an innate need to be in nature and feel the freshly-sprung grass after an endless, gray [...]

5 Benefits of the Outdoors to Help You Through Quarantine2020-06-25T08:52:09-04:00

What does the warmer temperatures mean for our lawn and landscape?

2020-06-25T08:53:38-04:00

Can you believe it, spring is here and April is a week away! As we start to approach the warmer days of spring, let's take a look at what we can expect for our lawn and landscape. As we continue social distancing, due to the global pandemic, our yards and gardens are an outlet to reduce stress and enjoy nature. Not to mention, getting a jump start on spring cleanup [...]

What does the warmer temperatures mean for our lawn and landscape?2020-06-25T08:53:38-04:00

Winter is here… and ticks are still here.

2020-06-25T08:54:41-04:00

For the past several years, Lyme disease spread by ticks has become increasingly dangerous in the New England area. Ticks are a resilient species that are active for much of the year which often includes the cold weather months. Ticks thrive the most in warm weather, but according to the University of Connecticut Home and Garden Education Center, they can also be active at any temperature above 30℉ (Ticks, 2016). [...]

Winter is here… and ticks are still here.2020-06-25T08:54:41-04:00

It’s Now or Never: Five Steps to Keep Your New Years Resolution!

2020-06-25T08:55:18-04:00

This isn’t just the start of a new year; this is the beginning of a new decade. The anticipation is over and 2020 is officially here! Now is finally the time to take control and accomplish that goal that hasn’t left your mind. Creating a New Year resolution is a timeless tradition, but people seldom achieve their goals. We want to change that. This year, set your expectations high for [...]

It’s Now or Never: Five Steps to Keep Your New Years Resolution!2020-06-25T08:55:18-04:00

Does snow hurt my lawn?

2020-06-25T08:56:39-04:00

I’m often asked if the snow will hurt the lawn. The short answer, most of the time, is no snow will not hurt your lawn. Why do I say most of the time? Well, if you live in Western Massachusetts this past fall, you would have noticed that the leaves remained on the trees a little longer than in years past. Therefore, if you had leaves fall late and cover [...]

Does snow hurt my lawn?2020-06-25T08:56:39-04:00
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