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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

What’s that smell? A stink bug, of course!

2020-06-25T08:57:36-04:00

Have you seen this little critter around your home? It is called the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. It holds true to its name because boy does it smell when you squish it! Now that we are seeing cooler temperatures, they are looking to come inside. Let's take a look at these stink bugs in a little more detail. Why do they smell? Their odor is a defense mechanism so that [...]

What’s that smell? A stink bug, of course!2020-06-25T08:57:36-04:00

Why are there red patches in my lawn?

2020-03-04T08:13:12-05:00

As temperatures rise and rain falls, lawn diseases become more aggressive and noticeable. One of the more common diseases that we see in home lawns in late spring is called Red Thread. This lawn disease appears as patches of straw-colored, blighted turf that can be as small as a few inches across to many feet across, depending upon the severity of the infection. Closer inspection will reveal that the tips [...]

Why are there red patches in my lawn?2020-03-04T08:13:12-05:00

7 Tips for Prepping Your Lawn this Spring

2020-06-25T09:05:02-04:00

Old Man Winter is finally on his way out! This means it is time to put away the shovel, snow blower and ice melt and start thinking about what you will need to get your lawn ready for spring. Harsh winters can leave your lawn and landscape in rough shape. The lawn has some form of protection as it remains covered by a nice blanket of white snow. However, the [...]

7 Tips for Prepping Your Lawn this Spring2020-06-25T09:05:02-04:00
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