Summer Months Archives - MissionGreen Services

Check out our tips and helpful information for summer month lawn care. MissionGreen has family friendly, pet friendly lawn care options for your home.

How To Get Rid Of Mushrooms In Your Lawn


If mushrooms have invaded your lawn, don’t panic! As much as an eyesore as they may be, the appearance of mushrooms isn't a sign of bad lawn health. In fact, it means that your soil is dense with organic matter such as last autumn’s unraked leaves. These fungi are performing a decaying process that will eventually make their nutrients accessible to your grass. Even though most fungi are helpful and [...]

How To Get Rid Of Mushrooms In Your Lawn2021-06-22T13:46:20-04:00

How To Water Your Lawn Each Week With Minimal Effort


How much should I water my lawn, and how do I choose the best irrigation methods to begin with? While there are several factors that determine how much you need to manually water your lawn each week, watering can actually be a simple task. In fact, many expert lawn owners and landscapers have some tricks up their sleeves to make irrigation fairly effortless. In truth, how you should water your [...]

How To Water Your Lawn Each Week With Minimal Effort2021-06-07T09:42:07-04:00

Yellow Nutsedge


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 Nutsedge2021-04-19T09:12:19-04:00

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


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 Illnesses2021-08-09T09:13:55-04:00

Why is my lawn turning brown?


It's like clockwork, the weather shifts from a cool wet spring to hot summer days! So the number one question we hear in the lawn business is “Why is my lawn turning brown”? Haven’t we received enough rain, that my lawn shouldn’t have brown spots? Let's take a look at a few reasons why you may be noticing brown spots in your lawn. What is the difference between Drought Stress [...]

Why is my lawn turning brown?2021-04-18T22:02:03-04:00

Winter Damage to Rhododendrons


A cold, windy winter has left many wondering, "what happened to my Rhododendrons? Part of my shrub or most of it looks dead." The harsh cold wind really took a toll and may have caused damage to your Rhododendrons. Don’t rush to replace just yet! There still may be a good chance that these will recover. Monitor it until June before deciding on any pruning. One thing we've noticed in [...]

Winter Damage to Rhododendrons2021-04-18T23:31:56-04:00

Maintaining Your Lawn Without Wasting Water


Waste Not, Want Not. Saving water while maintaining a beautiful lawn doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. A number of the most beneficial things you can do to reduce waste are simple and easy -- either through equipment maintenance and installation, or small adjustments to your lawn care habits and routine. START WITH YOUR MOWER Simple mower maintenance and mowing techniques can do wonders for your lawn. [...]

Maintaining Your Lawn Without Wasting Water2021-04-18T23:35:56-04:00

How Your Lawn Can Survive a Drought Without Doubt


Droughts can cause detrimental damage to your lawn and garden. So how is your lawn supposed to survive a drought during the summer months? It is important to take these precautionary drought landscaping measures when caring for your yard before a drought occurs. It is likely that during a drought, individuals may feel obligated to over-water their lawns to make up for the lack of natural rainfall that occurs during [...]

How Your Lawn Can Survive a Drought Without Doubt2021-04-18T23:36:10-04:00

How to Identify and Manage Giant Hogweed in Your Yard


In recent months, an invasive species of plant, Giant Hogweed, has been introduced to the local Massachusetts area. In addition to Massachusetts, this plant has made its way through other areas such as New York, Vermont, Maine, and Connecticut, just to name a few. Not only can this plant be detrimental to your yard, but can also pose serious health risks for humans. How to Identify Giant Hogweed Below are [...]

How to Identify and Manage Giant Hogweed in Your Yard2021-04-18T23:36:27-04:00

Low-Maintenance Curb Appeal for Summer


A low-maintenance and beautiful front yard is possible in New England. With the right plants and simple updates, you can enjoy a gorgeous yard without having to skip any beach days tending it. We've compiled a few tips for a yard that will make your neighbors green with envy. Invest in Drought-Tolerant Plants. Drought-tolerant plants are a must-have in New England, and not just because they conserve water. These plants [...]

Low-Maintenance Curb Appeal for Summer2021-04-18T23:36:43-04:00
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