Winter Months Archives - MissionGreen Services

There is more that goes on behind the scenes during offseason lawn care months than you might guess. Learn more about family friendly, pet friendly options from MissionGreen Lawn Services.

How To Identify, Treat and Prevent Road Salt Damage To Your Lawn


If you live in areas with frigid temperatures and harsh winter storms, you understand just how much road salt is a lifesaver. When trucks spread this salt among roads, it prevents ice from forming and increases traction on the pavement thus reducing car accidents. However, when the snow melts it carries the dissolved salts downhill and to roadsides. As a result, this salt makes its way to your own lawn. [...]

How To Identify, Treat and Prevent Road Salt Damage To Your Lawn2021-05-06T09:39:18-04:00

Is My Grass Dead Or Dormant?


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?2021-04-17T13:07:14-04:00

Where Are Ticks In The Winter?


Are ticks still alive in the winter? Even though fall is coming to an end and temperatures have cooled dramatically, this does not mean that the infamous parasites have disappeared completely. Ticks can carry debilitating diseases such as Lyme, so you may have several questions about their whereabouts during the winter season. Unfortunately, the answer is yes. In the past, it was much more likely for ticks to go dormant [...]

Where Are Ticks In The Winter?2021-04-17T13:07:34-04:00

5 Benefits of a Late Fall Winterizer For Your Lawn


As the cooler season is rolling in, it is important to prepare your lawn for the biting winter weather ahead. The most important step any lawn owner can take to protect their turf is to winterize the lawn. A late winterization is the last fertilizer we apply before the winter. When the cooler weather arrives, the grass goes dormant to preserve both its stored up nutrients and water. This fertilization [...]

5 Benefits of a Late Fall Winterizer For Your Lawn2021-04-19T09:04:44-04:00

Winter is here… and ticks are still here.


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.2021-04-19T09:04:10-04:00

Does snow hurt my lawn?


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?2021-04-18T23:21:53-04:00

What happens in the off season?


Being in the lawn care industry, especially in the Northeast, I often get asked, “What do you guys do during the offseason?” Well, that’s a great question! There is more that goes on behind the scenes during offseason lawn care months than you might guess. I’ll start off by saying, the first thing is we take a deep breath and book a trip South! I wish! Contrary to belief, unlike [...]

What happens in the off season?2021-04-18T23:32:20-04:00

Winter Lawn Care Tips


During this time of year, we are often preparing for winter weather conditions such as ice, snow and colder temperatures. We bring out the ice scraper, shovel, hat, and mittens. Lawn care is at the very back of our minds, especially knowing it's more than likely we won't see our lawn until late March if we're lucky! That doesn't mean we should forget about it. Below we've highlighted winter lawn [...]

Winter Lawn Care Tips2021-04-18T23:34:21-04:00

Fixing Plow Damage


Winter can be long and hard to your landscape and lawn. While snow plows make it easy to remove snow from your driveway sometimes damage may occur. This is more common than you may realize. In defense to the ones who snow plow, sometimes when we receive a lot of snow at one time it becomes difficult to know where the lawn begins and where it ends. Never-the-less the [...]

Fixing Plow Damage2021-04-18T23:39:14-04:00

Lawn Care in the Winter?


Why would I order lawn service when there is still snow on the ground? If I had a nickel for every time I heard that in my career, I could retire.  As you know, time seems to fly; we are distracted with many other obligations that usually take precedence over buying lawn service. So, why should a homeowner act now? The first issue is timing.  February is upon us [...]

Lawn Care in the Winter?2021-04-18T23:39:28-04:00
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