Helpful Habits for Summer Mosquito and Tick Control


Mosquitoes and ticks are often a concern for Massachusetts residents. These tiny insects are difficult to find and grow in rapid numbers. They also can carry diseases such as Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. While these insects are part of normal outdoor life during the summer months, there are measures that homeowners can take to feel safer when enjoying their lawns, as well as protecting [...]

Helpful Habits for Summer Mosquito and Tick Control2021-04-18T23:38:39-04:00

How to Prevent Grub Damage


Grubs are not uncommon in lawns around the Chicopee, Massachusetts area. However, there are ways that homeowners can deal with grubs before they cause any significant damage. First, you may want to check to see if your lawn may be at risk. How to Check Your Lawn for Grubs If you see any damaged portions of your lawn, try cutting out a square of that area and looking underneath. Grubs [...]

How to Prevent Grub Damage2021-04-18T23:38:50-04:00

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

Mosquitoes During Winter Months


So the snow has arrived, and winter is upon us. No more mosquitoes right? Where have they gone? Did they migrate south for the winter? Maybe heading down to the beaches in Florida, while you are enjoying the outdoor activities like skiing, or sled riding. Understand where mosquitoes go! Mosquitoes are cold-blooded insects. This means their body temperatures are determined by the outside temps. So when temperatures reach a [...]

Mosquitoes During Winter Months2021-04-18T23:39:47-04:00

The Plight of Snow Mold


Knowing if you have snow mold New England winters can be a friend or foe depending on who you are. For myself, I love the snow as it means skiing, building a snowman with my young ones, and cozying up by a nice warm fire with a good book. Snow to grasses can cause Grey Snow Mold (Typhula blight). The disease occurs when there is snow on lawns for [...]

The Plight of Snow Mold2021-04-18T23:41:26-04:00

Growing a Greener Garden


Growing a greener garden I often get asked, how do I grow a more productive garden? The answer isn't that simple. There are a lot of factors that go into growing a greener, more sustainable garden. The first step is identifying where the garden will grow the best. This location should have plenty of sunlight and good drainage. The next thing I like to look for is if there [...]

Growing a Greener Garden2021-04-18T23:41:39-04:00

Mowing for a Beautiful Green Lawn


Mowing for a beautiful green lawn What is the proper height to mow my lawn? When should I mow my lawn? These are just a few of the questions often asked to lawn care professionals. The answers can vary by grass types, weather and characteristics of your turf. Mowing lawns is one of the most basic cultural practices that can be performed on lawns. Mowing heights and frequency of [...]

Mowing for a Beautiful Green Lawn2021-04-18T23:41:54-04:00

What is Thatch?


What is thatch? Thatch is a layer of living and dead stems, roots, leaves, and other organic matter which accumulates between the soil and turf. Thatch is a natural component of the growing turf and is beneficial as long as it doesn’t get too thick. Excessive thatch that is more than ½ inch to ¾ inch can prevent necessary water, air and fertilizer movement to the roots. Poor thatch [...]

What is Thatch?2021-04-18T23:42:13-04:00
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