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Everything You Need To Know About Purslane

2020-08-19T08:46:07-04:00

Have you ever noticed a fleshy green weed with red stems and yellow blooms rapidly growing along sidewalks or driveways? This weed may be purslane, a succulent that grows in clusters in several climates all around the globe. Some may enjoy this weed in crisp summer salads and see purslane as a delight to have as it grows labor-free. Purslane, for others, can be an unwanted weed that is growing [...]

Everything You Need To Know About Purslane2020-08-19T08:46:07-04:00

Poa Annua

2020-06-25T12:17:48-04:00

Have you noticed a grass that almost resembles wheat growing in the lawn? Well, there’s a good chance that grass is called Poa Annua or Annual Blue Grass. What is Poa Annua?  Poa Annua or annual blue grass is a low growing widespread turf grass. This grass type prefers cooler and wet springs. It has a vivid green or apple green color. When mowed you can often see the seed [...]

Poa Annua2020-06-25T12:17:48-04:00

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 is this orange stuff on my grass and shoes?

2020-06-25T08:58:28-04:00

I was walking around in my lawn over the weekend and when I was done my shoes were had some orange color on it! Upon seeing this, many homeowners might immediately question, "what's wrong with my lawn?" Being in the lawn care industry for quite some time, I knew right away that it was rust. Let's dive deeper into rust disease and what it means for your lawn. What is [...]

What is this orange stuff on my grass and shoes?2020-06-25T08:58:28-04:00

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

Joining the Ranks of GreenCare for Troops

2020-06-25T09:07:01-04:00

We are proud to announce that MissionGreen Services has recently become a volunteer for Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, an award-winning program that provides free lawn care and landscape services to families of currently deployed military personnel. Our yards provide an area for children and pets to play and family and friends to connect. Lawns and landscapes create a beautiful place that positively contributes to the environment and the relationships [...]

Joining the Ranks of GreenCare for Troops2020-06-25T09:07:01-04:00

Winter Lawn Care Tips

2020-03-04T08:13:41-05:00

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 Tips2020-03-04T08:13:41-05:00

Do I really need to remove all those leaves?

2020-06-25T09:09:51-04:00

Do I remove all those leave or don’t I? That is the question! Many homeowners in Western Massachusetts are scrambling to rake, bag and remove the last few leaves on the lawn. But is it necessary to remove all the leaves on my lawn? The short answer is no, however, this does come with a few disclaimers. Leaves in small amounts can actually be beneficial to the turf and soil. [...]

Do I really need to remove all those leaves?2020-06-25T09:09:51-04:00

When to Consider Lawn Aeration and Overseeding

2019-03-22T09:34:26-04:00

It is always a good idea to be proactive when dealing with your lawn. If you are thinking about aerating and overseeding your lawn, you are in luck! Fall is the best time of year to take these important steps in taking care of your lawn. During the summer, be on the lookout for these signs that your lawn may need to be aerated and overseeded: Brown or Dead Spots [...]

When to Consider Lawn Aeration and Overseeding2019-03-22T09:34:26-04:00

Maintaining Your Lawn Without Wasting Water

2019-04-25T15:32:57-04:00

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 Water2019-04-25T15:32:57-04:00
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