Mowing…When It Rains Every Day

It's the most challenging time of the year to mow - far worse than the 'dog days' of July and August, or during the fall when you have to battle falling leaves. It's spring, and the incessant rains that seem to come day after day.  Grass is eager … [Read More]

There Is Nothing Wrong With Feeding Your Grass

Despite what some companies advertise about excessive nitrogen fertilization - those companies that claim that three applications yearly is all you need - that makes about as much as someone telling you that all you need to eat on a daily basis is a … [Read More]

Beds (Landscaping) Don’t Last Forever…

In a matter of days, if you haven't already, you're going to look at some of your landscaping and wonder. One, you're going to wonder if it's going to come out this spring, as it has in the past? Two, you're going to see weeds - grass, thistle, … [Read More]

Thoughts On The First Mow….

It's still early.  We're going to have more cold nights and days, probably even a bit of snow. But already in some areas you can see the first sign of bluegrass and rye turning green, just waiting for that one 'warm' rain to come springing out of … [Read More]

How Much Snow Is Good…?

It's a topic we hear frequently during the winter months.  How much snow is actually good for your lawn and landscaping? Well, the answer, generally, is that any snow that's at least two inches (like the photo example above) is a good thing for … [Read More]

The Importance Of Aerating Your Lawn….

It's one of the most common questions in the lawn and landscape industry.  That is:  "Is aeration really a good idea, and when's the best time to do it?" Well, for years we've shared the advantages of "plugging" your lawn, your turf, in order to … [Read More]

Ideal Fall Color

If you enjoy fall color this is a banner year.  Consistent moisture throughout the spring and summer growing season has served the hardwoods...maple, oak, and gum trees...well. Take a drive along any city street or country road and you'll be … [Read More]

Visual Proof That You Can Save Your Ash (Tree)

The controversy, and the angst, has raged in recent years...the emerald ash borer and its devastating impact on ash trees, wild and hybrid, in forests and on residential properties. All you have to do is drive by and look.  The evidence is … [Read More]

Why Grass Looks Better In The Fall….

It doesn't seem to make sense to some, but it's a fact.  Turf grass in your lawn look better in the fall of the year - not spring, or summer, but fall. Why? Well, in the spring a lot of grass plants seeded the year before, or even in April, … [Read More]

Take Advantage Of A Better Summer For Fall Seeding, Planting

You're familiar with the old adage of making hay while the sun shines?  Well, think in terms of your lawn and landscaping relative to fall seeding and renovations.  And here's why. With the adequate summer rains we've had there's some advantage to … [Read More]