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]

There’s Nothing Wrong With Spring Nitrogen….

Regardless of what's written, or said, or promoted on TV...there's nothing WRONG with applying spring nitrogen to your lawn. And why do we make the point? Because in recent years it's become popular, and common, for some lawn care companies (and … [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]

Summer Stress…!

It's hot and stressful on you, and your lawn. And what you do for yourself goes a long way towards helping your lawn. You have temperatures in the 90s, and humidity to match. Your lawn, which has looked green and healthy all spring, suddenly … [Read More]

Grubs, And What To Do….

If you have brown spots in your lawn, even with all the rain we've had recently - if you can reached down and grab a handful of grass and pick it up, roots and all, like your uncle's hairpiece...you probably have grubs in your lawn. What are … [Read More]

Three Good Things For Summer Yards….

It may come like it does in so many Ohio summers...all of a sudden.  From a cold, wet April and May, it turns hot and humid quickly in mid-June, leaving your lawn very little time for acclimation. The result?  Early stress from the heat … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Frost And Spring Lawns….

It's the last thing you expect from a spring frost. You expect flowers...tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths...to freeze. You expect fruit trees...apples, peaches, and cherries...to freeze. And, you even expect some of the growth on your perennial … [Read More]

Words Of Caution, Options, On Crabgrass….

It is one of the annual considerations pertaining to lawn care.  That is, when, and what do I do about crabgrass?  And, will I even have it this year? Well, if you had the nasty plant officially known as Digitaria last year there's a … [Read More]

Snow And Your Lawn…

It's a question we're accustomed to hearing, particularly during harsh winters with a lot of sub-zero temps and persistent snow.  The question:  "Is snow and cold weather a good thing - or a bad thing - for my lawn?" Well, in the absence of snow … [Read More]