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]

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]

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]

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]