If You Have To Mow Wet Grass….


Ordinarily, you don't recommend that you mow your yard when it's wet. You know that, of course.  All those years that you mowed your dad's lawn for allowance money...no doubt he told you weekly.  And, he was right. And of course, the older … [Read More]

The Second-Best Time To Aerate….


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]

A Reminder Regarding Spring Seeding….


Before you pass over or dismiss this blog...consider the fact of any spring seeding you might be planning for your lawn.  Then, read on. The fact is a lot of people read last week's post about preventative measures for crabgrass...the fact of … [Read More]

It May Be Cold, But Crabgrass Marches On…


The last two years have been particularly bad for crabgrass in yards, which always leads to the inevitable question about how to prevent it in the first place. Well, the answer to that is to put down a pre-emergent herbicide with your first … [Read More]

Words On Mulch: Early Bird Gets Worm…And Weeds!


While it's true about the old saying that the "early bird gets the worm", in landscaping terms it could also means "it gets the weeds", too. Of course what we're talking about is spring mulching of landscaped beds, trees, ornamentals, et. al., … [Read More]