How Fall Mowing Can Make Your Yard Look Better All Winter

We get it.  By the time October rolls around most people are pretty tired of mowing grass, even those most dedicated to the look of their lawn and landscaping. You grow weary of the same spots, the same angles...the same turns of the mower and … [Read More]

The Last, And Best, $50 You Can Spend…

To those who are committed to their lawns fifty two weeks a year, the next eight weeks are some of the most important. Why?  Because fall fertilization, in the estimation of most turf experts, is the most important feeding for your lawn in the … [Read More]

Two Good Things To Do Right Now (September)

You hear a lot of ads (or read them) about fall feeding for your lawn - the advantages, and how it allows you to enjoy better color and and seasonal growth that carry over even to next spring.  All of that is true. But there are a couple other … [Read More]

I’ve Got Army Worms…Help!

Those worms you see in your yard are real, and if they've been there for at least a week they can do REAL damage. They're called 'army worms', commonly, and while they're not dangerous to you or your pets, they can literally destroy your yard in a … [Read More]

So, Why Do I Have All This Crabgrass?

It is probably the most frequent call, and the most frequently asked question since June.  "Why do I have all this crabgrass in my yard? "I got the treatment in March.  I paid good money for pre-emergent to prevent crabgrass from growing later in … [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 and … [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 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]