The Best Time To Prune…Is Now!

It's hardly on the minds of most with trees or shrubs of any kind.  Not in fall or winter. But for the growing number of people who plant fruit trees, or even flowering crab apples, as a … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]