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What Do I Need To Know About Snow Mold?

Snow mold is a fungal lawn disease that develops over the winter when there is an extended period of snow cover and is fairly common here in the...
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Pre-emergent Weed Control Keeps Your Lawn Looking Great

Weeds are one of the biggest threats to beautiful lawns here in the North Shore, but there is a weapon to combat them!  Pre-emergent herbicides are...
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What Should You Look For In A Lawn Weed Control Service?

The most common complaint people have about their lawns is by far the presence of weeds.  While spring is still over six weeks away, it is not too...
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Common Yard Pests: Moles vs Voles

These two pests can both be found in your lawn and/or planting beds.  They feed on different things, but the damage they cause can be similar in some...
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Ticks Can Survive Winter In New England

Two weeks ago, some of us on the North Shore of Boston were wearing shorts and flip-flops.  A limited stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures once...
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It's Not Spring Lawn Care Time...Yet!

It’s not unusual for us to get some nice warm days in the North Shore or even a string of them like we just had, in mid-winter.  Our little reprieve...
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Timing Your Crabgrass Control Application

Many homeowners are familiar with the adage that crabgrass control needs to be applied to the lawn before the forsythia are in bloom.  There is some...
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Do You Need Lawn Care, Lawn Maintenance, Or Landscaping?

While these three topics are related, they are also very different from each other. Some companies may offer all three services while others may only...
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Helping Evergreens Survive The Winter

Winter can be pretty brutal here in the North Shore and greater Boston area and it cause injury on trees and shrubs in many ways.  If you didn’t take...
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Reducing The Chance Of Snow Mold On Your Lawn

Snow Mold is the common name for various diseases that occur on turf grass over the winter.  They typically develop under conditions that allow for...
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What Do Those Fertilizer Bag Numbers Mean?

Know What You Are Getting Getting the right amount of the right nutrients down on your turf is a key part of having a healthy, green lawn.  The three...
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Debunking Some Common Lawn Care Myths, Part 2 (Clone)

Your lawn is often the focal point of your landscape; a broad expanse of beautiful lush green grass leading up to your home or framing the pool or...
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Debunking Some Common Lawn Care Myths, Part 1

There are some things a lot of people believe are good for their lawn and often ask their landscaper or lawn care provider to do for them that are...
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Preparing Your Lawn For Winter

The growing season has come to an end and it’s time for your lawn to take a long winter’s nap.  As the weather turns it’s time to prepare for winter....
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Stink Bug Or Not A Stink Bug?

There are lots of insects that look for nice warm places to overwinter.  Unfortunately, some of them find your home to be the ideal place to send the...
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Do I Need A Winterizer Application?

Many people wonder if they need to have a lawn fertilizer application applied at the end of the season known as a Fall Winterizer. Since it is...
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Oh, Deer! How Can I Prevent Deer Browse Damage?

There has been an explosion of white-tailed deer here in New England.  These beautiful creatures can be extraordinary pests in the winter.  There are...
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Hiring The Best Local Lawn Care Company

You strive to support local businesses, and you want to give your business to local lawn care companies, but where do you start?  There are likely...
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When Should My Last Fall Mowing Be Done?

The end of the fall growing season is coming and your lawn will be going dormant for the winter, which means the grass stops growing upward.  Make...
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Common Cost To Aerate A Lawn

Lawn aeration helps keep your lawn healthy, but the cost for this process can vary.  If you’re considering an aeration method, keep this common lawn...
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Ladybug, Ladybug, Fly Away Home

The Multicolored Asian lady beetle is one of many species of ladybugs and was introduced into the United States as a natural control for soft-bodied,...
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Should I Overseed My Lawn In October?

While it is certainly not too late to be aerating your lawn in October, whether it is too late to seed in October is an entirely different question. ...
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Fertilizing Trees And Shrubs

Your lawn isn’t the only thing that benefits from a little fertilizer now and then.  Shrubs and ornamental and shade trees in your landscape also...
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Is ChemLawn Still Around?

Well, the answer to that would be yes, but not in its original form.  ChemLawn was started in 1968 by one man and his son.  It quickly evolved into a...
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Tick And Mosquito Control For The Fall Season

Fall is a very active time for these nuisance insects.  Adult ticks are emerging and looking to feed so they can lay their eggs.  Mosquitoes are also...
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Why Your Lawn Needs a Fall Aeration

Your lawn can take a beating throughout the course of a year.  In the winter when the grass isn’t even growing it could face the prospect of disease...
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Why You Need Fall Weed Control

Your lawn has made it through another hot, dry, New England summer.  If you are like most people in Essex County, you have probably suffered through...
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Why Lime Your Lawn?

When we talk about adding lime to your lawn we’re not talking about that little green fruit, we’re talking about Limestone! Limestone, or calcium...
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What To Do With Grubs In Your Lawn

If you thought grubs were just a problem in the spring, you may be in for a surprise.  Late summer is when you find the new generation of lawn grubs...
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The Importance Of A Fall Lawn Aeration

Your lawn is the focal point of your landscape.  Wide expanses of lush green grass make for great curb appeal.  Keeping your lawn looking like that...
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Summer Lawn Care: Fighting Heat & Drought Stress

Summer is upon us and your lawn may be showing some signs of stress.  This could be due to heat, drought, or a combination of both. Signs Of Summer...
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Finding An Affordable Lawn Care Service

You had high hopes in spring of taking care of your own lawn this year.  It’s now summer and your lawn may not be the jewel of the neighborhood for...
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Proper Lawn Watering With a Sprinkler System

Managing Your Irrigation System An irrigation system is the best way to make sure your lawn gets enough water during the growing season to stay full...
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How Do I Control Poison Ivy?

This is one of the most unpleasant plants to encounter, whether in the woods or in your planting beds.  It is a native plant, so it is not considered...
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Before You Hire A Lawn Care Company

You have decided to bring in a lawn care company to fertilize and care for your lawn and you think you found the one you want.  Well, here are some...
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Reduce Ticks & Mosquitoes For Your 4th Of July Party

The highlight of summer with its cookouts and fireworks will be upon us soon.  But all the siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins might not be the only...
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