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Debunking 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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What Are The Numbers On Fertilizer Bags?

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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Why You 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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How To Hire 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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How to prepare your lawn for winter!

The end of the fall growing season in the North Shore is coming and your lawn will be going dormant for the winter, which means the grass stops...
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Common Aeration Costs

Lawn aeration helps keep your lawn healthy, but the cost for this process can vary. Here in the North Shore we have a lot of clay soil so having a...
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What Ever Happened To ChemLawn?

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

As with every year, this fall will be a very active time for these nuisance insects.  Adult ticks are emerging and looking to feed so they can lay...
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The Importance Of Fall Weed Control

Your lawn has made it through another hot, dry, New England summer.  If you are like most people in the North Shore, you have probably suffered...
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The importance of lawn aeration and overseeding

Most lawns over time will suffer from compacted soil and a thick thatch layer. In the North Shore, we have a lot of compacted soil which can hinder...
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The Importance Of Grub Prevention

Late summer is when you find the new generation of lawn grubs in the ground and can be a big problem here in the North Shore area. It is always best...
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Lawn Irrigation: Tips On Proper Summer Lawn Watering

Water is key to growing and maintaining a healthy lawn in the North Shore whether you have clay or sandy soil. It’s also just as important to water...
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Tick And Mosquito Control This Independence Day

With the country gradually re-opening, this July 4th weekend is sure to be one of the most celebrated in a long time. Safely gathering with family...
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How To Identify And Control Crabgrass

Crabgrass is a common grassy weed that can be found in most lawns in the North Shore and will start appearing late in the spring growing season. ...
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How To Choose A Lawn Care Company

You have decided to bring in a lawn care company to fertilize and care for your lawn in the North Shore and you think you found the one you want. ...
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Protect Your Lawn From Grub Damage

In the world of grubs and lawn damage, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Getting the right product down at the right time can all but...
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When Does The Spring Lawn Mowing Season Start?

Stop using your calendar! With the varying winters we have here in the North Shore your ideal time to start spring lawn care can vary widely from...
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Protect Your Family From Ticks And Lyme Disease

Spring means lots of folks will be venturing out into their yards to start enjoying the warmer weather and get out of the house during this...
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LAWN FERTILIZING: GOING WITH THE PROS VS DIY

Spring is finally making an appearance.  There is so much you could do with the first warm weekend.  You could take the kids and the dog to the park,...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF CRABGRASS CONTROL

What Is Crabgrass? Crabgrass is an annual weed that reproduces by seed in late summer and fall.  It can become quite large with hundreds of stems...
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Fertilizer Ensures A Spring Green-up

Your lawn benefits most from the timely application of nutrients that help it to grow thick and full and resist environmental stresses as well as...
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HOW TO GET THE BEST LAWN CARE PRICING IN 2020

Spring is finally here which means it’s time for homeowners in the North Shore to start shopping around for a professional lawn care service. We know...
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Is Spring Seeding Beneficial?

The receding snows of spring are wonderful to see as it means spring is on the way. A full, lush, green lawn free of bare spots is a healthy lawn. ...
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Lawn Care 101: Spring Aeration

Can I Aerate My Lawn In The Spring? The simple answer is YES!  Aeration in the spring or fall is one of the best things you can do to ensure you have...
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Why You Should Hire Your LOCAL Lawn Care Company NOW for this Spring

Just because spring isn’t officially here yet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be planning for your lawn care needs. Once the snow is gone and the...
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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 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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