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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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How To Find The Best Local Lawn Care Company Near Me

Supporting local businesses is a mantra these days and there are many good reasons to do so.  By hiring a local professional lawn care company, you...
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HOW TO IDENTIFY Crabgrass!

Crabgrass is a common grassy weed that can be found in most lawns across the country.  This invasive plant can take over a thin, weak lawn or one...
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What You Should Know About Spring Lawn Disease

Spring lawn diseases can be many and varied.  Some thrive under winter conditions and others only become evident as the grass begins to grow and...
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Lawn Care Companies On The North Shore or Merrimack Valley

It is that time of year and if you haven’t yet, you will probably be googling for “lawn care companies near me”.  If you have done so, I’m sure...
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How To Protect Your Lawn Using Grub Control

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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Finding The Best Local Lawn Care Company

Supporting local businesses is a mantra these days and there are many good reasons to do so.  By hiring a local company, you are keeping your money...
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When Should I Start My Lawn Mowing This Spring?

As with most things where Mother Nature is concerned, doing things by the calendar is not usually going to work for you.  The best way to know when...
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How To Determine If You Have Grubs

If you didn’t have a preventative grub application done last year, you may have grubs feasting on your turf grass roots this spring.  Damage from...
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What You Need To Know About Ticks And Lyme Disease

Spring means lots of folks will be venturing out into their yards soon to clean up winter’s ravages and start to enjoy our too short outdoor...
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Lawn Fertilizing - DIY Or Go With The Pros?

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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When Should I Put Down 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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How Lawn Fertilizing Can Give You A Green Lawn This Spring

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 Repair Bare Spots With Spring Seeding!

There is no better sign to having a healthy lawn than a lawn that’s free of bare spots. The receding snows of spring are wonderful to see as it means...
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Spring Lawn Care: When Is It Okay To Aerate Your Lawn

Can I Aerate My Lawn In The Spring? Aeration in spring or the fall is one of the best things you can do to ensure you have a healthy lawn. So, the...
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What To Know And How To Treat A Common Lawn Disease - Snow Mold!

What Do I Need To Know About Snow Mold?  Snow mold is a fungal disease that develops over the winter when there is an extended period of snow cover...
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Spotted Lantern Fly Found in Boston

**Invasive Pest Alert** Spotted Lantern Fly Found In Boston State Agricultural Officials Urge Residents to Check Plants for Spotted Lanternfly -...
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How To Get The Best Lawn Service Pricing

Spring will be here sooner than you think!  Have you selected your lawn service company for the 2019 Season?  If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone! ...
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Pre-emergent Weed Control Can Help Your Lawn Look Great All Season

Weeds are one of the biggest threats to beautiful lawns, but there is a weapon to combat them!  Pre-emergent herbicides are the product of choice to...
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