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Nick DiBenedetto

Recent Posts

The Importance Of Preventing Grub Damage

Before we talk about why it is beneficial to receive preventive grub control treatments here in the North Shore, it is important to understand the...
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How To Find A Reputable Lawn Care Company

Finding a reputable lawn care company in the North Shore can be difficult, especially when you Google, “lawn companies near me,” and a long list of...
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What Are Grubs And How To Treat Them!

What Are Grubs?   Grubs are a type of larvae that have a milky white coat, brownish head, and when disturbed, curl into a “C” shape figure. They...
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The Benefits Of Fall Aeration & Overseeding

When it comes to lawn care in the North Shore, many people think they can stop treating their lawn in the fall, but what they don’t know is that lawn...
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Why Slow Release Fertilizer Is The Best Option!

When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, its hard to know what kind to choose. Professionals recommend to always read the label first before you buy...
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When Is The Best Time To Start Lawn Care?

There is no bad time or the “perfect” season to start treating your lawn. The truth is, the sooner you start, the sooner you will see results....
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Japanese Beetles And The Damage They Cause

Here in the Short North, Japanese Beetles are a common nuisance and before you know it, they will be out in a full feeding frenzy. They not only will...
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Proper Watering Habits For Your Lawn

In the summer we all want to be able to use our lawn as often as possible, whether that is enjoying a nice cookout, sunbathing, or just playing...
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When Is The Best Time To Aerate Your Lawn?

If your lawn has been struggling to look its best, it has discoloration, thinning grass areas, or just doesn't seem to be growing as it should be, it...
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How Lawn Care Benefits The Environment

  Having a beautiful lawn is something homeowners take pride in here in the North Shore. Everyone wants that “perfect” lawn for family and friends to...
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Learn How To Protect Your Loved Ones From Fleas & Ticks

As the weather begins warming up here in the North Shore, you should start thinking about flea and tick prevention. Flea and tick prevention always...
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Proper Lawn Watering Tips!

In the summer we want to be able to use our lawn as often as possible, whether that is enjoying a nice cookout, sunbathing, or just playing outside...
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Learn About Nutsedge And How To Control It

Nutsedge plants are definitely an unwanted summer guest that can show up in your lawn here in the North Shore. While there are a couple of...
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Why Watering Your Lawn Is So Important!

As a homeowner in the North Shore you may be paying for a lawn care service, but there are a lot of other factors you that go into receiving an all...
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How Limestone Can Benefit Your Lawn!

Limestone And Lawn Acidity When it comes to treating your lawn here in the North Shore, it can be a bit overwhelming by the many products and lawn...
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Why Soil Tests Are Important!

Before you can make changes to your soil, you need to have a clear understanding of its current state. Your soils pH plays one of the biggest...
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What Is Snow Mold And How Do You Prevent It?

With spring quickly approaching, we can look forward to warmer weather coming soon to the North Shore! As the snow begins to melt, you may experience...
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Broadcast VS Drop Spreaders

Broadcast Versus Drop Spreader Spreaders are used to apply fertilizer and seed to turf areas. They can range from hand-held devices up to large...
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Should I Aerate In The Spring?

Believe it or not, spring is just about arrive in the North Shore! When the weather breaks and your lawn starts to wake up from its winter nap, you...
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The Difference Between Organic And Synthetic Fertilizer

  When a homeowner in the North Shore decides to use fertilizer, their first question is, should I use organic or synthetic? Choosing an organic...
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When Do I Apply Crabgrass Protection?

There are many products out there that are said to make and keep your lawn healthy all year round. It can be overwhelming to know who to trust and...
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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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