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Category: Lawn

    Beneficial Bugs

    There are many insects crawling around in our gardens which perform vital duties and help them grow. These naturally beneficial bugs perform valuable services such as pollination as well as pest control. Using these insects to control pests has been a common practice for many years now and is regularly implemented by many experienced gardeners. BENEFICIAL […]

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    Beneficial Nematodes

    Nematodes are tiny worm-like organisms, most of which are found living naturally in soil. They attack and kill soil-dwelling and boring insects such as weevils, grubs, beetles, maggots and cutworms. Nematodes are desirable to use since they do not endanger people, pets or even earthworms. Using living, natural biological control agents sustains and augments the […]

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    Grub Control

    In order to control grubs, you must understand their life cycle and apply the right product at the right time. In spring, adult grubs from the previous year begin moving to the surface as the temperature rises. As they reach the surface, skunks and crows may try to dig them up. Any damage to the […]

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    Installing Sod

    Cultivated turf (sod) allows you to enjoy a lawn of instant beauty and maturity without the usual time-consuming hassles of seeding. Soil Preparation Rototill or spade the area to a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Eliminate drainage problems by sloping soil away from foundations. Rake and smooth the soil, removing rocks, roots and large […]

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    Lawn Care

    Lawns that are cared for properly not only raise property values but can also be an environmental asset. They can help protect water quality as well as filter pollutants from the air. Fertilizer There are 2 different types of lawn fertilizer that come 2 different forms: synthetic and organic are the types, and they are […]

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    Lawn Seeding/Overseeding

      The best time to seed a new lawn or overseed is late August or early September when most weeds are done germinating, temperatures are cooler (70 – 75 degrees is ideal) and there is abundant rainfall.   STEPS The key to a good lawn is 4-6 inches of good soil. If your soil is […]

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    What do the numbers on a fertilizer container mean?

    When shopping for a fertilizer for your garden or lawn, you’ll notice three numbers on every product. These numbers represent the percent by weight of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and  potassium (K) in every container and are always listed in the same order. For example, a fertilizer such as Miracle-Gro All Purpose Plant Food designated […]

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