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Annual Lawn Equipment Maintenance Checklist: Get Ready for Spring

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Warm weather is on the way! Time to knock the dust off the lawn equipment that’s been sitting in storage waiting for the seasons to change. Hopefully everything was stored properly in the fall, otherwise we might have a chore on our hands. To help simplify the maintenance process a little bit, we’ve developed a […]

Homeowner How-to: Aerating and Overseeding

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Author: Shawn Thomas Determine the Need for Lawn Aeration If you have noticed that your turf grass isn’t looking its best or that water has difficulty penetrating through the soil surface, it may be time to aerate your lawn. Clay soils and lawns that bear heavy foot and vehicle traffic are especially notorious for needing […]

Autumn Lawn Care Tips – Preparing for Spring Success

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“Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.” Confucius Autumn is the time to prepare for a beautiful springtime lawn.  Quite often, by March or April it is too late.  In order to set ourselves up for springtime success, we need to commit to doing a little pre-work […]

Lawn Fertilizer 101

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As the snow begins to melt and the daytime temperatures creep higher and higher, we start to feel that familiar anxiousness deep inside of us.  Spring is just around the corner.  The feeling is so real we can almost feel the sun on our skin.  We can almost hear the birds begin to sing again.  […]

Fall Lawn Care Tips – Weed, Seed, & Feed

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Halloween has arrived.  The leaves have shed their lively green color for varying tints of yellows, oranges, and reds.  As the daylight hours fade and temperatures drop, the trees and the grass prepare for the coming months of cold.   Almost counter-intuitively, this time of transition is the best time of year to make headway with […]

What is lawn aeration?

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Benefits of Aeration Written by Dr. Robert Shearman, turfgrass professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln What is lawn aeration? Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch from the lawn to improve […]

14 Musts for Gorgeous Grass

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From sowing to mowing, these are the high-points that will ensure that you have the most gorgeous grass in the neighborhood Test your soil pH using a kit from your local home improvement store or garden center. Optimum range is 6.2 – 7.2; spread lime to increase, sulfur to decrease Use the appropriate grass types […]

How to Use a Lawn Dethatcher

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Why Do I Need to Use a Lawn Dethatcher? Thatch is made of up old grass clippings, dead roots, leaves and other small organic debris.  It builds up in layers underneath your lawn, on top of the soil.  A good lawn dethatcher will clear this layer away allowing water, nutrients, and air to reach the […]

Lawn Rolling Fundamentals

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Lawn rolling is an intermediate-level landscaping technique that can help create a smoother, greener lawn. The premise is simple enough, a rounded weight that flattens the soil it passes over. But to utilize it effectively, it must be applied at the right times, in the right way, with the right frequency.  Read on to learn […]