Fall gardening checklist

Fall gardening checklist

Leaf Removal Are you proud of the lawn that you have worked hard to establish this fall? Do not let the leaves smother your new grass! Removing or mulching leaves from your lawn is important not only for looks, but also for the health of your lawn. A thick layering of...
Aerate, compost and overseed

Aerate, compost and overseed

Why and When Should I Aerate, Compost, and Reseed My Lawn? Why Aerate? Aeration extracts 2-5″ plugs of thatch and soil out from your lawn, allowing air, water, and nutrients to reach the roots of the grass more effectively. Aeration improves drainage, promotes...

Watering your lawn Q&A

When and how often do I water? The best time to water is in the early morning, between 4 and 6 AM. This allows your lawn to get a nice drink before temperatures heat up, evaporating the moisture off the plant. Watering early in the morning reduces the susceptibility...
Spring is here!

Spring is here!

It is time to begin cleaning up your yard for the upcoming growing season. Removing the organic debris that have accumulated since your fall cleanup is not only essential for curb appeal, but for the health of your plants as well. Matted leaves and sticks can prevent...
How does pre-emergent prevent crabgrass?

How does pre-emergent prevent crabgrass?

Crabgrass is one of the most dreaded lawn invaders. Even if you do not know what it looks like, you have probably heard of it. Crabgrass is one of the most tenacious summer weeds for most homeowners. If a pre-emergent is not applied, large patches of crabgrass appear...
Why do I need to topdress my lawn with compost?

Why do I need to topdress my lawn with compost?

Find a great lawn and there is undoubtedly great soil underneath. Adding compost to your lawn once or twice a year for multiple years can take your lawn from sub par to the best on the block. You should top dress your lawn with compost when the following problems...