Lawn care blog

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

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 root...

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...

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...