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It’s Time to Stage an Intervention With Your Lawn. Rehab in as Little as 4 Treatments.

It’s Time to Stage an Intervention With Your Lawn. Rehab in as Little as 4 Treatments.

 SHOW ME THE PLAN  GET A QUOTE  SAVE 20% Recovery For Your Summer Induced Lawn Problems is Just 4 Treatments Away. STEP 1: INTERVENTIONRecognizing that you have a serious issue in your lawn will enable you to take decisive action and prepare for the hard road to recovery ahead. You never took care of that crabgrass, you thought that grubs were imaginary, and that Home Depot Fertilizer is a bag of false promises.  What now? STEP 2: MAKE A TREATMENT PLANThis part we have done for you already.  Using the most common problems on Connecticut lawns during Summer, we have developed a 4 step Late Season approach to taming pests and reviving your lawn for Fall. STEP 3: EXECUTE THE PLAN QUICKLYProcrastonation is an ugly lawns best friend. You’ve allowed to go this far, thhis could be your last chance to prevent your lawn from being a Halloween dustbowl.  Start by GETTING A FREE QUOTE today. STEP 4: RE-EVALUATE & ADJUSTA second application of weed spray in September may be required to control grassy weeds for good.  We will evaluate and repeat these applications as needed. Aeration and/or Seeding May be required amendments for badly damaged lawns.  These services offered separately. THE TREATMENT PLAN Weed & Grub Control August Crabgrass Killer, May Require 2 ApplicationsNutsedge RegulatorClover & Broadleaf SupressionCurative Grub Control  Fall Fertilizer Sept. High Potassium For Fall Root DevelopmentHeavy Nitrogen to replenish stressed grassPairs Well With Aeration & Overseeding, offered seperately AMP Soil Supplement October High-Calcitic LimeHumic & Fulvic Acid Bio-Stimulants5% FE IronSulphur Root Stimulator Additive Pre-Emergent Nov. Our Secret Weapon to suppress Spring Weed...
When is the Right Time to Aerate and Overseed My Lawn?

When is the Right Time to Aerate and Overseed My Lawn?

Aerating and overseeing a lawn is very well accepted by even the most novice of homeowners as the most effective and essential Maintenance item you can do for Lawn health. There are however several conflicting misconceptions on timing of these tasks. Traditional wisdom may dictate that these services would be beneficial anytime of the year, with the exception of snow season. We can confidently tell you that Aerating and Seeding your Lawn at the wrong time will waste money and could work against you. 7 Organic Lawn Care Tips to Try This YearAnnouncing the Return of Lawn Life Support. Complete Lawn Care Plans, One Flat Rate.3 Reasons Why You Still May Have Grubs, Even After Applying Grub Killer Products.How to Properly Mulch Around Trees. Mulch “Volca- NO’s” May Be Slowly Killing Your Trees. Aeration Aerating a lawn pulls small core from the turf and deposits them on the top grass layer. These holes allow for improved water and oxygen penetration, and loosen the underlying soil layer. It is done in conjunction with drop seeding to allow seeds to fall into the newly formed holes and incorporate into the ground as it settles back level. The most popular, and proven, time to perform aeration with seeding if very late Summer into early fall. The ground has been warmed all Summer, but it is at the point of cooling down to a moderate and effective level for seed germination. This allows for sufficient time for more hardy varieties to establish before Winter. In the same manner that Aeration cores allow this seed to be easily placed and sown, this process creates...
Red, White, Blue… and Green. The History of Landscaping in America.

Red, White, Blue… and Green. The History of Landscaping in America.

We celebrate the independence of the greatest country on earth this week. One freedom we may take for granted is the autonomy we have for the layout and decoration of our properties. During initial times of settlements, our lots would have been functional agricultural plots for family sustenance and community trading. As we moved away from reliance on agriculture, our farm plots were blank slates for landscaping pioneers, such as Thomas Jefferson. ” A beautifully landscaped country for the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from this earth”– Unknown The Forefathers of American Landscaping Reference: Thomas Jefferson Landscape Architect by Nichols and Griswold Thomas Jefferson Known as the original father of Landscape architecture in America, he helped the profession grow into a highly sought after trade during Colonial times. He was known for using masonry as his base or building block to landscape design. He was also known however to never restrict himself to one style or practice and for incorporating unique worldly designs and cultivars. His affinity for landscaping could be noted by his timeline for building Monticello, as he was structuring, propagating, and planting designs on its land 2 years before even beginning construction. He even wrote a guide called “Garden Book” to share his ideas on things like grafting cherry trees and more. Source: https://scodpub.wordpress.com/2011/03/01/thomas-jeffersons-landscape-architecture/ Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. – Photo courtesy of OlmstedMD.org The McMillan Plan Even though the location of our nation’s Capitol was established by George Washington in 1791, substantial landscape planning hadn’t been established until 1910. Republican Senator James McMillan from Michigan headed a commission consisting of several well-known...
The Return of The Summer Fungus Season Approaches.  Learn What to Look For, How to Prevent it, and how to Treat it After Emergence.

The Return of The Summer Fungus Season Approaches. Learn What to Look For, How to Prevent it, and how to Treat it After Emergence.

With the Summer heat comes opportunity for famous weeds such as Crabgrass and Nutdsedge. But little talked about are the fungal diseases that can erupt and destroy all of Spring’s efforts at a lush lawn. These diseases are many times confused with other issues, mainly drought, and often go untamed. Learning some of the most common Summer fungus diseases can help you have a leg up during one of the most stressful seasons for your lawn. TrendingWhen is the Right Time to Aerate and Overseed My Lawn? Summer Patch Appears as yellow-colored circular patched about 2-20 inches in diameter. Summer patch can also appear as crescent patterns or rings. Up close black fungal threads can be seen at the roots. Summer patch is caused by hot days, above 85 degrees F, and wet conditions. Symptoms appear in late Summer, and persist on poorly drained compacted soils. Low mowing height and high soil pH levels also favor the development of this disease. Aerating to reduce soil compaction, planting shade trees and plants & adjusting soil pH below 6.5 can help alleviate the symptoms of Summer Patch. Related Read:https://greenteamct.com/2019/01/08/fungal-diseases-that-can-damage-your-lawn-during-after-winter/ Brown Patch Another disease that is closely related to close mowing heights and hot temperatures.  It appears as circular patches up to several feet across, that fade to light brown in color.  Gray smoke rings may be observed in the early morning, along with tan lesions on leaf blades.  High Nitrogen Levels increase its severity, as well as prolonged rainy weather.  Aerating compacted soil to aid in drainage, improving circulation, and decreasing Nitrogen use can aid in correcting this problem from your...
7 Organic Lawn Care Tips to Try This Year

7 Organic Lawn Care Tips to Try This Year

You’ve decided this is the year to go au naturel—with your lawn care! It’ll take a little work and patience, but you can ditch the chemicals and still have healthy, green grass. Here are seven organic lawn care tips from the pros to help you make the switch this spring. 1 / 7 Dudarev Mikhail/Shutterstock Know Your Soil This spring, have your yard’s soil tested by a local extension service, often affiliated with a state university, or a commercial soil testing service. Search “soil testing” for option near you. The test results will help you determine your soil’s pH level, the right seed for your lawn and will also help you deal with weeds. Weeds are indicators of soil conditions, according to Organic Plant Care, LLC, a full-service lawn care company in New Jersey. “Correct soil conditions and the weeds often disappear.” kurhan/Shutterstock Only Mow When Necessary When it comes to mowing, make sure your lawnmower’s blade is sharp. Next, Natural Lawn of America, a leader in organic lawn care, says you should only mow when needed. That’s because once the weather heats up, your grass may go dormant and require little to no mowing at all. When you do mow, don’t cut it too short and mow during the cooler hours, later in the day. 3 / 7 Petrychenko Anton/Shutterstock Be Smart About Watering A big part of organic lawn care includes doing the right thing at the right time, and that includes watering. Briggs and Stratton, maker of power lawn tools, notes you should only water early in the day, preferably before 9 a.m. Start with a target of just 1 inch...