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The Quickest Way to Revive Your Lawn After Winter | Green Team Lawn Care

The Quickest Way to Revive Your Lawn After Winter | Green Team Lawn Care

  The Great American Lawn. To some, it’s a manicured masterpiece the equal of anything found at the finest golf course. See our top 10 tips for a perfect lawn. To others, it’s simply a soft, green spot for the kids to play on. However, if your turf isn’t looking so great, there’s no better time than spring to start improving it. Dry up snow mold One thing to look for after winter is snow mold, a cold-season fungus that causes gray-colored circles or patches where there had been snow. If you see snow mold, rake the lawn to loosen matted grass and allow the grass to dry out. You may need to overseed the area to encourage grass to fill in. Get rid of leftover deicing salt Also, if you live where winters are cold, grass near sidewalks and driveways may suffer damage from deicing salt. You can apply a thin layer of pelletized or granular gypsum—a naturally occurring mineral used as a soil conditioner—to replace the salt with calcium and sulfur. Water thoroughly. To minimize damage in the future, consider using sand or cat litter instead of salt. Remove thatch and aerate Spring is the time for a good, stiff raking to remove thatch—a dead layer of debris that slowly builds up at the base of grass. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to aerate. You can get together with the neighbors and rent a gas-powered unit for the day. Or aerate by hand with a manual core aerator. This loosens up the ground, allowing oxygen and water to better penetrate to the roots. Overseed After aeration,...
Lawn Mowing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

Lawn Mowing Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

After all the effort you put into prepping your new lawn, don’t blow it with mowing mistakes. Watch the video above and read below to learn how to mow for better grass: Use sharp blades. Dull blades hack off rather than cut grass tops. The damaged tips will give your yard a brown tinge. Skip the grass catcher. Mulching blades chop up the grass clippings before they fall. Once there, they’ll give up their nutrients to nourish the grass and help keep moisture in the soil. Don’t cut wet grass. Wet grass will not only carpet the underside of your mower deck; the thick clumps left all over your yard will suffocate the grass below it. Cut tall grass twice. The rule of thumb is to never mow more than one-third of the grass height at a time. Those long shafts of grass will lie on top of your lawn like hay for weeks. If the lawn has gotten away from you, mow it twice, starting high and dropping the mower deck for the second pass. Cut at the right height. Every variety of grass has an ideal cutting height. Cutting too short is a mis-take. You’re robbing the grass of its food source: the grass blades, which are the plants’ food-manufacturing facility. Taller grass also shades the ground, slowing weed growth and water loss from the soil. To find the ideal mowing height for your grass varieties, search for “mowing heights” at pennington.com. Consider a zero-turn mower. When it’s time to upgrade from a push mower to a rider, or replace a rider, consider a zero-turn model. Zero-turns were once...
12 Month Organic Gardening Plan, Free E-Book.

12 Month Organic Gardening Plan, Free E-Book.

Any long-time organic gardener knows that organic gardening is not just a summer activity! There are many chores and tasks to stay on top of a healthy, organic garden all year round. One benefit of working on it during the colder months is that it makes gardening in the warmer months less stressful and more enjoyable. 12 Month Guide to Organic Gardening | Green Team Lawn Care Here is an overview of a year’s worth of chores. Every month, we will have a detailed post of things to do, all loosely based on USDA Zone 5. Check this map for your zone, and adjust your chores as needed. Always consult your local County Extension office and reputable nurseries for regional and local specifics. February Get more detailed with your plan. Be ready for planting time. Order seeds and plants Clean and sharpen your tool – repair or replace as necessary Prune fruit trees before the buds swell Propagate houseplants as the days lengthen, and fertilize at half strength March March calls for more maintenance. Don’t forget to enjoy the first spring flowering bulbs! Finish pruning fruit trees early in the month Remove mulch from and prune your roses Make a compost pile Start cleaning the yard if the snow is gone Rake the lawn to remove the thatch layer Clean up last year’s debris Add compost to beds April April showers bring May flowers, whereas your hard work this month will bring a bountiful harvest for summer and fall. Deadhead the flowers of early blooming shrubs and bulbs Ensure your irrigation system is working – replace or repair what...
Lawn Care Service Clinton CT Featured Yard

Lawn Care Service Clinton CT Featured Yard

Our Current lawn Care Maintenance feature is located in the heart of Clinton, on Cow Hill Road.  The road us locals use to avoid route one between Madison and the outlets, contains some Clinton’s best green landscapes in CT.  It’s always an honor to provide lawn maintenance services on a target area for local traffic, as it is a way to showcase our work to the demographics that really matter. This lawn has about 3/4 acre total of grass, on mostly level ground.  We have provided weekly lawn mowing services at this residence for most of the 2017 season.  It is a lush, green northeast seed mixture of fescues and rye grasses.  These type of grasses are very heat tolerant, and can thrive with little water.  With this in mind, even a weekly grass cutting would bear enough mulched clippings to feed the lawn again naturally. One unique challenge in this landscaping journey are the large, beautiful cherry trees and evergreen shrubs methodically placed throughout.  With large drip lines and low hanging branches, extra time trimming where the mower couldn’t reach was essential for a completely manicured look.  The trees provided a shady retreat for natures wonders, creating encounters with frogs, snakes, and other critters.  ...
Lawn Life Support Complete Year Round Yard Care Plan

Lawn Life Support Complete Year Round Yard Care Plan

We are now introducing our Complete Lawn Care Maintenance Plan Called “Lawn Life Support“.  It’s comparable to a comprehensive healthcare plan, for your yard. With a busy work, life, and family schedule; Lawn Care is sometimes overlooked and difficult to prioritize.  We have developed a Full Service to obtain a perfect Green Lawn, without the hassle of worrying about each task separately.  This Lawn Care Contract is Priced to save you time, money, and worry.  Priced at just a few dollars more than normal Grass Mowing Costs, in 12 monthly installments.  An don’t worry, while you are contributing to your Lawn’s Health during the cold months, Lawn Life Support includes Snow Removal Services as well.  Mowing Grass cut to healthy height at regular intervals, as often as weekly.  During the cooler months of Spring and Fall, lengths will be longer, and mowing more frequently.  During the hot months Grass will be kept shorter to allow for water absorption, and cut less frequently to avoid stress. Trimming & Pruning Grass edges trimmed after every mowing. Sidewalks and beds edged monthly. Small bushes, shrubs, and trees keep at healthy levels with regular trimming.   Fertilization & Weed Control 4 Step Fertilizer Program at 2-3 month intervals.  Early Spring Fertilizer with Crabgrass control, Late Spring Weed & Feed, Summer Lawn Food, and Fall Fertilizer with “Wintergaurd”. Round Up selective Weed Control sprayed as needed for spot control.  Garden and Shrub beds hand Weeded, Preen application for maintainence.   Oerseeding & Aeration Keeping your turf replenished with regular application of new seed maintains a thicker, denser lawn, and chokes out weeds.  Aeration pulls...