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Fungal Diseases That Can Damage Your Lawn During & After Winter

Fungal Diseases That Can Damage Your Lawn During & After Winter

Although Winter can be tough on us as humans, it can also have severe consequences for your lawn.  The layer of snow and ice laying on top of your grass during Winter creates a haven for fungus to thrive, despite the frigid temperatures.  Once the Spring thaw-out begins, things begin to cascade into even more dire circumstances for diseases to develop and regenerate.  Here we discuss two common Winter lawn diseases and how to treat and prevent them.  To learn about some other lawn problems we suggest you read our post here : 6 Common Lawn Problems and How to Fix Them   Gray Snow Mold This disease appears in temperatures between 32-45 degrees F.  It is caused by snow cover over wet, unfrozen ground.  Usually following snow melt in late Winter, you can start to see signs of this fungus take over your lawn.  From far you will notice patches of dead, bleached colored areas, up to several feet in diameter.  It can sometimes be mistaken for patches of road salt due to the time of it’s emergence. Getting a closer look can help you to really determine if you have this fungus starting to take over your lawn. Upon closer inspection you should see water-soaked, matted circular areas.  These areas will be covered with gray fungal “thread-like” structures.  This is the fruiting bodies of the disease, and help it to spread. If you happen to come upon this disease during a drier period you will notice grass blades are brittle and gray to silver in color. Learn more here about How To Revive Your Lawn After Winter...
The Proper Height For Mowing Your Lawn.

The Proper Height For Mowing Your Lawn.

  The single most difficult Lawn Care topic to instill on clients is What is The Proper Height to Mow a Lawn. While it is common to Grass cut down to dirt to hide weeds, what this does to your Lawn’s overall health is an abolishment. Here are 5 quick tips to proper grass cutting height and a short desription of their benefits. Mow grass no more 1/3 of its current height. Cutting the Grass plant to agressiveley stresses it and causes it too go dormant in an effort to repair itself. Mow frequently.  Bi-weekly or longer mowing allows grass to grow too long and is a risk for thatch formation. Heights between 2-4 inches will help the Grass retain more moisture, give more sahde to the soil, and “choke” our more weeds. A properly maintained mower with sharp blades will allow for a cleaner cut, causing less stress on the blades of grass Mulching the clippings is always reccomended over bagging as the recycled organic material feeds the soil with nitrogen and other nutrients. Get Your Lawn Cut at the Proper Height by a Professional Call (860)222-7171, email us, or Click the Booking Button below. [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]...
Featured Lawn Care Maintenance Service Location Madison, CT

Featured Lawn Care Maintenance Service Location Madison, CT

This lawn feature comes once again from the continuously amazing Madison, CT.  Every now and then we find something special in a landscaping or yard maintenance site that makes us want to share it with the world.  Our occasional Lawn Service features stretch from Old Saybrook all the way to Guilford, CT.  It’s never a case of liking one Lawn over another, we just always like to feature a Yard that has some unique feature that stands out to us. This Lawn Service site is located on Beekman Place in Madison Connecticut.  Situated a few back roads off Route 79, it’s surrounded by Trees, and has a long driveway that hides the property from the main road.  We were hired for Lawn Mowing Services and to assess Tree Trimming and Shrub Pruning Care.  We were able to do the thing we like most, which is cutting the Grass at a proper, high level.  The grass was just cut previously about 2 weeks prior, so we were able to avoid excessive clippings collection. We are now on a Regular Weekly Lawn Mowing Schedule, and preparing for Fall Leaf Removal Service as well.     The unique characteristic we wanted to highlight was a concrete square in the middle of the main yard in front.  We were not able to establish if it was a septic hatch, or some sort of underground propane tank cover.  We were however able to create a unique “square-like” mowing pattern around it, that really made the main focal point of the Yard stand out.         A typical New England Landscape is routinley littered...
2 Big Reasons Why Your Lawn is Brown And Your Neighbor’s Isn’t!

2 Big Reasons Why Your Lawn is Brown And Your Neighbor’s Isn’t!

If you can’t understand why your neighbor’s lawn always stays go lush and green all year long, it’s time to get your Grass in gear and listen up to these two Lawn Care tips that will change your life.  While some may argue there are numerous reasons for a Brown Lawn, here we will discuss the most common reasons for having a sharp contrast between two adjoining turf areas. Lawn Diseases here in Connecticut are a complex issue, but rarely only affect one area enough to be considered for this example. Mowing Height The thing that is most unsettling is driving down Boston Post Road in Madsion and Guilford and seeing so many brown lawns during the summer.  Most of these are noticeably Mowed at the incorrect height. Mowing your grass too low damages the Grass blades, allows weeds to thrive, and diminishes the plants abilities to retain water.  Here are some key facts to proper Lawn Mowing Height, with a height chart for the most common Grass Types. Mow grass no more 1/3 of its current height. Cutting the Grass plant to agressiveley stresses it and causes it too go dormant in an effort to repair itself. Mow frequently.  Bi-weekly or longer mowing allows grass to grow too long and is a risk for thatch formation. Heights between 2-4 inches will help the Grass retain more moisture, give more sahde to the soil, and “choke” our more weeds. A properly maintained mower with sharp blades will allow for a cleaner cut, causing less stress on the blades of grass Mulching the clippings is always reccomended over bagging as the recycled...