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Reminder.  Your time to prevent Crabgrass ends soon.

Reminder. Your time to prevent Crabgrass ends soon.

Crabgrass is among the most elusive of Lawn and Garden Weeds. Many home owners spend time and money spraying patches of Crabgrass with Round Up in May and June, just to see it return in days.  Other homeowners will call and complain that a Fertilizer Company sprayed their lawn 4 times last year, but the crabgrass never got put in check as promised.  I am here to let you in on an important secret.  Crabgrass control is possible.   Timing, Timing, Timing…   There is only one way to truly rid your lawn of nasty Crabgrass, that’s to never let it get there in the first place.  Once the seeds of this weed have germinated and sprouted, you are in for a losing battle until the next cool season.  Applying Pre-emergent Weed Preventer very early in spring and late fall stops the germination process early, and allows your favorable grass seeds to flourish.  I have always gotten strange looks in March when I was applying Crabgrass control to my lawn, while others were still worrying about snow piles.  Most importantly to realize also is that your window of opportunity is very short lived, as seen in this “borrowed”graphic from Lowes.       Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn Ya! Let’s do Lawn Care Season Differently this time.  Call, email us, or Click the Booking Button below.  We will be stopping Crabgrass in its tracks during the next few weeks, so get on the list and make crabgrass a thing of the past.  Spring Fertilizer with Crabgrass control starts at just $49.  This special deal ends April 25th, along with your opportunity to finally have a #CrabGrassWin....
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...