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Summer Lawn Care Tips
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Summer Lawn Care Tips

Summer is jam-packed with outdoor activities: relaxing by the pool, jogging, playing fetch with Fido, tossing water balloons with the kids, and don’t forget the countless holiday parties. So naturally homeowners want their lawns in pristine shape; summer is the perfect time to show off lawn care in Wilkes-Barre! Great looking lawns are achieved not...

Lawn fertilization is good for water quality
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Lawn fertilization is good for water quality

Last winter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program pulled together a “panel of experts” to look at lawns, lawn care and the impact lawns have on water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. Why Lawn Care is important for Wilkes Barre / Scranton The expert panel’s conclusion, based upon a review of all the...

Worst West Nile Virus Season
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Worst West Nile Virus Season

It is 2013 and we can finally say good-bye to Pennsylvania’s West Nile Virus season. 2012 will be remembered for the early horse detection in March and the record number of positive detections since surveillance started in 2000. Unfortunately for the human victims of West Nile Virus, some may be living with the serious effects of encephalitis for many years.

Pesticide Use in the West Nile Virus Program
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Pesticide Use in the West Nile Virus Program

I want to share with everyone a recent development concerning product use in the statewide West Nile Integrated Mosquito Management Program. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has just recently finished efficacy testing on a reduced risk pesticide that is even less toxic than the permethrin products. What does a county-wide IPM program for mosquitoes look...

Got Mosquitoes?
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Got Mosquitoes?

Get Rid of Standing Water! Does your yard seem to have a lot of mosquitoes? Are you getting bit? If so, you probably have some stagnant or standing water sources nearby that is attracting mosquitoes to your yard. Now it is even more important to take a close look around your yard and eliminate these...

Renewal & Remembrance
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Renewal & Remembrance

This is the 16th year that Grasshopper Lawns Inc. has participated in Renewal and Remembrance. Michael Kravitsky IV and Shawn Kravitsky and their respective families were in charge of liming over 23 acres in Arlington National Cemetery.

WALK MS PRESENTED BY GIANT FOOD STORES
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WALK MS PRESENTED BY GIANT FOOD STORES

WALK MS PRESENTED BY GIANT FOOD STORES: CENTRAL PA 2012 Why We Working to Create A World Free Of MS Having multiple sclerosis means that you may not be able to walk when you wake up. Or that you may suddenly have impaired vision. Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason. The...

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PLANET Celebrates Earth Day

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced that plans are well underway for its Day of Service on April 20. The nationwide event allows lawn and landscape companies to perform volunteer projects in their communities. The projects vary and include caring for properties associated with charities and nonprofits, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs and Habitat...

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