Now that we are preparing to say goodbye to summer and leap headlong into fall, there is probably one part of summer none of us are going to miss, and that’s the pests! Many of us this summer have been plagued by unwanted guests like fleas and mosquitos.
Our most popular program, the Lawn Care Program, includes a 7 step "weed & feed" type of service that will help thicken your lawn without over applying products.
Spring hasn't sprung just yet, but it will be here before we know it. It may seem early, but there are simple lawn care practices you could start doing now for warm days ahead. Making sure to follow these steps now, will make it much easier on your lawn once Spring is in full bloom.
Choosing to take care of your yard without toxic pesticides or chemical fertilizers is a step that can help improve your lawn considerably. It can help make your yard more lush and green for the year and stand out compared to other lawns. While it may take some extra care to stick to the organic way, it is better for your lawns health to switch to this form of lawn care.
From brown patches to fairy rings, a number of lawn diseases can take over Pennsylvania turfgrass. Diagnosing and treating a lawn disease early can prevent infections from spreading. Have some questions about lawn grass diseases? The list below might help.
Water in Swimming Pool Covers Perfect for Mosquitoes
Using Eggshells In Soil, Compost And As Pest Control
In a statement on Thursday, DuPont said it is in talks with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on "the most effective way to implement our recommendation of a voluntary suspension of sale of DuPont Imprelis herbicide, and a product return and refund program."
I was thinking of doing a West Nile Virus blog but thought it may be just a little early to be thinking of mosquitoes. But I decided to look around to find some “be prepared” tips for the warmer weather. I was shocked when I saw the map on Pennsylvania’s official West Nile Virus website with a county in red, which indicates a positive West Nile virus detection because this is MARCH! Then I found the March 29, 2012 press release:
In late January Dr. Galen Dively of the University of Maryland gave an overview of organic insecticides at the Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Grower’s Conference. Did you miss it? I’ll try to provide a recap.
Benefits of Proper and Complete Soil Preparation
Choosing the right grass for your yard can make the difference between having a low-maintenance lawn and one that requires a lot of upkeep. Grass seed that grows slowly, thickens easily, and discourages weeds or other pests is important for a healthy lawn. Grasses vary in color, appearance, and growth habits.
Most people who keep a compost pile know about the typical things you can add to a compost pile. These things may include weeds, food scraps, leaves and grass clippings. But what about some of the more unusual things? Things that may not come out of your garden or your kitchen? Things like sawdust.
Many homeowners work very hard to maintain a green and weed free lawn through diligent care of their grass. Many of these same homeowners will also keep flower beds as well.
This time of year its good to get a nice slow release granular or liquid fertilizer application down now along with a crabgrass preventer. Broadleaf weeds should be taken care of now and throughout the year also. With all the acid rain our state gets it wouldn't be a bad idea to lime the lawn now, of course a soil test will let you know exactly what your lawn needs. Core aeration will help wake up the lawn and improve water take up and help control thatch. With such warm weather now is a great time to do perimeter pest control to keep the pests outside where they belong.
Lawn edging serves many purposes. Regardless of the landscape there is lawn edging that will match the needs with which it requires. Choosing one that complements the home will not only enhance its appearance but also increase its value. Selecting the right lawn edging for beds, borders, walkways, etc. will significantly reduce lawn maintenance, such as mowing or weeding. Lawn edging is a great way to help define borders, creating a barrier between the lawn and other areas of the landscape.