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Green Lawn Care: Fertilizing
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Green Lawn Care: Fertilizing

Feeding or fertilizing your lawn keeps your grass green and healthy. We know you take pride in having one of the best looking lawns on the block. To us, green lawn care means more than appearance. Being healthy means that it can fight against common stresses. These stresses include heat, cold, drought, mowing, and foot traffic....

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.

Lawn Care Tip: Sod over Seed
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Lawn Care Tip: Sod over Seed

Choosing whether to sod or seed your landscape can be a tough decision. But as with any decision, you should definitely be well-informed as to the benefits of each choice. Sod is a popular choice because of its convenience; however there are other aspects to consider. Sod can be much more expensive than seeding because...

Eggshells In The Garden
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Eggshells In The Garden

Using Eggshells In Soil, Compost And As Pest Control Many people do not know that using eggshells in the garden can help in many ways. If you are wondering what to do with crushed egg shells (or whole eggshells for that matter), keep reading. We will look at how eggshells can help your compost, soil...

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DuPont to recall, stop selling herbicide

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.” It said the talks are intended to “assure full transparency of important...

Organic Pesticides…What Works & What Doesn’t
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Organic Pesticides…What Works & What Doesn’t

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. Galen prefaced his remarks about specific products with these observations: In organic systems, insecticides are used as a tool of last...

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Irrigation Water Quality for Turfgrass Sites

Introduction Irrigation water quality, formerly a minor concern in the eastern United States, is becoming an important issue for managers of golf courses, athletic fields, and institutional grounds in Pennsylvania. With the demand for potable water increasing, pressure is being placed on users of irrigation water to considering using non-potable alternatives, such as recycled water....