I consistently hear folks telling me they plan to dethatch their lawn in the spring, despite my continual warnings against this practice. Many of our clients believe our treatments simply won’t work as well if they don’t first dethatch; that the applied products will not reach the soil. However,...Read More
By definition, a weed is a plant out of place and unwanted and is therefore the focus of eradication methods. While some folks may be okay with an entire lawn composed entirely of crabgrass, most homeowners loath crabgrass! This blog focuses on the art and science of reducing and hopefully removing this...Read More
Vole and mole damage is most visible in the spring and fall, often damaging lawns and ornamental landscapes with their feeding/burrowing activities. Voles often create shallow tunnels on the surface of the lawn that become visible as snow melts (see above photo). Voles are plump little critters and...Read More

An Early Spring?

An early spring offers fantastic opportunities for outdoor projects including spring clean ups, repairs, garden work and my favorite: lawn prep. With most New England areas having very little remaining snow, the prospect of getting outside soon seems more realistic each and every day, despite it being...Read More
As seed catalogs arrive, we get a peek into the not-so-distant future of gardening, and more importantly for some of us, enjoying our beloved lawns. As the outdoors remains in a frozen cold state of affairs, dreaming about colorful flowers, shrubs and vibrant green grass is the joy that gets us by until...Read More
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